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Re: Japanese Iris!!!

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Japanese Iris!!!
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sat, 20 Jun 1998 09:15:01 +0000
  • References: <b39b9060.358b8a19@aol.com>

Irisborer@aol.com wrote:
> June 19th brought the first flush of bloom to my Japanese Iris (I. ensata), a
> full week early.  The season now seems to be compressing somewhat - earlier in
> the spring, things were about 3 weeks early!
> I'm not counting the "Springtime" series.
> Anyway.... I have more buds on my JI's than I've ever seen and I anticipate a
> glorious 'dancin' in the street'-type season.
> First to bloom was TEA CEREMONY.... a 3-petal white with wide grape band on
> the falls.  CENTER OF ATTENTION squeaked out a few glorious greyed purple
> 6-petal blooms and two seedlings that I've kept for awhile are also beginning
> - one a 6-petal dark purple with large yellow signals.... the other a 3-petal
> white with almost black stylearms and dark purple standards.  Good color - ho
> hum irises.
> For anyone on the list who has not yet discovered JI's, you have my deepest
> sympathy.  IMHO, they are a most regal and elegant addition to the summer
> garden - more subtle than TB's and more graceful too.
> And in typical kathyguest fashion.... now that they're in bloom again I
> whew.... sorry.
> Speaking of sorry..... I sure am sorry that this list is now on life-suppport.
> I wonder if it can ever be rehabilitated.  John should be beatified or
> something similar.
> Kathy Guest
> E. Aurora, NY... where she is participating in an outreach gardening program
> today for daylilies... but she just KNOWS that she'll be telling folks to
> consider JI's as a 'companion plant'

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