RIP IBS - comments

Kathleen Sayce
Sat, 27 Apr 2013 17:05:44 PDT
Nhu, thanks for your comments, all of which are pertinent to many small plant societies. 

As a board member for another small plant society (SPCNI), we are also struggling to move forward with a large number of life members, while updating our publication and expanding seed sales.  We could merge with, and disappear into AIS, but I hope, and am chivvying the board, into updating the publication, and expanding web access. I know the next generation of gardeners will soon be looking around at gardening in its myriad forms, and I hope both PBS and SPCNI are there to be discovered when they arrive.  I personally consider gardening to be one of the most rewarding hobbies anyone can have, and I know I am not alone in this. 

Meanwhile, one of the benefits to SPCNI has been an expanding Southern Hemisphere membership, which gives us two seasons of blooms per year. 

We also hope to expand hybrid development in Pacific Coast Iris by shifting seeds north and south regularly, as well as into colder climates here in the Northern Hemisphere. A few years to flower and set seed in zone 5-6, back to zones 7-10 for a few years, and out again, and we might be able to develop hardier PCIs.


Kathleen Sayce
PNW Coast, WHZ 8, dryish cool summers & mild wet winters

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