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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Feb 2, 2015 1:32 AM CST
Thanks everybody I'm glad you are enjoying Joe's seedlings he really has some amazing plants he is working on and what a pleasure it was to see them up close and this was just a small portion of them there were lot's more still coming on that we missed. I can't wait to see the catalog to and look at which ones he decided to give names to this year we will have some real beauties coming from Santa Cruz in the future.

Here is another group of them to look at some of the Plicata's shown here are unique because they come from Non- Plicata crosses so very interesting to get these patterns and something Joe was excited about wanting to work with them. I also agree with the rest of you guys the Luminata at the top was Awesome!! Hopefully it grows well that would be a fun plant to have at home.

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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Feb 2, 2015 2:56 AM CST
One of the things that was fun for me this year that I had not done in the past when taking pictures was to pay attention to the tags of the seedlings when I visited the different gardens, was hoping to find some seedlings from plants I had used at home in my own crosses and get a idea of what produced what and if there was anything out there that constantly had good looking seedlings hoping to save some time and take a little bit of the guess work out of it Smiling while not all of tags give you the parentage because some are seedling crosses what I did notice is Joe's plants are being used all over with Outstanding results!! They are showing up in the pedigree's of a lot of my favorite new introductions and in seedlings all over the country, if you are thinking about making some crosses in the spring mix in some Ghio blood the results are excellent Green Grin!

It was almost impossible to pick a favorite because I wanted them all Big Grin nodding so many good plants but here is my top 10 that I would want to have at home.


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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 2, 2015 3:54 AM CST
Drooling Drooling And I haven't finished my first cup of coffee yet!
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: 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
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grannysgarden
Feb 2, 2015 5:28 AM CST
The first one reminds me of my princess pinafore I wore as a little girl. I really want that one. The other that took a bite out of my heart was the one on row seven far right and far left row eight. Rare beauty indeed. I wish I could show these to my granny. She left this world before I was born but I heard often about the pride she had in her garden. She could not dream that this much beauty was possible.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
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
Feb 2, 2015 6:36 AM CST
Bonnie, I've often had similar thoughts about those who have passed seeing the amazing developments today. My maternal grandmother had passed before I was born, but my mother always said I reminded her so much of her, and that I got my love of flowers from her. I've also thought how cool it would be to see the reactions of the early pioneers of Iris breeding if they could see today's beauties.
"...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
Feb 2, 2015 6:42 AM CST
In row 7 of the plicatas, above your favorites, I love the red luminata!! And the pink at the beginning of that row looks to have very light blue beards. Is it a trick of the light or are they pale blue?
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
Feb 2, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Thanks for showing us these pictures, Brad.

It blows my mind that ONE MAN created all that beauty!!!

Leslie -- I'm with you on that red luminata! Lovey dubby
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Feb 2, 2015 7:23 AM CST
On your first group of photos I am interested in #15 on the left side (the red amoena) as I am working with that pattern in SDBs.
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
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grannysgarden
Feb 2, 2015 8:08 AM CST
That one grabbed me too, Lucy. I love it.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 2, 2015 9:01 AM CST
Plicatas third row, first one. Love the subtlety. Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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
Feb 2, 2015 10:35 AM CST
I agree Debra. Quite a beauty to it.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Feb 2, 2015 11:26 AM CST
What a treat to get to see these. You've done it again Brad! They are all beautiful...and as Rob would say...I want them all!! But if I could only have one I would choose the first of Brad's top 10, the pink with the incredible ruffles! Big Grin
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Feb 3, 2015 1:28 AM CST
Leslie... yes it had Blue Beards he had quite a few that were like that hopefully one of them gets a name soon Green Grin!

Marilyn and Bonnie... We may be in luck unless somethings changed Joe talked about that pink one getting a name this year it really is beautiful the pink band is really unique and it looked to have good branching and was growing well in it's home garden.

Lucy.. I like the red one too but it may be awhile before we see that one it was relatively new here is another picture of it for you.

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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
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Moiris
Feb 3, 2015 1:44 AM CST
I also love both of them that are in that photo!
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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ARUBA1334
Feb 3, 2015 3:20 AM CST
The next stop on our Trip was Superstition Gardens and we caught them at almost the perfect time the seedling beds were at Peak bloom and the main gardens were getting close so I got to see a lot of really nice plants that I had never heard of before or seen up close Big Grin I am not sure if they still have all these cataloged because I haven't seen mine yet but looking forward to going through it this weekend Smiling These are some of the plants that I saw that caught my attention and looked really good last year for those Ordering this year here are some more to consider that they were offering.

Augustine & Broome Sunset
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Go West & Jazzberry
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Fancy Ideas & Lesley My Love
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Pixie Magic & Fancy A Flutter
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One Step Beyond & Rum & Coke
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Center Line & Picture Book
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Geode & Inklination
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Love Actually & By Jeeves
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Brainstorm & Clotho's Web
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American Original & Zlatovlaska
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Camera Ready & Chocolate
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Be Original & Molten Flame
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Rags To Riches & Ice Planet
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Oxford Countess & Mulberry Magic
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Peach Pearl & Flute's Alfresco
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Snapparazzi & Artistic Web
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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
Feb 3, 2015 4:08 AM CST
I got One Step Beyond and Ice Planet as bonuses last year. Lot's of nice ones to ponder!
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: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Feb 3, 2015 6:09 AM CST
They don't carry "Zlatovlaska" anymore.

These other two are not in the catalog, so you would have to contact them to see if they still had it:

Fancy Ideas
Geode
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
Feb 3, 2015 8:01 AM CST
I still haven't gotten my Superstition catalog -- maybe I better remind them?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Feb 3, 2015 8:06 AM CST
Mary Ann - You should email them and see if you are on the list to get one. Maybe this dropped through the cracks as it were. If you are on the list, then you should get it today :)
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
Feb 3, 2015 8:54 AM CST
Geode and Peach Pearl!!!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

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