Irises forum: Let's get this show on the road!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 29, 2013 10:29 AM CST
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
May 29, 2013 9:04 PM CST
You all have such beautiful iris and names of your plants

I am embarrassed because I do not have names. Some were given to me some where on the property I purchased and some when I moved I just dug them up and planted willy nilly all over my new gardens.

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
May 29, 2013 9:12 PM CST
Love the rich purple in that third photo. Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 30, 2013 3:14 AM CST
With or without names they are pretty! Thanks for sharing, I like that 4th iris a lot.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
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philljm
May 30, 2013 3:21 AM CST
Cinta - you will notice that not all of us have names for our plants. And you will find that it doesn't matter.

FINALLY I have some bloom!
Olympic Challenge - always one of my first TB's to open & Fuzzy Logic - a Space Age
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NoID's - both of these. The yellow one has an interesting history. Years ago, when my father moved into an apartment on my sister's property he planted two long rows of iris in her front yard. It was there that I first discovered black iris. My sister lives on a busy street in a Cleveland OH suburb, and people would stop and admire those flowers. A couple of years back, someone asked my sister if she could have some - and do a trade, my sister agreed. Because life interfered, I saw those rhizomes from the trade still sitting on my sister's front stoop in mid- October - she had never gotten them planted.

I stole them. and had no clue what color they were - those stolen iris are these gorgeous yellow ones - there is going to be quite a show with this clump in another few days
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Beautiful photos everyone! ~Jan
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
May 30, 2013 3:38 AM CST
Those are beautiful Jan.Isnt it crazy to watch and wait for them to open?
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
May 30, 2013 3:54 AM CST
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 30, 2013 6:18 AM CST
Very nice, Cinta! I REALLY like the last 2 pics! Names are nice, but certainly not needed for enjoyment.Some of these beauties HAVE no name ! I think that the "search for the NOID", is one of the things I like most, in fact! Lot's of fun looking at pics, talking to other gardeners, etc.. And if a name is never found...so what! ...you've had the fun, the flower, and the fellowship...and that's what's really important...Right?.....Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 30, 2013 6:42 AM CST
I could just sit and look at Iris pictures all day -- names, no names, whatever. They're all beautiful and that's what it's all about!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
May 30, 2013 6:47 AM CST
Cinta -- your Irises are beautiful!!

Jan -- you're on your way! Love the space-ager and love the story about the yellow Iris -- Irises are so forgiving, aren't they?

Tom -- you asked about my developing garden with your Red Iris and my White Peonies -- here's a photo of the beginning:

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Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
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gardengus
May 30, 2013 6:52 AM CST
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This little iris was rescued from the bulldozers working the lot next to our Hotel last weekend.
My DH thought I was crazy , but it has rewarded me with a bright bloom Smiling
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
May 30, 2013 7:31 AM CST
Hurray!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
May 30, 2013 7:41 AM CST
Cinta, the 4th one with the lavender edge is really lovely. The last 2 look like old historic ones. Maybe someone will recognize them. With or without names, they will give you joy for many years. I had a huge tree fall on my main iris bed a few years ago and the tree men raked up all my markers. I'm still working on getting them all reidentified.

Cinda, I'm so glad you were able to rescue that lovely one. It's a cute little thing.

Poured rain here again yesterday and most of the night. Tornados getting a little too close for comfort.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cinta
May 30, 2013 7:55 AM CST
Thank you all. I am usually not concerned with names and when I brought my new house I wanted to put the old house up for sale quick and the realtor told me to scale back the gardens so it was a quick dig and move. There was no time for names. I had a hard copy of placement on paper because I do not like name tags in my garden.

That paper trail does no good when you throw everything in a box together.

The last one I call Family. Because it has been in the family as long as I can remember. Everybody has it in their yard even my sister that does not garden. She is a grass and a couple of conifer landscaper but my Mom always plant that iris in our yard when we got our new houses.

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
May 30, 2013 8:49 AM CST
virginiarose Your Celebration Song does not look like mine. Is it supposed to have the little horn thingies on the ends of the beards that come out? Mine does not have that?
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
May 30, 2013 9:29 AM CST
Yea, Jan! Hurray!

Mary Ann, I LOVE the red and white. Beee-yew-tee-ful. Lovey dubby

Cinda, good going on the rescue. Thumbs up
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
May 30, 2013 9:33 AM CST
Yeah -- I just checked the ATP Database for Celebration Song -- no blue on the beard, and no space-age beard tips! Virginiarose -- you've got a NOID! Awesome flower, though!! nodding

Thanks Debra! *Blush* I just looked at that picture and thought how pretty it would look to add some dark blue/purple Irises to that mix. Sort of a red-white-blue thing. Waddya think?
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
May 30, 2013 9:42 AM CST
Tall Beared Iris looking good lately.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 30, 2013 9:44 AM CST
Hurray! ...Arlyn
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
May 30, 2013 10:13 AM CST
Mary Ann, what about adding Paul Black?

Gorgeous, Rita.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

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