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Mar 2, 2019 8:53 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'll start off with my list - but, wait!...his catalog just arrived! Whistling

Accessible
Act of Kindness
Aloha Spirit
Amiable
Applause Line
Beauty Within
Bejewelled
Bewitchment
Birthday Bash
Bowled Over
Bravery
Bubble Bubble
Cardinal rule
Center Ice
Chivalrous
Civility
Close to my Heart
Cupid's Arrow ( Want)
Day on the Bay
Dazzle
Double Platinum
Dressed to Impress
Emblematic (need to replace)
Entice
Expect Wonders
Expose'
Exploding Galaxy
Feudalism
Forever Blowing Bubbles
Front of the Line
Heavenly Host (Want)
Hollywood Star
Inside Job
Love of Life
Magic Happens
Magic Mirror (want)
Magical ***
Marriage Vows
Montevideo
Musicality (Want!!)
My Beloved
Natural Blond
Novel Idea
Oil Painting
Other side of Heaven
Path to Heaven (want
Pep Rally
Photogenic
Picture Book **
Platinum Jubilee
Rare Find
Red-Handed
Red Skies
Role Reversal
Star Appeal
Star Turn **
Starring
Superhero
That's All Folks
Through the Clouds
Treasured
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Mar 2, 2019 9:47 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Jan ~ OMG!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Mar 2, 2019 10:28 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Evelyn, I've always loved his irises. Such lush pinks and lovely form. Ruffles! Since he's closing his business and will be devoting his time to hybridizing, I just placed a small order with him. The availability may decrease in the future.
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Mar 2, 2019 11:47 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
I've got a few too... Thumbs up

All By Design
Aloha Spirit
Beautiful People
Birthday Bash
Blonde Bombshell
Border Skirmish
Breaking the Ice
Bravery
Brouhaha
Bubble Bubble
Bullet Point
Celebratory
Center Ice
Close to My Heart
Dawning
Day on the Bay
Dazzle
Double Click
Double Platinum
Dressed to Impress
Drum Circle
Emblematic
Engagement Ring
Epicenter
Expect Wonders
Explicit
Exploding Galaxies
Expose
Famous Last Words
Fan Club
Feudalism
Filibuster
Folies Bergere
Forever Blowing Bubbles
Front of the line
Gentle Soul
Gilt Trip
Gold Country
Got the Picture
Higher Calling
In the Loop
Lady Friend
Lanai
Layer Cake
Liason
Lip Service
Magical
Magic Mirror
Managua
Mandolin
Marching Band
Montevideo
My Beloved
Mystique
New Leaf
Notorious
Oil Painting
Osaka
Ostentatious
Other Side of Heaven
Path to Heaven
Pep Rally
Platinum Jubilee
Plot Line
Polite Applause
Power Surge
Puccini
Rare Coin
Revere
Role Reversal
Romantic Evening
Secret Recipe
Silent Screen Star
Smart Money
Soul Mate
Spiral Galaxy
Star maker
Star Turn
Superhero
Unconditional Love
Vapor
Visiting Royalty
Vizier
Wait A Minute
Wedding Night
What A Beauty
When In Love
Who Did It
Yours Truly


Removed or died:
Act of Kindness
Be Original
Chivalrous
Comfortable
Perception
Red Skies
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Mar 3, 2019 12:09 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Sherry!!! WOW!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Mar 3, 2019 12:14 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Great group, Sheri! Hurray! Hurray! I may have lost a few more. I'll know after I get them all mapped and a few Noids are i.d.ed.

Sheri, I've always been a little envious of your friendship with Joe! Living in the same area and seeing his irises up close. You've been lucky.
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Mar 3, 2019 12:29 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
janwax said:Great group, Sheri! Hurray! Hurray! I may have lost a few more. I'll know after I get them all mapped and a few Noids are i.d.ed.

Sheri, I've always been a little envious of your friendship with Joe! Living in the same area and seeing his irises up close. You've been lucky.


I agree, I've always wanted to go to his end of year sale, but I would have to camp out the night before to be first in line. I've heard the sales he has sale out in an hour.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Mar 3, 2019 2:22 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Oh, add 'Treasured' to my list too.. That makes it an even 90.. A drop in the bucket to Brad's collection, I'm sure.

