Linda -- Glad you survived your storm
unhurt. It moved up here, hit us with a record rain, then came back from
the northeast and hit us with another record. Flooded my basement twice in
5 days. Last time was 20 years ago when the sump pump failed. This
time the sump pump didn't fail, but was simply overwhelmed. Still
alternating pulling stuff out and trying to salvage fallen iris stalks in the
hundreds, including staked ones. The ground is just saturated. But I
guess our Texans know what we're talking about.
Your hot pink looks like it would be a good
candidate for crossing for some more ruffling and/or lace. It has the
flare and the color. But when is a pink not a pink if it looks pink in the
garden? -- Griff
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Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 5:57 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: "blue"
A couple of siblings from (IMM x CSONG) X ABOUT TOWN. Hard for me to
accept that these both have the same anthocyanin pigment, but the "pink"
one definitely is <not> pink. All comes out in hot water, blue as
other one. From across the garden, the pink one looks like a hot pink
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>