Re: Navajo Jewel & JI's GALORE
In a message dated 96-07-02 14:52:11 EDT, you write:
>just may be that in Navajo Jewel's case, many people are finding it
>difficult to grow outside of its native California home.
Ted... I'm glad to hear this. I've been nursing my piece for years in order
to get a look at that gorgeous turquoise color every so often when it can't
rot fast enough. I figgered it was my poor gardening... maybe NOT!
I have to digress and gush about the Japanese iris beginning to swing into
full tilt bloom in the Guest garden! I should be suffering "iris anxiety"
since our show is Saturday and I should be worrying that the bloom is coming
on so fast... but I'm enthralled by the absolute and utter beauty of these
MIDNIGHT STARS... a 6 petal of deepest midnight blue with a sparkling of
white resolving to a flash...
STATELY FLAMINGO... is lording over my garden - so tall you can't walk past -
so absolutely REGAL that I'm drawn back again and again
Aitken's DINO... one fabulous 6 petal - showing the same winning form as
Kathyguest's seedlings... all crosses of Anna Rettig's NIAGARA POWER and
POPULAR ACCLAIM or IAPSUS - some hideous... but others are respectable garden
flowers. None yet with the presence of Anna's flowers
THIS IS SURELY PARADISE!!!!!
Kathy Guest - lovin' life