Irises forum: A Moment of Levity

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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
Nov 21, 2014 4:18 PM CST
The holidays are approaching, we are stressed, we are cold, we are sad/depressed, -- you name it. I think we should have a thread to just laugh at the silly things that go on in our iris gardens, and our silly antics with our iris as well. THIS is that thread.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Nov 21, 2014 4:19 PM CST
I will start with:

The neighbors cat took a poo right on top of my rhizome of King Tush. While dismayed to have to clean it off, I had to laugh at his rather appropriate choice of target. Hilarious! Hilarious!

(pardons to anyone who might not find this funny)
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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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Nov 21, 2014 4:53 PM CST
LOL, I think that is VERY funny. I am sure as I think about it I will come up with something to tickle your funny bone, but at the moment I am coming up empty.

Great idea for a thread though!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Nov 21, 2014 5:00 PM CST
Following the "cat" theme........the cats in our neighborhood seem to like using the soil in my iris beds as "litter boxes", too ! ......I've picked up several " what I THOUGHT were rhizomes Crying ......only to discover they WEREN"T rhizomes Grumbling
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 21, 2014 5:16 PM CST
Hi, Lori! Missed you. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
Nov 21, 2014 6:50 PM CST
Hey Lori, good to see you back! Been tied to that truck of yours? Hilarious!
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
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 21, 2014 10:34 PM CST
Watch what you reach for, Arlyn.

Hi Lori!
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
Nov 22, 2014 4:22 AM CST
That's funny Arlyn Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Nov 22, 2014 8:17 AM CST
Hilarious! Arlyn! A reminder to us all to check before picking up! Or even worse -try to replant. Rolling on the floor laughing
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Nov 22, 2014 9:27 AM CST
May be you have Cat Call in your collection calling them in! Or Catwalk Queen??
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
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
Nov 22, 2014 9:50 AM CST
Is there any iris with mouse in their name? Now that would surely be attractive to my tail-less wonder of a neighbors cat! Actually I think he is still mad at me for planting a bunch of iris in his favorite sunning spot. In which case I need Man's Best Friend! Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Nov 22, 2014 4:16 PM CST
Henry Danielson introduced an Aril-Bred he named DeeMouse. I grew it for a few years in the 70's or 80's. Look it up on the Iris Encyclopedia.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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
Nov 22, 2014 4:58 PM CST
There are eight Iris in the database with Mouse in the name, including Mighty Mouse--which was my favorite cartoon when I was younger. Smiling
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/view/Main/Mdb/MdbMightyMouse
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
Nov 23, 2014 11:56 AM CST
Mighty Mouse is cute!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Nov 24, 2014 6:49 AM CST
Well HI all! I have not been gone, just lurking. I really have not had anything much to say so have just been looking at pretty pictures and waiting on spring!!!
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
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Muddymitts
Nov 24, 2014 7:39 AM CST
Good to see your smiling face, Lori! Smiling
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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
Nov 24, 2014 8:16 AM CST
I agree, welcome back!

Now I want funny stories everyone! Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Nov 24, 2014 8:41 AM CST
Well, we've covered cats.....how about squirrels ?! Several years ago I was planting tulip bulbs as a "border" along the edge of a big perennial bed.........made a deep trench with the hoe, added bone meal, and was " dropping bulbs, and back - filling " as I went down the row. As I was bent over, working, I happened to look between my legs, behind me....and there was a squirrel about 4 feet behind me, munching away on a bulb Grumbling !......I "gave chase", across the yard, but, as the squirrel was *probably* younger than I, and definitely in better shape. *Blush* ...he won the race ! That was when I learned that if one plants tulip (or crocus!) ,one must cover the row with chicken wire ! Glare
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
Nov 24, 2014 8:46 AM CST
OK, I shared this before, but I'll repeat it here. Those of you as forgetfull as me will be hearing it for the first time again. Rolling on the floor laughing Last summer when I was on hands and knees weeding an iris patch, my cat Bagheera, jumped up on my back and lay down to sun himself on my back. He stayed there until I had to get up and move, or he might have spent the day.
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
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
Nov 24, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Hilarious! So true! Your squirrel showed you who was boss!

I have crocus growing all down my back yard thanks to rodents. There are some really old clay drainage pipes that run down toward my creek and the rodents must move along them because the crocus run from the clump I planted and down along the pipeline. Sad part is they grow better on their own than where I planted them!
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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