Iris Haven season starting
Greetings from the Land of Oz and Iris!
I am pleased to advise that our bloom season has now started and we have an
interesting assortment of
things gracing the family room at present.
Nothing to write home about really, so I'll write to you instead. All are
One spike of a cross PRIX D'ELEGANCE X ELAINE'S WEDDING is a
muddy rose and muddy mulberry bitone. It has retained EW's petite form,
but has also picked up the "folded petal" on the falls too. The
spike has three branches though and the substance is good. Might get
another year... Bernard refers to these tonings as the "blurck
colours". He is not a lover of muddy "anythings" and rose
is his least favourite toning in muddy options. His
other pet hate is
blotched things, so at least this one is bright, even if a bit on the muddy
Another one is a bicolour in the tonings of HONEY STAR.
Standards are butter yellow and the falls are that "VALERA" kind of
beigy-honey-nougat colour. Nothing too starting..... Still,
the season is away, and that is
the most exciting thing. We had record
rains this winter and the garden is taller than in previous years, but also
appears to be about two weeks later in bloom sequence too.
A lone spike of NEVER SAY has also been picked to enjoy. This is one
of John T's that I have used quite a lot in the the last few seasons and is
usually early in our garden.