Irises forum: Japanese irises at Greywood Farms

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Jan 23, 2014 10:09 PM CST
Darlyn's site is open for 2014 and she has some new beauties and old favorites.

She also sells her own hybridized daylilies, many hostas and they're all worth a look. I can't praise her enough. She sends nice big, healthy plants, and I've had my order in with her since October!

Here's the site: http://greywoodfarm.squarespace.com/
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Greywoods Dark Desire (photo taken just before sunset giving it a violet glow)
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Greywoods Etcha Sketch
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It's cold, nasty, snowy and horrible outside. Cuddle up with your favorite tea, coffee or hot chocolate, and see how Greywood Farms can tempt you!

Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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eclayne
Jan 27, 2014 10:16 AM CST

Plants Admin

Thanks for the reminder. Another grower where it's hard to narrow the choices.
Evan
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jan 27, 2014 10:39 AM CST
I've always been thrilled with the plants from Greywood!

Maybe it's my age but I just don't want any JI's that make me wait two years for a lonely bloom or two.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member Plant Database Moderator Forum moderator Aroids Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tropicals Foliage Fan Bulbs Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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eclayne
Jan 27, 2014 12:18 PM CST

Plants Admin

That's a big plus!

OT - Looking at JI photos here and on the web I've been struggling with the best way to photograph them. Straight on "Fall" pics don't seem to do justice to most, nor do the straight down shots. I really like photos by Chad Harris but just that one photo doesn't tell the story. I like his obvious truth to color commitment though.
Evan
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jan 27, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Yes, it is. I truly admire the size of Greywood JI's.

They aren't the easiest to photograph. Time of day, sunlight (or lack of it), and position of the flower are all key to getting something resembling accuracy. I like the overcast days or early morning best though I've had quite a few, taken in full sun, that are nice.

This is Thoroughbred, purchased at Eartheart Gardens on one of Sharon's Open Garden Days. If you haven't been there you just might want to take a nice drive up to Harpswell, on the lovely coast of Maine.
http://www.eartheartgardens.com/




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