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(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 1, 2016 4:10 PM CST
First bloom of the season 1 of the 14 iris I got from my grandmother's house the year she died when I went in for a shodow box of sewing thimbles I and the family and collected for her. She was an avid quilter (I have six she raised me) I found the iris I had collected for her as I mowed the yards up and down the street blooming and her I am today Eleanor Roosevelt
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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
Apr 1, 2016 4:46 PM CST
Yay to your first bloom of the season!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Apr 2, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Hurray!
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Apr 2, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Glad to see a 7A blooming, especially since it has history. I'm in 7A/7B, too, but just barely getting started. Some resources put me in 7A; others put me in 7B. Whatever! Congrats on the bloomer!!
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 3, 2016 4:16 AM CST
I'm in TN outside the smokey mountains national park
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Apr 3, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Arilbred:
Do you live near to where Rockytop Gardens is located?
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 3, 2016 10:40 AM CST
Rockytop is about an hour or so West of me never been there. I've never been able to find enough there I liked to put up an order I probably could but I already have most of Tom Parkhills stuff which was how I found him. Been out weeding found six more arilbreds with bloom stalks
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Apr 3, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Explain that Tom Parkhill is a small TN hybridizer.
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 3, 2016 6:50 PM CST
Oh but Lucy nothing could be further from the truth at last count he had I believe 22 introductions in the last 50 years I was and is the most critical person I ever known when it came to bloom. I still have 2 seedlings he gave me that were to be introduced. After he gave them to me a bad wind storm went thru neither was introduced because they had blown over. The reality is Tom had no use for the computer and his efforts suffer for it. I am the only person I've seen openly support his intros here or in the Facebook community. I hope this doesn't sound like a tirade I just feel he's been overlooked at a great loss to the iris world.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Apr 3, 2016 10:50 PM CST
It is just that we don't grow many TBs.
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 4, 2016 5:13 AM CST
For me restraint has become easier over the last twenty years. I look at catalogs and web pages but I don't buy anything based on its looks but on its breeding potential. far to many photos are glorified and I've been so disappointed so many times that it has lost some lustre for me. Be very wary of photos where there is no sunshine in the photo (appears darker) and any photo that has a fuzzy or smudged looking background.I concentrate on new patterns these days and I pretty much skip the newer hybridizers their work tends to repeat and most never realize they just added another purple self to the pool with no significant new traits. In twenty years I've introduced nothing and probably never will. I'm very critical. Sorry to many years as a union rep and company lies.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
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irisarian
Apr 4, 2016 8:59 AM CST
We mainly get new medians for judging & seedling purposes.
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 12, 2016 6:16 PM CST
First Arilbred this season not sure what it is but did just put frozen pollen on it from high masterThumb of 2016-04-13/arilbred/56fdd6

(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 16, 2016 5:34 AM CST
Omar's eye 2 inches taller than in the past
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(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 16, 2016 5:35 AM CST
Sri Lanka in bud


(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 16, 2016 5:38 AM CST
Another photo of my noid day 3
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Had another photo or two but it won't let me upload but 1 per post
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 17, 2016 8:03 AM CST
Who needs a passport Sri Lanka has come to me


Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 7a)
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Barbalee
Apr 17, 2016 9:52 AM CST
So impressed that you have blooms...I'm just planting babies! But I've been to Sri Lanka, so I guess the memory has to suffice for now.
(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 20, 2016 4:23 AM CST
Left for work at daylight yesterday got home at 10PM so my photos are low light sorry
Alakazam


Tribute To Rex

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And Warrior Prince



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(Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography Hybridizer Region: Tennessee Seed Starter
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arilbred
Apr 20, 2016 4:37 AM CST
And I have a stupid question can I post a picture to the database here and attach the same photo to the AIS site without breaking any laws

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