I love your dreams Patrick!! I don't believe you are too
far off of what will someday be reality. (Even some of those Sci-fi thoughts of
yours - especially the hologram show)
I expect by then too, that Tall Beardeds (as well as
others) will exist in a variety of forms (all forms loved as much as
the other). 3, 4, 5, 6, and 9 petaled varieties will all be the
norm, and accepted as such. Iris flowers will vary in
size and shape, from your dinner plate size all the way to a
mini-miniature size, that young ladies will wear on their wrists, or possibly
around their ears.
Those glo-in-the-dark iris plants that Walter is
talking about - - will surely benefit us in the summer months here
in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, etc. (all the hot climates).
Also, I expect irises to be used for medicinal
purposes on a daily basis. (Maybe the rhizome or stem) Possibly as a cure, or in
a vaccine. And the colors, and color patterns that will exist ...........
are ones we haven't even dreamed of. :-)
(Here is more Sci-fi for you) Genetic engineering (and
manipulation) will be taught in grade school, and all homes will have a lab
the size of a computer key board so they can genetically
manipulate their own customed design pattern within the flower of their
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Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 10:42
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: 100 years from
Oh, 100 years from now I fully expect irises to be
ever-bloomers, the form will undoubtedly include
appendages that will be consistent, all haft areas will
overlap, there may even be petaloids that come up through the style arms
giving the whole flower 3 more petals. Iris leaves will come in
variegated form of white, green, yellow, purple, and maybe others.
Sci-fi thoughts for 100 years from now:
We will be able to change the color of the flowers with special
People will be sick of RED colored irises and would prefer the new neon
Substance will be so tough, a Tsunami wouldn't tear a single petal.
Iris shows will have holograms instead of true stalks (which will
make transporting irises to the show much easier)
Iris gardens will have climate control and robotics to maintain the
garden and growing conditions.
100% of viable seeds will germinate and bloom in 6 months time.
Iris flowers will be the size of dinner plates.
Phoenix, AZ Zone 9
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