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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Oct 15, 2014 9:17 PM CST

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They are up!

http://www.tempotwo.com.au/Tempo_Two/Welcome.html
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 15, 2014 10:22 PM CST
I saw a nice pale pink SDB. Barry made the breakthrough on the little pinks.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Oct 15, 2014 10:55 PM CST
Great eye candy!! There are several that I really love! Drooling Drooling Drooling
It's too bad they are at the point that they need to close the garden to visitors...but completely understandable.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Oct 16, 2014 12:23 AM CST
Haha! Already poured over it. So many of the new introductions I'll have to have. nodding
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Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
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stetchworth
Oct 16, 2014 2:56 AM CST
Love that Absolute Cute Lovey dubby
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Oct 16, 2014 3:54 AM CST
There are a few in there I'll want for sure. I wonder which ones will be in Keppel's catalog?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Oct 16, 2014 5:29 AM CST
Of the dwarfs I like Baffle and Toned but by far and away my favorite is Maglissa. I sure hope those make it to America. (I have not looked at the TB's.... I am afraid to)

A lot of my favorite hybridizers are slowing down and it is a little heart wrenching to see them do so. It is quite understandable but still..... I am selfish. Our local hybridizer, Mark Grumbine, has taken his signs down from the highways and from his iris farm, given a lot of his irises to the Iris Society and has let most of what is left go to grass. I guess that is what makes me hypersensitive to other hybridizers slowing down. .... but, I am slowing down too. smiles

I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Oct 16, 2014 6:50 AM CST
I hate to see this too. We need more new hybridizers.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Oct 16, 2014 6:58 AM CST
Bonnie - A request if possible. We need pictures of Grumbine's work. Only two of his 119 cultivars has pictures in the ATP database. Could you approach him to see if he has pictures of his work that he would be ok with posting to the database? Is that too much to ask? I hate to see his work lost to time.

We are starting to lose the big wave of amateur hybridizers that appeared in the 78's & 80's at an alarming rate. This is why I started to concentrate on collecting the cultivars of Sterling Innerst.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Oct 16, 2014 7:06 AM CST
Yes, we do! We have a few folks on this site that create some stunningly beautiful irises but turning it into a business is quite another thing.

It also strikes me as odd that we have such strict regulations on importing rhizomes that can be cut back severely and given a Clorox bath when the people in charge of our wellbeing seem to think importing insects to attack plant diseases or control other harmful insect populations and import plants such as Kudzu to use as erosion prevention is a stellar idea....... hmmmmm........ I will get off the soap box now and go do something productive.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Oct 16, 2014 7:08 AM CST
I will see what I can do Greg to get his photos on here.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Oct 16, 2014 7:33 AM CST
A thought just occurred to me -- I wonder if we couldn't form an informal buying cartel, combining our orders from Barry for one shipping expense, which we would split according to how many rhizomes we purchase. One person would do the ordering and receiving, repacking and reshipping to each of us -- so we would also pay the re-shipping expense. We would send our money in advance to this person so that they would not be out any money of their own except their own purchase and import expense. I hope I explained that well? Each year, we could switch the person doing the ordering work of this so that no one gets stuck with it all the time.

Watcha think?
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Oct 16, 2014 10:57 AM CST
I'd probably go with 'Dance With Dragons', 'Georgette Silk', & 'Royal Mystique' from the new ones... I could make a long list out of the older ones..

But right now, I'm going to go out in the garden and try to plant one or two from my excess of pots...
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Oct 16, 2014 11:16 AM CST
Here are the ones that I like.

Bush Honey
Colours of Wind
Diamonds and Rubies
Whicked Romeo

Medians

Primal
Yodeller
Zanzibar Zing
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Oct 16, 2014 11:40 AM CST
I like so many of them!!

The ones that are at the top of the list would be:

Talls

Absolute Cute
Dance With Dragons
Dashing Squire
Peal of Bells
Wicked Romeo

Medians

Primal
Zanzibar Zing

But if I learned which ones also were fragrant that might change things! I love the fragrant ones!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 16, 2014 11:50 AM CST
Members of our iris club used to send a group order to Barry. But there are some new hybridizers here who would love the business. Even some older people who are still small scale.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Oct 16, 2014 12:51 PM CST
If I bought a TB on the list it would be Chocolatier. gorgeous!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Oct 18, 2014 8:38 AM CST
I also liked some of those Mador's iris on the French site.

I would love to mix some new stock with my sturdy old Fabians. Many iris are becoming too similar to what has already been done. Imagine mixing old classics with outlandish blue beards and Space Age characteristics. Big Grin

Remember, hybridizing keeps you healthy. Ya gotta hang in there to see that new bloom!
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Oct 18, 2014 8:44 AM CST
Ooooh. My picks are Sassy Sister, Diamonds and Rubies, Gathering Light and Fast Talker.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Oct 18, 2014 11:58 AM CST
I'm with Bonnie - Chocolatier is wonderful!

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