Irises forum: A visit to our Iris Show

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3
Views: 1754, Replies: 47 » Jump to the end
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 26, 2013 7:29 AM CST
We held our annual Utah Iris Society Show yesterday at Sugar House Park in Salt Lake City. Here are some pictures...wish they were better quality....Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/fda000 The show room......
Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/609c5d


Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/6311e0

Brouhaha....runner-up to Best Specimen
Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/22ab39 Ink Patterns....special award winner
Merry Amigo...BEST SPECIMEN
Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/db359f Acoma
Drama Queen.....special award winner
Dazzling Gold

Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/d6fe72 Dialect
Ink Patterns

Brussels
Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/7b7935 Secret Rites
Thumb of 2013-05-26/Paul2032/040162 Best seedling....worthy in my opinion.of introduction....a real beauty
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 26, 2013 9:23 AM CST
Thanks for sharing the show -- I loved seeing it! You're right that that seedling should be introduced -- it's beautiful. Lovey dubby

Paul -- how many of the winners were yours?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 26, 2013 10:07 AM CST
I so enjoy the shows each year....I worked hard and was successful. and the season was right for my garden bloom....the Best specimen and runner-up were mine. Also won the Sweepstakes.. My friends in the UIS are putting a big target on me for next year. Two years ago a friend won best specimen at her first show and has been disappointed since. Maybe the only way is down now Shrug! Shrug! Shrug!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 26, 2013 11:00 AM CST
Reaslly nice ! And congrats!!...Arlyn
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 26, 2013 11:01 AM CST
Thanks....... *Blush* *Blush* *Blush*
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
May 26, 2013 11:11 AM CST
Congratulations! Hurray! How do you keep them looking so fresh? Do you pick them the morning of the show?
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 26, 2013 11:46 AM CST
I pick freshly opened stalks and ones just opening the evening before the show. The ones that are open go into an unheated bath room and the ones that need to open stay in the kitchen in warm water. Then before I leave for the show, 6 A.M. yesterday, I give the garden one more look. Then when you get home after the show you always find something fabulous that you missed. I've groomed the stalks that I brought home and am just taking them to the cemetery. Thanks for the congrats.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 26, 2013 11:56 AM CST
That's just wonderful, Paul. I had a sneaking suspicion.... Hilarious!

Congratulations! You do work very hard -- the results prove that.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 26, 2013 1:51 PM CST
Thanks Mary Ann...there were 16 exhibitors and about 150 specimens....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 26, 2013 3:58 PM CST
Hurray!

I wish we had something like that here near me............... I'd participate!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
May 26, 2013 8:24 PM CST
Congratulations Paul. People don't realize how much work shows are, both the exhibitors & the people who run it.
[Last edited by irisarian - May 27, 2013 7:12 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #413350 (11)
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 26, 2013 9:39 PM CST
Thanks everyone. Lucy-we are lucky to have a good group of willing people. Our show closed at 5 and by 5:35 we have the iris off the tables, the vases put away, the tables down and the floor swept......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
PollyK
May 27, 2013 10:59 AM CST
Big congrats, Paul, and well deserved!
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: Pacific Northwest
Hummingbirder Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Oregon
Image
irisloverdee
May 27, 2013 2:33 PM CST

Moderator

Congrats Paul, I could not go to our show

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak <url>http://snowpeakiris.com</http>

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
Image
Paul2032
May 27, 2013 5:43 PM CST
Thumb of 2013-05-27/Paul2032/b6999d Salt Lake Tribune 1984....wish I was still thinner with thicker dark hair Shrug! Shrug! Shrug!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Muddymitts
May 27, 2013 8:52 PM CST
Oh Paul -- how neat!! You've been winning at Iris shows for a long time!!

Don't we all wish we were still thinner with thicker, darker hair???? Whistling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
May 27, 2013 9:10 PM CST
Congratulations, Paul! Well deserved, thank you for sharing with us. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
May 28, 2013 3:20 AM CST
You look like one of those Movie star guys! Hair, much like lawn, is over rated! nodding
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
Image
lovemyhouse
May 28, 2013 6:11 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 28, 2013 6:48 AM CST
Thumbs up Remember "bald is beautiful !", and" fat is fun!"....or ,at least, that's what I keep telling myself Crying ...Arlyn

Page 1 of 3 • 1 2 3

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "Dianthus 'Nyewood Cream'"