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AD: 2007 Intros: Joe Ghio's New intros online

  • Subject: AD: 2007 Intros: Joe Ghio's New intros online
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" <IrisLady@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2007 13:56:24 -0700

For those who may be interested  - Joe Ghio's new 2007 Introductions can now be seen online.  Enjoy.
~ Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
Information concerning these 2007 Introductions are as follows:
"Here's a rough draft of the 2007 intros.  jjg"

CHRISTMAS PRESENT, 34 inches, ML. $50.00

Years ago Orville Fay released his series of "blue orchids" which included Rippling Waters and Champagne Music. Christmas Present is the modern update of that series: Smooth blue orchid self which lightens some in the center of the falls with a green cast to the lighten area. Beards are light tangerine with orchid tips. Beautiful wide full form with the petal edges bubble ruffled with a touch of lace. Balanced show branching with plentiful buds. And a tribute to Mr. Fay, the plant is completed with lush blue green foliage. No. 01-76G2: 99-59M2: (97-74-I4: (94-8S3: (Blonde Bombshell x 90-12Q3: (Pink Ballerina x 86-95B4: (Newlywed x Caption))) x 93-140-I2: (Pink Starlet x 91-43P: (Happy Marriage x Bubbling Along))) x 96-57Z: (Perfect Gift x Blonde Bombshell)) X 99-11-I4: (97-24A3: Natural Blond sib x Thinking of You).

COMEDY, 36 inches, ML. $50.00

Dramatic comedy is this blend of beautiful complementary colorings. A very large full formed beauty with blue white peaked standards with a hairline gold rim. The wide falls are cream based washed over and lined with black purple. Bright deep tangerine red beards set of this dramatic origination. Tall, well branched, and lightly ruffled. No. 00-141K2: Original Art X U97-5E, unknown from planned crosses.

COMFORTABLE, 38 inches, EM. $50.00

Another new vista from line & speckle breeding. The akimbo standards are medium pink that nicely frame the frilly pink style arms. The wide semi-flaring pink falls lighten towards the center and are edged in a wide rim of rosewood. Beards of tangerine and whirling corrugated ruffling. Many buds on tall well branched spikes that start blooming very early in the season. It also sends up some secondary stalks after its first flush of bloom is done. No. 01-160T: Revere X 99-120G: (Next Millennium x Love of Teresa).


Not a rebloomer but it begins blooming early and continues right to the end of the season so heavily budded is this snowy lovely. Pure white self that develops a greenish area around the white beards. The Ghio formed blooms are fluttering in deep bubble ruffling. Beautifully branched and rebranched. No. 00-85K: Bubbles Galore X 97-114T2: (Arctic Express x 95-31C2: (Double Bubble x Delta Blues)).

HALLOWEEN TREAT, 32 inches, EM. $50.00

Just what you would expect from an iris with this name: a spooky orange and black combo! Standards are a vibrant orange and the wide falls are smooth maroon black with tangerine beards for accent. Light ruffling, wide branching, and tons of buds. No. 02-11M: 00-8J2, Vigilant sib X 98-2E: (96-9F2: (93-152A3: (Affaire x Romantic Evening) x Connection) x Starring)).

PICTURE BOOK, 40 inches, EM. $50.00

Another of the wonderful Treasured children. The broad falls are mid pink deepening at the edges and toward the heart of the blooms. The mid pink standard top the bloom like the steeple of a cathedral. The petal edges are somewhat serrated and dancing with accordion ruffles. Wonderful wide show branching with some nine buds and tangerine beards. Quite vigorous and floriferous. No. 00-34C: Treasured X unknown.


RED SKIES, 36 inches, EM. $50.00

....in the morning, sailors take warning, Red Skies at night, sailor?s delight." This iris is indeed a grower?s delight. A wonderful rich red blend with domed standards of claret mahogany and wide semi flaring falls of red mahogany with a striking blue blaze under the beacon like gold beards. Rounded form with leathery substance, bubble ruffles, and super bud count and show branching. No. 02-83N3: 00-48L: (House Afire x 97-135R2: (U94-5E, unknown x Saturday Night Live)) X 99-62C2, Trial By Fire sib.

RITE OF PASSAGE, 40 inches, ML. $50.00

A most gorgeous iridescent blend of pastel colorings to satisfy the soul. The arched standards are mother of pearl pink, pinker at the base and deep pink flush up the midribs. The wide falls are pearl pink and blue blended in an indescribable way but oh, so yummy and satisfying! The fat beards are complimentary being light tangerine tipped blue. Wide balanced branching with tons of buds. Tight formed blooms are heavily bubble ruffled. No. 02-154M6: 00-93N3: (Natural Blond x 98-21P, Bewitchment sib) X 00-76G3, Champagne Bubbles sib.

SECRET RECIPE, 33 inches, EM. $50.00

The secret of this luminata lies in the partially unknown pedigree as well as its extraordinary combination of colors. The firmly held standards are mulberry lightening to golden apricot edges. The flaring falls are black mulberry with a defined contrasty apricot cream band and apricot shoulders. Tangerine beards and balanced branching show off this striking new luminata. No. 02-230X2: 99-67G4: (97-88U: (Entangled x Palm Reader) x Feelings) X 00-99C: (Lip Service x U97-12L, unknown).

WONDERFUL NEWS, 37 inches, EML. $50.00

The wonderful news is out: the red line has really culminated in this generation. Tall, beautifully branched, heavy bud count, and easy growth are now the hallmarks of this line. Ultrasmooth black mulberry red self with leathery substance and a shinny metallic sheen. Old gold beards, light ruffling, and constant vigorous performance. No. 02-227U4: House Afire X 00-101X: (97-148K: (Ritual x Saturday Night Live) x 97-80A2, Current Events sib).

NICHE, 26 inches, EM, Border Bearded. $30.00

A perfectly proportioned smaller beauty. The domed standards are pure white and the semi flaring falls are also white with a wide blue violet band that bleeds somewhat toward the center of the blooms. The beards are red and falls nearly horizontal and the branching is show qualilty. No. U00-1A, unknown, but undoubtedly involves the line and speckle breeding.


$112.50 per Collection

Triple Charm Special: One each of Forever Blowing Bubbles, Halloween Treat, Red Skies

Triple Play Special: One each of Rite of Passage, Christmas Present, Wonderful News

Triple Time Special: One each of Comfortable, Secret Recipe, Picture Book


Select 3 of the same variety of our 2007 TB introductions for only $115.00

Niche, 3 for 65.00


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