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Re: Lets Celebrate!
  • Subject: Re: Lets Celebrate!
  • From: John Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 08:31:18 -0700

Contact Paul Gossett

Paul Gossett <Pwgossett@juno.com>


On Aug 31, 2011, at 5:06 AM, Robert Pries wrote:

> Jan: I plan to be in Ontario next spring. I would like to set up some 
> workshops for using the Encyclopedia and Facebook. Who should I contact?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jan Lauritzen" <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com>
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 1:45:43 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Lets Celebrate!
> Hi El,
> Yes, Several people I hoped to meet in Victoria were not able to make it.  
> Hope everyone can make it to OUR Onterio, CA next year in So Cal.
> Jan in Chatsworth
> From: Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net>
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Lets Celebrate!
> Yes, congrats to Bob and all! 
> Once my garden work is finished, I'll get back to adding in new cultivars.  
> I'm only about half done replanting a few hundred iris that I had to dig 
> out of 4 beds, to revamp them all and fix the soil that had turned into 
> concrete from too many years of excess rain.  Now, with this extended heat 
> wave, it's baked the soil even harder.
> And Jan, this means I also didn't get to meet you in Victoria, darn!
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
> From: Jan Lauritzen
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 3:23 PM
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Lets Celebrate!
> Bob, Congrats on both.  
> Yes, it is difficult to Search for anything and find it until you then do 
> an Advanced search but even then it does not come up.  I tried to add a 
> couple and was told to go back and search again in the correct area.  This 
> may create problems with general users who visit the site for the first 
> time or so.  If they don't know what class of iris the name they have fits 
> into they may not think it is in the TWiki and give up.
> It is interesting that today I finally started to try to add some photos 
> from Victoria.  I only put in photos for 8 cultivars but two were not in at 
> all.  The strange thing - one was from 2003 - a L. Markham SpecX.  The 
> other I could understand as it was from 2010.  Another I questioned.  PCN 
> Banner For Iona was listed as a 2010 Intro but I am sure it was only 
> Registered in 2010 unless they did a special late Inro.  The 2010 R&I does 
> not indicate an Intro date.  Are their particular years which have not been 
> added yet?
> I have spent the last few days getting my Convention photos ready to post 
> and now will try to get all of them in.  Then I can start on the ones I 
> have been taking from the 2012 gardens.  Lots of new stuff there.
> Have a good day,
> Jan
> From: Robert Pries <robertpries@embarqmail.com>
> To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 11:54 AM
> Subject: [iris-photos] Lets Celebrate!
> This August marks two milestones for the Iris Encyclopedia. The 
> restructuring into 20 webs is complete. And the wiki celebrates its 2nd 
> Birthday. It should now be easier to use and faster. A couple of hints; Do 
> NOT do a simple search. That will only give you a search of the 
> introductory, Main web. An Advanced search can search all the webs if you 
> check that box.  But it is easier to go to the Iris class that you want and 
> browse a letter group to find an Iris name if you know its class. Two years 
> ago only Catherine Button and I were looking at the new baby. Last year in 
> August there were 76,000+ views. This year there were 176,000+ views. If 
> you would like to show off your Iris pictures Think of the wiki. Most newer 
> irises have pages but we still have about 36,000 irises to add. But it is 
> likely you will find the page on which to put your pictures.

John I Jones
American Iris Society


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