Irises forum: A few iris in need of a new home

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 11, 2014 8:47 AM CST
At the moment I still have Gypsy Romance, Orinoco Flow, Acoma and Footloose. All of these are pretty fast increasers if you need to fill space! Smiling
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Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Aug 11, 2014 8:51 AM CST
Sounds great message me what I need to do and thank you.I do have Gypsy Romance but Just got it so unless no one wants it aswell I will take it heck I can share my addiction...I mean my new hobby with my mother and give her the extra Gypsy Romance.
Thank you
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 11, 2014 8:52 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 11, 2014 9:58 AM CST
I'd find a spot for a few Gypsy Romances. I also have Megabucks for postage. Treemail me. Thanks!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 11, 2014 10:05 AM CST
Jan - I will let you know if I have enough Gypsy, since hazeleyes has claimed some.

Otherwise - I am all out of homeless iris!!! Thanks to all for taking in my extra babies! I tip my hat to you.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Peggy
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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hazeleyes
Aug 11, 2014 10:26 AM CST
It is ok for Jan to have Gypsy Romance.I will be happy with the others Smiling
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Aug 11, 2014 10:54 AM CST
Thanks, hazel eyes, but I only "need" (!) Smiling 1 or two of Gypsy Romance.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 11, 2014 10:59 AM CST
I will get back to both of you on the Gypsy once I get home from work. Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 11, 2014 7:18 PM CST
Well the rain slowed down the Gypsy perusal. Will try to get all this sorted between raindrops. Trying to plant and divide and have a job is really a bad mix. Hee. Need a day off....

Vi, Debra, Bonnie - I am taking your boxes to the Post Office tomorrow! Will let you know when they go and postage.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 11, 2014 11:14 PM CST
I'm glad they got all snatched up... I was starting to breathe a little heavy over English Charm... Drooling Hilarious!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 12, 2014 6:29 AM CST
English Charm is on my wish list -- not my *heavy breathing* wish list, though -- my *passive* wish list. It's a lovely Iris and I plan to have it someday.
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Aug 12, 2014 7:42 AM CST
Me too!
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
Aug 12, 2014 9:03 AM CST
It was on my "MUST HAVE IT!" list, so I am a joyously happy camper over this one. Hurray! Lovey dubby
Every now and then I have a quiet chat with the skeletons in my closet...just so they don't come looking for me on their own.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Aug 12, 2014 9:07 AM CST
Had to search out English Charm. So pretty...and such a pretty name.
Flips me back to the question of the naming of iris, which I first started thinking
about when I received as a bonus "Fuzzy Wuzzy Rocket". Now I would never be
interested enough to search this one out just by the name. I was so pleasantly
surprised to see that it's a beauty!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 12, 2014 10:01 AM CST
Jan, our local hybridizer brings a slide show of his new irises to be introduced and the group of us suggest names. He writes down the name suggested and the persons name who suggested it for his records and then does his research to see if that particular name is not already taken and if not he assigns that name to his new introduction. I always thought iris names were chosen to describe some feature of that iris such as spoons, horns, frills, color, etc., or even parentage. I guess some are and some aren't. And all the dwarfs that have the name tiny or bitsy or something to that effect is a little boring to me.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Aug 12, 2014 12:57 PM CST
So nice for your group to be included in the naming of new irises!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 12, 2014 1:12 PM CST
Well there are obviously a lot of science fiction geeks amongst the hybridizers: we have Skywalker, Dark Vadar and Millenium Falcon from Star Wars; Starship Enterprise from Star Trek; and Golden Snitch, Dumbledore, Muggles (and I suspect Grindelwald) from Harry Potter; there is Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and Gizmo the Gremlin (from Gremlins), Casper's Shadow (Casper the Friendly Ghost) and I would be really surprised if there isn't one called Scooby Doo!

English Charm may have a plain name but I was surprised by it. It took two years to bloom, but then the blooms were much larger than I had expected, and they held up well to weather - along with being really pretty.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Aug 12, 2014 1:18 PM CST
According to the DB, there IS one called Scooby Doo. Hilarious!
Every now and then I have a quiet chat with the skeletons in my closet...just so they don't come looking for me on their own.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 12, 2014 1:21 PM CST
Really - how could there not be? Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 12, 2014 5:53 PM CST
Ok @hazeleyes and @janwax:

I have one really nice rhizome of Gypsy, and one little bitty rhizome.

I know hazeleyes was interested in Orinoco Flow, Acoma and Footloose too. Since I don't have two even Gypsy's to offer I can offer one rhizome each of any of the following: Las Vegas, Isn't It Something, and Silken Trim. Let me know if you are interested in any of them. Thought it was only fair to give you two first dibs.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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