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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Oct 13, 2012 5:29 PM CST
I added 6 this year, I only bought one, the rest I got through trades with nice people on ATP. Smiling

Blue Reflections - Schreiner 1972
Thriller - Schreiner 1988
Savannah Sunset - Schreiner 2000
Blueberry Bliss - Schreiner 2004
Here Comes The Night - Schreiner 2009
Silverado - Schreiner 1986
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Oct 13, 2012 6:48 PM CST
I also got a Schreiner's Iris through a trade with nice people on ATP -- *Showcase* is a Schreiner's. Green Grin!

Also got *Like Wow* and *Rio Rojo*.

Think that's it!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Oct 13, 2012 7:59 PM CST
The rhizomes from Schreiners were smaller than usual this year, but healthy:

Amplified

Apollodorus

Cajun Rhythm

Copatonic


Bonus:

All About Blue

Silken Trim

Oh, and I also got some of their fertilizer to try.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 15, 2012 5:23 AM CST
I didn't add iris this yr but could I ask which one is your fav that you currently grow? Might help with a decision on adding a few next yr.
Thanks
Name: Betty
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Betja
Oct 15, 2012 11:04 AM CST
I ordered from Schreiner's this year just to get the one iris I've been waiting for since 2009:
ALSEA FALLS


I also ordered another new intro:
FIDDLIN' AROUND
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Then I received four additional rhizomes as gifts:
LIKE WOW
SILKEN TRIM
2 SUNRISE ELEGY


Edit: I have been using a 6-10-10 granular fertilizer that is really inexpensive (like under $3/box) at WalMart. It was in a green box and used to be called Pennington, but I think they changed the name last year. I haven't checked this year to see if they have it again, but they've had it for the last 5 years or so.

Betty
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Oct 15, 2012 5:33 PM CST
Boy, that Fiddlin Around sure is different with the underside of the falls very different from the top of the falls. I like Alsea Falls too, it's like an improvement over Can't Touch This, which is like it, but a bit floppy, and doesn't hold it's shape too well.
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Name: Brett Barney
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brettbarney73
Oct 15, 2012 5:48 PM CST
I only had a handful of ID-ed irises until this year, so it was a big year of adding for me. These are the Schreiner ones I got.

Blue Sapphire
Caldron
Sapphire Hills
Carnaby
Burnt Toffee
Commando
Honky Tonk Blues
Change of Pace
War Chief
Celebration Song
In the Mood
Cajun Rhythm
Sentimental Rose
Afternoon in Rio
Rio Rojo
Glad
Queen of the Mist

Only the last three are intros from the last 5 years, and many have been around for decades. I can't really help with Teresa's question about which are the favorites, since none of these have had a chance to bloom. The only Schreiner iris that I already had was Picasso Moon, which bloomed beautifully despite being transplanted in late winter. I'm not a big fan of yellow irises generally, so I wouldn't call it a favorite. But for what it is I like it pretty well, and if you happen to actually like yellow irises I'd recommend it.

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Muddymitts
Oct 15, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Picasso Moon is a drop-dead gorgeous Iris. I really wouldn't call it yellow, would you Brett? Mine is more like molten gold. I planted it in front of my Japanese Red Maple tree -- the contrast is wonderful. Your picture of Picasso Moon is beautiful!! Lovey dubby I love that Iris.

Betty -- your picture of Alsea Falls is just amazing!!

I struggled with Teresa's question too. Partly because I didn't understand it. Teresa -- do you want to know our favorite Schreiner's Iris? Or just our favorite-favorite Iris? Or favorite that we got this year? Confused

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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Oct 15, 2012 6:34 PM CST
P.S. Was that a sly play on words Brett? You're not a big *fan* of yellow Irises.................... Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Oct 16, 2012 9:19 AM CST
Teresa, the one that immediately popped into my mind when you asked about our favorite Schreiner's iris is YAQUINA BLUE. I absolutely adore this iris! Here are pictures of it at different times of day and in different years -- she's very photogenic!

YAQUINA BLUE - Dykes Medal Winner
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Even though these look so different, they are all from the same plant.

Betty
Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Oct 16, 2012 10:07 AM CST
I did add just a couple Rolling my eyes.

Mr Moonlight
Champagne Waltz
Laced Cotton
Wayside Lyric
Winterfest
Samurai Warrior
Julia
Upstate NY
Zone 6
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PollyK
Oct 16, 2012 10:27 AM CST
Laced Cotton is one of my very favorites, Julia, love it.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Oct 16, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Betty those are great pictures Yaquina Blue is a nice one and I really like Alesa Falls, I couldn't buy it this year but it is on next years list it makes a beautiful clump.

Julia Mr. Moonlight Thumbs up

Terersa If I had to pick 3 it would be these they have all done well here and I look forward to seeing them every year.

Dusky Challenger


Celebration Song


Stepping Out


These are my new schreiners for the year

Petticoat Shuffle

Dangerous Liasion

Catch A Star

Dreaming Of Rio

Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Oct 16, 2012 5:40 PM CST
I like Petticoat Shuffle, I don't think I've seen that one before. Here's a couple of Schriners that I like a lot.
Calipso Beat and Cranberry Swirl
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Light Shines and Can't Touch This
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Bold Fashion and Outragious Fortune

Perpetual Joy and Rare Treat
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Mexican Holiday and Breakers
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Name: Brett Barney
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brettbarney73
Oct 16, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Muddymitts said:Picasso Moon is a drop-dead gorgeous Iris. I really wouldn't call it yellow, would you Brett? Mine is more like molten gold. I planted it in front of my Japanese Red Maple tree -- the contrast is wonderful.


Well, I'm sort of a box-of-eight-crayons guy when it comes to colors, I guess. Violet = purple; mauve = purple; orchid = purple; etc.

Muddymitts said:P.S. Was that a sly play on words Brett? You're not a big *fan* of yellow Irises


No, unfortunately. If intentionally punning is the expectation in these parts I guess I'll have to raise my standards. :~)

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PollyK
Oct 16, 2012 6:28 PM CST
I just love Petticoat Shuffle. Never saw that one before.

Tom, the Breakers with the blue behind it is stunning. Please tell me again what the blue background is.

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 16, 2012 8:26 PM CST

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I'm not Tom, but am pretty sure it's Baptisia australis or one of it's cultivars/hybrids/subspecies

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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Oct 16, 2012 9:34 PM CST
Tom beautiful pictures I like Can't Touch This and Mexican Holiday both good plants.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 17, 2012 3:41 AM CST
Kent, you're right, it's baptisia. I had moved that plant to another location, and I must have missed some, as it came back. Oh well, it must like it there.
Brad, I don't know if I sent you any of those two or not, but I had a huge clump of Mexican Holiday that I dug up. I moved two rhizomes to a new bed, and got rid of the rest. It's a good grower. If not, I will get some to you next summer.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Oct 17, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Thanks Kent.

Tom, what a color combo!

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