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Oct 13, 2012 5:29 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
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I added 6 this year, I only bought one, the rest I got through trades with nice people on ATP. Smiling

Blue Reflections - Schreiner 1972
Thriller - Schreiner 1988
Savannah Sunset - Schreiner 2000
Blueberry Bliss - Schreiner 2004
Here Comes The Night - Schreiner 2009
Silverado - Schreiner 1986
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Oct 13, 2012 6:48 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I also got a Schreiner's Iris through a trade with nice people on ATP -- *Showcase* is a Schreiner's. Green Grin!

Also got *Like Wow* and *Rio Rojo*.

Think that's it!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Oct 13, 2012 7:59 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
The rhizomes from Schreiners were smaller than usual this year, but healthy:

Amplified

Apollodorus

Cajun Rhythm

Copatonic


Bonus:

All About Blue

Silken Trim

Oh, and I also got some of their fertilizer to try.
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Oct 15, 2012 5:23 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
I didn't add iris this yr but could I ask which one is your fav that you currently grow? Might help with a decision on adding a few next yr.
Thanks
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Oct 15, 2012 11:04 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
I ordered from Schreiner's this year just to get the one iris I've been waiting for since 2009:
ALSEA FALLS


I also ordered another new intro:
FIDDLIN' AROUND
http://www.schreinersgardens.c...

Then I received four additional rhizomes as gifts:
LIKE WOW
SILKEN TRIM
2 SUNRISE ELEGY


Edit: I have been using a 6-10-10 granular fertilizer that is really inexpensive (like under $3/box) at WalMart. It was in a green box and used to be called Pennington, but I think they changed the name last year. I haven't checked this year to see if they have it again, but they've had it for the last 5 years or so.
Betty
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Oct 15, 2012 5:33 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
Boy, that Fiddlin Around sure is different with the underside of the falls very different from the top of the falls. I like Alsea Falls too, it's like an improvement over Can't Touch This, which is like it, but a bit floppy, and doesn't hold it's shape too well.
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Oct 15, 2012 5:48 PM CST
Name: Brett Barney
(Zone 5b)
Irises Region: Nebraska
I only had a handful of ID-ed irises until this year, so it was a big year of adding for me. These are the Schreiner ones I got.

Blue Sapphire
Caldron
Sapphire Hills
Carnaby
Burnt Toffee
Commando
Honky Tonk Blues
Change of Pace
War Chief
Celebration Song
In the Mood
Cajun Rhythm
Sentimental Rose
Afternoon in Rio
Rio Rojo
Glad
Queen of the Mist

Only the last three are intros from the last 5 years, and many have been around for decades. I can't really help with Teresa's question about which are the favorites, since none of these have had a chance to bloom. The only Schreiner iris that I already had was Picasso Moon, which bloomed beautifully despite being transplanted in late winter. I'm not a big fan of yellow irises generally, so I wouldn't call it a favorite. But for what it is I like it pretty well, and if you happen to actually like yellow irises I'd recommend it.

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Brett

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Oct 15, 2012 6:32 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Picasso Moon is a drop-dead gorgeous Iris. I really wouldn't call it yellow, would you Brett? Mine is more like molten gold. I planted it in front of my Japanese Red Maple tree -- the contrast is wonderful. Your picture of Picasso Moon is beautiful!! Lovey dubby I love that Iris.

Betty -- your picture of Alsea Falls is just amazing!!

I struggled with Teresa's question too. Partly because I didn't understand it. Teresa -- do you want to know our favorite Schreiner's Iris? Or just our favorite-favorite Iris? Or favorite that we got this year? Confused

I confuse easily.....................
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Oct 15, 2012 6:34 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
P.S. Was that a sly play on words Brett? You're not a big *fan* of yellow Irises.................... Rolling on the floor laughing Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Oct 16, 2012 9:19 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Garden Ideas: Level 1 Roses
Irises Daylilies Cat Lover Region: California Region: United States of America
Teresa, the one that immediately popped into my mind when you asked about our favorite Schreiner's iris is YAQUINA BLUE. I absolutely adore this iris! Here are pictures of it at different times of day and in different years -- she's very photogenic!

YAQUINA BLUE - Dykes Medal Winner
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Even though these look so different, they are all from the same plant.
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Oct 16, 2012 10:07 AM CST
Name: Julia
Shepherdstown WV (Zone 6b)
Clematis I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Hummingbirder Irises Region: New York
Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
I did add just a couple Rolling my eyes.

Mr Moonlight
Champagne Waltz
Laced Cotton
Wayside Lyric
Winterfest
Samurai Warrior
Julia
Shepherdstown WV
Zone 6b
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Oct 16, 2012 10:27 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Laced Cotton is one of my very favorites, Julia, love it.
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Oct 16, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Betty those are great pictures Yaquina Blue is a nice one and I really like Alesa Falls, I couldn't buy it this year but it is on next years list it makes a beautiful clump.

Julia Mr. Moonlight Thumbs up

Terersa If I had to pick 3 it would be these they have all done well here and I look forward to seeing them every year.

Dusky Challenger


Celebration Song


Stepping Out


These are my new schreiners for the year

Petticoat Shuffle

Dangerous Liasion

Catch A Star

Dreaming Of Rio
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Oct 16, 2012 5:40 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
I like Petticoat Shuffle, I don't think I've seen that one before. Here's a couple of Schriners that I like a lot.
Calipso Beat and Cranberry Swirl
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Light Shines and Can't Touch This
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Bold Fashion and Outragious Fortune

Perpetual Joy and Rare Treat
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Mexican Holiday and Breakers
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Oct 16, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Name: Brett Barney
(Zone 5b)
Irises Region: Nebraska
Muddymitts said:Picasso Moon is a drop-dead gorgeous Iris. I really wouldn't call it yellow, would you Brett? Mine is more like molten gold. I planted it in front of my Japanese Red Maple tree -- the contrast is wonderful.


Well, I'm sort of a box-of-eight-crayons guy when it comes to colors, I guess. Violet = purple; mauve = purple; orchid = purple; etc.

Muddymitts said:P.S. Was that a sly play on words Brett? You're not a big *fan* of yellow Irises


No, unfortunately. If intentionally punning is the expectation in these parts I guess I'll have to raise my standards. :~)
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Oct 16, 2012 6:28 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
I just love Petticoat Shuffle. Never saw that one before.

Tom, the Breakers with the blue behind it is stunning. Please tell me again what the blue background is.
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Oct 16, 2012 8:26 PM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Forum moderator Irises Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level
I'm not Tom, but am pretty sure it's Baptisia australis or one of it's cultivars/hybrids/subspecies

http://garden.org/plants/brows...
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Oct 16, 2012 9:34 PM CST
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Tom beautiful pictures I like Can't Touch This and Mexican Holiday both good plants.
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Oct 17, 2012 3:41 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
Kent, you're right, it's baptisia. I had moved that plant to another location, and I must have missed some, as it came back. Oh well, it must like it there.
Brad, I don't know if I sent you any of those two or not, but I had a huge clump of Mexican Holiday that I dug up. I moved two rhizomes to a new bed, and got rid of the rest. It's a good grower. If not, I will get some to you next summer.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Oct 17, 2012 9:03 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks Kent.

Tom, what a color combo!

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