Thought I'd better let you know how the bloom is, here in Central
Washington (Columbia Basin). I'm sure the Iris have never before been
so beautiful. Tall, and huge blooms. I think our mild winter may be
responsible. I did fertilize last Fall with a special mix of 5-10-10.
Had one of our fertilizer plants mix up 10 sacks for me and the other
members of our Iris club. I can't tell you that I have a favorite.
They are all beautiful. CAFE OLE has really caught my eye this year.
Have a huge clump of MARY FRANCES that's gorgeous. ENGLISH CHARM opened
yesterday and I love the colors. STOP THE MUSIC, BLACK HILLS GOLD,
SPELLBREAKER, EPICENTER, CARNIVAL SONG, GRECIAN SKIES, ARIZONA MOON,
WITCHING, etc. etc. I could go on and on. The IBs & the BBs are just
finishing up, and there were some of those that are beautiful. FAUX PAS
is new for me and I really like it. Also APRICOT FROSTY (these two are
real special) Some of the older medians that I favor are MAUI
MOONLIGHT, ASK ALMA, PECCADILLO, HAPPY SONG, FRENCHI, BATIK, ANDI,
BEDTIME STORY, BLUE-EYED BLOND, MAGNA, RASPBERRY BLUSH, REVVED UP, etc.
I really don't have any favorites.
In a message today Robt. Stassen spoke of stalks being "free" of the
boot leaf. A new term for me. What is it?
Gotta go, just checking in.
Lorraine -- LORRAINE'S IRIS PATCH
20272 Road 11 NW
Quincy, WA 98848