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Re: TB: Gentile Rain

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: Gentile Rain
  • From: "Harold" harold@directcon.net
  • Date: Sun, 1 Sep 2002 11:57:43 -0700

I believe that Spring Hill went bankrupt. If not them, it was another of
that ilk. Maybe, just maybe, shoddy business practices do eventually lead to
demise. At least I have always hoped so.

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob & Donna Lockman" <thelockmans@tntie.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 01, 2002 11:40 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: Gentile Rain

> Sally,
> You may be able to match  a name to your iris from Spring Hill but it
> be easy.
> Your problem sounds much like the one I had years ago when I bought a
> from Spring Hill. My plant was listed in their catalog as Mediterranean
> Pinks and they described them as 6 inches tall and pictured them in front
> other taller plants in a sunny bed. They offered the whole bed for a good
> price. I took it. I planted the Pinks in front as suggested. My plants are
> 18 to 20 inches tall !!! I cannot see the ones in the back of the bed. I
> found that what I have is Soapwart. They were of no help to me in figuring
> it out, however. I took some of it to a horticulturist at a near by
> Botanical Garden and he identified it for me. He had some on the premisies
> there and we compared it. Same thing....I am always skeptical of ordering
> from them now. Good luck finding the true name for your iris, as they may
> have called it something to their own liking!!!
> Donna
> NCz7/8
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