Irises forum: Bay View Gardens

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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Mar 2, 2019 3:49 PM CST
Just got this message from our Iris Society President.

Hidden in the fine print of the Bay View Gardens catalog from Joe Ghio.

POSTSCRIPT

IN 1963 we announced our first introductions on a mimeograph flyer printed on the Mt. Eden High School machine where I began my teaching career. From there to today has been a long, exciting, wondrous journey. Now in the ninth decade of my life, the time has come to wind up the journey and concentrate on what all was about: Hybridizing. The trip began in 1953 when I placed my first iris order with Schreiner's Gardens - $7.50 for 8 of the most popular irises of the time. And now we announce the closing of the circle. We are excited and pleased to announce that starting in either 2020
or 2021, depending on stock, SCHREINER'S GARDENS
will be the introducer of Ghio bearded iris creations.
Bay View Gardens will become iris archive history.

So, another iris garden succumbs to time.
Carl
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Mar 2, 2019 5:13 PM CST
Not another one... Sad So sad to see. Good to see that they had a good and long career.

Thanks for the info, Carl.
What a beautiful sunset!
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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 2, 2019 6:05 PM CST
Thanks Carl! I understand at that age, he not wanting to continue selling but so sad for us, his service is excellent. I always received impeccably filled orders and very healthy rhizomes.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Mar 2, 2019 6:18 PM CST
So very sad indeed, but happy for Joe! I hope I can still play with my iris at ages 80 to 89.
Edit to fix ages.🙂
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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GuiseppeJ
Mar 2, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Just to clarify. I crossed the 80 line this past year which now puts me in the 9th decade of my life. The hybridizing will continue and all future Ghio irises will be introduced by Schreiner's. Gives me some time to begin enjoying the life style of the rich and famous..........
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Mar 2, 2019 7:45 PM CST
GuiseppeJ - a BIG welcome to the forum!!
let the mystery be
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 2, 2019 7:52 PM CST
Carl ~ Thank you so much for sharing that important information. At least Joe is still going to be hybridizing. It is a lot of work, maintaining a huge business and at the same time, tending to seedlings and doing all the work necessary with that.

That is why he is "excited and pleased to announce...", as his work load can be reduced, but at the same time, he can focus on bringing new beauties into the world.

Thank you, Joe, for all of your wonderful hard work and dedication for all of these many years. We look forward to more beautiful irises from you in the future.
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Mar 2, 2019 8:01 PM CST
Joseph/Guiseppe, siamo onorati di averti tra noi e di voler conoscere tutti i tuoi segreti in crescita!
let the mystery be
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Mar 2, 2019 8:58 PM CST
He not only did his introductions, but people will miss his lovely grab bags.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises
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ShawnSteve
Mar 3, 2019 8:08 AM CST
@GuiseppeJ Thank you for all the wonderful contributions you have made, to the world of Iris growers. I hope 'Adriatic Noble' will be of some hybrid use, next year. I appreciate your help, locating that Dahlia, too.
Enjoy your life of retirement. I am sure you will have plenty enough to still keep you busy.
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 3, 2019 10:14 AM CST
GuiseppeJ Welcome! to the Forum and Thank You! so so much for all your hard work and the joy it brings to our gardens. I completely understand why you would want to wind down on the sales side and focus on hybradizing.
Hey, Brad has been showing us huge amounts of pictures of seedlings you are evaluating. I think we all feel like you should introduce them all! We love your Irises!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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
Mar 3, 2019 10:22 AM CST
I just read that in his catalog this morning. It looked like they were going to do his introductions. I'm not sure if that means he will still be making crosses but just not doing his own marketing? Guess we'll see.
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Mar 3, 2019 12:41 PM CST
As I understand (what he said), Joe will still be hybridizing and hopefully producing more beauties which will come to market.

Schreiner's will be doing the mass production of Ghio bearded irises going forward, so that will be our go-to place for Ghio irises after this year.

(Like others, I am wondering about the PCIs....)
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Mar 3, 2019 8:08 PM CST
Marilyn,
Me too regarding the PCI's. Schreiner doesn't carry them, at least not yet. Hopefully? Joe had some PCI's in the pipe line that are amazing.
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Mar 4, 2019 2:00 AM CST
Welcome! and thank you for the advancement of our favorite flower, @guissepej.

congratulations on your your retirement.

many of your irises have graced our many gardens over the years, and i look forward to many more of your creations. i am an admirer of your flowers, and appreciate the bubbles and ruffles of the newer varieties.

i am glad that you are not discontinuing the hybridizing portion of your life's work.

brad's photos on this site have given us glimpses of your extremely exciting introductions on the horizon, and i look forward to the many new ones, and congratulations on your retirement wonders. Hurray! Lovey dubby



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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Mar 4, 2019 8:00 AM CST
Welcome! to the Iris Forum @GuiseppeJ ! Hurray!


I'm so happy you found someone to do the intros for you and I wish you good luck indeed with the 'rich and famous' life style! Big Grin



Thank You! for all the loveliness you've shard with the rest of us so far. I tip my hat to you.

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Deebie
Mar 4, 2019 8:28 AM CST
Another Welcome! to the Iris Forum @GuiseppeJ ! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Mar 13, 2019 3:47 PM CST
One of my first Ghio irises that I ordered back in the early 90's was Olympiad, Ghio, 1983-4. A lot of irises have come and gone from my gardens, but Olympiad has been here since and will stay forever! This iris (and all the bubble ones) impressed me so much that even today it is among my top favorites. It's almost like a dream it is so impressive.

So Thank You Mr. Ghio for all your years of creating a lot of beauty. Please know your irises are at home here, especially Olympiad!
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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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
Mar 13, 2019 5:49 PM CST
Joe/G- Thank you for creating the lovely Magical and My Beloved. Truly survivors in my southern garden and so very beautiful in form and color.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 13, 2019 9:08 PM CST
TBGDN said:One of my first Ghio irises that I ordered back in the early 90's was Olympiad, Ghio, 1983-4. A lot of irises have come and gone from my gardens, but Olympiad has been here since and will stay forever! This iris (and all the bubble ones) impressed me so much that even today it is among my top favorites. It's almost like a dream it is so impressive.

So Thank You Mr. Ghio for all your years of creating a lot of beauty. Please know your irises are at home here, especially Olympiad!


Leon ~ Yes, that truly is a beauty! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)

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