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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 19, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Lovely pink in the photos. All others nice as well.
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UndertheSun
Oct 19, 2014 11:52 PM CST
Oh those photos are lovely! Drooling Mr. Evil has me drooling again. Hilarious!

Brad, Tom, and Marilyn, I can't wait to see photos of your seedlings when they bloom! Thumbs up Brad and Tom, the irises you crossed are all drooling beauties! The children of these parents should be amazing. Tom, I hope you succeed in creating the memorial iris for your Grandmother.

Jan, I hope you find your seeds!

Thanks for the great info! I'm planning on trying a few crosses in the future too, so this thread will come in handy. Thumbs up
Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Oct 20, 2014 12:20 AM CST
Paul, I'm new here too. I'm sorry to hear about the difficult year you've been having and about the loss of your wife. Group hug I hope the coming year is better for you, and look forward to seeing your crosses sometime in the future. I love your tag line by the way "Grandchildren are my greatest joy." It makes me smile whenever I notice it. Smiling

Brad your crosses are gorgeous!!! Drooling Every one of them looks like it could be introduced (of course we can't see height, branching, bud count and all that)...but still I would be delighted to have any or all of them in my garden!

Tom, what a beautiful tribute to your grandma! I hope you will share your progress on this project! nodding

Jan...I'm sorry to hear about your seeds. That would be heartbreaking! I hope they show up.

and Bonnie, a turquoise iris...now that would be something new!! I can't imagine how they would get to turquoise...but it sure would be fun to see!

Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Oct 20, 2014 7:32 AM CST
Omigod Brad -- I would die a happy woman. Everyone of those are breathtaking! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Oct 20, 2014 9:10 AM CST
Well put Mary Ann! I agree
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Oct 20, 2014 9:24 AM CST
I'm hoping to get into my seedling bed this afternoon after I get back from the Vet to do some weeding. It's a really nice day today.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Oct 20, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Some SDB hybridizers have been working on turquoise. One in commerce is 'Tu Tu Turquoise. the color comes from spots on a white background. since whites & blues are sort of related, I would think working with those would be a starting point.
Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Oct 20, 2014 9:37 AM CST
Brad - I agree with the rest. Those are wonderful iris. That gold and purple one is a stunner! Lovey dubby

All this talk makes me want to collect seeds next year. Still a bit unclear on the crossing process with the pollen but seeds are a start. Smiling
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Oct 20, 2014 9:40 AM CST
Paul - sorry you have been having so many troubles. Group hug We miss you here on the iris thread.

I have been enjoying your mixed plant photos that you have been posting. You have a great eye.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Oct 20, 2014 9:54 AM CST
Thanks Leslie.....
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Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Oct 20, 2014 9:56 AM CST
More Tu Tus...I love it! I noticed Bonnie has Tu Tu Turquoise, maybe she can tell us how it looks. The database photos are a little dark so it's hard to see the color well.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Oct 20, 2014 10:35 AM CST
I have it as well, bloomed for me last year for the first time. It's not the best shapped bloom.

There was a guy on here last winter who was trying to develop turquoise in TB's I don't remember his name, but haven't seen him on here in a long while.
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Name: Polly Kinsman
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PollyK
Oct 20, 2014 10:40 AM CST
I think Winterberry Farms does a lot of turquoise breeding. Dee was doing some, and I hopes she doesn't quit.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Oct 20, 2014 10:52 AM CST
Tom, that was Marvin Davis or Diggit. I do grow one of his TB irises but not a turquoise.

I have several SDB's that fall into the turquoise category such as, Miss Meredith, Teagan, Tropical Shoals as well as TuTu Turquoise. But I do not have a TB that is turquoise and I hope Marvin is making progress in that direction.
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Oct 20, 2014 11:02 AM CST
Brad,
Are those your crosses, or ones you are using in your hybridizing program?
I've noticed that Barry Blyth uses "Magical' a lot in his breeding too. Great minds think alike?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Oct 20, 2014 11:05 AM CST
Polly, I forgot to mention that Winterberry Farms was a great help in my search for turquoise SDB irises. They also recommended Blues Clues and Teal Lines which they sent as bonuses. And when I chatted with them via email and told them I like green irises they also sent Green Spring. Really helpful in describing exact colors in order to get what I wanted. I was looking for Miss Meredith and mentioned it on here and Tom found that Winterberry had it. I took note and followed up. I cant wait to see Tropical Shoals next spring - if it blooms - as it looks like a little turquoise iris with a big beard.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Oct 20, 2014 11:35 AM CST
Magical is one of those really nicely formed irises, I think. Gitano is another one, and I've used that one a lot in my quest for a unique pink.
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UndertheSun
Oct 20, 2014 12:16 PM CST
Paul, I'm sorry to hear you've been going through such a hard time. Sad Group hug May good times and happiness find its way back into your life.

Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Oct 20, 2014 12:36 PM CST
I agree Thumbs up
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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Oct 20, 2014 8:20 PM CST
Mary Ann.. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing nodding Hopefully a little motivation to do some pollen daubing in the spring even if its to see if you can get some pods. Whistling

Marilyn & Sherry.. Thanks !! But none of these are mine all are seedlings from Mid America, Kieth, and Joe except for the 1st one on the left the Pink it is called Star Turn and was one of this years intro's from Joe. I was just lucky enough to be able to take pictures of them in there gardens and wanted to show a sample of what is popping up in there seedling beds hopefully to help enable you all to do some pollen daubing Green Grin! , I would be thrilled to get any of these plants and maybe in the coming years we will see them get a name and will be able to work with them. I spend a lot of time studying the pedigrees of the new ones introduced in the winter this helps when I can't get outside winter boredom is my time to plan crosses and learn about what is a good parent and try to find a pattern somewhere to help me reach my goals our ATP database is also awesome for this simply click on the plant and it lists all the kids it has produced and by studying the parents you get a idea of the quality of the plant you are working with.

Sherry.. Magical is a favorite here it has everything you could want in a Iris, Hence the name Smiling and the seedlings Joe has from it are gorgeous. I am really excited to see my plants from it in the spring hopefully can get that form and ruffles in all kinds of colors. It won a Wister medal this year and I would think it would be a sure bet for the Dyke's in the coming years but then again was shocked Gypsy Lord didn't win this year it has almost 50 registered kids and was just introduced in 2006 Blinking and every garden I visited had multiple seedlings from it Shrug! I almost started sending out emails asking for a recount Green Grin! but of course nobody would have listened and I am biased on that one. Rolling on the floor laughing

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