On Sat, 15 Feb 1997, J. Michael, Celia or Ben Storey wrote:
> Walter Moore, thank you for the list of your introductions! I made a hard
> copy for future reference. Please tell me (so I will be less ignorant) why
> you chose these names:
> >1983 PURGATORY TB Variegata, HM 91, Pictured in Schreiners
> >1983 RUDI TB Amoena plic in violet
> >1987 RANCHIPUR AB Khaki/gold arilmed HM 91
> >1988 ESALAN AB Khaki flecked wine arilmed
> >1988 SILENT SCREEN TB Pale blue, runner-up to Cook Cup in Ft.
> >Worth, 93
> >1995 ASCII ART TB Blue plic, just barely
> email@example.com USDA Zone 7b
> Little Rock, Arkansas
PURGATORY was so named because one of its parents is DANTE'S
RUDI was selected by and named for Rudolphs (Rudi) Fuchs of
Denton, Texas, who was well-known in iris and weaving circles before his
RANCHIPUR is an exotic-sounding place name to me, and a lot of
aril-breds are named for exotic places.
ESALAN sounds exotic also. It is the name of a very fine Iranian
restaurant in Denton, TX.
SILENT SCREEN was chosen because SILVER SCREEN had already been
taken. This iris is a pale blue-white which glistens in the sun. Maybe,
it remotely reminds one of a motion picture screen!
ASCII ART is named because of my interest in ascii art. The
valentines I sent to the group are examples of ascii art. The ascii
characters are scattered over the computer screen 'background.' Plicata
marks are scattered over a color ground, and that is the connection!
Enid Lake, MS (our first full day of sunshine in over two weeks)