I found this one very interesting too. I don't remember if I already
sent a note about this one, but I do hope you introduce it (or at least don't
get rid of it). Kind'a cool.
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Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 9:37 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Bearded
Something interesting from one of the old, old
With enough open space this year to do some real
playing, I decided to line out some decades old (and unidentified) bearded
seedlings and was surprised by this. I'm guessing that it will be a tall,
small flowered thing and difficult to categorize but having been transplanted
this spring, it's only about 20".
In years past, this would have hit the compost as
soon as it began to open but I'm finding myself intrigued by the historics and
their untapped potential. I won't venture a guess as to what I crossed but
nothing I had at that time looked remotely like this. The veining would have
been enough to catch my imagination, but what I find most interesting is the
glittery golden wire rim on standards, falls, and stylearms.
Finding something to pair it with to bring
out the traits I want to keep (wire rim and veining) and getting rid of the
ones I don't (the mustard beards have to go!) will be a challenge. Ideas
Skip & Christy Hensler