Irises forum: OK, let's get Tom Johnson's list going,

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 7, 2012 10:13 AM CST
These are the TJ's I added to my collection this year.

Brilliant Disguise - T Johnson 2008
Private Eye T - Johnson 2010
Made You Look - T Johnson 2011
Daring Deception - T Johnson 2012
Strawberry Freeze - T Johnson 2012
Strut - T. Johnson 2009
Catwalk Queen - T. Johnson 2011
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Oct 7, 2012 11:46 AM CST
No Tom Johnsons's here (unless you sent me one, Tom)
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 7, 2012 1:56 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Mary Ann, Didn't we just talk about Paul Black being a Tom Johnson iris in the other thread? You gave me a good laugh, It's good for me, and yes remember I sent you an iris called Paul Black.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Oct 7, 2012 3:46 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Sticking tongue out You Guys!!....Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Oct 7, 2012 6:15 PM CST
Oh -- well that one slipped past me (the talk about Paul Black being a Tom Johnson Iris in the other thread) (probably because Paul (not Black) was the one who delivered the one-liner) -- but I knew that Tom (you, not Johnson) sent me Paul Black (the Iris, not the hybridizer) -- but I didn't remember Tom Johnson as being the hybridizer, even though Paul (not Black) identified him as such..................

I think I'm getting a headache.................. Confused
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Oct 7, 2012 7:08 PM CST
Naples 2001
Disguise 2006
Paul Black 2003

Paul Black

2003, Johnson

'Paul Black' (Thomas Johnson, R. 2002). Seedling R103A. TB, height 42" (107 cm), Mid Late bloom season. Medium dark purple blue; beards dark orange; pronounced spicy fragrance. 'Tom Johnson' X 'Star Fleet'. Mid-America 2003. Honorable Mention 2005; Award of Merit 2007; Wister Medal 2009; American Dykes Medal 2010.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 8, 2012 3:53 AM CST
Thanks for another good laugh you guys, Nice way to start my day. Now about 2 more cups of coffee and a bagel, and I can brave the 22 degree weather and go feed my horses.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 8, 2012 7:49 AM CST
I added Daring Deception, Flamingo Frenzy, and Strawberry Shake, all 2012, Also Private Eye 2010 and Ink Patterns 2007. Strawberry Shake was a huge rhizome which never prospered. It just sat there and never put up any nice green foliage but slowly browned. The rhizome remained firm. I took hold of it yesterday and the leaves pulled off and there was the smell of soft rot. There was a small pocket of rot where the leaves joined the rhizome. I scraped it out with a grape fruit spoon and dusted with Ajax. I think it will make it but I won't see bloom for a couple of years. The up side is there are 7 small increase showing. In medians I added I'm On Fire, Keeno, Orange Smash, Hobbit, Fidget, Calligrapher, Capiche, and Stunt Double.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 8, 2012 8:27 AM CST
You got some nice ones there Paul, some of the same ones that I have. I think you mean Strawberry Freeze, as Strawberry Shake is one of Keppel's. Too many strawberries to keep track of, lol. I can't wait to see Private Eye, The pictures I've seen of it have been really nice, Kent kept teasing me with them, and I couldn't resist.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 8, 2012 9:17 AM CST
I did mix the "Strawberries" up Confused My Private Eye is two medium-small rhizomes which I got at our UIS sale. I'm not certain they are large enough to bloom next year so I might have to wait to see bloom a couple of years but they should form a nice clump. I planted them in an area which had been fallow for several years so they may prosper.....new soil.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Oct 8, 2012 10:23 AM CST
You guys beat me to Strawberry Shake. I wanted it for a friend, but it was sold out.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Oct 11, 2012 9:58 PM CST
Tom I went a little overboard on Tom Johnson's Smiling It was really hard for me to narrow down which ones to buy he had so many good ones this year and I liked a lot more of them than I could afford but I will keep adding to the wish list for next year. Here are the ones I got of his

Center Line


Flying First Class


Au Contraire


Rumor Has It


Howler


Simply Sensational


Original Cast
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Lynette Blue


Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 12, 2012 3:38 AM CST
Some really nice ones. I have not seen Howler before. Wonder where that was hiding. I just never noticed it. I've been looking at that Lynette Blue, your pic sure makes it look better then others I've seen. nice ruffles.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Oct 12, 2012 6:43 AM CST
I'm partial to Center Line, myself. Lovey dubby
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Oct 12, 2012 11:13 AM CST
Great pics!

New ones of his I got were:
Daring Deception
Little Sweetie
Whee

I also purchased:
I'm Back
Dialect
Discovered Treasure
Heart Of Glass
I Hope You Dance
Prague
Stylized
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 12, 2012 3:14 PM CST

Moderator

Of Tom's iris, I added:

What About Me (IB)


Twitter (SDB)
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Private Eye (TB)
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Publicity Stunt (TB)
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Also received:

Scandinavian Gal (TB)
Strawberry Freeze (TB)
Strut (TB)
Up In Flames (TB)

but I haven't seen those in person before so don't have pictures yet.
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Oct 12, 2012 4:02 PM CST
Only have 1 added this year

Broken Heart
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Oct 12, 2012 5:49 PM CST
I like that Private Eye!

One is good, Julia, and that one is really, really pretty.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 13, 2012 4:15 AM CST
I sure like that Publicity Stunt! Guess I better add that to my next years list.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Nov 10, 2014 1:29 PM CST
Reviving this thread!
Planted Center Line this season.
Love the Thomas Johnson creations!
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