Orchids forum: The Japanese Iris Show

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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 3, 2011 5:19 PM CST
So yesterday was the Japanese Iris show for WNEIS (Western New England Iris Society). We needed 5 members to contribute entries but only had 3 so we could not have an official show. Anyone want to join us and grow JIs???? The next JI show is in 2 years.

What we did was have the members who didn't contribute entries judge the show and they did phenomenally well at judging. Here are some pics. Turned out that I had the most in bloom so I let the arrangers take my flowers for their arrangements. The room was set up with 2 rectangular Japanese gardens and the entries surrounding them on the floor so you could look down into them. Other species and arrangements were on tables. We brought any species that were in bloom now.
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The morning of the show something new appeared!
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The judging process.
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Some of the arrangements.
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The results were so interesting! Many different species were winners, not just Japanese.
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Third Runner Up, LA iris Hush Money (mine). Second runner Up, Japanese iris R. Giskard (mine). Ist Runner Up, Spuria.
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Best Seedling (Andrew Wheeler). Best arrangement (Andrew). Best in Show (my Japanese Pinwheel)!
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And the irises....
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Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 3, 2011 5:23 PM CST
Today, I decided to cut the beauties before the storms.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 3, 2011 6:11 PM CST
All beautiful, but pinwheel is outstanding! Lovey dubby
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
bbrookrd
Jul 3, 2011 6:16 PM CST
I can attest that this show was beautifully done. We saw some real treasures, mostly Boojums. When I got back to Nantucket tonight, I see we have a couple now out, but not as many as I had hoped. I think I flunked at Ensata this year. Patti
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 3, 2011 6:22 PM CST
Patti really made my day by stopping by with her DH!! I actually screamed!
How old are the JIs? It really takes about 3 years to get good bloom. Also they are heavy feeders. They would like acid miracle grow or manure every month from May-August.
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
bbrookrd
Jul 3, 2011 7:09 PM CST
Boojum, You did scream. And you had some screaming great Iris for us to see too. Loved seeing some of Polly's so well grown. I am going to start to feed ours asap as prescribed by Dr. B. Some of mine are older than 3 years, but some new. Patti
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 3, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
Charter ATP Member
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belaschick
Jul 6, 2011 5:53 PM CST
Congratulations Kathy. No surprise to hear that you did so well. OK, what is a DH?
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 6, 2011 5:57 PM CST
Dear husband. Big Grin
Name: Jo
Western Massachusetts
Charter ATP Member
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belaschick
Jul 6, 2011 6:11 PM CST
AHHHHH. Thanks. I thought it was a rare orchid.
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Image
boojum
Jul 6, 2011 6:13 PM CST
Husbands are sorta rare in some circles. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
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ctcarol
Jul 6, 2011 6:34 PM CST
DEAR husbands are more rare! Hilarious!
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 6, 2011 6:36 PM CST
You are SO right there!!!!! Must be why I don't have one anymore!!
Name: Patti
Nantucket or Vt
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
bbrookrd
Jul 6, 2011 9:27 PM CST
I got a rare one and I am not giving him up. Sorry. Patti

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