RE: A rose is a rose... (Irises Named for The Blues)
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> From: Barb Johnson [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, September 01, 1997 5:52 PM
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> Subject: Re: A rose is a rose... (Irises Named for The Blues)
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> Rick Ernst's new BLUE NOTE BLUES in Cooley's 1997 catalog, but it
> 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 email@example.com
> Southwest Missouri Ozarks USDA Zone 5b AIS Region 18 (MO & KS)