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May 25, 2019 2:03 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was graciously invited to spend some time with Robin Shadlow while visiting Oregon last week. This is a quick tour of some of the iris blooming when I was there.

Let's take a peek, shall we? Thumb of 2019-05-25/Lestv/937ad2

When you first drive up the driveway the first thing you notice is a very large California Lilac in a lovely shade of blue:
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You are then warmly greeted by the hostess, Robin, and her family of dogs and cats. They were all as sweet as can be.

The beds are split into commercial beds on one side and the seedlings and iris she is working with on the other. I am going to post them all together. Any mistakes with the seedling numbers are entirely my own.

07-14 (Silk Road x Blueberry Parfait) Thumb of 2019-05-25/Lestv/1873db

Cross 09-81:
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09-81 SB1
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09-81 SBA
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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 2:11 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
38-14
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64-14, it has Class Ring as one of it's parents.
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Robin's First Nation:

Love the stripes and color of this one.
101-13-2
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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 2:24 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Keppel's Cosmic Voyage:
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Robin's Eclipse Spell:

It will appear more lavender in sunlight. It was pretty cloudy when I was there.

A couple of my favorite seedlings:

26-14-C This is flagged for further growth. I think it is really lovely. The pink standards are a nice touch instead of the usual white. It has a nice round form and my pictures don't do it justice.
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34-14: It has Gypsy Lady as a parent. I love the colors. Still some inconsistencies with the fall pattern but I like both variations shown here.
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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 2:39 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Keppel's Catch The Fever:
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140-15: Like this one too. Hope Robin keeps it.
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Devil's Intent (Blyth):

Blyth's Treasure Trader: Thumb of 2019-05-25/Lestv/40abe6

Blyth's Unspoken Passion. I like it but it does remind me a lot of Ask A Lady.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 2:40 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Going to take a break before posting the rest. Please let me know which of the seedlings you like!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 2:48 PM CST
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
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
26-14-C is a winner already. Thumbs up
And Blyth's Unspoken Passion is a pastel knockout!
140-15: Nice!

Nice show from Robin's farm. Keep them coming please. Hurray!
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May 25, 2019 2:54 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Very nice Leslie. Hurray!
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May 25, 2019 3:00 PM CST
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
I'm with Leon - keep 'em coming!

09-81SB1 and 09-81 SBA - not a combination I would have considered but they look great together!

101-13-2, 38-14, 34-14, 26-14-C and 140-15 Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Eclipse Spell and Catch the Fever Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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May 25, 2019 3:04 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
I love "Catch the Fever" I just may have to get that one eventually.
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May 25, 2019 3:17 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Daisy - it is even more stunning on a nice day!

Casey - the 09-81's are siblings from the same cross. One of them, or both will be chosen or discarded. When I get to Keith and MidAmerica pics you will see a progression of sibs and which are chosen.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 3:25 PM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7b)
Do you ever wonder if you have too
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
26-14-C Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Thank you for the lovely photos, Leslie. Robin has some awesome seedlings!
TB 'Starting Fresh' blooming for me in May of 2022. It bloomed for a week and a half with nine buds.
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May 25, 2019 3:34 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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May 25, 2019 3:51 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
That lilac is huge! Lovey dubby I know my small one puts out quite the fragrance, I can just imagine how much that one must put out.

There's some nice looking seedlings growing over there. Thumbs up Love the peek shot through the fence! Green Grin!
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May 25, 2019 4:16 PM 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
26-14 C & 34-14 are awesome, liking 34-14 best. Love those pansy patterns.
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May 25, 2019 5:28 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Tom - I really like those too.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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May 25, 2019 6:11 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Devil's Intent Lovey dubby
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May 25, 2019 7:38 PM CST
Name: Anne Peck
Indiana (Zone 5b)
Anne wants more plants
Irises
Beautiful pictures. So many new irises to watch for.
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May 25, 2019 8:51 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby 26-14-c
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May 25, 2019 9:03 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
101-13-2 oh course this is my favorite. nodding
26-14C
140-15
Devil' Intent is a must have.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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May 25, 2019 9:23 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Robin's doing some interesting hybridizing! Your photos are very fine Leslie. Lovey dubby

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