I've never been to Joe's sale.. It's too early in the morning for me Thumbs down I've heard that everyone lines up, and it's a feeding frenzy when he opens the gate. From all reports, he does sell out within an hour. Blinking By the time he has his sale, I've always over-ordered and wonder where they will all go anyway *Blush* Hilarious!

I'll probably only be ordering from Joe this year. My bathroom remodel from hell has drained my bank account.. My accountant warned me last year that I'll be owing taxes this year w/ the changes in tax law. Oh well, there's always next year..
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Mar 3, 2019 2:27 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I heard his one hours sale sells out in 10-18 minutes. I've been wanting to go to it, but it's too long of a drive for something that's over that quickly.

Those are some great collections! Thumbs up
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Mar 3, 2019 6:04 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I used to be able to go to my excel spread sheet and sort by hybridizer and just copy and past all of that info on to a thread like this and be done. But like the dummy I am I didn't save an updated list on a thumb drive. The lightning storm took care of that, so now I would have to go through all my paper bed maps and list them. Too much work. Just have to take my word that I have a bunch of his, and looking at his catalog that came last week, I guess I'll probably be having a few more. Whistling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Mar 3, 2019 6:39 AM CST
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
Hellebores Deer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Some gorgeous irises in this thread. Lovey dubby

I only have two Ghio's. Not that I wouldn't like to have more, but I try to be a bit careful adding irises hybridized in a climate that is very unlike my own. Certainly some will work, but I think that the success rate will be lower.

'Superhero' that I bought...


... and 'Inside Job' that I got as a gift


These are both new to me. Unfortunately 'Superhero' started to rot severely from the cut end within 2 weeks after potting up. I don't think this has something to do with the cultivar, rather the rhizomes from this particular vendor seems more prone to rot for me. For this reason 'Super Hero' is in the green house and it seems to have fully recovered. I love the looks of 'Super Hero' and it seems a popular iris as everyone in the thread so far has it growing. I bet Tom has it too, as I recall he mentioned it was one that did well for him!!!
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Mar 3, 2019 6:46 AM CST
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
Hellebores Deer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016
I just remembered that I actually saved a list of Tom's Ghio irises from 2017, so I would know which one that worked well for him, as they then would have a decent chance to work for me as well. Smiling

Tom's Ghio's: Dec 9, 2017

These are the Ghio irises I have and how they do here in zone 5.

All By Design Barely alive
Border Skirmish Died after a 4 year struggle
Bowled Over Has not bloomed yet, slow grower
Boy Genius Tood 4 years to bloom, slow grower
Bravery Bloomed second year, and once since, growing nicely now though
Brouhaha Hasn't bloomed yet in 2 years. Growing slow
Bubble Bubble Doing well blooms most years
Cardinal Rule Doing Well
Celebratory Struggling, bloomed once.
Chivalrous Struggling, hasn't bloomed yet.
Chuckles Does well here.
Chutney Slow grower, took 8 years to bloom.
Comedy Has bloomed twice, after 6 years, it's still only one rhizome.
Day On The Bay Does well here.
Dazzle Slow grower, but has bloomed once in 4 years.
Double Wedding Hasn't bloomed yet in 3 years.
Down To The Wire Doing well here.
Emblematic Barely alive after 4 years.
Engagement Ring struggling, hasn't bloomed yet in 3 years.
Epicenter Bloomed once in 7 years, think it's gone.
Exploding Galaxy Hasn't bloomed yet, not growing fast
Expose Slow grower, but blooms every year.
Front Of The Line have had it one year, hasn't bloomed yet, but doing well.
Gentle Soul Hasn't bloomed yet.
Going Big Time Grows steady but slow. Has bloomed and is fertile.
Got The Picture Got it last year, and it bloomed this summer. Doing well.
Hospitality Got 2 rhizomes when new, one left, not growing very fast.
House Afire Have my second planting of it. 4 years still waiting to see it.
Iconic OK grower, has bloomed 2 times in 4 years.
Illusionist Good grower and bloomer. Is fertile.
Liaison (Historic) Excellent grower and bloomer.
Magic Mirror decent grower and bloomer.
Magical Great grower here and steady bloomer.
My Beloved poor grower, hasn't bloomed yet in 4 years.
Mystique Good grower and bloomer.
Novel Idea Poor grower and bloomer.
Oil Painting good grower here, and finally bloomed this year after 3 years.
Ostentatious Older one, grows slow but steady, blooms every once in a while.
Other Side Of Heaven Fair grower and good parent.
Path To Heaven Got 2, one died, the other is struggling.
Picture Book Growing well, but hasn't bloomed yet in 2 years.
Platinum Jubilee Bloomed this year after waiting 4 years. Grows well.
Plot Line Got 3 rhizomes, still have about that many, one weak bloom.
Rare Coin fair grower and bloomer here.
Rogue Fair grower here.
Role Reversal Grows well, blooms well, fertile both ways.
Smart Money Does well here.
Snowed In Older one, grows well.
Soul Mate Great grower and steady bloomer here.
Spiral Galaxy Has not bloomed in 4 years, hanging on.
Splurge Second try here, still alive.
Star Turn Barely alive. Had one SDB sized bloom once. used it's pollen and it worked.
Starring Slow grower here, but steady.
Super Hero Good grower here and good bloomer.
Uninhibited struggling.
Vapor fair grower, bloomed once sofar.
Vow Of Silence Bloomed once, struggles here.
Wedding Night did well here, but ditched it as blooms always fell over.
Well Endowed Died.
What A Beauty Average grower, good bloomer. fertile.
Winning Hand Don't think it will make the winter.
Your's Truly good grower and bloomer.

