Robert Van Liere in Denver (iris4u.com) has introduced 10 tall bearded iris this year. I am ordering from this source for the first time this year and have been quite impressed by the responsiveness of Bob to my inquiries. At his website you will find some more detail about these intros, but I really find his lack of a flowery, pardon the pun, pitch for each new intro refreshing
! Certainly some detail about a feature that the photo does not reveal are in order, but some of the cutesy description don't speak to me.
This one has stunning veins in the falls. It's really growing on me. 'Butterfly Kisses' is my second favorite of this lot!
|'Butterfly Kisses' (TB Robert Van Liere 2013)|
Carry Me Home makes think I need to have a bed just for pastel colors like this, another for bright colors and another for the glitz.
|'Carry Me Home' (TB Robert Van Liere 2013)|
Celtic Dancer is beautiful, but does not break new ground.
UPDATE: Thanks to Bob for a response to by blog. He was positive for the most part but took issue with my above assessment:
Indeed, Robert. Photos are hard to judge. And. as in the past I point my readers to the official AIS Wiki. 6 different photos can look like 6 different iris.
We named this Iris Celtic Dancer because of it's definite coloration - GREEN - To me this is breaking new ground. Many of the green iris or iris with green names are yellow and not green. By naming it Celtic Dancer we wanted to capture the feeling it was green but apparently it didn't speak to you in this manner. It is not green as grass or green as the Boston Celtic uniforms but it is greener than many of the so called green Iris presently out there. Breaking new ground comes in small steps and our Celtic Dancer is a dance step in that direction...
|'Celtic Dancer' (TB Robert Van Liere 2013)|
Now this is one I love! If the photo is accurate I see a parchment where a edges have been aged in those falls. 'Crown Him King' is my favorite.
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