Billy, Sorry I haven't any info or anything on
2005. Maybe in time 2005 will be posted on that website too. :-)
~ Margie V.
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Sent: Tuesday, January 09, 2007 8:35
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] AD: 2007
Intros: Joe Ghio's New intros online
Beautiful pictures of beautiful irises!
I noticed there wasn't anything from 2005. Any info on that?
Never argue with a pig. You both get muddy, but the pig
For those who may be interested - Joe
Ghio's new 2007 Introductions can now be seen
~ Margie V.
Information concerning these 2007
Introductions are as follows:
"Here's a rough draft of the 2007
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).
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.
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).
FOREVER BLOWING BUBBLES, 33 inches, EML. $50.00
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
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
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).
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
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY V
Special: One each of Forever Blowing
Bubbles, Halloween Treat, Red Skies
Special: One each of Rite of Passage,
Christmas Present, Wonderful News
Triple Time Special:
One each of Comfortable, Secret Recipe,
Select 3 of the same variety of our 2007 TB
introductions for only $115.00
Niche, 3 for 65.00
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