Irises forum: Paul Black irises you added this year and/or have

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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Nov 17, 2014 4:58 PM CST
Marilyn, I don't hate you, however have no sympathy either! LOL It's snowing here now and the wind is biting cold, I'm staying by the wood stove. Good grief, November is way too soon to feel so done with winter. Eeeek, it's not even officially winter yet!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Nov 17, 2014 5:04 PM CST
Neal, I'm not looking for or expecting sympathy....I'm feeling pretty lucky! But I do feel sympathy for you and everyone who is in the icy grips of winter. I'm sending warm sunny thoughts your way! Rolling my eyes.
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
Nov 17, 2014 5:17 PM CST
Thank you, Kent. Smiling

Marilyn, maybe you could take a few photographs of the beach to post in February when the northerners are really suffering from cabin fever. Might help get through until warmer times. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Nov 17, 2014 5:20 PM CST
I think I can arrange that Debra! Big Grin
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 17, 2014 5:50 PM CST
We had a high of 10 today, and high winds. Tonight when I was out feeding horses in the nasty stuff, I had to come in and warm up by the wood stove a couple of times. Then my neighbors feeling sorry for me came and helped me finish. How nice of them! Smiling It's already down to 6 degrees now that the sun has set. It is supposed to be back in the 40's in a week. I sure hope so! Just had a nice bowl of Chili to warm the insides! It's very warm in the house, but I'm still feeling chilled. It would be a good night for some hot chocolate for sure. Don't think I have any though Sad
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Nov 17, 2014 6:00 PM CST
Take a look at this Paul Black Seedling! What do you think?

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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 17, 2014 6:55 PM CST
I am smitten! What do YOU think of it, Tom?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Nov 17, 2014 7:16 PM CST
That Paul Black seedling has it all! I want!
let the mystery be
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Nov 17, 2014 7:46 PM CST
I'm hoping it gets introduced. Liking that rusty pinkish beard, and those lines in the falls, and the color, and what's not to like! *Blush*
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Nov 17, 2014 7:49 PM CST
Darned nice, Tom!
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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
Nov 17, 2014 9:17 PM CST
Love the color!
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
Nov 17, 2014 10:20 PM CST
Good color.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Nov 17, 2014 10:44 PM CST
Wow ! I agree
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Nov 17, 2014 11:35 PM CST
Interesting color. A little 'fluffy' for my taste in form.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Nov 18, 2014 12:44 AM CST
As far as the tools go... I use a tool very much like what was described above and it's called a wing weeder. I don't think I could garden without it. It's one of my favorite tools. They make a long (to use standing-up) handle version and a short handle version. I don't use the long handle one , but love the short handle tool. It slices right through the soil. My favorite tools are the wing weeded, a digging claw, and a three to four inch thick piece of foam by about 24". The foam makes sitting on the ground a bit softer or I could kneel on it, and it just keeps my close a bit cleaner.
Barbara
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Nov 18, 2014 1:12 AM CST
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The other "tool" I use is a "pooper scooper and rake" makes cleaning up leaves and weeds easy on the muscles.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
Irises Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America Region: Mississippi
Charter ATP Member Daylilies Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I sent a postcard to Randy! Garden Ideas: Level 2
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stetchworth
Nov 18, 2014 4:53 AM CST
Love the color and all those ruffles Tom Lovey dubby
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Nov 18, 2014 6:44 AM CST
Wow! That one is over the top with ruffles- I love it! Kinda reminds me of those outfits clogging dance troupes used to wear. It also put me in mind of that tv evangelist lady with big lavender hair and lots of makeup, LOL.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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
Nov 18, 2014 7:04 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Neal! Never heard of an iris compared to a purple haired evangelist before. Rolling on the floor laughing

I agree it has lots of ruffles, but the beard! And the soft look of the color is so nice.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 18, 2014 7:12 AM CST
tveguy3 said:I'm hoping it gets introduced. Liking that rusty pinkish beard, and those lines in the falls, and the color, and what's not to like! *Blush*


No kidding!!! Lovey dubby
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

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