The picture that came back to my monitor was a
darker cream than the picture I sent. It also was not as green. Mine is more
like the one from overseas except for their lack of purple. But the purple on
the picture I sent was about a shade darker than it is here and distributed
right. I have a purple streak down the center of the falls that does not quite
go to the edge of the flowers. I have a film camera and go to my friends to use
a scanner and send the pics to myself. The scanner is old and slow and I noticed
that they seem fuzzy when I send them to the e-group. I hope to get a digital
the pics are so much clearer to post. To test your theory on PH I can move a
piece off of the hill and put it where I have lowered the PH for my daylilies.
Then wait to see how it blooms next year. Our soil here is very high in
potassium naturally. I am not certain why that is.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:33
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re:[iris
Photo] Ot - Bio
I've sent a couple of example of Thornbird to your email
address. One from a
foreign site and one (maybe mine) I do not know where
I acquired. The
inconsistency we observe in the color nuances of this
flower from garden to
garden is probably more than we observe in most
others. In several of my
friends gardens it often blooms with a decidedly
green cast. Some say gray.
This is not even theory more like wild
speculation but I would think it
certainly possible that pH is a
contributing factor. I would suspect that its
genetic make up is such that
the purple/lavender/red tint is deposited in a
very thin layer and
probably sparcely so in the falls. Potassium uptake would
be retarded at
lower pH levels and increased at higher pH levels (increasing
tint). Your deeper color saturation on the falls lend support to
supposition- If you are growing under alkaline conditions.
cannot rule out the nuances of film, digital cameras, scanners,
and such but we physically observe differences here, just not as
dramaticly, from garden to garden.
We might could just do away with
test meters and test strips if we could
develop a color chart to compare
Thornbird to. ( grinin' )
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