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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 18, 2012 11:44 PM CST

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I took the afternoon off of gardening to visit Napa Iris Gardens today, an hrs drive from me.
http://www.napairis.com/index.html
It was their last weekend open so I didn't want to miss it another year. It was past peak but there was still plenty of blooms to see, I took 608 photos (including tags) and wanted to share a few.
I talked to the owner, John Painter, and told him about ATP, the forums here and about the database and he asked that I send him the link when I have this thread going so hopefully he will stop in! Thumbs up

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Starting with a few of their most recent intros:

GOLDEN GAGA (Painter L 2012)


UNDER THE BOARDWALK (Painter L 2012)


TEASING TIGER (Painter J 2012)
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LET IT RAIN (Painter L 2012)


SOLAR DRAMA (Painter L 2011) This was a large beautiful bloom!


ROAD TO GLORY (Painter J 2008)


SUN CHIC (Painter L 2011)


RUM AND COKE (Painter J 2011)


CHOCOLATTE (Painter L 2011)


FRENCH LAVENDER (Painter J 2011)


RAINY RIVER (Painter L 2005)


INKLINATION (Painter J 2011)
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LOVING YOU (Painter L 2011)


SPLATTER MATTERS (Painter J 2010)


COSMIC CELEBRATION (Painter L 2009)


JUMPIN JACK FLASH (Painter J 2004)


PICKLEDILLY (Painter L 2004)


PLUM WICKED (Painter L 2009)

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 19, 2012 12:10 AM CST

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And now for some other beauties:

INDIAN SUNSET (Lauer 2007)


CLASS CLOWN (Black 2010)


NOBLE DRAGON (Blyth 2003)


IWANA IGUANA (Kasperek 2004)


BATTLE ROYAL (Ghio 1994)


RARER THAN RUBIES (Blyth 2007)


CRIMSON TWIST (Ernst 1996)


ROGUE (Ghio 1996)


SILENT SCREEN STAR (Ghio 2006)


ORANGE TITAN (Aitken 2007)


BRONZETTE STAR (Kegerise 1992)


GLAMOUR PANTS (Blyth 2006)


GLITTERATI (Blyth 2000)
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BELLAGIO (Williamson 2006)

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 19, 2012 12:47 AM CST

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Let's cool it down.

BLUE SUEDE SHOES (Schreiner 1996)


EVENING TIDINGS (Schreiner 2009)


LAKE TANYCOMO (Nicodemus 2006)


SPOT STARTER (Schreiner 2007)


KOOL KNIGHT (Dunn M 1995)


STRUT YOUR STUFF (Black 2007)


STARRING (Ghio 2000)


INKY ICON (Burseen 2004)
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BLACK PHANTOM (Maryott 2001)


BLACK TIE AFFAIR (Schreiner 1993)


BLACK MAGIC WOMAN (Tasco 2008)


SNOWED IN (Ghio 1999)


GRAPE EXPECTATIONS (Maryott 2000)


CRY ME A RIVER (Burseen 2006)
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Calif_Sue
May 19, 2012 1:07 AM CST

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I'll add just a few more but it's late, more over the weekend when I find time. I won't do them all! Blinking Look for them in the database over the next few days.

SYNCOPATION (Gatty 1984)
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TRUMPED (Burseen 2008)


STYLIZED (Johnson T 2009)
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SORDID LIVES (Johnson T 2009)


POEM OF ECSTASY (Hager 1997)

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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 19, 2012 4:51 AM CST
Ohmygosh ohmygosh ohmygosh.... absolutely stunning! And his new ones.... Drooling

Might have to order that Rum And Coke for one of my sisters, she would enjoy it, and the name. Thanks for posting those ~Jan
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PollyK
May 19, 2012 6:31 AM CST
Beautiful photos, Sue! Thank you so much for the tour. Now to look at each iris again.

