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Re: RE; CULT..DownUnder Spring Bloom Report

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] RE; CULT..DownUnder Spring Bloom Report
  • From: "wendy sargeant" <wendon@dcsi.net.au>
  • Date: Mon, 1 Oct 2001 14:18:11 +1000

Hi Colleen,
You are quite right, my Dutch iris Acapulco is the darkest Purple iris I
have ever seen. I always loved Prof Blauw, but Acapulco takes the
show...When I was typing , I was thinking blue this and blue that...must
have been in a blue mood..No not really, just mad about blue flowers...The
word purple didnt come to the brainwaves, and it is a real royal purle too,
with the same bright yellow bits...Opops bit lost for the right terms today,
must be the warm weather..
As to Notorious, it has 2 spikes, but they are very tight, bloom is quite a
bit off, but still way out of whack for its norm...We had a huge storm last
night, lots of lightning but only 5 mls of big rain.Just enough though to
wet the driveway and give some plants a sip...As they say, better than a
poke in the eye with a blunt stick....
Chhers for Now, from Wendy Sargeant..Victoria, Australia.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Colleen Modra" <irises@senet.com.au>
To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 4:40 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-talk] RE; CULT..DownUnder Spring Bloom Report

> Wendy
> If you have Notorious flowering your seasons are really mixed up, it
> fairly late for us.
> I'm surprised you describe DI Acapulco as dark blue. I bought it last year
> as a purple and it certainly flowers purple for me. It does have a lovely
> blue band around the yellow signal. It certainly beats any other purple
> seen for vigour. It's as vigorous as Saturnas and Prof Blauw. Altough I
> surprised how much better than usual my Purple Sensation is this year. If
> only I could get decent plants from Orange Beauty, it's always so small
> late. Love Royal Yellow it always has four buds per stem. A number of my
> many blues are also flowering.
> My La flowering are Eolian, Lost For Words and Mad About You, although
> others are heading up.
> Noticed this morning that some Spuria are heading up also.
> Dwarfs, Medians flowering - Chanted, Windrose, Cache, Tarheel Elf,
> Winelight, Taja, Scion, Learn, Chanted. Furosio (love those pink
> falls and bushy red beards) Silent Strings, Impulse, Avenelle, Strawberry
> Love, It's a Giggle, Smug.
> TBs White Lightning, Yes, Aztec Burst, Scented Bubbles, All American,
> Mountain Violet, Perfect Couple, Torque, Persian Berry, Kiss of Gold.
> Colleen Modra
> South Australia
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: wendy sargeant <wendon@dcsi.net.au>
> To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2001 11:49 AM
> Subject: [iris-talk] RE; CULT..DownUnder Spring Bloom Report
> > Hello Everyone,
> > I have a few things to report.Yes, it is sure a crazy season here in
> Victoria, Aus..I have the same seasonal topsy turvy bloom as Colleen seems
> to be having. I have buds in JI's..I dont know what they are doing...and I
> have tb's flowering before my many dwarves...What is happening? We have
> a very dry and relativatley mild winter for my area, which often gets snow
> and heavy frosts and loads or rain, but not this year.We usually have very
> wet springs/summers but the last 4 years have been very dry, makes one get
> very smart with dairy farming procedures I can tell you.
> > Any how it has been 29 deg c 3 times in the last 2 weeks and many of my
> garden plants have been doing to oddest things. It is nice  not to have to
> wait for blooms but I really hope they dont all bloom in one hit.I like
> staggered seasons better.
> > For Janet: Gaelic Gig is not as loud a colour pattern as I would have
> liked but it is still very unusual . I do like it, perhaps I would have
> a louder effect if I hadnt snapped off the other spikes. Anyways it is
> increasing very well, but has been atttacked badly by weather spots, which
> is odd as we have had minimal rain..
> > For Rosalie: In my area we have a few weather hazards which can make
> tough,, we do have floods here as I have extensive natural waterways
> throughout my areas valleys. We also have severe winds, however not
> tornados..We get small versions known in Aus as Willy Willys....but they
> puppies compared to the USA ones and arent able to lift animals into the
> air. We also are prone to fire as we are surrounded by State Forests on
> either side of our valleys.And as Collen said we are very prone to
> and have had one this winter/last summer and could be facing another dry
> season ahead.
> > Whats Blooming Now? A new dutch iris called Acapulco, has the tallest
> darkest blue blooms I have ever seen, truly beautiful and tough, .tb
> Alatruist, more Philanderer, Dwarves, Chanted, Chickory Dickory, Impish,
> Smoky Imp, spikes on Cabaret Royale, Norotious,Silverado, Yaquina Blue,
> quite a few more.Pacific Coasts are still blooming and budding, and I have
> been drooling at the new realeases and Colleen's new catalogue and
> ,,where can I dig some more holes.
> > For Colleen; How are the JIs doing? I also bought Roaring Jelly..we must
> have good taste. have you seen the new Sibs from Rainbow Ridge. =Mesa
> and Lavender Stipples,,very tempting...Is Tempo Two's cat out yet?  Havent
> seen mine...
> > Cheers for now, sorry this email has got so long..Bye from Wendy
> Victoria Australia..
> > P.S. Wonder how Jan is getting on with her move?
> >
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