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Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Aug 29, 2012 9:08 PM CST

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Dark can be any real dark colored iris

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Muddymitts
Aug 29, 2012 9:44 PM CST
Are you asking what our favorites are?
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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
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irisloverdee
Aug 29, 2012 10:05 PM CST

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yup in darker colors

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Aug 30, 2012 1:50 AM CST
I started a dark iris thread back in April and don't know how to move it here, but I copied my first posting and here it is:


This is the last group I had picked out pictures for and I just haven't had time to post them until now. All are tall bearded except as otherwise noted. I hope others will post pictures of their darks too!

CRIMSON LIGHTS - My favorite dark!
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MIDNIGHT COWBOY - My second favorite
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BLACK MAGIC WOMAN - Third favorite
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HERE COMES THE NIGHT
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BLACK SUITED
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OZARK REBOUNDER
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HOO DOO
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SHARP DRESSED MAN
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FADE TO BLACK
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BLACK TIE AFFAIR and DRACULA'S KISS
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BLACK IS BLACK (TB) and CHIMNEY SOOT (Border Bearded)
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LADY OF THE NIGHT (Border Bearded)
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STAR IN THE NIGHT (Intermediate Bearded)
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Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 30, 2012 2:59 AM CST
Dark ones goodie.
Samurai Warrior should bloom spring of 2013 actually all should bloom then.

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Superstitio

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Devil Baby
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Dark Forces new this year bloom 2013
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Fortunate Son TBI

Devoted

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Love at First Sight
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Nancys Lace

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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Aug 30, 2012 6:35 AM CST
Hi,! Sorry, no pics! Too dumb! Rolling my eyes. But love "Before the Storm", and almost any thing by Jim Hedgecock! Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 30, 2012 8:31 AM CST
no pictures either. However 'Before the Storm' survived being under ice.
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Black Lightning (Chapman), Bad Intentions (Black),
TB Foreign Storm
IB Midsummer Night's Dream
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 30, 2012 9:08 AM CST
Wait a minute!! Before the Storm sounds familier. I think its my black NOID.Thanks gardeners.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 30, 2012 9:14 AM CST
I had originally put NANCY'S LACE in with the purple irises, but it's so dark that I think it should really be put here.

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I love NANCY'S LACE!

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Aug 30, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Betty I think I used your "borrowed" photo.I have it in my files.
This is Nabcys Lace in bloom first time in the garden last spring.I think its dark enough to be a "dark" iris.

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 30, 2012 9:29 AM CST
It looks beautiful in your garden, JoAnn! And I'm so glad you like it! I think it's a real beauty.

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 30, 2012 9:34 AM CST
It really has subtle properties and combines with many colors.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 30, 2012 9:47 AM CST
Gorgeous!
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tveguy3
Aug 30, 2012 10:10 AM CST
Very nice Betty and Jo Ann, one more added to next year's list! Oh my
Here's a pic of before the storm, I know I have a better one, but can't find it right now.
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Midnight Treat
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Well, I had others, but it's not letting me upload any more.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 30, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Its jumping the gun here but I will recieve a bonus from Mid America
Name Game
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maybe I aught to wait til it blooms LOL.I am so excited.My order arrives at 4 o'clock.I will pix and post on the other thread.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 30, 2012 12:01 PM CST
Well -- Betty's *Nancy's Lace* and JoAnn's *Nancy's Lace* don't look anything alike! This is the part about Irises that is soooooooooooooooo frustrating!!
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 30, 2012 12:02 PM CST
JoAnn -- that *Name Game* is gorgeous!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Aug 30, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Just three here...
SDB Devil Baby
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 30, 2012 1:20 PM CST
I take pictures of blooms on both the first and second days, and I've noticed that I always like the 2nd day pictures much better. The petals seem to relax much more and give that flowing ruffled look that I like so much. And I always have trouble with dark colored blooms too. I've discovered that if I can put a brighter light source somewhere behind the bloom it will look more like the real color of the bloom. But sometimes I just can't get that light source, so the bloom is lighter in the picture. That first picture of NANCY'S LACE that JoAnn posted was taken before I discovered the "light source" trick, and three of the four pictures in the second group of NANCY'S LACE were taken after I figured it out.

Betty
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Aug 30, 2012 1:43 PM CST
O K Thats why I go to a Plant File or database of some kind.Websites images are sometimes manipulated so one never knows the true color.
Database plants are photoed in a real garden setting and give a better idea as to color when in mine.
I believe Bettys Nancys Lace was taken in shade.Mine is in more light.Also soil is a factor.
Color is important to me so I even go asfar as Googling a plant to see how the color varies if there are more than three images of the same plant.I never trust the website version.
I have a Mid America imahe of Here we Go and the actual bloom in my garden is much more beautiful
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