Pardon my ignorance, but the soil in this picture looks
like very dry, cracked clay. I thought optimal bearded iris
health depended on good drainage. Am I missing something here
or is the drainage part overstated?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org,
> Here is a sibling of the Barbara My Love X Cast of Characters
seedling that I posted a couple of days ago. B had a shorter stalk
with fewer buds and less vigorous growth than A, but I really liked
its form and colors. I only had five from that cross. One I did not
like, so its gone. Two didnâ€™t bloom last spring, but since I want
to see them, they got moved away from their vigorous sibling. I hope
they bloom this spring.
> I havenâ€™t made any more crosses with BYL, but I have just planted
seeds from several I made with Cast of Characters as the pollen donor.
Pod parents are Happenstance, Life of Riley, Pond Lily and Polish
Princess and only four seeds from Lady Friend. I feel that CoC passes
on its extravagant ruffles.
> Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com
On Behalf Of Margie Valenzuela
> Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 10:41 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: [iris-photos] Any other photos of Barbara My Love
> I'm wondering if there is anyone else who used Barbara My Love as a
parent in their crosses too. (using a "Keeping it in the family"
so to speak.)
> If so - - it would be interesting to see what some other offspring
from this parent looks like.
> ~ Margie V.
> Oro Valley, AZ.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: John <mailto:jjnettles@...> Nettles
> To: iris-photos@ <mailto:email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2007 9:16 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: #2 TB - Barabara My Love x JT
> What a bright Iris to light up a cold rainy day for OC.