Friday, June 29, 2012

Mid-America Iris: Part 3 P-W

Here is the third and final installment of the irises that really caught my eye on a trip to Mid-America Iris Gardens in Salem, OR.  They are un-retouched, amateur shots that reflect, for me, how wonderful the hybridizers are for the hours and months and years they spend bringing a new cultivar to market.

For more information visit the Mid-America Iris Gardens website by clicking here.

'Pacific Fire' T. Johnson '07

'Painter's Touch' Johnson '09

'Petticoat Shuffle'  Schreiner '10

'Private Eye' T. Johnson '10
The whole presentation is dramatic. The golden edging on falls add just the right touch to make it ... royal!
'Publicity Stunt' T. Johnson '11
'Pursuit of Happiness' T. Johnson '07

'Satin and Lace' P. Black '11

'Sorbonne' K. Keppel '10

'Sordid Lives' T. Johnson '09

'Star Appeal' Ghio '09

'Starring' Ghio '00
I just ordered Toronto!  The name has sentimental meaning, so when I saw it bloom for myself I was so happy that it is a spectacular iris!  The ruffles and frills make it fancy and impressive and the subtle shoes that blend in the standards keep it looking really classy! Thanks, Thomas.

'Toronto' T. Johnson ;11

'Water of Life' P. Black '11
 Here's another one I ordered.  The edges of the falls are rimmed in a lilac shade the the ruffles reveal even more dramatically.  The haft plicata is neat and trim and the standard close together to form just the right effect.  Great one, Paul.

'Wicked Good' P. Black '12
I saw a clump of 'Wild' and it was impressive!

'Wild' BB Black '12

'Wish List' P. Black 'll

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