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Jun 25, 2012 11:39 AM CST
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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
Does anyone have any information about a hybridizer named V. Christopherson? There was a very interesting 2011 iris of his, "Smoke Filled Rooms" with nearly black bloomstalks advertised in Cooley's last catalog. I've googled it, but can't find any more information.
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Jun 25, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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He has been an officer in the Tall Bearded Iris Society...Vincent Christopherson, 3301 Hanover Drive, Arlington, Texas 76014-2433 [email protected]. Seems like he wrote some excellent articles on color patterns in iris in Tall Talk.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 25, 2012 6:22 PM CST
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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
Thank you, Paul. Is Tall Talk about Irises?
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Jun 25, 2012 6:27 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Tall Talk is the magazine of the Tall Bearded Iris Society. It is a very nice magazine. Get info on google.......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 25, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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The first thing that I read on Google is that the Tall Talk magazine is dead?
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Jun 25, 2012 7:56 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
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I Googled and didn't find any info indicating any problem with Tall Talk. A friend here attended the TBIS Convention in April. I know the society is active.......what did you find?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 25, 2012 11:49 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Here's the link for the TBIS. Looks alive and well to me, and I sure hope it is! Rick Ernst of Cooley's was the brother of Judy Nunn (the editor), and he passed away very suddenly in late 2010 and Cooley's is now no more. He always took care of the printing of Tall Talk, but I would think that they are still getting it printed even without him. I can't remember if I got one in the spring, but I'm pretty sure I did. It comes out twice a year and has the most beautiful iris pictures in it, all included in the really modest membership fee.

http://www.tbisonline.com/
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Jun 25, 2012 11:53 PM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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I just googled Tall Talk Magazine, and it's a different magazine that I guess is now dead -- it was a magazine for tall people... Hilarious! No, seriously! Rolling my eyes.
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Jun 26, 2012 4:33 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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When I found out that Cooley's was closing, I e-mailed them, as I wanted to know where I could get one of their's that I wanted. They responded back and told me that Schreiners had bought out all of their stock. I'm guessing that they will be offering some of their stock eventually.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Jun 26, 2012 5:46 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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That's what I did Betty -- Googled *Tall Talk Magazine* -- and the fourth item down, in bolder type that was eye-catching, was the notice that Tall Talk Magazine was dead. I read a little bit, but didn't pick up that it was about tall people -- sheesh. Now here's the kicker -- this morning I Googled Tall Talk Magazine again, to see how I goofed -- and guess what the fifth item down is????? My comment here on this chat list that Tall Talk Magazine is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Be careful people -- everything that you say on this list, and anywhere else on the internet maybe, is recorded and published somewhere on Google. Maybe it's only when you reference a proper noun? I don't know, but it makes me very uncomfortable.
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Jun 26, 2012 5:53 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
Well -- I just Googled V. Christopherson, which is the title to this thread, and found no record of this chat on Google. But the whole thread is on Google under my comment about tall talk magazine. How the heck does that work? Anyone know?

P.S. I removed the capitals on the magazine name -- maybe that will prevent this from being picked up by Google?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jun 26, 2012 6:14 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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I just googled tall talk mag with capitol letters and this is the 4th hit. The first 3 were about the iris magazine, though, so I think we're safe.
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Jun 26, 2012 6:14 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
If you go to the American Iris Society Iris Encyclopedia and scroll down on the first page and hit on hybridizers and then hit on his name you will see a listing of his intros......if you hit on some of them you will get pictures. Hope nothing I've said has been memorialized.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Jun 26, 2012 6:27 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
You've said it, Paul, so now it's fact. LOL. Don't worry about Google, folks. Google searches for what we're interested in. Just don't dis your mother or something, especially if they are internet savvy.
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Jun 26, 2012 6:38 AM CST
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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
Yes for sure, we are all immortal on the web, but how else would we find all of this interesting info so easily? Thank you, I will look up V.C. I am really interested in PBF and just contacted T. Silvers about his article in the AIS mag about his hybridizing for PBF and purple bloom stalks. He didn't know of "Equalizer" and surprisingly, none of the (2) pictures of it I found online mentions anything about the PBF.
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Jun 26, 2012 7:41 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
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We forgot to put the trait of pbf on MTB 'Billie the Brownie' when registered in 1991. We have been more alert since then. Perhaps it wasn't recorded during 'Equalizer' registration.
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Jun 26, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
But we've got it on the list on Cubits. So, if anyone looks there. Equalizer is on there also.
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Jun 26, 2012 11:52 AM CST
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Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
How do I find the list?
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Jun 26, 2012 11:56 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
On Cubits Irises, on the right hand size look for 'Pages'. In pages you will find some various documents and that's one of them.
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