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Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
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Fulene
May 26, 2014 5:22 AM CST
That's a gorgeous flower. Is it fragrant? That soft peach is just beautiful. What a great combination of colors.
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Groucho Marx
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 26, 2014 5:56 AM CST
Thanks.I dont think there is a scent. The peach is fading with every hour. I really like the colors when iris first open.
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Owner of Wi=Tzi=Koh Ranch
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Fulene
May 27, 2014 5:46 PM CST
I'm going to have to get some of those old cultivars from my childhood. I have to have that strong scent. It's more important to me than the look of the flower, even though I'm an artist. Besides, I remember those old ones as being very big and beautiful too! Lovey dubby
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 28, 2014 3:22 AM CST
Fulene : I am on the same page as you. I appreciate the extra curves and pleats on the hibreds and what ever other details there are but as a fellow artist I am more interested in form and color of the entire plant.
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Owner of Wi=Tzi=Koh Ranch
Keeps Horses
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Fulene
May 31, 2014 10:37 AM CST
That's why I prefer " species" orchids to the fancy hybrids. I like their old provenance too.
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 31, 2014 10:44 AM CST
Day Lilies went the way of extra frills so called ( chicken fat ) . Any over developed flower seems like a body builder to me,muscles for muscles sake. I just cant see the beauty there.
Oklahoma (Zone 6b)
Owner of Wi=Tzi=Koh Ranch
Keeps Horses
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Fulene
May 31, 2014 11:08 AM CST
Wow! We are kindred spirits! That's funny about " chicken fat". The original daylilies are lovely in their simplicity and clean lines! I tip my hat to you. I have a bunch of asiatic lilies about to pop. I wonder what they'll end up looking like. I think there's something kind of " Frankensteinian" about hybridization...... Glare
In addition to the " frills" there are the spots and stripes and other embellishments that people like to cram onto a flower. Does this sort of thing ever confuse natural pollinators?
Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
Groucho Marx
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
May 31, 2014 11:16 AM CST
I like some tango varieties of lilies but I suppose there will be a perversion of that some day.

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