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Re: HIST mystery iris

From: "Chris Hollinshead" <cris@netcom.ca>

Okay. okay... I take it back...
crawling slowly back into my snowcovered cave.

Christopher Hollinshead
Mississauga, Ontario  Canada  zone6b
AIS(Region 16), CIS, SSI
Director-Canadian Iris Society
Newsletter Editor-Canadian Iris Society
E-mail:  cris@netcom.ca <mailto:cris@netcom.ca>
CIS website:  http://www.netcom.ca/~cris/CIS.html

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Lowe [mailto:mlowe@worldiris.com]
> Sent: Friday, January 15, 1999 08:03
> To: iris-talk@onelist.com
> Subject: [iris-talk] Re: HIST mystery iris
> From: Mike Lowe <mlowe@worldiris.com>
> James Brooks writes...
> >
> >Christopher Hollinshead of Mississauga, Ont., Canada correctly identified
> >the Mystery Iris as Caesar's Brother. A new mystery is up at:
> >http://www.Historic-Jonesborough.com/iris/
> It is chancy to do an ID via photos, an even more death defying act to
> question an ID but...
> Here goes.
> Caesar's Brother is an outstanding iris even today. It is high in the
> category of absolutely distinctive 'Wow' iris. It has 'presence,'
> 'distinction' 'carry' or any other term you care to use for a 'head
> turning' flower.
> My reaction on viewing the photo of the 'Mystery Iris' was... "humm, an
> average iris of the 30s, no particular distinction -- a real toughie on
> which to venture a guess." "Could be any one of about three to four
> cultivars."
> The one thing that I was as positive as is possible on a photo
> ID, was: "It
> certainly ISN'T Caesar's Brother!"
etc etc etc.............

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