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Jan 3, 2015 5:32 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Dutchman's Dream
Quiet Reflections
Grateful Heart
Sister of Loretto
Special Kay
Crooked Little Smile
Going Dutch
Christmas Eve
Dutch Custard
Stars and Strips Forever
Misty Morning Melody
Tying Yellow Ribbons
Mayan Mysteries
Tickle Me Pink
Crown Him King
By Dawn;s Early Light
Global Crossing
Life Song Sings

Here's a picture of some of his.
Global Crossing

Quiet Reflections

Tying Yellow Ribbons
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Going Dutch
Thumb of 2015-01-03/tveguy3/b8d907
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 3, 2015 6:26 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I only have two of Van Liere's creations

Just Teasing and Quiet Reflections. QR is a wonderful iris. A pale pink with a pink beard. So far it has shown no peach influence while growing in my garden. Everyone needs at least one true pink iris.

I would like to add Shelter From The Storm and Crooked Little Smile.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Jan 3, 2015 8:53 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
If it weren't for a generous list member, I would have no VanLiere Irises. Thanks to Moiris -- I have Crooked Little Smile! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 3, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Just ordered Crooked Little Smile, which is my first Van Liere.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jan 3, 2015 10:31 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Have these, all courtesy of Tom: Smiling I tip my hat to you.

Crooked Little Smile


Misty Morning Melody


Stars and Stripes Forever


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Would like to have these:

Mayan Mysteries


Special Kay
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Jan 3, 2015 10:59 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I have just two...but really enjoy them both.

Crooked Little Smile


Dutch Custard


I should have more Crooked Little Smile to share this year if anyone wants to add some...so Bonnie I've got you down for some if you like!
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Jan 3, 2015 1:11 PM CST
(Zone 4a)
Irises
Colorado Expressions
Ella Leeuw van Liere
Kenzie hope
Crooked little smile
Dutch custard
Special kay
Grateful heart
Loretto heights
Sister of Loretto heights
Christmas eve
Angel Awe
Dutchman dream
Mayan Mysteries
Misty morning Melody
Casting Crown
Flying Filly
Sisterhood

Wanted Crown him King
Celtic dancer
My Butterfly Kisses
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Jan 3, 2015 1:31 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Hi Sharon! I'm relatively new here, so I don't know if you've posted before...but just in case... Welcome! Glad to have you here! You have quite a nice list of Van Liere irises as does Tom above. I guess I'll have some looking up to do when I get time...there are quite a few I have never heard of before! Smiling
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Jan 3, 2015 1:41 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Colorado Expressions
Crooked Little Smile
Cross Examined
Mayan mysteries
Stars and Stripes Forever
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Jan 3, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
I'd love to have Mayan Mysteries at some point. I really enjoy walking thru Bob's gardens every spring. I guess I have to credit him with starting me on this iris kick. I was looking to find some way of occupying my extra time one Spring after a really bad divorce. There was an article in the Garden section of the Denver Post about "Iris Bob". So off I went one Saturday morning and I haven't been the same since! He's such a great guy always helpful.
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Jan 3, 2015 3:01 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Good to know, Susan. I see him posting on the Iris Lovers Facebook page sometimes. Took me a few minutes to make the connection between that person and the hybridizer. Smiling
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Jan 3, 2015 6:02 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
He's a great guy to work with. Often sends you multiples of the ones you order, and he's very generous with bonuses. His iris seem to do very well here too.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 3, 2015 6:33 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sharon - I suspect you have some amazing gardens, seeing your Van Liere list and also the other one you posted (was it Blyth?). Nice nice choices!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jan 3, 2015 10:35 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Ok.. Here are the ones I could add to my wish-list.

My Embrace (!!)
Band of Brothers
Seedling 26SF11 beautiful coloring, not too sure about the open standards
Fresh Powder
Mayan Mysteries (!!)
Shelter From the Storm
Crown Him King (!!)
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Jan 4, 2015 12:28 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Great story about how you got started and the role Bob Van Liere played in it! Thumbs up Sorry you had to go through a terrible divorce Sad ...but glad Bob and the irises were there to help with the healing process! ...and look what it has led to, now every spring you get to enjoy all those incredible blooms! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jan 4, 2015 5:20 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Crown Him King is the only iris I've ever noticed with an edge only on the standards, kind of unique. It was in my bed that got hit very hard with rot, but it survived and is making a come back, even though it was a new plant the year before. I am hoping it blooms this spring, but it may not yet.

Sherry, I like the picture of your Silver Laced Wyandotte, do you still have her? I raise some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 4, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Sherry, the cultivar name Band of Brothers caught my eye. Do you have a link to that one? I looked and couldn't find it.
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Jan 4, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Yes, Tom. She's my best layer. I've wanted to get some red-laced or blue-laced, but ended up getting 2 Ameraucanas to replace the ones the bobcat got. I also have a light Brahma. Got a light on the at night now... no eggs for a couple of months Glare


Celia, if you look on Van Liere's website, go to "News"... He's posting some of the new introductions there.
http://www.iris4u.com/news.htm...
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Jan 4, 2015 4:49 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Has a photograph of Band of Brothers.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jan 4, 2015 5:34 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks to a very generous person, I have:
Crooked Little Smile 2014

I would like to grow:
Mayan Mysteries
Tying Yellow Ribbons

Tom, quite a few years ago a bobcat broke into my chicken coupe and killed all of my chickens. Glare I tore down the coupe years ago and now there are two iris beds there.

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