hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: Re: HYB: working with oldies

  • Subject: Re: Re: HYB: working with oldies
  • From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 09:51:21 -0400

Linda, it's hard for me to say what gets my attention.  Clarity of color?  I'm hard to please when it comes to either white or yellow, yet, one of my all time favorite irises in the early years was 'Precious Moments!'  A cream.  To me, it wasn't just any cream.  It was sheer perfection! 

Then, I loved 'Speculator!'  It's still one of my favorite yellows.  It's the bright color coupled with the form.  I made several efforts to combine the two, but it never quite worked for me.  I still have seedlings that contain both. 

<<I can't quite put my finger on what is different (?) about it. >>

Betty W.
Zone 6

-----Original Message-----
From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 9:31 am
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: working with oldies

Thanks Betty. Interesting that both you and Char have commented on the
color - it's very appealing to me as well, but I can't quite put my
finger on what is different (?) about it. It's a bit more pastel than
it looks in the photo - more the shade of SUNNY DISPOSITION. Probably
what's different is that it's near Nov! <g> HOM was blooming nearby -
not the same shade of yellow.

Another view. I like the color saturation at the base of those beards -
promise of pinks to come.
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement