Mike, are the CA birds using your irises as a perch? The black crows have loved mine. Lots of droppings too! They especially enjoyed Rippling River.
(a little squashed from birds)
From: Michael Sutton <email@example.com>
To: iris-photos <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wed, May 18, 2011 10:40 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Raspberry Swirl seedling
didn't take too many seedling pictures this year, too busy with other stuff. Here is one out of Raspberry Swirl, not sure if I like it but the standards are interesting (a little squashed from birds) tall with thick stalks and 9 buds. haft marks sort of bug me on this one.