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from stalk to dying blm-6 pics

Posted by iris_gal z9 CA (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 3, 10 at 2:26

I have never had an iris bloom this early! I've been dying to post it. So exciting as it's her first bloom ever. I knew in advance she was a "fader". Most cameras (including my Canon point & shoot) don't capture the tru orchid color. I switched to my old Olympus to get it.

We've never had these continual mild storms - more like PNW weather. Our plants are loving it. Due to low 60's daytime temps the bloom lasted 5 days. In warm sunny weather the usual time for one blossom is 3 days

Ruffled Goddess stalk in January

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On Feb. 23rd - vibrant cattleya orchid color; last fall spread out at 11pm.

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On 2nd day (still overcast)

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On 3rd day (sun came out, lav beginning to show)

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On 4th day color is more pinky-lav. (overcast)

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On 5th & last day (overcast)

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RE: from stalk to dying blm-6 pics

What a beauty. That's the color I'm after. I goes so beautifully with almost every other color.

It must be related to Persian Berry, no? I am anxiously awaiting the first blooms of my Persian Berry. I'll try to get some decent photos of it and post them here. I can't believe how early your Ruffled Goddess bloomed!

Renee


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Renee ~ we need to trade! I've got a promise for you on a piece of the viol-lav from my friend that you saw a month ago. It has less fade and opens 2 closely spaced blooms together. Where this one's terminal bud stands alone in glory for 2 days. Pros and cons to both but I think my friend's is showier. I'll be happy to share both.


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Hey irisgal- my email address is on my page- just click on my name. I have two irises on your wish list, I think.
Renee


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Sent mail yesterday (Thurs) ~ did it work?


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I got it.


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