I have a bad case of the "I want"s. This is usually ameliorated by making a list of the iris that catch my eye. :) Just the act of writing out a list by hand helps. It's been a couple of years since I ordered any new iris, so I was looking through the 2011 Superstition Iris Gardens catalog, as well as some pictures from an iris garden across the street from the sisters' garden on Gimghoul Road in Chapel Hill. The iris collection is right beside the sandstone grit sidewalk, behind a low stone wall, and they looked lovely all grouped together.
The names I have listed are guesses, even Rare Treat, which I grow but can't find a picture of right now. Please feel free to correct if you think the iris is something else.
Thornbird ~ which is what I think this is ~ is not an iris I'd ever pick from a catalog description or picture, but it's amazing in person.
Typically iris that have brown tones are not my favorite, but this is the third one in this post. lol I don't know which one this might be ~ any ideas? I love the form as well as the colors.
Edited to add: Darla I love the names Buttery Cinnamon and French Toast! I put a picture up on the Gardenweb Iris Forums and a member thought that it might be 'Smoke Rings'. I'm going to order that one this year, so in a couple of years I hope to have a flower to compare.