Greetings Sylvain I admit that I had to turn to translate on your blog. Some of the irises have not lost popularity but others are being seen--we seem to vote for the 'new' And climates make a difference. For Example 'Silverado' & its seedlings are not happy here in New England, but it is still a nice iris, just not in our climate. Then there is 'Jesse's Song' which as you note is still popular because it grows everywhere.
Well, I finally got some time to poke around the cubits site and found ya'll:lol:
I'm Donna--dmac here/dmac085 at DG for a few years now. I'm in NC, have worked for Wmart since 94 (run Sporting Goods area--like job and coworkers). Have two pets currently though it has been subject to change from time to time. One cat, grey tabby named Velvet by a former roommate. I would have named her Velcro because once her little claws dig into your clothes/skin she's stuck. I also have a rabbit that I found one day out in my containers after Easter--someone abandoned their Easter bunny!
He's orange and white and is a little thug. Couldn't come up with a name so I just referred to him as "Rabbit" so that's what he answers to now.
Iris--love em. Have for a long time but only in the past 3 years or so started buying named iris from reputable sellers. Tried the eBay thing but got burned (as recently as 2009 in a weak moment:lol:). I buy like I have a back 40 but really am in a townhome with one front flower bed, a bjillion container plants and the "new bed" I've taken to digging and planting along the side of my unit:lol:
I've got about 15-20 planted and looks like this won't be a great bloom year. I unfortunately have oodles I didn't get to plant from fall purchases but I'm patient and will give em a soak and get them in the ground and wait. I share with my friends who garden but that really is only a couple of ladies from work. Ya'll here and at DG are my "garden/iris talk" outlet=)
Name: Donald Duffy-Trotter Temecula, California DG expatriate
We've been growing bearded iris mostly here since being gifted a bunch from another old DG member here in southern CA. Louise ended up sending us over 250 rhizomes in a matter of a couple of years and now we've got Weegy's Iris Sea out in front of our ranch. They are just now beginning the spring flush but I never cease to be amazed at the incredible beauty of these flowers and the wonderful architecture of the plants.