Irises forum: Some Iris I didn't get to see this year

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 6, 2013 1:07 PM CST
I thought it would be fun to start looking at the ones that didn't bloom this year. I have a Lot of them, and will just have to go through the old files and pick them out. These are some from some of my oldest files. You can tell I hadn't learned how to use the camera yet! I'll add some to it as time permits. Feel free to add the ones that you missed this year.

Bal Masque - Cayeux 1993 and Boysenberry Buttercup - Lauer 1997


Bride's Halo - Mohr 1974 and Broadband - Tasco 2002
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Calypso Beat - Schreiner 2002 and Chuckles - Ghio 1986
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Circus Strips - Plough 1976 and Cross Examined - Van Liere 2008
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Crouned Heads - Keppel 1997 and Downtown Man - Blyth 2008
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Dreaming Of Rio - Schreiner 2008 and I Hope You Dance - T Johnson 2009
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Zesting Lemons - Ernst 2008 and Fancy Brass - Schreiner 1987
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 6, 2013 1:52 PM CST
I don't have pics of any of mine from preivious years, (dang!), but there were a LOT of mine that didn't bloom this spring....Arlyn
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 6, 2013 2:23 PM CST
Lovely pictures I would really love an up-dated Brides Halo. What a lovely picture. I grew it years ago and it was pretty finicky.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 6, 2013 3:13 PM CST
Put the word out--hybridizers should update Bride's Halo. Some of Fred Kerr's plants might qualify. He works with rims,
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 7, 2013 4:07 AM CST
Here's a couple more from some older files.
County Cork - Schreiner 2007 and Cranberry Swirl - Schreiner 2006
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Larue Boswell - Wood 1997 and Native Tale - Schreiner 2003
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Rancho Rose - Gibson 1975 and Agressively Forward - Innerst 1994
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Bold Encounter - Black 2003 and Bold Fashion - Schreiner 1998

Chasing Rainbows - Hager 1998 and Coastal Mist - Schreiner 1998
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Comfortable - Ghio and Drama Queen - Keppel 2003
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Dutch Custard - Van Liere 2010 and Easter Candy - Keppel 2011
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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: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 8, 2013 3:22 AM CST
About 2:15 this morning I heard the horn blowing on a car, got up to make sure it wasn't mine, Went out and saw a car with the emergency flashers going, so I walked up to it. Some drunk guy had lost control of his car and I'm not sure what he did, but his rear tire was off, and the car was smoking. He wasn't hurt, but was too drunk to know what was going on. I walked back and called the police. I of course couldn't go back to sleep, so I got up. Not a fun start to the day, but it seems cooler and less humid, so I should be able to finish cleaning out the bed I started yesterday.
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: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 8, 2013 5:56 AM CST
You'll have to take a nap after dinner! That's pretty early in the A.M. to be starting the day!. The "air" feels much better here, too, thankfully. Haven't watched the weather yet, but I suppose I'll be watering again today.....Arlyn
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 8, 2013 8:09 AM CST
Just came in from watering the new starts and the day lilies. I think a nap will sound good in a few hours. Everything I've planted so far has taken off. Much better then last year. I lost some last year due to that hot spell.
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: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 9, 2013 1:43 PM CST
Paul, have you seen Kerr's Guilded Cloud? It's similar to Bride's Halo.
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
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 9, 2013 5:17 PM CST
Thanks Tom....I'll check that one.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 11, 2013 7:02 PM CST
Have I got a deal for you, Tom ! This sounds like it's right up your alley! Check out the PSA on the Blue J site, it's near the top of the page. Stockton isn't too far from you, and it's close enough, I'll even help you dig!...Arlyn
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 12, 2013 3:39 AM CST
Oh Arlyn, just 2500 plants??? Not enough to mess with. Sounds to me like you need to get yourself a back hoe for that new tractor and go get a bunch. I wonder if one of those old potato diggers would work to dig iris? Are there anymore vacant lots for you to buy????
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: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 12, 2013 8:34 AM CST
You must have miss-read, Tom, as it's 3500, not 2500! Can you imagine ?! Their total bed space is almost 2900 sq. ft.. That's half again as much as I have, but still, they must really be "packed in there"! Maybe we can get MaryAnn to go get "em?! Whistling I wonder if this was just a "hobby garden", or some kind of business?....Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 12, 2013 9:50 AM CST
Some kind of museum. How many medians?
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 12, 2013 10:53 AM CST
Well, once you get over 2000, what's a few more, Rolling on the floor laughing I know I don't want to get there, unless I win the lottery and can hire gardeners. But then I guess I'd have to start buying the tickets. They say your chances to win are increased "slightly" by buying a ticket! However, I do like digging in the dirt, and I'd have to hire someone to hold a sun umbrella and fan me while I work, and of course someone to wipe the sweat off my forehead, and keep the wine glass chilled and filled! Rolling my eyes.
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: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Aug 12, 2013 2:10 PM CST
My kind of gardening, Tom!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Arlyn -- forget it!! Nuff said.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 12, 2013 5:49 PM CST
iris addiction is great. when you get our age (late 70s & early 80s) you realize that you have to slow down.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 13, 2013 8:29 AM CST
Here's a couple more I missed seeing this year from an older file.

Adriatic Waves - Keppel 2009 and Arthouse - Blyth 2008

Bold Fashion - Schreiner 1998 and Carnival Capers - Blyth 2009
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Pledge Allegiance - Schreiner 1984 and Crouned Heads - Keppel 1997
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Decadence - Blyth 2004 and Enchanter - Blyth 2004

Fancy Brass - Schreiner 1987 and Kids Clothes - Burseen 1993
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Kool Night - Dunn M. 1998 and Lady Jane - Lauer 2001
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Aug 18, 2013 8:02 PM CST

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Paul2032 said:Lovely pictures I would really love an up-dated Brides Halo. What a lovely picture. I grew it years ago and it was pretty finicky.


Paul Black's 'Stolen Sweets' seems reasonably close:



Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 18, 2013 8:30 PM CST
Thanks Kent.....I'm going to check into that one next year......very beautiful
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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