Re: Iris Chatter - BIO
In a message dated 9/21/98 12:33:55 AM Central Daylight Time,
> Suzanne Thompson wrote:
> >I know these Irises are gonna take up precious space in the SUN which I
> need for my roses, but....I do think I may very well get hooked!
> Hooked on irises? No! Go on, buy just one more. You can give them up
***yeah, right ; )
> Welcome to the list and I guess we will be hearing a lot more from you
> as your interest in irises grows, and GROWS.
***Looks like you guys are hearing more from me than either you or I thought!!
I am a bit confused as how to this group works - I don't know anything about
mailing lists and such - newsgroups are what I am familar with. If I am doing
something wrong here by replying to each of you individually, I sure hope
someone will let me know!!! I feel bad about clogging everyone's mailbox up
with all my newbie stuff!!! So, please flame me at your leisure - I am quite
used to that from the newsgroups, so I shall feel right at home. <G>
> Graeme Grosvenors little book is an excellent start, and his big book
> "Iris: Flower of the Rainbow" is well worth having and a much more
> recent publication(for christmas?)
> You will be interested to know that he originally grew roses too, and
> started into irises as a companion plant for the roses. I wonder what he
> did with all his roses?
***Maybe he gave them to Sam McGredy? Sam is on our newsgroup -
rec.gardens.roses. Just kidding, Sam doesn't need any more roses!! For those
who don't know, Sam is a famous rose hybridizer based in New Zealand - his
family has been in the rose business for generations, starting in Ireland.
> Remember to add six months to anything in this book, to take into
> account the difference. Also reverse North and South. Our irises like a
> north facing aspect, because that's where the sunshine comes from.
***the reversals aren't the problem - the problem is winter hardiness!!!
> Happy irising,
> Jan Clark, in Australia
And happy roseing/irising to you too.
Zone 5, Illinois
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