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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 18, 2013 10:15 AM CST
I don't have a lot of newer irises like many people on here, but I do love what I have and have had for many many years now. My space is limited and most of the irises from NW growers such as Oregon etc. won't do well for me here in my hot climate. If we get a colder winter I have better bloom. So for many years I just simply saved my money and quit buying new irises, I was throwing my money away. But I do have some from our Texas hybridizer, Tom Burseen. His do well for me. Yesterday I went to his garden (first time in about 15 years). I went there because I knew the convention was in Dallas this year and that he would have a bunch of guest irises. But I ended up not looking at the guests hardly at all. because he had so many beauties of his own that I could choose from. These are the ones that I ordered from him and that I took the time to take pictures of them. It was hot and windy, my mind was blown trying to take it all in I simply didn't take many pictures. Also I will post my favorites from this years bloom.

Dot in Texas

Dewuc Whatic (Do you see what I see) got this one, well I ordered it.


Judges Special, had to have it, it took my breath away.


Tobacco Chew loved the big fat beard


Trumped, he had a row of it in bloom. It got your attention from way across the garden.


I actually ordered five from him, Cranfill's Gap was not blooming. He had very little of it, he said it sells out every year. I found a picture of it online, but the website wouldn't let me copy it.

Blooming this year in my own garden:

Dorothy Parker my namesake iris. I found it in his seedling patch in 1993. Told him that if he ever introduced it to name it after me, then I forgot about it. A couple of years later he asked me to sign a form, I said what for. He said that if I wanted this iris named after me, I had to sign a release form. I signed it.



Dawning, one of the few from Ghio that does well for me. It will always have a place in my garden.
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Kid's Clothes one of my favorites from Tom Burseen.


I finally was able to copy the picture of Cranfil's Gap, this is Toms photo from last year. I did buy it from him, he had a small clump.

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 18, 2013 10:17 AM CST
Great pictures Dot. Thanks for sharing. I can feel my excitement growing Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 18, 2013 10:46 AM CST
More from this year.

Dot

Love the Look, a new intermediate to bloom here this year.


Magic Happens, new here this year.


Niche a new BB here this year.


Agatha Christie such a cute little IB.


Alpenview blooms well for me if it gets cold enough.


Awesome Alex needs to be seen in person to appreciate.


Explicit
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Sly Fox, a favorite here for many many years.


Team Spirit, new to bloom here this year.


I almost missed this picture of Explicit.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 18, 2013 10:58 AM CST
Thanks for more wonderful pictures. They are such a great pleasure to those of us whose season is just starting or yet to come. Quality photography for certain.....great color.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
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Betja
Apr 18, 2013 11:02 AM CST
Beautiful! And I know what you mean about the irises of hybridizers/growers closer to you doing better in your climate. I have ordered so many from the Northwest growers, and about 1/3 of them never even bloom for me. I've found that the ones that do best here in Bakersfield are Joe Ghio's (he's up in the Santa Cruz area) and those by the Suttons who are in Porterville only 65 miles away but are moving up to Idaho in the fall; followed by those by the guys at Superstition further up the San Joaquin Valley; and then those by the Painters up in Napa Valley also do well. But I've pretty much given up on the others. They will usually bloom the first year, but then I have to keep adding rhizomes if I want to see any other blooms in following years.

EXPLICIT has really been a good one here, although it's a pretty small flower in our climate. But such a beauty!

Betty
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Name: Mona
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monalisa18
Apr 18, 2013 11:36 AM CST
OWOWOWOWOWOW!!! Dot, you sure do make my mouth water and I long to see such beauty in person. Your photos are wonderful. Your namesake is stunning. Dawning is one that I'd love to have. Explicit is eye popping pretty. THank you!!
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daylilydreams
Apr 18, 2013 11:37 AM CST
Dot your pictures are so beautiful helps to look at them as it is snowing here once again. I can't wait to see the ones I got from you on the LA bloom here if it ever quits snowing.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 18, 2013 1:33 PM CST
If you are lucky to have hybridizers in your climate, by all means specialize in those. It is difficult to have them bloom across a continent. Neat (for us) that Suttons are moving towards cold weather.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Apr 18, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Winterberry Irises catalog arrived today. they are in VA, but their irises do fine for us.
Name: Stacey Utermoehlen
Warfordsburg, PA (Zone 6b)
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starwoman
Apr 18, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Sure enjoyed your photos, Dot! By the way, I grew up on the Eastside of Ft. Worth - I graduated from Eastern Hills High School in the mid-1970's.
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 19, 2013 8:31 AM CST
Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my pictures. I love taking pictures of all my beauties. I also LOVE seeing everyone elses beauties.

Isn't this forum wonderful, and to think it is FREE? Thanks Dave for this awesome website.

I have also added these to the database.

Dot Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 19, 2013 10:15 AM CST
Dot: those are beauties
Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Apr 20, 2013 5:28 AM CST
I've had to scroll back and forth to see them all again. Just stunning and I'm eagerly awaiting for bloom season here. I am envious of your Magic Happens as mine died. Wonderful pics.
Julia
Upstate NY
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 20, 2013 5:53 AM CST
Hi Julia,same anticipation here.After hardly any new plants bloomed last spring I am eager to see blooms on Samurai Warrior,Gypsy Romance,Brussels,and a host of other TIB's but first the dwarfs.I hope I am iding the proposed bloom leaf clusters and count many blooms this year.
Name: Julia
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JuliaNY
Apr 20, 2013 7:42 AM CST
Hi Jo Ann: I also got Samurai Warrior last year and so far it is growing new fans. I'm keeping a closer eye on all of the newbies and am hoping for a rainbow of color in a few months. Smiling
Julia
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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Apr 20, 2013 8:06 AM CST
Dot Awesome pictures I like them all
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 20, 2013 10:07 AM CST
Thanks everyone, I will post more pictures as time permits. I have some more older ones.

Dot Smiling
Name: Susan
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stilldew
Apr 20, 2013 10:23 AM CST
You have some wonderful ones. Do you know how Tom Burseen's do in colder climates?
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 21, 2013 8:21 AM CST
More blooms, if you just want to look at pictures.

Baditude another one of Tom Burseens, it's prettier in person.
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Beat the Heat, my son's favorite from Tom Burseen. It does really well here making large clumps. But I sold so much from it that I only had two stalks this year. That ain't gonna happen again. Also you can see my new 8 foot tall privacy fence that I had installed this year.
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Clown Around by Chris Christopherson, another Texas hybridizer.
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Connection and Cordoba
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It's Magic and Light Beam
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Distant Roads and It's Magic, second picture also has little Masked Bandit on the right. These are better if you click on them.
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I took this one for all the colors. Dorothy Parker in the foreground.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Apr 21, 2013 8:25 AM CST
I'm not normally fond of yellow iris but those are knockouts.

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