Irises forum: Aluminum can Irises!

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Name: David Paul
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 17, 2014 9:36 AM CST
Just thought I'd share these with you Iris lovers. These are a couple of my Iris's from Aluminum drinking cans. Just fantasy Fun. I wish there was an Iris as red as my "Eggs n' Ham Sunset" Hilarious! I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Dec 17, 2014 10:11 AM CST
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Dec 17, 2014 10:24 AM CST
Love them. I posted the link on the Daylily Porch Swing thread yesterday. Thanks, David. Smiling
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Dec 17, 2014 11:23 AM CST
I love your irises David, and kudos for cutting down on landfill items. Here is an iris I made out of a discarded fan blade.

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All I did was bend every other blade up and the other three down. I was going to paint it but when I took it out to the garden it matched some stones so I left it plain. Needless to say I keep a lookout for fan blades. Even the ones that do not have six blades make nice 'flowers' in the garden. Thank you for posting your idea for the soda cans. Keep 'em coming!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Dec 17, 2014 12:20 PM CST
David, good to see you back! Smiling Those are awesome! I would guess that they move some in the wind, like a real one. Bet they look great in the garden. Wish I were more creative. I'm re-creative, I can often re-create something I see, but I could never come up with the idea in the first place. Shrug!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Dec 17, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Love your tin blossoms, David -- thanks for sharing!!
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Dec 17, 2014 1:37 PM CST
Beautiful David! I hope you shared them in the Garden Art forum! I'm sure the members there would love to see your creations too!
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 17, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Love that fan blade Iris Bonnie,... I tip my hat to you. and thank you all for the kind words!

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UndertheSun
Dec 22, 2014 1:22 PM CST
How creative and beautiful! Thumbs up
Name: David Paul
(Zone 9b)
Cat Lover Hibiscus Seed Starter Native Plants and Wildflowers Vegetable Grower Region: Florida
Miniature Gardening Keeper of Poultry Herbs Foliage Fan Farmer Dragonflies
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DavidofDeLand
Dec 22, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Thanks Rob, Marilyn, Mary Ann, Tom, Arlyn, and Bonnie. Smiling

This isn't an Iris, but heck Orchids are similar and thought you would like 'Madame Empress AluminaKaKa'... Hilarious!
Shes from Aluminum cans of course! Smiling



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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
Dec 22, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Beautiful Smiling
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Dec 22, 2014 7:52 PM CST
That is just amazing, David! Do you embellish the pieces of cans that you use, or use them the way that they are?
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Dec 22, 2014 7:59 PM CST
I'd be interested in a step by step description of how you do that. Smiling
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Dec 22, 2014 8:04 PM CST
You are quite the artist! Beautiful! Smiling

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UndertheSun
Dec 22, 2014 8:10 PM CST
I agree

Beautiful! Thumbs up
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Dec 23, 2014 9:33 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Really wonderful pieces!
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