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Re: eye of the beholder (was TB: Success of Assorted TBin Zone 5b)

DFerguson@cabq.gov wrote:

> I agree with John Reed about SA Irises, and thought he made some good
> comments.  I know this could get me hung from a tree (or a really tall
> modern Iris?), but I feel that way, not only about weird appendages
> sticking out of flowers that to me make them look deformed, but I also feel
> that way about double flowers, overly ruffly flowers, standards sticking
> out to the side like pasted on carbboard, etc.  That makes me one of those
> oddballs that actually things the old fashioned bearded Iris are (in
> general) much prettier than most of the modern ones.

Thank you, Dave, for those words! You are indeed like the little kid that
shouted "But the king is naked!" Why are weird forms praised as beautiful when
they aren4t?

Maj Ohrstrom, oddball in Sweden

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