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  • Subject: [PHOTO] Re: [iris-photos] CAREFREE DAYS
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" jgcrump@cox.net
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 19:11:08 -0400

Donald  --  I'm glad CAREFREE DAYS is brightening your late garden.  The 
official description of the color is "stands and style arms light peach; 
falls darker peach, lightening at edges; beards yellow orange, red orange in 
throat".  Like you, I'd call it champagne.   LINGERING TOUCH,  another 
seedling of mine,  is a look-alike  --  but is like the little girl who, 
when she was good, was very, very good, but when she was bad, she was awful. 
It can put up beautifully branched stalks, but it can also put up ones on 
which the blooms are bunched.  Still, it has great vigor and is an extremely 
late bloomer  --  I just made the last two crosses of the year from it 
today.  I guess next year I'll cross CAREFREE DAYS and LINGERING TOUCH and 
hope to get the best of both.  --  Griff

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 01, 2006 3:37 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] CAREFREE DAYS

>A surprise.  This is very late for me here and usually on the rare 
> when an iris attempts to bloom, the buds dry up.  Of seven buds, only one 
> of
> the terminal buds dried up.  So it's a welcome surprise to have watched 
> this
> stalk bloom in spite of the heat and wind.  What's the official 
> description
> of the color, Griff?  The buds are definitely a pink shade, but the actual
> effect of the bloom is more that of yellow than pink and a really close
> examination says its a very pale orange with pink and yellow blended into
> it.  It's what I call 'champagne', but I'm not sure that's a valid color -
> just that it describes a color class where this fits.  In any case, it's 
> the
> only 'champagne' color that's done well, even briefly.  I hope it 
> continues
> the pattern in subsequent seasons.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
> Yahoo! Groups Links


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