I love stories like yours. I hope you have a fantastic season. Even
more, I hope you have them for the next couple of decades. There's a
lot of variation between different ABs in how they grow, just as in
the TBs. You can't know until you try. I wish you lots of success.
--- In email@example.com, "El Hutchison" <eleanore@...>
> Love this one especially, Donald!
> I moved AB Jacob's Well from a protected location in 2006 into a
> in full sun. It bloomed last year for the first time since I got
> 2001. This year, even this early in the season, it looks like it's
> tripled in size. The few new AB's I got in 2006 also look like
> survived a very long winter.
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
> MIS, DIS & HIPS Display Garden
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@...>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 9:33 PM
> Subject: [iris-photos] AB: shoe brown seedling
> > I've made conscious efforts to get a shoe brown color in some of
> > crosses.
> > This wasn't one of those tries, but this is the 'brownest' color
> > in an iris. No red tones, not any orange, no tan. Just plain
> > gunstock brown. I like the color. It wasn't fully open here and
> > was ripping it, but it held the color though the standards were
> > wide
> > and open. Globular and fairly large bloom. It was a cross from
> > seedling
> > from AT LAST X LUELLA DEE via pollen - take your pick - from
> > TATAI PASHA or SURPASSING YELLOW. Given that I often have doubts
> > the
> > LUELLA DEE part, it really is an open question on how I got the
> > I'll take it anyway.
> > Donald Eaves
> > donald@...
> > Texas Zone 7b, USA
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