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Re: Thornbird

We have it planted in three different locations.  Sandy, sandy loam and a
little heavier loam.  Looks different in all three places, looks best in the
heavier soil.  When our spring is long and relatively cool it seems to have
the richer, deeper colors.

----- Original Message -----
From: jgcrump <jgcrump@erols.com>
To: <iris-photos@egroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 6:29 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Mike's 2001 intro, and other stuff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Clark <janclarx@hotmail.com>
> To: iris-photos@egroups.com <iris-photos@egroups.com>
> Date: Thursday, April 27, 2000 5:16 AM
> Subject: [iris-photos] Mike's 2001 intro, and other stuff
> . . . if Patrick Orr's Photo is THORNBIRD, then I am renaming my thornbird
> >'COMPOST'. Mine is nothing like that for colour, closer to green/khaki.
> >have seen other photo's though, which are much closer to mine. There
> >surely be that much variation?
> >
> Jan -- Yep, there not only can be that much variation, but is.  The first
> THORNBIRD I saw was a drab specimen, and I couldn't for the life of me
> imagine what anyone saw in it.  The next one, in another garden, was
> strikingly different, and quite a nice iris.   What I would like to know
> whether peoples' THORNBIRDs remain the same for them year after year
> ugly-ugly-ugly or beautiful-beautiful-beautiful), or whether they change
> from year to year.  This might tell us whether THORNBIRD is susceptible to
> color changes according to what's in the soil, or whether something else
> at work.  There has to be something to explain the wide variance in its
> appearance.
> Griff
> jgcrump@erols.com in Virginia
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