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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
May 10, 2020 9:51 PM CST
Hello everyone, I've been visiting this forum quite a while now--thought I'd finally join. Smiling You've all provided much advice, interesting and funny conversations, and lovely iris pictures. Thank you!

I have about 70 named iris and a few noids. My favorite is TB Owyhee Desert. However, I also like the shorter iris, and hope hybridizers will continue to expand the selection--especially the IB's and BB's.

Irises were a childhood favorite, and I'm happy to be able to grow them now, and look forward to visiting with all of you. Smiling

Owyhee Desert

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Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 10, 2020 9:59 PM CST
Welcome! Laurie, glad you decided to join us. Hurray!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 10, 2020 11:14 PM CST
Laurie ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 11, 2020 3:03 AM CST
Welcome! Always good to have more people on here. Smiling
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 11, 2020 5:47 AM CST
welcome, the more the merrier.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 11, 2020 5:49 AM CST
Good morning Laurie and welcome to this iris family. Hurray! Smiling
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 11, 2020 6:33 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Kim. hnybee09
Jamestown NC (Zone 7b)
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hnybee09
May 11, 2020 7:08 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 11, 2020 9:30 AM CST
Welcome!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 11, 2020 10:33 AM CST
Welcome! Laurie! I think Owyhee Desert has the best scent ever! I adore that iris.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 11, 2020 10:41 AM CST
Welcome, Laurie. Smiling
Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Lew
Southern Maryland (Zone 7a)
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LewEm
May 11, 2020 11:00 AM CST
Welcome! Smiling Smiling
(Zone 9b)
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UndertheSun
May 11, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Welcome!

I love Owyhee Desert too! Thumbs up
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 11, 2020 12:28 PM CST
UndertheSun said: Welcome!

I love Owyhee Desert too! Thumbs up

I guess I would love it too, had I not lost it to rot. Maybe again some other time. Pretty picture.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 11, 2020 2:11 PM CST
welcome laurie Welcome!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 11, 2020 6:19 PM CST
Welcome! Laurie Smiling
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
May 11, 2020 6:25 PM CST
Welcome, Laurie. 70 is a good start! Whistling
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Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
May 11, 2020 7:50 PM CST
Thank you all for your warm welcome!

Leslie, I think Owyhee Desert smells kind of like rootbeer Smiling I like to bring blooms indoors to enjoy, and it's great when they have a sweet fragrance!

Jan: Hilarious! After I receive my orders this year, I'll top the century mark!
Name: Peggy C
Graham NC USA (Zone 7b)
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PeggyC
May 16, 2020 12:44 PM CST
Welcome. Laurie Welcome!
An Iris currently in bloom ..

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Since I don't know her proper name, she has been named 'Party Gal' as she seems to be wearing a white silk blouse and velvet purple skirt - ready to Party!

Live like every day as it is your last because one day -- it will be.
(if I can find who said this, I'll credit that dear Soul -- wasn't me, but it makes a lot of sense)

This isn't a dress-rehearsal ~
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 16, 2020 9:10 PM CST
While there are hybridizers who specialize in tall there are others who do so in median & some who do both like the Mid-America gardens& Winterberry & Stout at Dancing Tree. check their offerings for the smaller plants.

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