Irises forum: Glenara Gardens on the AIS 2016 Convention Tour

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:11 AM CST
Some of you know I went to "help out" at one of the garden tours for the AIS convention that was held this May in New Jersey. I was "posted" to Glenara Gardens in Palmerton PA. The other garden on the tour was in Slatington PA (interesting note: The 2016 AIS convention was held at "Presby's Memorial Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair New Jersey - so it was a longish bus tour!)

I got there at about 8:30AM and started weeding and deadheading. It was VERY humid and the Sun was Very bright. The first group arrived around 10:15 or so. My main purpose was to "Answer questions". Great. No cheat sheet and no info about the gardens. I had to "wing it". I meet alot of neat folks and ran around getting water or assisting folks and looking up iris info on the ATP Iris database page.

Met hybridizer Howard Dash and discussed his "Sea Power" seedling. A fun and informative discussion. I also met Bob & Judy Hollingworth (he hybridizes SIBs) as they talked to another garden worker.

Breakfast in Bed



Brunnell MTB 2014
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:14 AM CST
another snap of "Breakfast in Bed"


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NOTE: This is the marker that the AIS sent to denote the "Guest" irises in the tour gardens. I will be posting some other markers that the owners used for their own iris collection cultivars.

Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:20 AM CST
Magic Mirror

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Ghio TB 2015
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Yours Truly



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Ghio TB 2013
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:32 AM CST
Celtic Dancer


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Van Liere TB 2013
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:38 AM CST
Bewitching Hour



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Helsley TB 2009
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:41 AM CST
Melted Butter


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Fan TB 1994
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:49 AM CST
Allegheny Rose


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G. Spoon TB 2013
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 10:54 AM CST
Rocky Brook Lady




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Fan TB 2013

This flower was way past peak. It is showing its age on the outer edges of the Falls with the translucient areas starting to form and the edges curling up.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 11:00 AM CST
Princess Ellen



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D. Miller TB 2015


WOW; I luv the Green "wash" on the Falls. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 6, 2016 11:06 AM CST
Sounds like a fun thing, Greg !! Nice pix, as well!!
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
Jun 6, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Green iris - Lovey dubby Like that Princess!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 11:29 AM CST
Here is the cultivar I spoke to Hybridizer Howard dash about.


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He was much more interested in his other seedling (next I think), but it was not doing well.

My interest in this particular seedling was the difference between the form of the top bloom and the form of the next bloom down. There was a third bloom lower still on the stalk which matched the top bloom. Notice that the outer edges of the second bloom are not as "ruffled" as the top bloom; as if someone had "Ironed" them smooth. He said that this was not correct and that this was not a normal trait. It must have been weather related. I wish I had better pictures of this. I was very discouraged when I saw the end result. After a short discussion, I had to move on as I was there to help, not chat!

Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 11:37 AM CST
Organ Mountain Sunrise




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My bad; it was not a seedling but an introduction. A 2016 Introduction. He was disappointed. It was small and the whole plant was not doing well. Apparently it died at the other garden Thumbs down
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jun 6, 2016 11:48 AM CST
Midnight Velvet



Thomas Johnson TB 2014


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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 6, 2016 12:54 PM CST
Thumbs up
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
Jun 6, 2016 9:37 PM CST
Sounds like a great day, Greg!!
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
Jun 6, 2016 11:22 PM CST
Thank You! cool
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Jun 7, 2016 2:09 AM CST
What a fun day you spent at Glenara Garden, Greg. The little MTB Breakfast In Bed is unique even for a median. Beautiful blooms. Were the irises at peak bloom there?
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 7, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Fun to see the display gardens and talk to the people who hybridized them I'm sure! Smiling
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