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Re: true to color

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: true to color
  • From: Terry LynnSullivan <tls@rica.net>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Oct 1997 23:21:50 -0600 (MDT)

Regarding color shading & intensity variation in individual varieties &
plants: the presence of minerals, etc. will definitely have an effect on the
color. Try adding wood ashes to your garden & watch the intensity of the
blues increase dramatically.


Rick Tasco/Roger Duncan wrote:

> Merrily A Smith wrote:
> >
>  So, if my PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE looks more purple in real life than the
> picture in the catalog, is it
> > the picture, the soil, or my eyeballs?
> >
> Merrily,
> I can't vouch for your eyesight, but in my experience weather conditions
> has a lot to do with the color.  A hot and dry day will make the colors
> fade and seem much lighter and on the flip side a colder day will
> intensify the colors.  Pictures can also be deceiving.  Blues are
> notorious for NOT coming true on film, they usually come out purple or
> violet.
> I have been to many iris conventions and gardens all over the country
> and generally the iris are similar (as to color).
> Rick Tasco
> Superstition Iris Gardens
> Central California
> Zone 8

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