Irises forum: A fun Mother's Day outing to Wild Iris Rows

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:19 PM CST
Hello,
Today my DH drove, Mom and I to Springfield, TN. I had noticed in the AIS catalog that Wild Iris Rows was located there. It was a little over an hour drive away. They have a website and a Facebook page. It was a fun day! It started off a little cool but the sun finally came out. Mom will be 90 this Fall, I am so lucky that she was able to go and enjoy herself.
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Beauty just everywhere!
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Ray Austell was a favorite

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:24 PM CST
Such a nice country setting to visit. See the black angus across the road.


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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:26 PM CST
So hard to choice a favorite!
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:29 PM CST
Some very nice seedlings!
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:33 PM CST
This was another fav of the day. Lionel Choo Choo


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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 3, 2016 8:43 PM CST
I had not heard of Lionel Choo Choo. Do you know the hybridizer?

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iciris
May 3, 2016 8:45 PM CST
Awesome garden and a wonderful day to spend with your mother and husband.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 8:46 PM CST
Lucy, I could not find it in our database but I had wondered if it was Lionel Austell.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
May 3, 2016 8:47 PM CST
What a great day for you and your mom and hubs!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 3, 2016 8:55 PM CST
Oh Teresa -- what a wonderful day to share with your Mom. You will remember this for the rest of your life. And she will too!!

Thanks for sharing such happy photos with us!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 3, 2016 9:07 PM CST
The Hester's who are Wild Iris Rows are great people. You can always email Greg Hester and ask who hybridized Lionel Choo Choo. I have several of Greg's iris in my garden. Endura and Vuneta Krisle are in bloom right now as a matter of fact.

Looks like you had a nice time! Hurray!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 3, 2016 10:01 PM CST
What a great time! Hurray!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 3, 2016 10:49 PM CST
Thanks everyone, we had a great day and lots of sweet memories were made. To complete the flower trip we also went to 2 different Amish places for some annuals.

Here is what some one posted on Facebook about Lionel Choo Choo

LIONEL-CHOO CHOO

(Lionel Austell, R. 2015) Sdlg. J-2944. TB, 38" (97 cm), M
S. bright clear yellow; style arms yellow; F. white, yellow rim; beard tangerine in throat, yellow in middle, white end; very ruffled; slight fragrance. That’s All Folks X Queen’s Circle. 2015 Wild Iris Rows.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 4, 2016 3:27 AM CST
Great pictures, must have been a nice day for you all. Looks like they we not quite yet at peak. Smiling
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 4, 2016 3:54 AM CST
Good morning, Tom. No they were saying that this weekend should be peak. It was such fun. Mom did get chilly and she had to go back to the car while I took more pictures lol. It must be blackberry winter.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 4, 2016 4:43 AM CST
Whippoorwill winter, Teresa, blackberry winter will be along soon when they start blooming. lol

What a wonderful trip for your family. I know your mother loved it as well as the fact that you wanted to spend the time with her. Thank you for sharing the photos with us. I do love the setting for the blooms.

Leslie where are you posting your photos? I would love to see the ones of Endura and Vuneta Krisle.
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Fort Worth, TX (Zone 8a)
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javaMom
May 4, 2016 5:23 AM CST
Thanks for sharing your wonderful time with your Mom Theresa, beautiful photos & Irises !!!
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
May 4, 2016 6:44 AM CST
Bonnie, whippoorwill winter is a new one to me. We did see some blackberries in bloom in TN.

Thanks for all the nice comments. I hope to improve my pics. A friend is coming to visit that takes excellent photos. She will be giving me some much needed tips Rolling my eyes.
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 4, 2016 6:47 AM CST
I get to see Greg Hester at the Region 7 meetings when I go. He is super nice. He has sent extras and bonuses that do well in my area. I have gotten some very nice plants from them. I must go visit there some day since it would be about 4 hours for me. Probably my best irises from Wild Iris Rows are Miah Jane and Royal Birth.

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