Irises forum: Do you have some Van Liere irises? Any on your wish list?

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 3, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Dutchman's Dream
Quiet Reflections
Grateful Heart
Sister of Loretto
Special Kay
Crooked Little Smile
Going Dutch
Christmas Eve
Dutch Custard
Stars and Strips Forever
Misty Morning Melody
Tying Yellow Ribbons
Mayan Mysteries
Tickle Me Pink
Crown Him King
By Dawn;s Early Light
Global Crossing
Life Song Sings

Here's a picture of some of his.
Global Crossing

Quiet Reflections

Tying Yellow Ribbons
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Going Dutch
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 3, 2015 6:26 AM CST
I only have two of Van Liere's creations

Just Teasing and Quiet Reflections. QR is a wonderful iris. A pale pink with a pink beard. So far it has shown no peach influence while growing in my garden. Everyone needs at least one true pink iris.

I would like to add Shelter From The Storm and Crooked Little Smile.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 3, 2015 8:53 AM CST
If it weren't for a generous list member, I would have no VanLiere Irises. Thanks to Moiris -- I have Crooked Little Smile! Green Grin!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 3, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Just ordered Crooked Little Smile, which is my first Van Liere.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jan 3, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Have these, all courtesy of Tom: Smiling I tip my hat to you.

Crooked Little Smile


Misty Morning Melody


Stars and Stripes Forever


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Would like to have these:

Mayan Mysteries


Special Kay

If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Jan 3, 2015 10:59 AM CST
I have just two...but really enjoy them both.

Crooked Little Smile


Dutch Custard


I should have more Crooked Little Smile to share this year if anyone wants to add some...so Bonnie I've got you down for some if you like!
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SharonH
Jan 3, 2015 1:11 PM CST
Colorado Expressions
Ella Leeuw van Liere
Kenzie hope
Crooked little smile
Dutch custard
Special kay
Grateful heart
Loretto heights
Sister of Loretto heights
Christmas eve
Angel Awe
Dutchman dream
Mayan Mysteries
Misty morning Melody
Casting Crown
Flying Filly
Sisterhood

Wanted Crown him King
Celtic dancer
My Butterfly Kisses
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Jan 3, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Hi Sharon! I'm relatively new here, so I don't know if you've posted before...but just in case... Welcome! Glad to have you here! You have quite a nice list of Van Liere irises as does Tom above. I guess I'll have some looking up to do when I get time...there are quite a few I have never heard of before! Smiling
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jan 3, 2015 1:41 PM CST
Colorado Expressions
Crooked Little Smile
Cross Examined
Mayan mysteries
Stars and Stripes Forever
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
Jan 3, 2015 2:11 PM CST
I'd love to have Mayan Mysteries at some point. I really enjoy walking thru Bob's gardens every spring. I guess I have to credit him with starting me on this iris kick. I was looking to find some way of occupying my extra time one Spring after a really bad divorce. There was an article in the Garden section of the Denver Post about "Iris Bob". So off I went one Saturday morning and I haven't been the same since! He's such a great guy always helpful.
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
Jan 3, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Good to know, Susan. I see him posting on the Iris Lovers Facebook page sometimes. Took me a few minutes to make the connection between that person and the hybridizer. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 3, 2015 6:02 PM CST
He's a great guy to work with. Often sends you multiples of the ones you order, and he's very generous with bonuses. His iris seem to do very well here too.
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)
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Lestv
Jan 3, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Sharon - I suspect you have some amazing gardens, seeing your Van Liere list and also the other one you posted (was it Blyth?). Nice nice choices!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jan 3, 2015 10:35 PM CST
Ok.. Here are the ones I could add to my wish-list.

My Embrace (!!)
Band of Brothers
Seedling 26SF11 beautiful coloring, not too sure about the open standards
Fresh Powder
Mayan Mysteries (!!)
Shelter From the Storm
Crown Him King (!!)
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
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Moiris
Jan 4, 2015 12:28 AM CST
Great story about how you got started and the role Bob Van Liere played in it! Thumbs up Sorry you had to go through a terrible divorce Sad ...but glad Bob and the irises were there to help with the healing process! ...and look what it has led to, now every spring you get to enjoy all those incredible blooms! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 4, 2015 5:20 AM CST
Crown Him King is the only iris I've ever noticed with an edge only on the standards, kind of unique. It was in my bed that got hit very hard with rot, but it survived and is making a come back, even though it was a new plant the year before. I am hoping it blooms this spring, but it may not yet.

Sherry, I like the picture of your Silver Laced Wyandotte, do you still have her? I raise some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes.
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: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jan 4, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Sherry, the cultivar name Band of Brothers caught my eye. Do you have a link to that one? I looked and couldn't find it.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jan 4, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Yes, Tom. She's my best layer. I've wanted to get some red-laced or blue-laced, but ended up getting 2 Ameraucanas to replace the ones the bobcat got. I also have a light Brahma. Got a light on the at night now... no eggs for a couple of months Glare


Celia, if you look on Van Liere's website, go to "News"... He's posting some of the new introductions there.
http://www.iris4u.com/news.html
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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
Jan 4, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Has a photograph of Band of Brothers.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 4, 2015 5:34 PM CST
Thanks to a very generous person, I have:
Crooked Little Smile 2014

I would like to grow:
Mayan Mysteries
Tying Yellow Ribbons

Tom, quite a few years ago a bobcat broke into my chicken coupe and killed all of my chickens. Glare I tore down the coupe years ago and now there are two iris beds there.



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