Irises forum: Midnight Embers

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Name: ben johnson
springfield, mo
flowerpimp
Jan 17, 2014 8:40 AM CST
Barbara's irises are always top-notch and do well almost anywhere. Midnight Embers is from a remake of the same cross (Hello Darkness X Epicenter) that produced Ozark Rebounder, Crimson Lights, Smoldering Fire and Voltaire's Cloak--so you know it's good!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jan 17, 2014 10:48 AM CST
Thanks flowerpimp -- you seem very knowledgeable. Green Grin! Can we have a name to put to the knowledge base?
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Name: ben johnson
springfield, mo
flowerpimp
Jan 17, 2014 11:12 AM CST
Thanks, Mary Ann. Of course you can, name is Ben Johnson.
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
Jan 17, 2014 12:48 PM CST
Well *hi* Ben Johnson! I tip my hat to you. Welcome to our group! It's great to have another hybridizer here -- we all learn so much from you'all.

You've created some beautiful Irises!! Lovey dubby
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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
Jan 17, 2014 12:50 PM CST
Your 2014 intro *Beyond the Reef* is wonderful!! nodding
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jan 17, 2014 1:47 PM CST
Hello Ben. I do not have any of your irises. I shall have to remedy that. smiles
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jan 17, 2014 2:47 PM CST
Welcome Ben!

I just looked at the list of introductions you produced (10). I really like/love the lacing on "Fallalery". WOW.

Can you post some pictures of two of your introductions; the database does not have any pictures yet of:

Love Dart

Party of One

Thanks.

Name: ben johnson
springfield, mo
flowerpimp
Jan 17, 2014 3:33 PM CST
Thanks to all for the kind words. Beyond the Reef is a nice blue with super wide falls. Sorry Greg, my digital camera needs a new card. The old one gave out and won't download photos to the computer anymore. Don't have any pics of Party of One in the computer to upload. It's a sibling to Firebird Suite, both orange. Superstition carried it for a while. Love Dart was registered, but never introduced--it's a sibling to Heartstring Strummer and I no longer have it. Glad you like the lacing on Fallalery; it is heavily laced, due primarily to Laced Cotton. Don't know where you got 10 introductions though. So far, I have only 8:
Heartstring Strummer, Party of One, Firebird Suite, Fallalery, Love Lilt, Tango to the Moonlight, Carrara Cloud and this year Phil is introducing Beyond the Reef. I should have 2 for 2015, Restless Tide and Storybook Princess, which would then make 10.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jan 17, 2014 5:27 PM CST
Ben-The database here at ATP shows 10 cultivars for you. Restless Tide is one of the 10. So is Love Dart. I did not notice it before, but the database does show that Love Dart was registered but not introduced. I missed that piece. So the database is missing Storybook Princess.

How did I get there?

Click on the "Plant Database" tab in the top left hand corner.
Click on the list on the top right and scroll down until you get to the Iris database. Click it.
In the left center top of the page you have three options:
"Browse by full options"
"Search by Characteristics"
"Access the genetic iris entry"

Click the middle one (Search by Chac.)
Fill in the hybridizer box ("Ben Johnson") and then click search.

10 items displayed in alphabetical order. You can now click on the picture and you are taken to the page of that plant. You get plant data and any pictures submitted by users.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Jan 17, 2014 5:33 PM CST
I would love to see your next step as it pertains to Fallalery. That edge lacing is really neat.
Name: ben johnson
springfield, mo
flowerpimp
Jan 17, 2014 7:13 PM CST
Thanks, Greg, that accounts for the mysterious 10. Restless Tide should be introduced next year, but I had uploaded a pic of it into the database. Have not uploaded Storybook Princess yet as it is not appearing as a registered iris yet under the AIS registration database. Restless Tide is a sky blue and Storybook Princess is a very ruffled cream with yellow heart, the last introduction from the I-4 seedlings from the Heartstring Strummer X
Society Page cross. I have many seedlings from Fallalery, but as yet no clear introduction.
Some are laced and some not and colors range from white, yellow, orange, reds, variagatas,
and dark purples. Some are now in 3rd generation. Some really nice flowers, but bud count has been a recurring problem. Still more to bloom yet. I am using the seedlings more now to breed with than Fallalery itself. While Fallalery is a very fertile pod parent, it produces no pollen, so it can only be used as a pod parent. Pod parents have more influence over stem and bud count, generally speaking, than pollen parents--which usually influence the appearance of the flower more. In my opinion, at least, and I'm sure others would argue against that, but it has been my observation over the years. Many of the Fallalery children are fertile both ways and so can be used as pollen parents.
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
Jan 17, 2014 7:47 PM CST
The things I learn here.................. Green Grin!
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