I've never ordered from them, but it looks like a good place.
Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
May 19, 2012 6:45 AM CST
Sue WOW those are some great pics I was wondering what the new intros looked like my favorite is Golden Gaga what a unique color and Loving You very nice flower Im glad you made it there and got to see it in bloom. Your pictures are perfect I have never seen some of these please post the rest of them Smiling What a beautiful place huh and you couldnt find more friendly people. I was shocked at how well groomed it was and how healthy the plants were no weeds, no leaf spot, it was pristine and the scenery all around I hope to go back one day and see it again.
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Shannon
May 19, 2012 7:05 AM CST
Beautiful Sue..I would have had a hard time leaving Whistling Thanks so much for the pictures Thumbs up
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May 19, 2012 11:02 AM CST
Totally Awesome!
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 19, 2012 12:30 PM CST

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I finally got the entire folder labeled so can add some alphabetically now.
AARDVARK LARK (Black 2002)


ABIQUA FALLS (Schreiner 2003)


ACT OF KINDNESS (Ghio 2001)


ALMADEN (Maryott 1990)


APOLLO ONE (Sutton G 1997)


APPLAUSE LINE (Ghio 2005)


AUTUMN HARVEST (Grosvenor 2002)


BE ORIGINAL (Ghio 2009)


BENS FINALE (Hager 2009)


BEWITCHMENT (Ghio 2004)


BOLD ENCOUNTER (Black 2003)


BON APPETITE (Aitken 2006)


BORDER GUARD (Ghio 2003)


BRAZILIAN ART (Keppel 2009)


BRIGHT SUNSHINY DAY (T. Johnson 2010)


BRILLIANT IDEA (Keppel 2009)


CARNIVAL CAPERS (Blyth 2009)


CASINO CRUISER (Burseen 2008)


CAT CALL (Black 2008)


CERF VOLANTE (Cayeux 2003)


CHEVALIER DE MALTE (Cayeux 1998)


CHOCOLATE MOOSE (Kasperek 2003)


CIRCUS WORLD (Schreiner 1995)


CLASSIC BORDEAUX (Ernst 1996)


COMEDY (Ghio 2007)

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May 19, 2012 12:47 PM CST

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DANCE HALL DOLLY (Maryott 1993)


DANCE RECITAL (Keppel 2005)


DANCING WITH IRENE (Ernst 2009)


DECADENCE (Blyth 2004)


DINNER TALK (Blyth 2005)


This should have been in the first post as it's a Lesley Painter intro, ENDEARING CHARM (Painter L 2003)


EXCLUSIVITY (Innerst 1999)


FINISHING SCHOOL (Ernst 2005)


FIXATION (Ghio 2009)


FLASH OF LIGHT (Johnson T 2008)


FLORENTINE SILK (Keppel 2005) such a girly girl bloom!


FLY YOUR COLORS (Black 2008)


FLYING CARPET (Black 1997)


FORBIDDEN FRUIT (Gartman 1993)


FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH (Hager 1998)


FRENCH CANCAN (Cayeux 2002)

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philljm
May 19, 2012 12:56 PM CST
Oh my, they are all so gorgeous. I especially appreciate that photo of Florentine Silk - it is already on my order form for Keppel. ~Jan
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Betja
May 19, 2012 1:07 PM CST
Wow, what an incredible iris fix! Love it love it love it! I'm so glad you got pictures of their new introductions -- and I've ordered the first three. I'll be posting the last of my iris pictures for this spring today, and one of my very favorite irises now is Lesley Painter's PAGEANT'S GOWN, a 2010 introduction -- what a gorgeous neglecta! It's a late bloomer, one of my last to bloom -- and it was certainly worth waiting for! Until I saw PAGEANT'S GOWN my favorite neglecta was her RAINY RIVER, which I still totally love, but there was something about PAGEANT'S GOWN that instantly put it in my top ten favorites! (Boy, my computer is sure fighting me on the word "neglecta" -- it keeps changing it to "neglect"...)

