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Re: Striking irises

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Striking irises
  • From: Mark Thornsburg <thrnsbrg@flash.net>
  • Date: Tue, 16 Sep 1997 18:28:59 -0600 (MDT)

apearce@academy.net.au wrote:

> Dear all,
>            IMHO, some irises which create a strong visual impact, and
> hence
> may be described as striking are not necessarily beautiful.  So I
> would like
> to know if the ones that people have chosen are those they regard as
> their
> three most strikingly beautiful irises.
> No, no...Ann... you are not a pedant!  I'm glad you brought this up!
> When any of you email me, I don't want your favorite irises, or the
> prettiest, unless the prettiest iris (to you) is the one that
> practically knocked you down when you saw it; it was *that* striking.
> It could the horn on top of a flounce, or a color pattern that you'd
> never seen before, or an unusual form...  For instance, of the three I
> listed in my original post regarding Striking Irises, Megabucks was
> the only one I could enter in the AIS Symposium, because it's the only
> one I've ever seen *live.*  Yes, it is one of my personal faves, but,
> it is also one of the most striking things I've ever seen.

I still need your lists, guys, unless you think that this is a stupid
poll, and in that case, email me and tell me so, and include 3 striking


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