Irises forum: Hanover 2019 Bloom Fest

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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
May 7, 2019 7:29 AM CST
Did I get your attention? Well, I am guessing I will disappoint in that my volume will be muted this year compared to years past. Call it "Click Bait! Rolling my eyes.

I continue to lose garden space and plants. Some by design and others by neglect. I am cutting back because I don't have the time and there are other things to do. Maybe when I retire I will arrest this downward movement. The weeds are thick and nonstop. They have choked out quite a few irises. I have been moving the irises since April (Yes, I am sacrificing bloom this year in some cases as I move stuff around; but most of these moves are to "save" the cultivar (so I am starting a pot farm).

My first bloom was April 24th (Tessie The Tease). This beat my normal first bloomer "Rare Edition" by two days. A deformed "Roz" was next. Everything else came in May. Here are the pictures.
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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
May 7, 2019 7:30 AM CST
Tessie The Tease


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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
May 7, 2019 7:33 AM CST
Rare Edition IB Gatty 1980




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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
May 7, 2019 7:37 AM CST
Roz IB Innerst 1996


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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
May 7, 2019 7:39 AM CST
more......."Tessie The Tease"


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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
May 7, 2019 7:41 AM CST
More.......Roz


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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
May 7, 2019 7:43 AM CST
Diggles SDB Innerst 2000


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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
May 7, 2019 7:44 AM CST
more......Rare edition


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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
May 7, 2019 7:47 AM CST
Tribute To Rosalie TB-RE Roberts (Joan) 2008


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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
May 7, 2019 7:48 AM CST
Nice to see you back on the threads Greg! Looks like Roz is a good grower. Innerst's medians seem to do well around here. Grindelwald especially just keeps growing. I had a mini Muggles explosion this year as well.

So no new iris going to be added for you in the near future? Must be hard to cut back with all the beauties you were growing.
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
May 7, 2019 7:50 AM CST
Nine Eleven Remembered TB-RE Roberts (Joan) 2004


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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
May 7, 2019 7:55 AM CST
Leslie - I did not even go to the club picnic last year which is a GREAT source for new irises (I usually get 10 plus eat time!!).

I lost both Muggles and Grindelwald and was hoping to replace them. My idea/dream for the "Innerst Collection" has taken a big step forward. My local club now has our Iris shows at the Hershey Gardens and we are in discussions to maybe start an iris plot/collection at their facility. Small steps at the moment, but it may come to be.
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
May 7, 2019 7:56 AM CST
more .......Roz


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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
May 7, 2019 8:05 AM CST
Pandora's Purple TB Ensminger 1980


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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
May 7, 2019 8:08 AM CST
Frosty Spirit BB Tasco 2017


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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
May 7, 2019 8:09 AM CST
Greg - I can probably help you out with a small bit of Grindelwald and Muggles. I think of your collection whenever I come across Innerst iris.


Ooohhh! Love that Frosty!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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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
May 7, 2019 8:10 AM CST
More......Nine Eleven Remembered


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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
May 7, 2019 8:12 AM CST
Frosty looks sooo much better in person. All of these pictures have been taken with my iphone. I need to get my DSLR out and take loads more pictures!!!!!!
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
May 7, 2019 8:21 AM CST
Sterling Prince TB Innerst 1983


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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
May 7, 2019 8:22 AM CST
still more ROZ


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