Irises forum: Salt Spring Island

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Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
May 29, 2014 6:38 PM CST
Hello everyone. I went to Salt Spring Island a couple of weeks ago. It was a sunny but cool day. There is one large town towards the centre of the island with an interesting market there selling food and artisan crafts I hadn't seen elsewhere. On the way back, I stopped by Baker's Gardens. He has one garden that includes many plants and another dedicated to irises. I thought you all might enjoy these pictures. If I go back, I can take more pictures as the majority of TBs weren't blooming; I had missed most of the dwarf cultivars.

Bold Stroke


At the Crossroads
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Battlestar Atlantis
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Bedford Lilac
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Bells and Whistles
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Brussels
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Brussels again
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Bundle of Love
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Captive Sun
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Cheery Lyn


Cheery Lyn again


Concertina
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Concertina again
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Dance Party


Dance Party again
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Deep Currents
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Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
May 29, 2014 6:47 PM CST
Different Flavors (this picture wasn't the best)
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Eramosa Skies
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Eramosa Skies again
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Freedom Song
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Gracious Curves
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Hot Topic
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Jewelled Crown


Little Vixen
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Magic Quest


Magic Quest again


Marksman
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Midas Touch
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Midas Touch again
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New Mown Hay
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Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
May 29, 2014 6:52 PM CST
Pipilongstockings
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Raspberry Blush
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Raspberry Blush again
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Rio Rojo
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Ships are Sailing (hm, I must have a close-up somewhere)
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So VanGogh
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So VanGogh
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There are more pics to fix. I'll post them once I finish up with them.


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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
May 29, 2014 6:58 PM CST
Beautiful, Maria!! How many did you buy? Green Grin!
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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
May 29, 2014 6:59 PM CST
Even prettier!! Same question!! nodding
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
May 29, 2014 7:12 PM CST
Nice pictures!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
May 29, 2014 7:18 PM CST
Great pictures, nice garden to view for sure. Hope the others are in bloom when you return.
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
May 29, 2014 7:43 PM CST
Thank you! I'm afraid some of you suffered some over-sized images. *Blush* I think I corrected them all now.

One I especially liked was Battlestar Atlantis - it was massive. I was amazed by its bulk. I loved it. Magic Quest was neat to see, most different of the ones I captured. Deep Currents was gorgeous. He had a bunch of siberian irises I liked. He had told me to return this weekend to get the rest, but ferries aren't cheap!!

Mary Ann, I wish I could have bought a bunch! Though, I have no budget for the garden this year - it doesn't mean I don't cheat Whistling He sells the cultivars from his garden and opens it up during iris season for any lucky soul who happens to know it's there and available for viewing! I was hoping to catch Montmartre, but he said this week :/ Did you notice? I saw Rio Rojo. Hurray!

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 29, 2014 7:56 PM CST
Hurray! Very nice ! Thanks for posting !...Arlyn
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
May 30, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Oh yes -- I DID notice!! Green Grin! Have you made a decision?

I think that maybe the return trip to see Montemartre would probably be worth it, if you can swing the ferry expense..............
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
May 30, 2014 1:32 PM CST
Ooooh, At the Crossroads is great. And Magic Quest. And New Mown Hay. And .... this could go on a bit.... Great pics. As an owner of Montmartre I can say it is beautiful in bloom. The yellow edging makes it glow.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
May 30, 2014 3:39 PM CST
Montmartre sounds as gorgeous as it looks in pics. Smiling

Mary Ann, I haven't decided. I certainly have favourites.

Dave, this is part of what I saw. Isn't it beautiful?
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 30, 2014 3:49 PM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
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
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 30, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Lovey dubby Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Maria
Victoria, BC (Zone 7b)
Region: Canadian Peonies Hummingbirder Birds Irises Seed Starter
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Pwinget
May 31, 2014 4:23 PM CST
I was wrong. He does sell the rhizomes from his garden. He grows the cultivars to judge how they behave and develop. So I'm going to change what I said above and pretend I hadn't said anything else. Whistling I apologize to Mr. Baker, who keeps a fatherly eye on my posts Smiling

Here are a few pics I finished up last night:
Ginger Twist


Bluebeard's Ghost
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Gnu Rayz


Italian Velvet
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Season Ticket


Sun Spirit


Starwoman
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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
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
May 31, 2014 5:28 PM CST
That Italian Velvet is wonderful. Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
May 31, 2014 9:09 PM CST
Ooooooooh -- I agree totally!! Lovey dubby
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
Irises Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America Region: Mississippi
Charter ATP Member Daylilies Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 2
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stetchworth
Jun 1, 2014 4:03 AM CST
I agree about Italian Velvet, gorgeous. Lovey dubby
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 1, 2014 5:46 AM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 1, 2014 8:52 AM CST
Love Ginger Twist! Lovey dubby Beautiful pics.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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