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Re: to be or not to be

Speaking of ugly irises, DESTRY RIDES AGAIN fits into that description IMHO.
Even the hybridizer and his wife were surprised that it was choosen for
introduction. It was initially selected for evaluation based on rebloom.

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
El Dorado Hills, CA      USDA zone 9
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
----- Original Message -----
From: <mtirisgirl@web-you.com>
To: <iris-photos@egroups.com>
Sent: Friday, May 05, 2000 7:14 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] to be or not to be

> Mike wrote:
> "but it does not have "perfect" qualities.  Does that mean we don't
> introduce it?  What do you all think given a slightly different
perspective? "
> Not to say that good performance isn't rewarding but, we have between
> 500-600 iris and certainly have some poor performers that are gorgeous and
> therefor keepers. Sometimes it's an event (read exciting) just to have a
> particular plant bloom. Your sensitivity to "Garden Appeal" is a virtue.
> Perfection can be a goal, but it shouldn't be a requirement. We'd miss a
> lot of beauty along the way. I've been to dog shows and seen some really
> perfect specimens of really ugly dogs, but I never met an Iris I didn't
> Janet and Shan in Billings, MT
> where:
> "Little guys" in full bloom
> Medians are popping
> TBs putting on green
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