Re: Iris 101
Kathy Guest sent me to iris school with the following comments:
> 1. The first and most obvious way is to join AIS .. and even a
> section or
> two. DONE! I also joined the Space Ager Robin, though I have yet to
> hear word from them...and I was automatically joined into the youth
> program as well.
> 2. Join a local club. Most clubs have some kind of 'beginner's
> I've already joined the FWIS...Dallas is next...Both Diana Winship and
> Bonnie Nichols invited me to attend. How could I say no to two lovely
> ladies with irises named after them??? As for the beginner's program,
> I haven't heard anything about that in Fort Worth. Diana...any
> 3. READ... read this and read iris books
> 4. ASK QUESTIONS! Most of us are happy to respond to the things we
> respond to!
Okay...what does "pretty on pretty" mean?
> 6. As for hybridizing.... write to the hybridizers you most admire.
> Most of
> them (in my vast experience) are happy to answer questions.
> I wouldn't be on this list if not for Bill Maryott who encouraged me
> to join.
> 7. Oh, and Rusty.... they teach genetics in SCHOOL <VBG>
I do vaguely remember the Punnet square in Biology...but my parents were
sending me to a private school then, and now I go to a school
where...never mind. But the punnet square was VERY siplistic. So I
didn't get what I needed out of that lesson. Although if I ever cross a
flower with its *only* characteristics being if it is red or white, I'll
Thanks for the lesson, Kathy. I do still have a way to go, but I am