Irises forum: Marvin Davis introductions

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jan 8, 2014 7:42 PM CST

18 results found.

'American Maid'
'Banjo Girl'
'Beula'
'Cinnamon Sentiment'
'Cowboy Girl'
'Dark Hollow'
'Honey Hush'
'Icy Winds'
'Ketchikan'
'Kiss Me Please'
'Old Renegade'
'One Man Band'
'Primal Shadows'
'Roadmap'
'Shark'
'Some Big Star'
'Spin Doctor'
'Transworld'
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 8, 2014 8:33 PM CST
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 8, 2014 9:35 PM CST
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jan 9, 2014 7:57 AM CST
If you want to see these lovelies in pictures here at ATP this is what you need to do.

A. Click on the "Plant Database"
B. Select the custom database on the right of the page; "Irises"
C. Three choices appear in the left hand top corner (Browse full....; Search by......; Access the.....) Click on, " Search by Characteristics"
D. Fill in the hybridizers name
E. Click on the "Search" botton at the top of the page
F. Enjoy the display!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Jan 9, 2014 8:58 AM CST
Thank you Greg!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 9, 2014 9:25 AM CST
Very cool! Thanks, Greg!! Green Grin!
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 9, 2014 11:41 AM CST

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The search-ability of the ATP Database is one of the things that makes it really special.

Want a light blue TB with purple based foliage? Go to the Iris Database and click "Search by characteristics" as Greg explained above and click the boxes for Tall Bearded under Classification, Light Blue under Bloom Color, and Purple Base under Foliage and you'll get a list of tall bearded irises with light blue flowers and purple based foliage.

Want to see Keith Keppel's plicatas? Type Keppel in the Hybridizer field and click the box for Plicata under Flower Patterns and there they are.

In many ways, the Iris Database is extremely complete. If an iris has been registered by AIS, it should be in the database already (not counting the 2014 registrations, information on them isn't available online yet). Dave was also able to import a lot of information for many of the entries. Most irises registered from 1950 through 2012 already have the Hybridizer, Year of Registration, Year of Introduction, Seedling Number, Classification, Hardiness, Registered Height, and Parentage fields filled in. Information on some other fields, like Flower Color and Flower Form, had to be added manually. At lot of work has been done on that, but much remains. All of the information on irises register prior to 1950 is going to have to be added manually, that's going to take awhile. Blinking

Brad mentioned above, or in another thread, the hyperlinks in the Parentage and Child Plants fields. That's an amazing feature if you are interested in hybridizing or tracing the background of irises.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 9, 2014 12:49 PM CST
Phenomenal, Kent. Makes me proud to have contributed in a very small way, with photos and other assorted information. Smiling
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 9, 2014 2:19 PM CST
Loved 'American Maid'. Unusual flower color.

Funny story--one year I didn't know why the flower was not open. When I checked the stem, it was frozen solid. It felt like an iron bar. So I cut the stem & the foliage was still doing well. It bloomed well the following year.
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Name: Dennis
Gilbertsville, KY/ Lahaina, HI (Zone 7a)
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dd95172
Jan 9, 2014 3:04 PM CST
Here is a picture of American Maid from my garden in 2012. Unfortunately, it has not survived through 2013, so I am going to have to find it again this spring.
Mary Ann,
I know you wanted a piece of AM when you saw it blooming in my garden in 2012, however, you will have to wait a few more years for me to be able to give you some.
Dennis
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jan 9, 2014 4:11 PM CST
Stunning photograph
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 9, 2014 6:52 PM CST
I couldn't wait Dennis -- I went ahead and bought it!! Maybe I can share mine with you!!??

Here she is blooming in my garden last Spring:



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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 9, 2014 6:53 PM CST
http://www.irisfarmer.com/373.html

This looks like a source for American Maid.
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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
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Muddymitts
Jan 9, 2014 6:54 PM CST
First year blooms -- my color isn't as rich as yours, yet. Smiling
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jan 9, 2014 7:38 PM CST
Dennis....I just noticed that you are a director of the TBIS. I love the magazine 'Tall Talk'. Great pictures and readable articles. Your perspective is a welcome addition here.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Jan 9, 2014 7:54 PM CST
Kent you guys have done a great job with the database it has really saved a lot of time researching pedigree's all the new features are awesome !!! Thanks for all your work with it has made some of my planning a lot simpler and saved me a ton of time.
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
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lovemyhouse
Jan 9, 2014 9:01 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Dennis
Gilbertsville, KY/ Lahaina, HI (Zone 7a)
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dd95172
Jan 12, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Mary Ann,
I would certainly like to get a piece of your American Maid if you have sufficient stock. I hope this spring to be able to drive over to your place during bloom season, as its been a one way street in the other direction for the past few years. As you stated in a thread somewhere, I would also like to visit Marvin Davis garden to see some of these beautiful seedlings he has. Maybe we can make a day trip if we find out.

Paul,
I am just an amateur hybridizer that happens to grow a large number of TB irises. I enjoy photography, and in the last couple of years I have started photographing the blooms with either a black velvet background or cream colored background depending on the bloom colors to make the picture "pop" more. My hybridizing efforts were reported in a Tall Talk magazine article a couple of years ago, and this winter, I have started my seedlings as you described in a thread last year with some details you provided me in a tree mail. I am currently gathering pictures of this effort, and plan to submit another article later this year. I became involved with the TBIS several years ago and enjoy participating in this society. As I mentioned in another thread last month, the spring TBIS meeting this year is in Salem, OR just before the Region 13 AIS meeting in Portland. Bus tour visits will be to Schreiner's, Mid-America, Keppel's, and Vaughn's gardens. Details can be found at http://www.tbisonline.com/

Dennis
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
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Muddymitts
Jan 12, 2014 6:57 PM CST
Hi Dennis. I will certainly share a rhizome of American Maid if she's large enough to divide this year. If not -- next year for sure. Don't forget -- I already promised you a rhizome of Beverly Sills! Smiling

I would love to make a day-trip together to visit Marvin and see his Irises -- if he's willing. I don't *do* airplanes -- so the only hybridizer gardens I get to see are the ones I can drive to. I can only dream about the gardens on the west coast -- and enjoy them vicariously through photos.

You're welcome to visit my Iris gardens any time, Dennis. They aren't the professionally laid-out beds like yours are -- but the Irises are beautiful none-the-less. And some of them you'll recognize!! nodding
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Jan 14, 2014 8:27 AM CST
Does anybody have the iris "Transworld"? Be on the lookout as Marvin would like to re-acquire this early introduction of his.

I had a brief possibility in Margie Valenzuela (she posted a picture of it to "Dave's Garden") but she never had it.
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