janwax said:I've been exploring the iris database and have established that I have
more Blyth iris (60) , out of more than 300 cultivars,than any othe rhybridizers'. However, I also noticed that Blyth, of Tempo Two, has
no awards listed here - and I think that's because he's Australian.
The awards are for Americans, I think? So Blyth is left out - EXCEPT for Adoree. It's listed as having Honorable Mention 2011 and Award of Merit 2013. I wonder why the exception? I'm so anticipating the bloom of Adoree!!!
I love his colors, his ruffles, their substance. They make a statement!
Who is your favorite?
tveguy3 said:I don't know how to respond to this question. I think it's a very close race between the 5 Paul mentioned. I think Tom Johnson is an up and comer in the iris world. He is young, and quite successful already. I am thinking only of the active hybridizers, not those who are no longer making crosses for one reason or another. I agree that George Sutton produced some really great ones in his life time. I think his son has picked up the baton and will do great things too. I think we need them all. All of the current hybridizers are owing to those who made progress in the past generations, so as future generations of hybridizers will move beyond the current top ones. Tastes will change, and styles will change, and colors will be developed in the future based on the work of the past and present genetics. IMHO
irisarian said:All of us grow the plants which do well in our climate. Thus liking different folks.