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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 2, 2020 11:55 AM CST
It is interesting that some irises just don't photograph well. And then I had some seedlings that look much better in picture then they did to the eye.
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Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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DaisyDo
Jan 2, 2020 12:32 PM CST
Color perception is so wild. Its especially wild when you have one eye that has been operated on for cataract, and one eye that hasn't. For example, a few days ago I had an infinity scarf hanging up in the bathroom. To the unoperated eye it was all shades of blue, but to the operated eye there was a bright yellowish green splotch on it. Certain greens look dull aqua to my left eye, and bright chartreuse green to the right eye. With both eyes open, objects of that color seem to almost vibrate, with the brain trying to reconcile the two colors. It's pretty wild.

This morning, I picked a shirt out of my closet. I was standing with mainly the unoperated left eye looking at the shirt, and it was definitely burgundy. Put it on, and looked at it in the mirror with my right, operated eye, and the shirt was a ghastly shade of violet-purple.

When I told the surgeon about the color difference, he laughed and told me a story. One of his patients had redecorated his whole house right before cataract surgery, and then after surgery realized his paint, wallpaper and fabrics wrre all ghastly colors. He realized he had wasted a huge amount of money. He was one unhappy fella!
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 2, 2020 12:36 PM CST

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tveguy3 said:It is interesting that some irises just don't photograph well. And then I had some seedlings that look much better in picture then they did to the eye.


Yep, most irises are at least a little prettier in real life than in pictures, but there are some that photograph way better than they are, and a few that don't photograph well at all. Shrug!

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 2, 2020 12:44 PM CST

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AndreaD said:16T-63e is really lovely. Might it be named and released for sale sometime in the future?


I hope so. It's been a bulletproof plant so far, which is a good sign because the weather here is less than ideal for irises. I sent several rhizomes of it to Phil this summer. If it does well for him, I'd expect it to be introduced in the 2022 to 2024 time range.

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AndreaD
Jan 2, 2020 12:48 PM CST
Kent, I look forward to buying it!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jan 2, 2020 1:16 PM CST
Hoping Caneel Sunset becomes available to purchase! Lovey dubby
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 2, 2020 2:05 PM CST

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Last I heard, Caneel Sunset was planned to be introduced this year.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 2, 2020 2:32 PM CST
If one doesn't want discarded seedlings out in people's gardens, a compost pile is a good idea, or run them over with a lawn mower.
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Jan 2, 2020 7:35 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing I loved Leslies story of people stealing bags of leaves and tree branches at night. I had a computer chair by the side of the curb and they didn't take the chair which was there for the taking but they removed the wheels, rendering the chair useless.

63-e is very beautiful. However I am starting to empathize with your curbside stealer cause I adore 63-F. Is there anything else like it?
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 2, 2020 8:01 PM CST

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I'd say Idle Rich and Desert Moth, among others, are fairly similar but superior to 63f.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 6, 2020 9:56 AM CST

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I've loved Wintry Sky since the first time I saw it and made a lot of crosses involving it at one time. It produces nice seedlings, but unfortunately the vast majority of them look exactly like Wintry Sky. Even the children of Wintry Sky produce seedlings that look exactly like Wintry Sky. I still make a cross or two with it, or whatever look alike seedling I happen to have on hand, every year. Triumph of hope over experience I guess.

As expected, the 16T-52 cross, Dancing Ghost X (11T-16 x Wintry Sky), produced a bunch of Wintry Sky facsimiles, but there were a couple of nice surprises in the bunch.

16T-52c
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16T-52f
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They aren't entirely unique, but are fairly unusual. I think 52c is the better iris, but I like the veining in the standards of 52f so kept them both for the time being.

Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 6, 2020 10:21 AM CST
Very interesting! Like them both.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 6, 2020 2:20 PM CST

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Thanks, Tom.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 6, 2020 2:46 PM CST

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My favorite group of seedlings from last year was the 16T-66 cross (Haunted Heart X 13T-43v)

13T-43v is a red seedling out of Feast of Kings and Toronto.

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16T-66a
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16T-66b
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16T-66c
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16T-66d
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16T-66e
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16T-66f
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16T-66g
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16T-66i
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16T-66j
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Would have kept almost all of them if I could. Ended up with a, b, d, e, and g.

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William
Jan 6, 2020 2:59 PM CST
Those are looking fantastic, Kent. I can see that they have some resemblance with Haunted Heart with beautiful form and with a lot of veins that add to the appeal, but infused with the wild color of 13T-43v.
Love it!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 6, 2020 5:42 PM CST
Love them in this order, 16T-66b, 16T-66i, 16T-66a, 16T-66j, but 16T-66b just blows me away! The red seedling parent is awesome as well.

It will be a while before any of my Haunted Heart seedlings bloom. I have some seeds this year too, but I'm sure it will take a while to see them bloom.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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janwax
Jan 6, 2020 6:15 PM CST
Beautiful seedlings, Kent. I'm partial to the red one. Hurray!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jan 6, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Oh my, those are just gorgeous! I would buy your seedling 13T-43-v in a heartbeat.
E, A, and B would be on that order form too. Two other favorites have been discarded. Crying
Edit: Oops, F should have been B.
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Name: daphne
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shizen
Jan 6, 2020 8:42 PM CST
Lovey dubby b and parent seedling.
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AndreaD
Jan 6, 2020 10:05 PM CST
Kent, Those are SO beautiful! Color, form - wow! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

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