Iris anguifuga

Dennis Kramb
Fri, 23 Mar 2007 19:51:26 PDT
At 10:47 AM 3/13/2007, you wrote:
>Dear Jim,
>     I want to become a Chinese herbalist!  I intend to get Iris anguifuga,
>but I don't want to keep snakes away, I like having them in the garden.  Too
>bad the mice don't;  I only wish they got hungry oftener.
>     Now, how to say it kindly and gently:  "This species has been grown by
>Chinese herbalist for centuries, but never brought into cultivation
>until..."  That's what an English boy would say!

Hahaha... I never thought of it in those terms, but you're absolutely 
right.  And I'm glad you said it so kindly and gently.  :-)

Dennis in Cincy

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