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Re: RE:Getting the joke/Thornbird

Patrick Orr wrote:
> Speaking of  Thornbird, I grew it this year to see what it REALLY looked
> like.
> Every picture I have seen of it has been different, COMPLETELY, and I
> understand the shading varies depending on location.
> ....
> When I returned from Dallas, TBird was blooming in my garden, and WOW, what
> a different look it had to it!  It really looked VICTORIAN in my garden, so
> I had to take a picture of it.
> I am sad to say, however, that my picture couldn't grasp the true color of
> this flower, no matter what angle or flash I tried to capture it, but I came
> pretty dang close.

Wow! Was it really anything like that pale?

The form and appendages look like Thornbird, but yours seems almost
white. Mine is a much more obnoxious darker color. And I've grown it
since a year after introduction.

Gerry, thinking that whover came up with the name "Shear Horror"
deserves the Nobel Prize for iris names, passing Allan Ensminger, Tom
Burseen, and Brad Kasparek
Gerry Snyder, AIS Symposium Chair
Region 15 Ass't RVP, JT Chair
Member San Fernando Valley, Southern California Iris Societies
in warm, winterless Los Angeles

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