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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 10, 2014 2:00 PM CST
This is a list of the Tom Johnson Irises I added this year.

Up In Flames
Center Line
Howler
Insaniac
Rumor Has It
Patchwork Puzzle
Seasons In The Sun
Berserk
Water Waltz

Which ones of his did you add to your collection?
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Nov 10, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Oh wow, Tom; You got Patchwork Puzzle! My next want.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 10, 2014 2:06 PM CST
I have of his:
Calgary
Flash of Light
Note to God (can't wait to see this one)
Scatterbrain (looks a little like Insaniac to me)
Center Line
added:
Ultimate - A dwarf - what's the term? SDB?

I'm looking up your list - How did I ever miss Up in Flames before? What a color!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Nov 10, 2014 2:15 PM CST
O.K. I just posted this to the other revived thread but I will move it to this one because I want to play too.

This year I added...
In Cahoots SDB
Looney SDB
Snitch SDB
Tremors SDB
Keeno MDB
and Scatterbrain TB

All are doing great except Scatterbrain. I really like this iris but it is not doing well at all. It lost its tall leaves when it was planted and even though it has roots it has not put up and more green growth. I hope it makes it. I have others of his but I did not add them this year. smiles
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 10, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Hi Bonnie - we have to find more iris topics so we can play, right? Spring 2015 is a ways off!

I forgot an SDB - Ultimate

My Scatterbrains (2 of them - it was one of my early obsessions) - are both doing well, so far.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 10, 2014 2:42 PM CST
My Season's In the Sun is huge, and must have at least 6 or 7 increases on it. I'm really eager to see that one bloom next spring. Scatterbrain is a bit like Patchwork puzzle, but not quite as brightly colored.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 10, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Since this is my first big year for planting and buying irises (got my feet wet in 2013) - I have so much to look forward to.
Tom, from pictures, I can't quite see the resemblance of Scatterbrain to Patchwork Puzzle - but I'll look again.(correction - I do see the resemblance) My memory
has focussed on a kind of mustard yellow edging on P.P., with more of a purple/lavender on the falls, and the light red falls of Scatterbrain. I know that form is crucial to good
irises - but I'm all about color! I see what you mean about P.P. being more brightly colored. You nailed it. I like them both!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 10, 2014 3:27 PM CST
I received many, many Iris this year from our generous folks. Smiling These are Tom Johnson.

Baltic Sea

Bright Sunshiny Day

Brilliant Disguise

Catwalk Queen

Center Line

Dancing Star

Daring Deception

Hollywood Lights

Howler

In Style

Insaniac

Paul Black

Scream (SDB)

Strawberry Freeze

Strut

Up in Flames


If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Nov 10, 2014 3:45 PM CST
The only one I have of those, Debra, is Dancing Star and Scream. I like them all but Howler is one I think I want. You will have to tell me how the color looks when it blooms. The iris I am really looking for is a blue with pink beard. hard to find that combination.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
Nov 10, 2014 3:50 PM CST
would someone post a little info about Tom Johnson please like where he lives, and if you know any details about how he became a hybridizer and how long he has been hybridizing. I know I could look it up but then we would all have to look it up and, for me, it would make the thread more interesting to know a few facts about the person who created the irises I am coveting.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 10, 2014 4:21 PM CST
Bonnie, I can send you Howler next Spring if you decide you like it enough to grow it.

http://www.beardedirisflowers.com/about_the_garden
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 10, 2014 4:25 PM CST
:I agree:

I keep finding more Tom Johnson's in my list. Paul Black is one.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Nov 10, 2014 4:36 PM CST
Proprietor of Mid America Garden. look on the web site. [url=www.midamerica.com]www.midamerica.com[/url]
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 10, 2014 5:16 PM CST
OK, you made me look. Yes, Debra, please put my name by Howler and if it increases well, and if no one has made a previous request I would like a start. The irises that you shared with me last summer are thriving. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 10, 2014 5:32 PM CST
These are other Tom Johnson irises that I have from previous years.

Material Girl
Brilliant Disguise
I Hope You Dance
French Riviera
Private Eye
Made You Look
Daring Deception
Strawberry Freeze
Super Model
Leopord Print
Dialect
Flash Of Light
Sharp Dressed Man
Pulsator
Catwalk Queen
Toronto
Taking Chances
Beacon Of Light
Paul Black
Ink Patterns
Hollywood Lights
Gypsy Lady
Project Runway
Don't Stop Believing
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Nov 10, 2014 5:45 PM CST
I probably got at least as many of Black's introductions as Johnson's.. but here's what I got:

All About Me
Arts and Crafts
Catwalk Queen
Chicklet
I'm Back
Private Eye
Pulsator
Sharp Dressed Man
Sordid Lives
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Nov 10, 2014 6:05 PM CST
Ones that I have that are not new are
Leopard Print
Ultimate
Private Eye
and an Aril Bred Suspect

These two I got this year and left them off the first list.
Ice Capades
Dream Team
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 10, 2014 8:10 PM CST
Here is what I got this year of Thomas Johnson introductions:

Bright Sunshinny Day 2010
Brilliant Disguise 2008
Catwalk Queen 2011
Daring deception 2012
Howler 2011
Insaniac 2012
Prague 2005
Repertoire 2011
Saturn 2005
Strawberry Freeze 2012
Up in Flames 2010

*Blush*
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Nov 10, 2014 8:14 PM CST
I love Tom Johnson Irises -- he just seems to create what my eyes want to see. I added two of his this year: Fashion Diva and French Riviera. I hope they bloom in the spring!!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Nov 10, 2014 10:31 PM CST
I have 26 cultivars by "Johnson"; 21 by Thomas and 5 by Larry!

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