I had to laugh at Donald's entry in
which he showed a photo of a small arilbred that was a guest iris in his garden
and said that guest iris made him nervous because he felt responsible for
them. Well, several years ago, Donald sent me 2 seedlings of his,
both from the same cross, and one of them expired that first winter.
Gasp! The second seedling from the cross ('Anacrusis' X 'Desert Plum')
loved my garden and increased well. With Donald's permission, I
have named it and registered it for him. It is now 'Glittering Garnets',
whose coloring reminded me of all the shades of garnets found in the
Garnet Creek area when I was a boy. Below is its photo.