Irises forum: Help me write a description?

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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Nov 19, 2014 10:11 AM CST
Would you help me write a description for a new Iris? This Iris will be breed by Kent and introduced on behalf of Tom. It's name is "Himicane Tom".
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 19, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Somewhat light headed, with a spreading habit, PBF (Pretty Big Fellow), Gray beard, wrinkled falls and not much wind in the sails!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 19, 2014 11:08 AM CST
If you add Tom to the name you can use words like true, reliable and generous along with all the terms you may use that describe a hurricane. .......just have to leave out the tutu business.
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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Nov 19, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Hilarious! and I guess Tom writes his own. Okay, so Betty, what's your description? We can't say, well though "Himicane Tom" is not feminine, he has 7 large beautiful buds.

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UndertheSun
Nov 19, 2014 11:59 AM CST
"Himicane Tom" sounds a lot better than "Commando Cowboy". Hilarious!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 19, 2014 12:39 PM CST
UndertheSun said:"Himicane Tom" sounds a lot better than "Commando Cowboy". Hilarious!


Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 19, 2014 12:45 PM CST
Himacane Tom will blow you away. Actually we need a brief description from you of this fictitious iris, Kayleigh, so that we can add things like 'banishes the storm with its bright...' or 'darker than storms on the ocean...'.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Nov 19, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Bonnie, I thought it would be very interesting (or fun) to get descriptions from contributors, including colors and such, and then take all contributions and put them together, and actually try to breed the Iris ... just like some of your wording. But then for breeding, that would have to be someone who has lots of Iris to work with. Then maybe the Iris could be introduced and sold here at ATP.

That little guy rolling on the floor laughing is so funny. I wonder if Dave (or whoever made them) could make one that spits out coffee or drink from busting out laughing.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 19, 2014 2:44 PM CST
I like this one Blinking more often than not I feel like that. lol
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Nov 19, 2014 2:52 PM CST
..and of course the sister seedling: Tutu Tom
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Nov 20, 2014 3:27 PM CST
I don't know...I'm kinda liking the sound of Commando Cowboy! It may not be a favorite of the guys...but I'm sure it would be a hit with the ladies! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Nov 20, 2014 4:34 PM CST
I actually liked the name myself ... really. Is it taken?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 21, 2014 9:08 AM CST
With a name like that you better give it to an iris with "out there" coloration, unless you name it to one that is all "buff" colored! (wink wink)
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Name: Kayleigh
(Zone 5a)
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HoosierHarvester
Nov 21, 2014 9:48 AM CST
I guess I like the name because is my mind's eye, because of my love of horses, and enjoying rodeo, I picture a cowboy in charge of his horse, having trained the horse himself, whether cutting, roping or gaming. So I would like the name Commando Cowgirl as well. Then it could be nicknamed CC, or i.e. see-see, like look-look.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Nov 21, 2014 10:48 AM CST
Good ideas are brewing here!! Thumbs up
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