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Re: A rose is a rose... (Irises Named for The Blues)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: A rose is a rose... (Irises Named for The Blues)
  • From: birddog@mnsinc.com (Ryan S. Carter)
  • Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 09:06:51 -0600 (MDT)

>Irisborer@aol.com wrote:
>> On the thread of iris names... I personally don't find any offensive at all!
>>  After all, words is words.  I don't collect any by a particular name... but
>> I DO collect daylilies with witch and warlock names... and plant them all in
>> the bed called Salem's Lot.  Just for fun!
>> BUT... one missed opportunity, IMHO, with iris breeders is the RICH American
>> blues tradition we have.... and the RICH selection of blue irises coming to
>> market.  Why has no-one latched onto the blues for naming their irises?
>> Billie Holliday
>> Luther Allison (just deceased)
>> Robert Johnson
>> Elmore James
>> BB King
>> Little Walter
>> and so on......
>> Seems like a natural to me!
>> Kathyguest - whose son plays in a traditional blues band
>> E. Aurora, NY
>There is one new iris named for The Blues that I'm aware of, and that's
>Rick Ernst's new BLUE NOTE BLUES in Cooley's 1997 catalog, but it sounds
>like it couldn't be--is there really a blues bar in Katmandu?
>BLUE NOTE BLUES (R.Ernst, '97) ML 38" F
>     Named for "The Blue Note," our favorite blues bar in Katmandu,
>Nepal. Big wide ruffles over all. Bright medium standards, evenly
>colored, are in perfect proportion to the wide blue falls. The medium
>blue blends lighter on the falls toward the white beards. Sweet
>fragrance. 8-9 buds on 3 branches.
>Scratching my head,
>Barb Johnson                  ljohnson@cland.net
>Southwest Missouri Ozarks     USDA Zone 5b     AIS Region 18 (MO & KS)
       Speaking of blues, have you seen Schreiners '96 introduction 'Blue
Suede Shoes'? It's one of my favorite TBs. I love the color of blue in the
picture in Schreiners catalog.
it out!
                                                        Have a Nice Labor Day,
P.S. I am a new youth member of AIS, Region 4.

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