This is where my "iris bias" comes into play
I prefer the older forms, pre-60's for the most
part. I don't find it as pleasing if the falls tend toward "round" or if they
touch (or close to it). Personal preference...I couldn't possibly judge an iris
show! (Not that I think that they should be as long and narrow as they were in
the 20's generally...) On the plus side, if you mulch a
lot of irises that look like this, I would gladly pay for the
phytosanitary certificate and shipping to bring them to Canada!! Your ones
that need work are my very nice irises!
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Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 2:23 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: HYB: another
Thanks Ann, but to my eye, the falls seem disproportionately long and
narrow. I use the "thumb" test to evaluate width of falls - any time I
can see daylight both sides of my thumb when I put it between the falls
at their base, I think that's too narrow.
But I'm no judge - just
going by what pleases my own eye, so maybe
others would judge it ok
This thing was awful when it first opened - falls stuck
straight out and
the ruffling was all above that, so you couldn't see the
edge of the
falls at all, even looking down from above. Very unattractive.
on sibs from the cross have been too weak to support the blooms -
one is better, but will have to see what happens in future
Sure wish <this> one would rebloom!
<Gotta say, I don't see much need for improvement on that
Interesting colors, well formed standards, nicely shaped falls-
Linda Mann east
Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
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