Irises forum: Visit to Thelma's Iris Garden

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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 1:05 PM CST
@lestv joined me last weekend for a muddy iris expedition. I went back today to grab our goods and snap a few more pics in the sun.

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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 1:21 PM CST
I'm currently doing a "dip before I ship", so more pics on the way.
Here's the quality your getting @lestv and @crowrita1 Some are better than others also, but they're all great overall....
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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 7, 2016 1:30 PM CST
Thanks, Gabe ! I owe you !! Thumbs up
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 1:45 PM CST
Here's a bloom pic for now.Not all will have names.
Chamber Music


Dandy Candy


Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 7, 2016 3:34 PM CST
Thumbs up
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
May 7, 2016 3:37 PM CST
So much prettier in sun! Hurray!

I had a blinding rainstorm to drive through on my way there last Saturday and it had hit Thelma's before it got to me.

So my photos will be soggy iris and Gabe's new ones will be much happier iris since the weather is perfect today!

The iris field: Top portion. There are 60 some rows of iris in the entire field, and each iris has a large space in which to increase. And unfortunately for the weeds to grow. The field is next to Thelma's home and two of her daughter's live on either side so the family has a nice continuous tract of land.

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P.S. There is a bird living in that birdhouse that almost took my head off while I walked by.


Now some soggy iris!

Black Hills Gold
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Panama Fling


My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
May 7, 2016 3:56 PM CST
DISCLAIMER : We could only go by the tags for iris ID. And trust me when I say that finding MANY of the tags was a challenge! A fun challenge, but a real bear of a one too.

The Tag - the numbers are row then iris number in that row. This was one of the easy ones to find!

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Green Prophecy - Gabe, I forgot to put this one on my sheet didn't I? Dang. Love green iris - and the beard!!
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A couple shots of Sands of Gold:

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Gabe realizing just how many more rows we had to go! We weren't more than 1/4 of the way at this point.

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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 4:12 PM CST
I'll be adding some soggy ones too, dont worry. My camera/phone fell into a paint bucket last night, so my phone kept displaying a overheating message. I rice bagged it the whole timeI was able to capture some though on my cheap Nikon and cell.

Some pics will show as noIDs. Too many lost tags, though I found about 15 detailed picture albums after the fact including rows and lot #'s.



Sign was faded. it read .... Diamond
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Starward


Night Game
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Black Wares


Cross Current Lovey dubby


Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 4:15 PM CST
We both had Green Prophecy on our lists. I was actually thinking "why the hell am I wearing this long sleeve shirt and it's about to be 85 degrees of pure humidity" and how big this field really is Rolling on the floor laughing
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Apricot Blaze


Lady Friend
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Caro Nome


Desert Echo
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Butterscotch Trim Lovey dubby If you can zoom, gaze at the diamond dusting. $2 Drooling


Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 4:48 PM CST
Candy Counter
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Mexican Holiday
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NoIDs
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Randoms and my nephew aka Mr. 21 Questions Rolling on the floor laughing and Les, look how much they've weeded...sorta Thumbs up
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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 7, 2016 4:59 PM CST
Wonderful tour!!! She has some great hard to find irises. Thanks for giving us a glimpse.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
May 7, 2016 5:32 PM CST
Oh Bonnie - there are more!

I just knew your nephew had a super hero with him! Wish they had blasted those daisies!!!

And if you didn't buy it - I have Cross Current blooming right now! I can put you down for some.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 7, 2016 6:11 PM CST
Hurray! Thank You! Thumbs up

Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 7, 2016 6:36 PM CST
Apricot Blaze and Candy Counter Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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
May 7, 2016 7:05 PM CST
Getting him introduced to irises early. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
May 7, 2016 7:18 PM CST
irisarian said:Getting him introduced to irises early. Hurray! Hurray!


He's used the tweezers too, made a cross tag, and now a seed pod. Told him he has a couple years till his first seedlings.He has a 26 year heads start vs me. His cross is In Living ColorĂ—Dinosaurian
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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
May 7, 2016 7:28 PM CST
But of course it would involve dinosaurs! Hahaha.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
May 8, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Some more rain pics:

Edenite
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Floradora Flounce (Gabe bought this one)



Porta Villa
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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 8, 2016 7:24 AM CST
Hurray!

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