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Mar 19, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
I would like to thank Dave for a prompt response to Clusiana and Michele's questions. I know Dave and the team are incredibly busy with so many members not counting new members that are wondering all over the place.

I would also like to thank Clusiana and Michele for their input about irises, especially since they are experts and I will miss that.

I, personally, did not find anything offensive about your comments. If I may say so, and I may be as wrong as the inventor who thought it was time that the world had a chocolate tea pot, I think you spoke with passion and a degree of determination that is natural to your culture. We are a little laid back here and your directness and passion about what you were speaking could have been taken as a stern lecture. And although we, or rather I, could use a stern lecture from time to time it is not accepted on ATP. The reason for this is that so many of the members are novices and if they were made to feel less than anyone else they would simply go away and the world may lose a budding gardener. There will always be the newcomer that we gather into the gardening fold and guide.

I am sorry for all concerned and wish it had had a different outcome. I know you two are incredibly busy and sometimes our lack of knowledge of irises is discouraging. I guess that is why so many of the hybridizers do not post regularly if at all.... well, except Lucy and Dee. They have to be wonderfully patient and I consider Lucy a teacher as well as a hybridizer as she must continually repeat what she has said in order for the rest of us to keep on track.

I admire you both and wish you both the best and although I will not see you on ATP I hope to read your post on this site. And in the future I hope to grow some irises that began as a seed from your creative hybridizing talent.

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