Saturday, June 19, 2010

Finishing up Iris week (month?)

I may have mentioned Beverly Sills before. Here is how this iris is described on the Shreiner's webpage:
Exciting coral pink all over,
Beverly Sills is one of the most talked about and sought-after pink Iris of all time.

She is THE BEST Pink iris, according to almost everybody. I have several pinks, but have wanted this famous and supposedly fabulous iris.

So I bought one, and it was NOT Beverly Sills.
Somebody made a mistake somewhere.
The iris I bought labeled Beverly Sills was NOT even PINK.

Oh well. Sometimes that happens, and so, last year, I tried again,
and bought another "Beverly Sills"... imposter!
Although I will have to say, this light lavender with tangerine beard (name???) is very attractive.
Maybe I'll try again in a few years, and buy another iris labeled 'Beverly Sills.'


Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Whatever names are, the blooms are very pretty! Nice pastels!

Courtney said...

I think I prefer the lavender over the pink. Very pretty. Plus, Dan wrote a song about the color lavender. I bet if you asked nicely he'd sing it for you.

Emily said...

Lol, sorry to hear about your Beverly Sills disappointment.

I didn't realize there was a black market for irises! Sounds like they're doing a bustling trade. :)

donna said...

Beverly Sills, the operatic soprana, would be disappointed that her name is being used on imposters. But......they are both lovely so maybe she wouldn't mind too much.


The Damsel In Dis Dress said...

I love your flowers! And now you've got me curious about the name of your husband. You know why...:)

Barbara said...

Your blog is so beautiful. Miss you. I suppose you are too busy gardening to blog about it.

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