Photo of Irises (Iris): I'm green with envy

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 5, 2013 2:30 PM CST
What a beautiful well kept garden. Not a weed in sight. I think this is the ideal way to grow iris, in rows and water in furrows. Mine do OK in beds but I love the look of yours.
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Oct 5, 2013 2:56 PM CST
Thanks Paul,
This gets to be a lot of work. I have backed off hybridizing because of the space requirements (and my aching back!). Now I'm down to just a few keepers in this row of SDB's. I also kept an IB which probably only I could like. Rows do save a lot of weeding and cultivating.

Here is my IB Seedling not in the picture. It's from a cross of Wish Upon A Star (SDB) X Wise (MDB). I do this only for fun.....not a living! Smiling

Elliott IB 2010-10
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Oct 5, 2013 4:53 PM CST
I would love to raise a bunch of seedlings each year but it is not realistic at this stage in my life. That is a pretty seedling Leon.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Oct 5, 2013 8:36 PM CST

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What a beautiful and richly hued seedling, just lovely! Thumbs up
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lovemyhouse
Oct 5, 2013 9:52 PM CST
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Oct 6, 2013 10:40 AM CST
Paul said:
I would love to raise a bunch of seedlings each year but it is not realistic at this stage in my life.

Yes, that gets to be true for all of us eventually (myself included)! But, as I look at the contributions you have made here at ATP it tells me you have already given all of us immeasurable enjoyment in your pictures! And that in itself is a wonderful labor of love. I especially enjoyed one of your posts this morning entitled, "Irises Come in All the Colors of the Rainbow". I doubt if I will continue to raise as many as in the past: And I have made some very steep cuts this year alone. I simply can't keep up with everything we grow. So do not feel alone Paul........you're not!

Sue said:
What a beautiful and richly hued seedling

Sue, You are very kind! Smiling Thank you.

Debra gave Sue's post a double "thumbs up" icon & four "I Agree" icons. You're all wonderful!!! *Blush*
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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
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Paul2032
Oct 6, 2013 11:44 AM CST
thanks for the kind comment Leon.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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