Irises forum: A visit to an Iris Show

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 16, 2014 7:28 PM CST
Last Saturday the Utah Iris Society held the first of it's 2 sanctioned shows. The day before some of the gardens had wind, rain, and some hail so our number of entries was down a little,,,about 110. I never remember s show where we commented on how perfect the weather had been. Here are some pictures......
Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/fd1de8The showroom


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Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/28f3f8Mesmerizer



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/1256a2Momentum



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/3a4f45Hot Property



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/c2a15eJessie's Song



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/b185b9Gnu's Rayes


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/f30563Intoxicating



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/f19420Sheba's Jewel



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/3027c9Eyes on You



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/dd3e0aSarah Tash



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/08851fChickasaw Sue


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/ec9e46One of my seedlings


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/e58eadSilk and Honey


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/195c64Presby Crown Jewel


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/ed0bebDaughter of Stars


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/1d8ecfSpiced Peaches


San Francisco .........the first Dykes winner 1927



Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/349d02Intoxicating....Best Specimen...Intoxicating


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/2dc3dbBest seedling.........fantastic branching


Thumb of 2014-05-17/Paul2032/a38c63Some of the designs......


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 16, 2014 7:40 PM CST
Awesome Paul, I've never gone to an iris show, I have no idea how they are conducted. I guess I should visit one.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 16, 2014 7:41 PM CST
Hurray! Great pics ! Looks like it was a wonderful show !....Arlyn
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
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grannysgarden
May 16, 2014 7:42 PM CST
Great photos of a wonderful event. Next best thing to being there is a photo tour. Did you enter anything this year Paul?
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 16, 2014 7:43 PM CST
I LOVE Mesmerizer! And especially like that second to last arrangement. You have a good eye as to which of the best to choose. Smiling
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 16, 2014 7:48 PM CST
I didn't enter this year. First, I was a little lazy Shrug! My second reason is that the morning of the show I had to take my oldest grandson to the SLC Airport at 5 AM. The airport is about 50 miles from my home. Then if I had taken entries I would have had to wait for 2 hours for the showroom to open. It was just to complicated. I did spend the day at the show though visiting with old friends.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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UndertheSun
May 16, 2014 9:32 PM CST
Great photos Paul! Thumbs up

Great to see a photo of Mesmerizer, mine died this winter so I never got to see it bloom.

So which iris won best of show?
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 16, 2014 10:52 PM CST
I had to miss our show a couple weeks ago, so I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your pictures.. Thanks for posting.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
May 16, 2014 10:57 PM CST
Intoxicating won best specimen. It also won at a show 2 years ago. A good iris......
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Wes
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Wes
May 16, 2014 11:19 PM CST
Great post and virtual visit, I have never been to a flower show. It's ironic as I've worked within 300 feet from the door of a local conservatory that hosts such events as our state AHS Daylily events. I've only visited the conservatory once in all the years I've worked near or driven by.

When I think of flower shows I think of Aunt Bee from The Andy Griffith Show. Title is "It's Only a Rose" and free for (re) view on youtube and tvland. If you're feeling nostalgic it's good episode, I watched it earlier after searching the title. LOL.

Thanks for posting, I'll have to watch for something similar to attend this year. I've never seen flowers judged. I judge my own but it should prove interesting. I don't hybridize (yet) but I'd enjoy the show for sure. Even roses.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 17, 2014 7:10 AM CST
Great pictures, Paul -- thanks for letting us attend the show vicariously!!

You said you didn't enter -- but one of the pictures says *My Seedling*.................??
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
May 17, 2014 7:24 AM CST
I gave some small seedlings to a friend a couple of years ago. She raised it and brought it but the judges said that because I made the cross it should be ID'd as my seedling. Silk and Honey pictured on this thread was the pod parent.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 17, 2014 9:36 AM CST
The ISM show is this year & I bet is mostly medians, as I don't think many will have TBs by Memorial Day. We alternate show & sale years as the same people do all the work.
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
May 17, 2014 9:54 AM CST
We are lucky here to have about 10 people who [itch in here to set up and take down the shows. We set up the tables the night before.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 17, 2014 10:10 PM CST
We do also, but we are too far away for that chore.

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