Ruby Hulbert was a well-known gardener in our little valley - always a blue-ribbon winner
at our annual Apple fair. She invited me to see her greenhouse once, and in the garden were
some irises, mostly at the end of their bloom. I bought several from her in the 1980's and, when I moved, lost the list ! - until
recently, when her daughter offered to lend me her extensive scrapbook, with photos and her list! (She'd passed away
some time ago). I was able to i.d. the most prolific one that had survived with very little care over the years - Milestone. There's
still a white and a purple that I have to i.d.- but the list will help! ( to do this winter). Then, on a whim, I bought a few from Zebra Gardens. I'd fallen in love with the shade of blue in Millennium Falcon! I also bought some other broken colors. They led me to other catalogs, and eventually to the iris forum. No turning back now - with 400 cultivars!