Irises forum: More seedlings....May 3

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 3, 2012 6:00 AM CST
Here are more seedlings that I find pretty.....I may have posted some before..
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Muddymitts
May 3, 2012 7:53 AM CST
I love the pink one with the red beard!!! Hurray!
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Name: Katherine Howe
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irisawe
May 3, 2012 8:17 AM CST
Ooooh, I see several I like. The colors on the first one are beautifully saturated. Love it. Too bad about the falls!

I do not normally like yellow, but that one is a beauty. It appears to have good substance. What would you say to that?

There are more comments I would like to make but must run for now. More later.

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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 3, 2012 8:58 AM CST
Love the red median. why don't people like yellows? Very perky SDBs in yellow here.
Name: Katherine Howe
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irisawe
May 3, 2012 9:30 AM CST
Lucy,

I can only speak for me. So often yellow seems as ordinary as it comes- even to a negative. My mind likes extraordinary. It is that simple. In flowers I love extremes. I love the palest and the coolest and the other extreme of the most intense and hot colors. Just do not enjoy much of the in between stuff. Again, just speaking for myself. A yellow that I would like would have to be intense and have substance to the actual flower petal material in order to give it the presence that my eye appreciates. It is one of my own limitations of appreciation. By the way, I have two seedlings that are yellow and neither of them have I been able to destroy or really embrace. That kind of sums it up. This very morning I looked at one before going to work and I imagined myself pulling it out and being done with it, but I just could not do it.

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irisawe
May 3, 2012 9:52 AM CST
By the way, the one Paul shows here has wonderful ruffling and I like the white zonal patch that offsets the beard. It is a very nice yellow. Looks like it has some color on the shoulders. Especially noticable on the second one down the stalk. Is that an illusion?

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Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
May 3, 2012 10:24 AM CST

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Lucy I agree with Katherine as 95% of all yellows and purples in the median class are already on the compost pile. Why, remember I am lucky and get to go to Mid America, Keith Keppel, Schreiners almost every year and in my humble opinion after awhile you see one yellow you have seen them all, unless it has better buds, branching, beards way different than anything on the market.

I prefer more color most of the time.

For next year on mine you see color....lots

I have one purple that want to research more and several that I am using only for crosses on something else.

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Paul keep going I am enjoying your seedlings
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tveguy3
May 3, 2012 11:14 AM CST
The 8th one down, the redish one with the blue beards is one I'd buy!
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 3, 2012 2:42 PM CST
Hard to get rid of the kids. I am sitting with 2 of my yellow SDBs (my own) & happy with them yellow siblings have been tossed.
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stilldew
May 3, 2012 4:00 PM CST
The 8th and the last are my favorites, but I really do like the bright yellow one too. You have some great looking seedlings Paul.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 3, 2012 6:40 PM CST
Lucy said "It is hard to get rid of the kids". That's what I'm doing.......
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As to the yellow Thumbs up and the yellow Thumbs down discussion...I crossed Morrocan Magic [pink standards burgundy black falls] with Silk and Honey......
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and here are the off spring. About thirty, all of them variations on the yellow theme except two were light blue and on was tan brown on the falls.
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Yellow must be dominant. All the cast off iris will go to the green waste and maybe when I buy a load of compost later they may be a small portion of it.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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ARUBA1334
May 3, 2012 9:21 PM CST
Paul I like the red with the blue beards very nice color to it also the yellow one reminds me a lot of Thats All Folks so I like it alot as well very nice.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 3, 2012 9:45 PM CST
Perhaps just dominant in that cross. I know neither plant involved so don't know. I am keeping getting rid os a seies of blue SDBs as they bloom, don't like them compared to the other blues which we have.

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