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Re: REB: Dime Spot stalk

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Dime Spot stalk
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 19:19:43 -0500

Well, I guess I might have been clearer.  I'm actually seconding Bill's
partiality for lower-branched flowers, but trying to focus a bit more on
what I think was the point he was making  --  that show considerations can
actually come to affect the popularity of traits in garden plants.  Just
doin' a little drummin' from here in Virginia.  --  Griff

zone 7
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Wells" <wells@train.missouri.org>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 7:00 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] REB: Dime Spot stalk

> Actually, Griff, that's what I took Bill to be saying - that since he
> didn't show much, he wasn't terribly concerned about the difficulty of
> displaying the iris in a pipe and therefore he would prefer lower
> branching because he thought that looked better in the garden...
> Though no doubt Bill will admit he does need a translator most of the
> time when talkin'... (jest kiddin', Bill, you know you've made me smile,
> too, many times)  ;-)
> Bill Wells (in MO, but *southern* Mo so I kin ginerally make 'im out)
> J. Griffin Crump wrote:
> > You know, Bill, it just could be that the vogue disfavoring irises with
> > branches emanating from low down on the main stalk has to do not with
> > their appearance in the garden, but with the difficulty of exhibiting
> > them at shows.  If you've tried it, you know that the standard "pipes"
> > used in so many places won't work, and neither will the narrow vases
> > used most other places.  When a container wide enough is found, it's
> > still very difficult to arrange the flower so that its garden grace is
> > replicated on the show bench.  If someone finds a way to do that, please
> > tell me.  I'll bring a couple of those troublesome critters to the
> > show.  --  Griff
> >
> >     ----- Original Message -----
> >     From: oneofcultivars@aol.com <mailto:oneofcultivars@aol.com>
> >     To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com <mailto:iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
> >     Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 1:31 PM
> >     Subject: [iris-photos] REB: Dime Spot stalk
> >
> >     Dime Spot TB (Moores 1984)
> >     This photo is from a few days back. DS is now showing color. This is
> >     a single stalk. The bud cout is nine or more though all do not show
> >     in the photo. Contrary to current vogue I find myself wishing for
> >     more irises having branchs that eminate from points low on the
> >     stalk. I do not often stick my irises in a pipe but look at them
> >     each day.
> >
> >     Smiles,
> >     Bill Burleson
> >     Southerners do not often march to the beat of another's drum. They
> >     will occationally beat one.- I. Tink, a Southern philosopher of
> >     little note
> >
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