Here's few pix from this morning:
APACHE CARPET (Chapman 2001)
CHEROKEE DAYBREAK (Jones 1999)
BANBURY RUFFLES (Reath 1970)
CARAMEL CELESTE (Tasco 2008)
BABY TEARS (Weiler 1980)
FLOWER SHOWER (Weiler 1990)
GREENBACK KID (Spoon 2008 / 09)
LITTLE MOHEE (Grapes 1953 / 54)
PLICUTIE (Brown 1966 / 67) This one has a much *larger* bloom than most SDB's
RED AT LAST ( Mahood 1969)
REDDY SET (Lucy Burton 2008) Looking good, Lucy !
SPARKS FLY (Black 2000) This one is still *tight*, and may not get a chance to "relax" before some pretty nasty weather hits us !
again, Thanks to all the hybridizers, vendors, and "iris buddies" , that make my garden colorful !!
and here's one to "guess at" ..........received this as a bonus in '15, and this is it's first bloom. It was marked "pumila", and I thought at the time the rhizome was "too big", and this year, the top of the bloom is at 15", and although the falls are 'tucked under" like a pumila, and the 'color" would fit....it's NOT a pumila, or, if it IS, it's a real giant, at almost three times the size .
I enjoy your pictures, Arlyn. You have so many I have never seen before, especially the historic ones.
Mrs Red was looking over my shoulder a few days ago and commenting on the website pictures I was gawking at. I was looking at historics and she asked what made them historic; I let her know at least 30 years old. Then comes the comment that I'm doubly historic followed by laughing. Her day is coming pretty soon. And I gotta get her sense of humor checked.
Much rain for the third day. Hoping it makes a big dent in our drought level.
You're right, Tom....some blooms have almost no "edging" at all, others have more.... ! I wonder if it's temperature related, or has more to do with the age of the bloom . I'll have to pay more attention .
It started out sunny, toda...but that went away pretty quickly, and it's looking like it may rain, so I took some pix....some are sort of "fuzzy", but I'm not sure if it was the wind shaking the blooms...or ME shaking the camera !
BABY BLESSED (Zurbrigg 1979)
BLUE DOLL (Warburton 1958)
CUB CADET (Johnson 2006)
CYANEA (Goos & Koeneman 1899) this one wasn't even completely opened !
FOREVER BLUE (Chapman 1997)
GINGERBREAD MAN (Jones 1968)
HAMMERED COPPER (Roberts 1972 / 74)
INDIAN POW WOW (Brown 1971 / 72)
LEMON PUFF (Dunbar 1964 / 69)
LEPRECHAUN'S DELIGHT (Weiler 1986 / 87)
LITTLE SHOWOFF (Hall 1989) still opening
NARNIA (Innerst 1984)
WHITE AUTUMN KING (H.P. Sass 1935)
It is a sweet little iris !! I don't have time , now, to post everything from today with the hybridizer's info......(truthfully, I left the data sheet down at the garage, and I'm too lazy to walk down and get it ), but I will post this one...not the best pic....tomorrows will be better, as there should be a few more open flowers...but see if anyone knows what it is!