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Re: TB: 100 years from now

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: 100 years from now
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" IrisLady@comcast.net
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 17:33:14 -0700

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 choice.   
Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
Zone 8/9
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, January 10, 2005 10:42 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: 100 years from now

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 fertilizers.
People will be sick of RED colored irises and would prefer the new neon shades
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.
Patrick Orr
Phoenix, AZ  Zone 9

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