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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Jul 23, 2015 2:26 PM CST
What new iris in your garden are you looking
forward to seeing bloom - the most?

I just received my box from Joe Ghio, and I'm entranced by photos of his pinkly gorgeous Star Turn !
The other order received today was from Salmon Creek, and included
Lakota, by Marky Smith - a brilliantly colored beauty.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
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kidfishing
Jul 23, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Class Ring
Waterline
Stan Coates
Fortunate Son

There will be a few more from the Iris sale in September.
Kidfishing
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 23, 2015 5:56 PM CST
Lucky you Jan. Lakota is gorgeous!!!
Well I still have my orders yet to come, but I really am looking forward to McSeedman Sees Red, Bruneau Jasper (the red Owyhee Desert), Wonders Never Cease, Route Sixty Six, Thundery.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jul 23, 2015 7:22 PM CST
The most? Quite a few, actually.

From the older historics...
Indian Chief
Iduna
Evolution
Rhages
Quaker Lady
Alpenview

Newer ones...
Secret Service
Solar Fire
Thornbird

I'm really looking forward to next year when I can see what blooms.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 23, 2015 7:51 PM CST
new?? hard to choose just one. I did wonder if Cookie Monster is as pretty as the picture posted of it and is Poignant going to have that shade of blue beard? If I concentrate on just one I may be really disappointed. Last springs disappointment was MDB Dragon Flamedart. Nothing like its photo and no dart.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Jul 23, 2015 8:07 PM CST
I have so many new it is hard to chose.I narrowed it down .







If you would have a mind at peace, a heart that cannot harden, go find a door that opens wide upon a lovely garden.
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Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jul 23, 2015 8:14 PM CST
I am reading blue reflection, possible red one (looks like war cheif) and one other. I'm interested in the first two.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 23, 2015 9:44 PM CST
grannysgarden said:new?? hard to choose just one. I did wonder if Cookie Monster is as pretty as the picture posted of it and is Poignant going to have that shade of blue beard? If I concentrate on just one I may be really disappointed. Last springs disappointment was MDB Dragon Flamedart. Nothing like its photo and no dart.


Oh noooooooooooooooooo...................I ordered it this year................... Sad
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iciris
Jul 23, 2015 11:50 PM CST
Muddymitts said:

Oh noooooooooooooooooo...................I ordered it this year................... Sad


Me too!

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iciris
Jul 24, 2015 12:12 AM CST
Probably Strawberry Shake
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 24, 2015 1:02 AM CST
Since 'Rainbow High' was one of my favorites last Spring, I'm looking forward to another child of 'Starship Enterprise'- 'Glorious Sky'.


Ghio's 'In the Loop'


Johnson's 'Bronze Heart'


'Adoree' by Blyth


I'm prepared to be quite smitten with Johnson's 'Abiding Love'


Bailey is looking forward to 'Plum Poodle' and 'Poodle Parade'


Also looking forward to 'Haunted Heart', 'Insaniac', Painted Lady Lavender', Brainstorm...... Well, if I wasn't crazy about them, I wouldn't have ordered them... so many more... Whistling Rolling my eyes.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 24, 2015 9:19 AM CST
There's no way that I could pick one or two -- no way at all. Seeing the first bloom on a new Iris is what the addiction is all about!!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 24, 2015 9:53 AM CST
No dart of 2 years on Dragon Flame Dart. Anita was surprised when I told her, but she says it is often absent the first year. The color is great however.

I look forward to our seedlings every year. SDB 'Praise' was planted next to a plicata seedling of John's. It was put there so we could easily cross them. Hope that Praise has pollen as the seedling does not.
Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
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cbelt1
Jul 24, 2015 11:26 PM CST
I do not think my mind can even wrap itself around the idea of 19 new NoIDs and 18+ new named iris. I know that is a paltry few to some of you but it doubles my varieties.
Cleta
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Jul 25, 2015 6:25 AM CST
cbelt1 said:I do not think my mind can even wrap itself around the idea of 19 new NoIDs and 18+ new named iris. I know that is a paltry few to some of you but it doubles my varieties.


I can't wrap my head around "NoIDs" period. I don't get it. I would never have a NoID in my garden.
I really do want to know what it is I'm growing. I enjoy finding the information about each Iris I grow,
including the Hybridizer, date of introduction, and variety. But I do see that there are an increasing
number of individuals who end up with a lot of NoIDs in their gardens that were given to them from
family and friends. Smiling
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jul 25, 2015 6:55 AM CST
I used think more like that, and had a need to know what I was growing. Then at some point someone points out that something I thought I knew the name of was actually mislabeled, but I'd grown to love it. Suddenly realizing the name I'd applied to it for so long was incorrect didn't decrease its beauty or garden worthy attributes, and so began an ever increasing number of noids. Some of the most gorgeous and vigorous irises in my garden are noids.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 25, 2015 7:30 AM CST
For me, half the fun of growing iris is the fun I have trying to ID a "NOID" ! I'll admit, I like "named" cultivars....I, too, enjoy researching their 'history", but, a name doesn't make it any more a thing of beauty in the garden, and being a "noid" doesn't seem to affect it's aroma, so, who am I to say they aren't worthy of a place in the sun ?!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 25, 2015 8:04 AM CST
Most of them aren't NOID's. They have a name, we just don't know it. Hilarious! There are some unregistered seedlings that have been propagated through trades and such. The reason we grow flowers is because they bring us joy. If only named irises bring you joy, then that's what you grow. The right way to do it, is what ever way you want to do it. :smily:
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: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 25, 2015 8:07 AM CST
There are many reasons to enjoy a flower/plant. One of the best reasons is that it belonged to someone you care about, and they shared it with you. More important than its name is the sentiment. Shrug!
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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Denman55
Jul 25, 2015 8:57 AM CST
I grew up as a child admiring beautiful purple Iris, the classic "flag" in Pennsylvania. They had a wonderful aroma and were strikingly beautiful to look at, a massive clump of beauty, but I never did
know its Name or history, but nonetheless I loved it's incredible beauty !

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