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Re: CAT: Lone Star Iris Gardens

From: Denise Stewart <stewartd@proaxis.com>

Do you have the address and how much for the catalogue Bill?  I think that
sounds like a wonderful place.  I do not order from Schreiners even tho it
is a stones throw away, I order from Cooleys if I order from either for
with Cooleys if your order is 100.00 you pay 50.00 which is GOOD..

At 10:27 AM 9/7/98 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
>This week I received my first order from Lone Star Gardens, and was
>mightily pleased with their rhizomes and their generosity.  The rhizomes
>were large and firm (though lacking roots, as is so often the case with LAs
>in late summer), and where in one variety, the rhizomes were on the small
>side, two were sent.  One plant I had ordered, priced at $5.00 in the
>catalog, was out, so it was substituted for by another variety priced at
>$40.00!  In addition, the extra plant was a 1997 Pryor introduction.  So
>now I am the proud owner of four new Pryor irises: GARNET STORM DANCER,
>PRIX D'ELEGANCE, JOIE DE VIVRE, HOT AND SPICY. With such nice rhizomes, I'm
>hoping to see some bloom on one or two of these next year.
>The plants soaked for several days and have now been planted into a bed
>freshly enriched with several cartloads of compost.  After they establish,
>a mulch of a few inches of leafmold will go on for the winter.  If we have
>another mild winter like the last one, they should grow throughout the
>Bill Shear
>Department of Biology
>Hampden-Sydney College
>Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
>FAX (804)223-6374
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