Napa Country Iris Gardens is one of my very favorite places to order from, and I have placed an order with them every year since I discovered them. Their prices are very reasonable and they have a large variety to choose from, with great pictures, including some newer introductions from other hybridizers. And I really love their introductions each year, too.

Shall I give you a little treat now? OF COURSE!


Betty
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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May 19, 2012 1:23 PM CST

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GINGER SWIRL (Schreiner 1985)


GITANO (Keppel 2008)


GRAND CLASSIC (Tasco 2007)


GRIZZLY GOSLING (Kasperek 2006)


HALO EVERYBODY (Rogers 1998)


HAWAIIAN MOONLIGHT (Pinegar 1995)


HONEYCOMB (Lauer 2006)


HOPELESS ROMANTIC (Ghio 2009)
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HOUSE AFIRE (Ghio 2003)


JAMAICAN BREW (Williamson 2009)


JURRASIC PARK (Lauer 1995)


KISS OF KISSES (Kerr 1997)


LOUISAS SONG (Blyth 1999)


MALLORY KAY (Johnson L 1998)


MAMBO ITALIANO (Black 2009)


MIDNIGHT REVELRY (Schreiner 2005)


MISTER FLOUNCE (Christopherson 2001)


MONETS BLUE (Schreiner 1998)


NEW FACE (Black 2008)


OCEAN CLOUDS (Hamner 1992)


ORANGE SLICES (Niswonger 1986)


ORANGE TITAN (Aitken 2007)


PALACE SYMPHONY (Blyth 2006)
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PAUL BLACK (Johnson T 2003)


PEACHES AND DREAMS (Ghio 2003)
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PEEKABOO ZEBU (Kasperek 2005)


PIRATE AHOY (Blyth 2005)


PRETTY EDGY (Blyth 2002)


PRYOCLAST (Ernst 2007)


PSYCHIC READER (Ghio 2008)


PURPLE SERENADE (Schreiner 2005)

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May 19, 2012 2:24 PM CST

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ROMANTIC GENTLEMAN (Blyth 2002)
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RUSTLE OF SPRING (Grosvenor 1999)


SAFARI SUNSET (Blyth 2001)


SALZBURY ECHO (Schreiner 2009)


SAVANNAH FAIR (Begley 2004)


SORBONNE (Keppel 2009)


STOLEN SWEETS (Black 2009)


SURFERS DREAM (Richardson 2009)


SWORDSMAN (Blyth 2004)


TAYBERRY (Ernst 2007)


TEMPORAL ANOMALY (Tasco 2007)


TERRA ROSA (Schreiner 1998)


TEXAS RENEGADE (Maryott 2002)


WESTPOINTER (Sutton G 2001)


YUPPY PUPPY (Burseen 2008)


Whew!! So did your list jump grow like mine did?!! Lovey dubby
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May 19, 2012 2:37 PM CST
After we would go out for dinner and as we came home my late wife used to say "why did you let me eat so much". That is similar to the way I feel looking at these wonderful pictures...it is way to much to digest in one sitting so I will have to come back often and enjoy them a few at a time. Thanks for letting me visit Napa Valley Iris through your pictures as I will never get there.
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May 19, 2012 6:18 PM CST
I'm in love Lovey dubby

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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 19, 2012 10:18 PM CST

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Glad you enjoyed them, I know I sure enjoyed seeing them in person.

And the last shots are of a few seedlings, who know, you may see these some day as new intros.

L04-69F
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J07-56A
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L04-71
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L07-2A
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L07-8B
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May 19, 2012 10:35 PM CST

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Wow! That last one is just a mass of ruffles. I love it!
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
May 19, 2012 10:42 PM CST

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I love the copper with purple one, those are the rich colors I am drawn to. Well, I actually liked all of those! I ran out of time to see the other seedlings. I took 608 photos in 2 hrs. and left at closing time.
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