Irises forum: Califrnia Trip

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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
May 2, 2012 8:52 AM CST
I spent the weekend in California and went through some of the growers gardens out there I did not catch them in full bloom but what I did see was gorgeous Im still going through some of the pictures but here are a few of my favorites.

Plot Line This was my favorite
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Winning Hand My new favorite Orange this one just glowed





Bravery very unique



BruHaHa This was a favorite my pictures do not do it justice this was a great flower





Super Hero



Smart Money This was my favorite yellow



Spectacle



Marching Orders

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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
May 2, 2012 8:56 AM CST
Love them all, but Winning Hand jumps out at me.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2012 9:01 AM CST
Polly it stood out in the garden very unique color of Orange it glowed but all of his Ill post some more tonight after I get home from work.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 2, 2012 9:24 AM CST
Very beautiful!
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
May 2, 2012 4:46 PM CST
OMG!! Winning Hand is just AWESOME!! How can I live without it?? OK getting the google search ready, who did it?

Dot
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 2, 2012 4:56 PM CST
I believe it's one of Joe Ghio's new ones this year.

Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
May 2, 2012 4:57 PM CST
Fantastic pictures, Aruba! Did ya have a great trip? And did you get to meet Joe?

Betty
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2012 8:25 PM CST
Dot yes it was Joe's Ghios and it was Nice one of my favorites from the trip very unique color like all Joes flowers.

Betty yes I met Joe and we went to the regional and got to tour his gardens and I couldnt say enough good things about him and the rest of the gardens on the tour very very nice people and amazing the beauty and how well kept and organized it was we also went to Superstitions and Napa gardens and walked there beds it was a great weekend I took a lot of pictures so I could remember what all I seen but we were early, there probably full bloom this week so I think we caught it at maybe 50% but found quite a bit of the newer intros I was looking for and learned a lot it was really nice to see what is coming down the horizon in the future.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Volcanic Glow


Reckless Abandon





Noble Gesture





Teeny Bopper


Tunnel Vision

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Monmarte



Engagement Ring



Perception


Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2012 9:33 PM CST
Red Skies



White Hot



Pep Rally



Center Ice

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Wedding Night



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My Beloved
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Subtle Beauty


Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 2, 2012 10:43 PM CST
These were some of my favorite Blyth flowers

Luxuriant Lothario





Glamorama



By Jeeves



Italian Master This was my favorite there is nothing like it every flower was different with the red wash in the falls

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Limerence



Never Been Kissed


Stop the Traffic



Poster Girl


Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 2, 2012 11:22 PM CST
O.M.G.!!! I'm going to have to start throwing Irises away to make room for some of these. *Plot Line* -- *Bravery* -- *Super Hero* -- *By Jeeves* -- *Reckless Abandon* -- all are destined for my Iris gardens. I have *Teeny Bopper* coming this year!! nodding Hurray!
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 3, 2012 4:20 AM CST
It must have been fun meeting these guys and seeing their blooms. I have Recless Abandon, and it's sending up a nice bloom stem. I have Tunnel Vision too, I don't think it will bloom this year, but it must have 10 or more increases already. I really want Luxuriant Lothario, and had ordered it last year, but it was out of stock. I'm going to order it this year again. Aruba, you took some reallly great pictures! How many did you order!
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 3, 2012 9:33 PM CST
Tom it was great meeting them all they were all very kind and I could tell they really enjoyed the flowers like the rest of us I did not get the impression it was work they were having fun going through the seedlings I wish I would have had a couple more days there,but mine are starting to open so Im excited to see what some of these look like up close. I have not ordered yet Im still going through everything I saw out there and getting a list together but all those Ghio ones were spectactular, and Supestition had a new one called Island Breeze that was really nice it goes through about 3 color changes also there is one that had the same pattern as Luxuriant Lothario that is really nice too I think it is a Sutton flower. Ill post some pics of it soon
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 3, 2012 10:32 PM CST
Adventurist

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Island Breeze




Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 3, 2012 10:39 PM CST

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Oh my, oh my, I have the same feeling as Mary Ann, need to get rid of a few to get some of these with fabulous and fun colors! I want Plot Line, Winning Hand, Reckless Abandon, By Jeeves and Italian Master.

Napa Iris is only about 1 hr from me. I need to get over there soon. Thumbs up
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Name: Susan
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stilldew
May 4, 2012 3:48 AM CST
Winning Hand, Reckless Abandon, Italian Master and Adventurist are my picks. Wonderful photos.
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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May 4, 2012 9:56 PM CST
Sue I loved there place it was beautiful and well kept we got there to early they didnt have hardly anything open at the time they should be peak bloom early next week you will be in for a show if you go what amazed me when I got there was how well cared for there beds were and organized I kind of figured that they had a full team helping them but after visiting with them its just the two of them that take care of it and they do a great job also they had a lot of pots for sale I looked through there and wished I lived a little closer I would have been going home with quite a few I have a few pictures of some of there newer ones There is one called Mad World that I am planning on getting I saw it in all 3 gardens and it looked great everywhere. Superstitions would be well worth the trip too there beds should be in peak bloom as well this coming week and they carried a huge variety of Iris they were both great people and there beds were pristine I couldnt find a weed anywhere and the trip by Yosemite was really nice I would recomend both gardens.

Mad World



Rum and Coke



Napa Gardens about half of there beds

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Superstitions about 50% bloom it should be awesome right now
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
May 4, 2012 10:05 PM CST

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I was looking at their website this afternoon and you just posted exactly the two that caught my eye, Mad World & Rum and Coke!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 5, 2012 4:25 AM CST
These are spectacular! Thanks for sharing, must have been a wonderful time.
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