Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Back Home to a Bloomin' Garden

Kyle and Koda make being home great,  But at this time of year it's especially nice to be home to my own iris blooms!

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)

1995, Borglum
'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.

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