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Re: unknown blue ruffles

Hello, Chris,

I'd greatly appreciate your picture. I would love to be able to ID some of these
irises I've had for awhile. The iris in question definitely has the beard you
noticed - yellow to the inside and white towards the outside. Sometimes the
hairs on the white part of the beard even shade slightly to the blue around
them, especially after the bloom has been open a while. The bloom size is quite
large and the substance is very good, probably the best of the unknowns I have.
I've had that iris around for awhile - I remember planting it when my sons were
quite young - at least 15 years ago.

I am intrigued that it might be Babbling Brook, because my sons have told me
that I made up a story about a princess as we were planting them (and Palace
Gates rings a bell, ever heard of such a one?) based on the names of the irises
that I was planting at the time. They remember it clearly ...though not the
names  :-(
Babbling Brook would have been easy to work into the story (maybe if I can ID
all of them I can have a new story ready now for my grandson!)

Thanks again,
Bill Wells

Chris Darlington wrote:

> Bill ,
> This looks a heck of a lot like a photo of BABBLING BROOK that I'm
> presently holding in front of me.  I see your beard is yellow tipped
> white which identical to how it blooms here for me.
> I posted a photo of BB recently to the list.  I'll send you a copy
> privately if you wish.
> Chris Darlington
> Blainville , Quebc
> Bill Wells wrote:
> >
> > Thought I would poke my head out of lurkdom just long enough to pitch
> > out a first attempt at photographing iris.
> > I took this with a Sony Mavica, fiddled with the brightness and balance
> > just a bit with a photo editor to get what looker like a truer
> > representation.
> >
> > Any ideas as to the ID of this iris? I probably should go measure the
> > height and give some technical data, I guess, but I thought it might
> > just be an open-and-shut case for someone out there. It is one of my
> > wife's favorites, but only one of many unknowns in my garden. In the
> > last few years I have kept pretty careful labels, but the irises from
> > several years ago are all unknowns.
> >
> > Tips on using the Sony and posting photos are welcome...Who knows how
> > close this first one is to being appropriate :-)
> >
> > Bill Wells
> > (in the Missouri Ozarks - God's Country - but then again, what isn't?)
> >
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