I definitely like the darker colors or bold colors.
I first like the pastel's, but with AZ sun they just get to looking all the same, so I'm slowly working towards bright oranges and yellows and deep blues, blacks etc.. But I still like Ominious Stranger.
It's a keeper for me. But Poem of Esctasy, Champagne Elegance, and definitely Fogbound. are slowly going to sales. Bright whites are ok like Lark Ascending.
I do like broken color - if it really is a contrast, like in Batik.
But Tiger Honey ?, just not enough contrast in bright sun.
Linda in CW AZ
Date: 05/06/08 08:33:21
Subject: [SPAM][iris-photos] Pastel question
My taste in flowers tends toward the bright, bold, flashy and interesting. It is very difficult for me to walk through the seedling beds and actually see the softer tones, selfs or yellows. When they are brought out of the seedling beds they usually are very nice but something that might have been passed up if I didn't force myself to double walk the beds. Attached is a nice pastel SA out of Bride's Blush X ((Abiding Joy x Fogbound) X Social Blush), 11 buds, 38" tall, great vigor. To me it is very pretty and elegant however I completely missed it's maiden and second year bloom, this is it's third bloom season and fortunately we caught it because it would have been destroyed if not seen this year. Does anyone else have this same problem and was wondering how many folks on the list prefer the lighter shades or pastel colors in iris?