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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 16, 2014 1:42 PM CST
Well, Brett, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I guess it follows that our noses smell what we expect them to smell ? Rolling my eyes. ! Like I said, I can usually say, "It smells good!", or "that stinks", but until some one points out that it smells like" whatever", I can't put a name to the aroma, but, once that thought is in my head, THEN I can! Considering the size of my nose.... Rolling on the floor laughing ..I SHOULD have a GREAT sense of smell !....Arlyn
Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Apr 16, 2014 2:36 PM CST
HEHEHEH!! My "scentiments" exactly! I have a rose, "Sonia" (Rose (Rosa 'Sonia')) that supposedly smells wonderful. I don't know, mine stinks to high heck. To me, smells strongly of pepper and the stench sticks to my hands even after 3-4 good heavy washings. If she wasn't a reliable bloomer, I'd shovel-prone her. But she's one of my best bloomers.
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Name: Cindi
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CindiKS
Apr 16, 2014 4:06 PM CST
I always hesitate to join the conversation when people are asking about scent, because everything has a scent to me. I have the nose of a bloodhound, I guess. All iris are scented. Iris pallida, the grape one, is probably the most highly fragranced.
Debra, I've never had Kool Aid so I guess that's why I call it Grape Nehi. I remember driving by the Nehi bottling factory once as a kid and the smell was overwhelming.
How many of you can smell lightning?
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Apr 16, 2014 4:33 PM CST
I can smell the ozone if it is close enough. But being able to smell it means it is TOO close! Blinking
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 16, 2014 6:46 PM CST
I love that smell.
Some cultivars of Irises I have have no smell I can detect. I'm going tp pay closer attention to some of the others.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 22, 2014 3:32 PM CST
NOID Silver-Blue with just the barest hint of green.
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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Apr 22, 2014 4:04 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:NOID Silver-Blue with just the barest hint of green.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 22, 2014 4:04 PM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 22, 2014 4:06 PM CST
Count me drooling, too!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Apr 22, 2014 4:28 PM CST
oooooooooooh, me to!!!
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Apr 22, 2014 4:30 PM CST
I agree Very nice Debra!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 22, 2014 5:16 PM CST
thank you Smiling
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 22, 2014 9:16 PM CST
Nice bit of orange in there, too.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Apr 22, 2014 9:36 PM CST
Debra -- I think that NOID might be Silverado. Here's mine:

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Waddya think?

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 22, 2014 11:54 PM CST
It looks remarkably close.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 23, 2014 6:42 AM CST
It does that, yes. Thank you, Mary Ann. Don't know where it came from, but I like it a lot. Smiling
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 19, 2014 12:48 PM CST
I had forgotten my SIL in OR had given me a few irises 2 years ago when we visited. This opened this morning! Anyone want to hazard a guess on it's name? She can't remember but does know she got it at Shreiner's which a skip and a jump from her house. I looked through their blues but they have so many...



Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 19, 2014 1:37 PM CST
It is a nice one !...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 19, 2014 1:57 PM CST
I want to dive in and swan around in that blue! Good one, Celia. Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
May 19, 2014 2:39 PM CST
Thanks! It needs to be in the ground tho.

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