I'd like to introduce myself. I have been on iris-talk for a month or more.
Thought I ought to let you know I'm here. My name is Allison Kennedy and I am
fairly new to raising iris. I moved last February and am busy planting iris
around my new house. I belong to Region 15, Inland Region Iris Society in
Southern California. I am also a school teacher (this year Kindergarten and
First Grade) who has just gotten permission to start an iris garden at my
school. I have at least one other teacher interested as well as a parent
volunteer. I have four children of my own, ages 17,15,almost 5 and 3.
Needless to say I am usually very busy. My son, 17, is interested in growing
some irises of his own and we started his collection with 10 tall beardeds.
This weekend we will be digging a bed for him. He is also interested in doing
My interest in iris comes from my mother who died almost exactly a year ago.
She had a purple variety that I took with me when I moved away from home. I
have grown it everywhere I have lived and have given as housewarming gifts to
a number of my friends. My mother also was fond of yellow irises as well and
took some pleasure in receiving flowers from my Well-Endowed iris before her
death. The weekend of her memorial service November 1 last year Lady Friend
bloomed with five blossoms (the number of grandchildren she has). I had given
her Lady Friend during her illness as her favorite color was red. I have
since been focusing on collecting red irises and would like to hybridize some
reblooming red irises.
So there you have it. Who I am. Oh yes, my first day back at work was Monday
and on my way home in my '54 Sunbeam Alpine with the top off a powerline with
over 100,000 volts fell on me and my car. I walked away uninjured. Life has
a new richness for me right now. It is so tentative. My car is red also
though once it is fixed it may not be.
If anyone knows where I can get "Cherokee Tears" for red reblooming parent
stock please let me know.
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