While splashy stitches, ruffles and dramatic veining and plicate are there's a comfort in a subtle composition of gentle colors that let the form of a beautiful iris speak for itself. This one is coming home on two levels. Besides being a favorite, it was hybridized right down the road by Dana Borglum. Tomorrow morning I will head off to Borglum's to see what's bloomin' there.
|Rachel Rose (Borglum, 1995)|
'Rachel Rose' (Dana Borglum, R. 1992) Sdlg. C-2-20-A. TB, 33" (84 cm), M S. red purple with yellowish cast (near RHS 64B); F. slightly darker; beards light tangerine; lightly ruffled; slight sweet fragrance. 'Strawberry Sensation' X 'Lady Friend'. Borglum's Iris 1995.