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Re: TB: standards

I doubt many would like floppy standards.  Floppy falls aren't all that
popular either.  Maybe floppy standards have their place on a flattie, though.
 Don Nebeker, at the local iris sale on Saturday, had some photos of flatties
that are showing up in his seedlings, one of which was quite pretty, a blue
purple with six falls and six contrasting orange/yellow beards.  No floppy
standards there, though, since there aren't any standards.  I've seen photos
of a quasi-flattie that looks like a magnolia--I'd like to try that one someday.

I've also noticed some small standards relative to falls in some photos.  It
looks odd to me, but I suppose one could develop a taste for it, since there's
nothing inherently ugly about it.  Maybe.  Or it could catch on as a novelty.
 It probably doesn't conform to the Platonic Form of Iris, as outlined by the
Philosopher Judges in the judge's handbook.  (A little joke there for those of
you who had to sit through a philosophy class in school.)


Autmirislvr@aol.com said:

> In a message dated 8/8/2006 10:29:20 A.M. Central Standard Time,  
> ChatOWhitehall@aol.com writes:
> <<That, I am told, is the usual explanation for  many such  annoyances.>>
> Hmmm. . . . could be.  I will complain more about the ones that  receive 
> awards!  One of the worst in my garden was AMAZON BRIDE.  It  didn't even take 
> rain to cause the standards to cave in, just a few hours of  time.  Random 
> pictures in other gardens showed the same thing, yet it won  an HM (at
least.)  It 
> was one of my favored color classes at the  time and a child of Bride's Halo!  
> My conclusion, at the time, was that some people liked this characteristic  a 
> lot more than I did/do.  A second year of growing and viewing didn't  improve 
> it in my garden.  
> Linda, the midrib is weak in these irises.  Is that a part of  substance?   
> I'd thought substance pertained more to the petal  thickness/consistency?  Or 
> not??  
> I'm not knocking anyone's preference.  We all have likes and  dislikes.  
> These are just some of mine! 

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