Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 1: The rest!

'Golden Panther' (TB Richard Tasco 2000)
Dykes Medal winner 2009

This morning I am loading the rest of the best of June 1.  I'll have few comments, but feel free to ask questions.
'Wild Wings' (TB Keith Keppel 1999)
 Check out the flounces above the falls.

'When You Wish' (TB Phyllis Dickey 1998)

'Teamwork' (TB Keith Keppel 2001)

'Team Player' (TB Johnson 2012)
 I have a soft spot for these standards which are laced and edged with gold.  Really stunning.

'Slovak Prince' (TB Anton Mego 2003)
Wister Medal 2009

'Silhouette' (TB M.Dunn 1988)

'Queen's Circle' (TB Frederick Kerr 1999)
Dykes Medal winner 2007
The Siberian iris is at it's best when it produces a cloud of color above it foliage.  No wonder this was voted best Siberian in 1988.

'Pink Haze' (SIB William McGarvey 1980)
Morgan Wood Medal 1988
 Again the edged standards...

'Neutron Dance' (TB Barry Blyth 1987)
 Here's an example of an orphan.  I thought I had identified this as 'Ocean Pacific' however I am not so sure.  And what I have been calling 'Honky Tonk Blues" in my garden might well be the real 'Op.'  I know I ordered it.  So last year I reordered Honky Tonk from Schreiners and it bloomed.  It seems larger than my orphan but that could be due to a really healthy rhizome. Keeping track of this is really tough...

'Ocean Pacific' ?

'Ominous Stranger' (TB Sterling Innerst 1993)
 So many of us have a knee-jerk reaction to a another white and purple plicata.  This one, however stands out with rich color and heavy ruffles. It won me a blue ribbon at our 2016 Iris show.

'Ink Patterns' (TB Thomas Johnson 2007)
Wister Medal 2013  
 Great substance, ruffling, elegant coloring and the orange to white beards make this a Wister winner!

'Fogbound' (TB Keith Keppel 1998)
Wister Medal 2005
 OK, so I had to have it.  I've seen more gay!

'Gay Parasol' (TB Schreiner 1973)
 Pastel Peach-Pink and blue.  What a lovely bloom.

'Celebration Song' (TB Schreiner 1993)
Dykes Medal Winner 2003
 Always the crowd favorite.

'Batik' (TB Ensminger 1985)

'Ally Oops' (Spec-X Dana Borglum 2000)
Randolph Perry Medal 2010
An impressive sight, 'China Spring' blooms here at a peak height of 40".

'China Spring' (SIB Bauer and Coble 1999)
Another amazing group is this heavily ruffled beauty.

'Homebody' (TB Thomas Johnson 2011)
 We've seen Kevin's Theme but now we see its miraculous cloud of earthy color.

'Kevin's Theme' (B Frederick Kerr 1993)

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