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May 22, 2020 6:47 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Hello everyone. My garden has been going through a "downsizing" event for the past 3 years. This has been hard as to the loss and the fact that I do not have as much time to dedicate to the yard in general; but it was something I should have expected. I also had way TOO many plants to take care of. I have reduced the garden by 75%. Nature (and by that I mean weeds and thistle) did some and then I jumped in and did the rest. I need to till the old beds this year to put back to grass and redo the beds I am keeping.

Frosty Spirit

Tasco 2017 BB


I will try to post blooms in order up until this weekend. I am guessing I will be at peak this weekend. I also estimate I will have 150 bloom stalks.
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May 22, 2020 7:22 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
The first Iris this year was "Rare Edition", as usual. I only got two bloom stalks and both were frost damaged and looked bad; so no pictures from this bloom season. So here are a couple of pictures from last year.

Gatty 1980 IB



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Try to ignore the sign in this last picture as Blueberry Treats is next to Rare Edition.
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May 22, 2020 7:29 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Diggles

Innerst 2000 SDB


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May 22, 2020 7:39 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
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May 22, 2020 8:49 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
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May 22, 2020 8:58 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
You're doing what I need to do. Nice pictures! Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 22, 2020 9:02 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
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May 22, 2020 9:09 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Tessie The Tease

Crump 2006 IB


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May 22, 2020 9:21 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Flying Solo

Tasco 2005 IB


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May 22, 2020 9:30 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Sunny Dawn

Jones 1989 IB

No pictures from last year and one really crappy one from this year. And the sign said "Mary Francis".


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May 22, 2020 11:12 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sorry you are having issues with Sunny Dawn. I really like the peach flush on the standards and hafts.
"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 22, 2020 1:37 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Splashacata

Tasco 1998 TB



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May 22, 2020 2:25 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Strozzapreti

Bianco 2000 TB



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May 22, 2020 3:01 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Hurray! Hurray! thank you greg. looking forward to more of your soon to come peak photos.
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May 22, 2020 7:39 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Hurray! Hurray! Lovely blooms Greg. Downsizing the garden is hard. I can only imagine how hard it was to downsize by so much.
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May 22, 2020 11:59 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Misawa77 said:Tessie The Tease

Crump 2006 IB


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I like this one. Have to add it to my list!
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May 23, 2020 12:02 AM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Misawa77 said:Sunny Dawn

Jones 1989 IB

No pictures from last year and one really crappy one from this year. And the sign said "Mary Francis".


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This one, too. Smiling

Sorry you have to downsize. Sad
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May 25, 2020 9:22 AM 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 am guessing that you are keeping mostly Innersts and Tasco/Duncan's?

Nice to see you posting Greg.
"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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