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Apr 5, 2014 5:21 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
Time for a color change. Let's look at some Amoenas, they are of course, iris with a white standard, and falls of a different color. We can also add reverse amoenas as well, White falls, with standards of another color.
Daring Deception

Racing Heart and Sharp Shooter
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Sharp Edge

Strawberry Freeze
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Sofia and Tour De France
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Wicked Good and Champaign and Ice
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Ginger Ice

Gypsy Lord
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Pamper Me

That's all I have time for, the horses are calling! I'll be looking for your picture contributions when I come back in.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Apr 5, 2014 6:08 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I have a stupid question. How do you pronounce the word 'amoena'. I have heard the middle consonants pronounced with a long o and a long e so I avoid saying it in public. I could look it up but (to borrow a page from Tom's book) I can't look it up when I am in public and I don't say the word when I am home alone.....no not even to the dog. lol
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Apr 5, 2014 6:52 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
I don't have any...yet. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 5, 2014 7:11 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Clarence

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Wabash

These two are my favorites. Clarence( not sure, maybe it's a luminata ?!) has nice ,crisp, lines. Good color, and....it reblooms! Wabash is...well, I'll bet there are more clumps of Wabash grown in this country than any other cultivar...you see it everywhere, it's hardy, and it's a beautiful flower......Arlyn
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Apr 5, 2014 7:35 AM 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
Clarence is a luminata, Arlyn. nodding

Bonnie -- to my knowledge -- amoena is pronounced uh-meen-a. That's the way I say it, anyhoo.............
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Apr 5, 2014 5:16 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
You can tell it's been a great day, nobody was inside playing on the computers. lol.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Apr 5, 2014 5:35 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 5, 2014 7:50 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 had to take my pup to the groomer's for nail-trimming. Then indulged in a nap. Smiling Then worked in the Iris bed along the fenceline, cleaned stalls, brought horses in and fed, and cooked supper.

It was quite chilly outside -- but so nice to work in the gardens, even so. Thumbs up
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Apr 6, 2014 6:43 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Apr 6, 2014 7:49 AM 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
We're gonna get one nice day today -- then tonight serious storms roll in with guess what? RAIN!!!! OMG -- enough already!!!

So I'm gonna get two small Iris beds cleaned up and Preened, then spread some alfalfa pellets on the five beds ready for blooms.

OK -- amoenas, huh? Let me go look around in my files.

Leaps and Bounds:


Gay Parasol:


Dover Beach:
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Arthouse:


Does LaScala qualify?:


Vapor:
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Apr 6, 2014 9:26 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
LaScala is beautiful, but not an amoena, Can't wait till mine blooms. It should have at least 2 up to 4 stalks as it's the second year, and hasn't bloomed yet.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Apr 6, 2014 11:04 AM 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
Tom -- does an amoena absolutely have to have either white standards or white falls? I thought they could be a light color?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Apr 6, 2014 12:01 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
They're all beautiful! Thumbs up

Thanks for posting how to pronounce Amoenas, I felt like I had a speed impediment trying to say it.
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Apr 6, 2014 12:28 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
"speed impediment" Rob? Maybe you do!!! Rolling on the floor laughing (sorry -- couldn't resist teasing you!!) Hilarious!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Apr 6, 2014 12:32 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Apr 6, 2014 1:32 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Is that color difference just "camera ? Or does it vary that much ?...Arlyn
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Apr 6, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Lucy, Reddy Set is beautifully formed and the color is just lovely! I love both the colors posted!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Apr 6, 2014 5:47 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
Mary Ann, I think it's supposed to be white sandards and some other color falls. Sometimes you will see a bit of color at the base of the standards, but I don't think that matters.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Apr 6, 2014 9:20 PM CST
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Tom those are good pictures really like Daring Deception and Strawberry Freeze here are some of my mine with white standards might have a couple emma cook patterns in here but maybe something you haven't seen before Big Grin

Emblematic & Trumped
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Afterlife & Cleared For Take off
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Cloud Base & Cold Creek
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Tour De France & Stage Presence
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Enjoy The Party& Lemon Cloud
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Miles Ahead & Sea Cruise
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Bravery & Into Temptation
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Favorite Beau & Alesa Falls
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Alpine Harmony & Stylized
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Phantom Ship & Jerico Springs
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Royal Orders & Rainy River
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Honorable Lord & Only In Dreams
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Apr 6, 2014 9:40 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I think it is the lighting--my wish to be that red.

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