Cyberstalking at its finest. Green Grin! I just knew he grew Superhero!
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Mar 3, 2019 7:18 AM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
Helpful list, William!

I have three Ghio's, which is one more than I have of Keppel irises. My want list from Ghio seems a lot smaller than from Keppel. Not to compare either hybridizer - something I noticed is all....maybe have to fix that soon.. Whistling

Anyways, here are my Ghio's:
Epicenter


Managua


Oil Painting

Looks like I have two of his 1993 intros. Rolling my eyes.
AB Iris 'Saracen Cinnamon' faithfully blooming early. (May 2022)
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Mar 3, 2019 9:31 AM CST
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
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UndyingLight said:Helpful list, William!

Monty, Tom made a very good list. While I thank you for the acorn, I passed it along to Tom as it is his list, not mine.

Thanks Tom, for the list. I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 3, 2019 9:38 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Interesting to see how his irises do in different zones. For instance, My Beloved bloomed memorably in 2017, bloomed in 2018, and produced increases.I divided and potted an increase and planted another in the garden for back-up. I'm glad I did, because the original may have bloomed out.
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Mar 3, 2019 10:19 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Tom: Speaking of William... Now that's a friend. He just saved you lots of work...:smily:
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Mar 3, 2019 10:19 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks William for posting my old list, and for the acorn. Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Mar 3, 2019 10:38 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
I stayed up until 1AM working on my list because literally I have so many of his irises on my wish list and look at the online pictures of his Irises so much; I had to double check my garden list and make sure of whether I have them or am just dreaming I have them.

Here's my list:

Starring
Role Reversal
Boy Guinous
Ponderosa
Bravery
Designer Gown
Double Platinum
Drifting Bubbles
Expose
Expect Wonders
Gentle Soul
Heavenly Host
Hollywood Star
In the Loop
Lady Friend
Layer Cake
Magnanimous
Picture Book
Plot Line
Rare Find
San Jose
Star Appeal (have a seedling from this also Smiling )
Novel Idea
Splurge
Wedding Night
Super Herro
Double Vision
Beauty Within
Engaging
Spectacle??? Though my list says I have it, I can't find it in my garden maps but I believe it will show up soon.

And the wishlist goes on and on. I have been searching for Pistachio for 7 years. I have ordered Star Turn 3 times only to be told it was sold out. Does that deter me...Never Smiling
I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Mar 3, 2019 11:38 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
My list isn't updated, but it currently shows that I have 99 Ghio's in my have/want list. *Blush*

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