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Re: CAT: Lone Star Iris Gardens

From: Denise Stewart <stewartd@proaxis.com>

This last year Schreineres at the farm did not offer those offers and have
not checked the catologue and thank you for the Lone Star Iris addy,
Schriener SR was alive and kicking in May when out to the farm..:) very
nice people.....

At 01:37 PM 9/7/98 -0500, you wrote:
>From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
>Denise-- Lone Star is in Texas (address 5637 Saddleback Road, Garland TX
>75043) and they sell only Louisiana irises.  I suspect their current season
>is over, so try them next year.
>I'm a little perplexed by your reference to Schreiner's vs. Cooley's.
>Schreiners' deal is that if your order totals $80, you pay $40, and so on
>for orders over $80.  The discount does not apply to collections, which are
>already half price or slightly less.  Sounds like a better deal than $100
>for $50, since you don't have to buy as much to get the discount.  I'm not
>familiar with Cooley's and have never ordered from them, though I have seen
>their catalog once or twice.  They seemed to be very similar to Schreiners'
>in most respects.
>I have to admit to being a lifelong Schreiners' fan.  Not only have they
>created an inordinate number of the most beautiful and popular irises ever,
>but they give good service and value.  And I recall writing a letter as a
>kid back in 1958 filled with the most naive questions imaginable about iris
>hybridizing and getting a swift, detailed and kindly reply from Robert
>Schreiner, still kicking, bless his soul, if the pictures in the catalog
>are any indication.
>Bill Shear
>Department of Biology
>Hampden-Sydney College
>Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
>FAX (804)223-6374
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