What a joy to see that color at this time of year,
Mary Lou! Wish we knew what produced it, but its parentage is
unknown. A good argument, though, for not throwing away an orphaned seed
or an unidentified rhizome. I usually don't get any rebloom here, except
from my own seedlings, and they are very late rebloomers -- from end of
October through late December. Those later ones, of course, get zapped by a
freeze sooner or later. (Interestingly, one which blooms here at
Halloween blooms more than a month earlier elsewhere.) At any rate, we
have had the driest September here since they started keeping records more than
120 years ago -- 1/100th of an inch. It's a rare year when I
feel I have to water my established irises, but this is such a year. So,
it will be interesting to see if even my own seedlings rebloom. --
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Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2005 11:12
Subject: [iris-photos] RE: REB: Bernice's
B.Miller by Richards '00 EML&RE
Just ran out and took this photo during a pause in the rain. Opened
3 of 7 buds this morning
on a sadly clumped 18" stalk. Planted in July from Blue Jay.
It's been a hot, dry summer here.
Probably will do well next year, but no increase yet.
Mary Lou, near Indianapolis, Z5 - stuck in the house
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