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Re: HYB:CULT: let's talk about form

In a message dated 4/25/2006 10:46:32 P.M. Central Standard Time,  
flatnflashy@yahoo.com writes:

<<I have the feeling I've forgotten what I set  out to ask....   
maybe if y'all just start bouncing  some thoughts around I'll remember..>>

Christian, I'm getting a lot of rain this week.  Domed standards  collapse in 
on each other while maintaining some semblance of overall bloom  form.  
Irises with open standards tend to resemble a flaty after one of  these thunder 
storms.  Not bad if you're Christian and like that  type!  
Several types of form are considered acceptable.  We all have  different 
taste.  It's great that we all share an interest in a plant that  can appeal to so 
many different people.  
My personal preference is round falls and domed standards.  I prefer  the 
falls to be somewhere between horizontal and vertical.  I want the  falls to be 
visible from across the garden.  
The best form in the world isn't much good if you don't have a plant that  
supports it.  I've no need for plants that hang around and don't offer much  in 
the way of bloom.  

If you  don't cross them, you can't  plant them! 
Betty W. in South-central  KY Zone 6 ---
Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
_Reblooming Iris - Home Page_ (http://www.rebloomingiris.com/)  
_iris-photos archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/)  
_iris-talk archives_ (http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/)  
_AIS: American Iris Society website_ (http://www.irises.org/)   

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