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

Hi Ellen, yes you are so right, I do mean that I do not care as much for the
horizontal falls! Thanks for catching that. As much as I love them all esp.
at bloom time, I'm trying to rank my preferences. As for the domed standards
nearly touching...wouldn't that be a curved, three petal standard? I am
trying to say I prefer the rounded curved standard rather than the open,
more slender straighter upright look. Does that make better sense? Maybe I
don't understand what a domed standard is? Could someone please define it?
Anyway Christian's post comes right at a time I am moving and culling a lot
of iris and I'm interested in other people's preferences. Wrong time to move
iris but health and real estate changes dictate the timing...hence the
preferences and priorities thoughts. I have moved some clumps in the past
month that are already putting up stalks (Summer Olympics). Some act like
they have been dug and sat in the hot sun without water for months and may
never take hold (Batik, Pink Lenox, Conjuration). And then there are some I
am not even going to dig to move. At least I only have to move them a few
hundred feet so it is not a big shock to them. Thanks for catching that
mistake about the falls.

Char Randall
Melba, ID

 ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ellen Gallagher" <ellengalla@yahoo.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 10:19 AM
Subject: Re: [iris] HYB:CULT: let's talk about form

> Char Randall <randall83641@velocitus.net> wrote:      My personal favorite
for garden iris are the domed standards, (nearly closed) with
> gently ruffled rounded falls. I'm guessing that may be considered blocky?
>   Don't know about the term 'blocky' but "domed standards (nearly closed)"
>   my least favorite bearded iris form. I like to see the standards as
three petals
>   - but not necessarily flopping over. I read the posts from the warmer,
rainy climates
>   that the standards don't stand up to the pounding rain. I only know that
we get plenty
>   of rain but I am beginning to think that the TBs (and other bearded)
that do well here
>   have 'stronger' petals. More waxy? Maybe because of the cold? Dunno. I
do like
>   gently ruffled falls but am not a fan of lace. Just a matter of taste
like color combos.
>   The vertical falls don't show off as well from across the lawn and you
> almost have to view them from above to get the full benefit.
>   Did you mean to say 'horizontal falls'?
>   Cheers,
>   Ellen (no iris here yet, of course)

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