Irises forum: How about some neutrals

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 2, 2014 8:20 AM CST
Taken as a single plant they dont seem like much but I love the neutrals and use them as background or companions for other varieties that need to show off.
Ring Around Rosey
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Scandanavian Girl

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 2, 2014 8:34 AM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Neutrals -- hmmmmm -- interesting description. I'll have to look through my pics and see if I have any that I'd consider neutral in color.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 2, 2014 8:54 AM CST
Or a color you can't describe ☺
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 2, 2014 9:32 AM CST
Like brown? I love brown iris. I only have 'Huckleberry Fudge' and it has never bloomed for me. I had 'Brown Lasso' but it did not make it through two years of drought. I will replace that one.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Guess Silverado would fit that description:

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and Resonance:
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and Magical:


OK -- time to get out in the yard and work on more clean-up. We've got heavy-duty storms moving in today, tonight, tomorrow, tomorrow night, Friday..........OMG when will it end?????

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 2, 2014 9:40 AM CST
I know Mary Ann. Had several nice days and not its time to batten down the hatches. I hope we get some rain at least not just wind and lightening. I am watering the garden with soaker hoses already.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 2, 2014 9:59 AM CST
Mary Ann, thats what I meant. I would even call a neutral Baige,your "selfie" pale lavender is also a neutral.
Lucy said it best.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 2, 2014 2:16 PM CST
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 2, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
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ge1836
Apr 2, 2014 3:55 PM CST
Beauties
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 2, 2014 5:57 PM CST
Haunted Heart and Legerdemain

Tango Amego and Lady Jane
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Awesome Alex and Chardonnay and Ice
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Burnt Toffee and Cascadian Skies
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Enter The Dragon and H.C. Stetson

Chill Factor and Parisian Dawn
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County Cork and Pickadilly Circus
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Wow, when you get all these bland colors together, it doesn't make for much excitment, lol
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 2, 2014 6:19 PM CST
Wow Tom -- you have a lot of neutrals!! Thanks to you, I have Tango Amigo -- hope she blooms this year!! nodding Just so happens, it was my pick of your group here -- although Haunted Heart and a couple of others *spoke* to me! Hilarious!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 2, 2014 6:50 PM CST
Legerdemain and Haunted Heart are my favorites!!! thank you for posting them.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Apr 2, 2014 10:04 PM CST
I like a lot of neutral soft colors in the garden the past few years I have been adding a lot of Whites and light pinks, I think they make everything around them with bright color really pop out they are good to use beside real dark flowers they play off each other well and there are some with really unique neutral colors out there that go well with anything here are some good ones from the past couple years .

Softly Waiting & Treasured
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Comes The Dawn & Au Contraire
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Polite Applause & Famous Last Words
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Fire And Ice & Steeples
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Going Dutch & Sugar Bomb
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Beauty Within & Drifting Bubbles
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Winterfest & Simply Sensational
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Chenille & Polar Mist
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Here are some garden pictures you can see how the white and light color pink really stand out

Head Over Heels & Stolen Sweets
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Heucheras Hellebores Container Gardener
Birds Region: New York Irises Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lilies
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ge1836
Apr 3, 2014 3:17 AM CST
Mesmerizer

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Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
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stetchworth
Apr 3, 2014 3:56 AM CST
As always your photo's and gardens are stunning Brad. Lovey dubby
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Apr 3, 2014 5:51 AM CST
Brad - Have you had any issues with "Famous Last Words"? It has struggled mightly for me. I got it as a bonus from Joe Ghio. The other irises from that order have taken off (Enjoyment, Engagement Ring, Cardinal Rule, Polite Applause). I like his stuff the best of the current crop of hybridizers. Lovey dubby
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
Apr 3, 2014 7:49 AM CST
Beautiful photos, Brad. In the second garden shot, of course my eyes are drawn to the orange -- and the purple and white in the background. Can you identify those for me?
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 3, 2014 7:15 PM CST
I love that background purple/white combo, too. Smiling
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