is normally darker and brighter here as well. However, what you see is
how it looked in Madison.
I would guess that one of the reasons we do tour gardens in all the different
parts of the country is so we can see how the iris look in different places
with different sun, water, soil, and amendments. Some colors were much
more vibrant and vivid in Madison
and others seemed softer, more muted. If we hadn’t seen photos
earlier this month of the same iris in the same garden taken at different times
of the day or on different days I might be more surprised, but we have seen the
big differences something as simple as taking a picture in morning shade vs.
afternoon sun can make.
you are enjoying the pictures. There are more to come as time allows.
Dana D. Brown
AIS, ASI, MIS, RIS, SPIS, TBIS
Malevil Iris Gardens & Kennels
Lubbock, TX 79403
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
Merrimac's Amarula CGC TDI
CH. Merrimac the Agean CD, RA, CGC, TDI
email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Brock Heilman
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:35
Subject: [iris-photos] 'Lecture'
Like Yuri, regarding 'Weekend Update', I'm surprised by
how different 'Lecture' looks from how I saw it this season. It was one of
the most memorable irises for me, because of its screaming red beards.
Here's a photo from my garden (I'm growing it for my most
local club) and a photo from our garden at the Detroit Zoo. The colors were
very intense and rich royal blues here.
Thank you to everyone that has been sharing photos.
Especially from the convention, I wanted to go more than anything this year.