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Re: We have horns!

Thanks, Maureen--I'm considering crossing this mushroom puppy with COYOTE
FEATHERS, which could produce some really interesting or really ugly things
(Monty Byers, meet Chet Tompkins).

Barb in Santa Fe, telling myself I have to pack for Denver

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark, Maureen <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
Date: Friday, May 29, 1998 7:31 AM
Subject: RE: We have horns!

>Congratulations, Barb.  We've just had first blooms on Thornbird.  It is
>lovely.  I am definitely leaning to contrasting horns -- I've always
>liked contrasting beards.  Your ugly duckling may produce a swan!
>Maureen Mark
>Ottawa, Canada (zone 4)
>> ----------
>> From: Barbara Mann[SMTP:irismaven@email.msn.com]
>> Reply To: iris-l@rt66.com
>> Sent: Friday, May 29, 1998 1:29 AM
>> To: Multiple recipients of list
>> Subject: HYB:  We have horns!
>> Ta Da!  Announcing my very first seedling TB with horns--I was
>> beginning to
>> think it would never happen.  This is from a cross of BATMAN X
>> which last year only bloomed a gangly purple hornless thing (ugh).
>> The new
>> one really looks like a child of THORNBIRD, with long fuzzy purple
>> horns
>> with petaloids.  Too bad the standards, which are small and open, are
>> sort
>> of a dead mushroom color.  The falls are washed with purple, and are
>> absolutely horizontal, and the style arms are a nice golden tan.  Not
>> something anybody would want to register, but interesting.
>> Now if I would just get my nice blue horned TB from DEITY X PACIFIC
>> I'd be happy.
>> Barb in Santa Fe
>> Wonder what the judges would think of this ugly duckling if I can get
>> it to
>> the show on Saturday?

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