In a message dated 96-05-31 05:15:05 EDT, Carolyn writes:
>Dorothy Fingerhood -- how are things down there?
I'm so iriscited, I have to reply to the list....everyone's indulgence,
PRAIRIE THUNDER just folded up its first 2 blossoms after staying open for 3
to 4 days--this cool wx. is good for something. First time I've seen
it-WONDERFUL, very aril in appearance. SHEIK and ESTHER THE QUEEN are both
unfurling as I type. HOOPLA will be along in a few more days.
More IBs, MTBs, even a BB (BANDED ROGUE) are in bloom. I like PIECE OF CAKE,
an IB. Has sort of a pearly-violet sheen on pink falls and stands. Is that
"diamond-dusted?'' Can anyone take a stab at defining that descriptive
Also like BOLD STROKE, another IB new to me, from last year's ESIS sale.
Sort of a CODICIL on a smaller scale. Oooooohhh-I should have planted PIECE
OF CAKE and BOLD STROKE next to each other!
Lots more "interesting flowers." I went over to check out a tipsy stalk and
found that it was being ridden to earth by a double (less one fall) flower.
5 falls, 6 standards, 6 stylearms--no wonder the stalk was going down!
But I know what these plants went through this spring. After watching water
sliding off developing bloomstalks in ice drops, I am happy there are
FLOWERS-imperfect or not!
And, oh, yes--the bee pods I planted 2 years ago from MAGGIE LOU SMITH (SIB)
have produced a host of plants, and about a third are sending up bloom stalks
Should be interesting to see what they look like.
Everytime I go outside I find something new happening! Truly the season an
iris-nut lives for!
Newfield, NY (and it's looking a lot better here today...)