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Apr 17, 2015 9:33 PM CST
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Name: Cory
Elkhart Co., IN
Charter ATP Member Irises
This may not be the place to say hello. But I just did!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Just a little information on me.

I've been snooping around this forum when it started. I also snoop around Cubits forum too.

I've ordered bearded irises from Dee, Keppel, Atkins, blue J,PNW sale. This year from iris sisters.

About me I'm younger then most iris lovers, I think (34). Have a 4 year old son and a baby due mid June!! Hurray! I'm a cnc machinist, my day job. Then I'm the captain of my volunteer fire department. Also an emt. This is my fun job 24-7, 365 are my hours!

Been grow bearded irises for 7-8 years now. Started to make crosses in 2012. Got to see some of my crosses bloom last year. 40 or so bloomed, only kept 6-8. Planted close to 200. Have many more to bloom this year.

My crossing goals are has stated
Cross for pretties
Cross for broken TB, MTB main goal
Cross for more tet. mtb

Nothing major just a pollen tabber.

By the way I'm Cory.
Cory, Retired Firefighter/EMT
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Apr 17, 2015 9:38 PM 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
Welcome! Cory! Glad to meet you! You will love it here. These people are the BEST!!! Do you have any pretties you want to show?

Welcome! to the new baby, too! When it comes. Lol
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Apr 17, 2015 9:55 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hi Cory. Good to hear from you.
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Apr 17, 2015 11:45 PM CST
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Welcome! Cory,
I'm pretty new at growing Iris but the ATP folks are very helpful and are such a wonderful group. I've learned so much from them in the short time I've been a member.
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Apr 17, 2015 11:56 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Welcome Cory! Welcome!

Love to photos of your crosses!
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Apr 18, 2015 3:45 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
Hey Cory, Welcome! Always nice to see more people on here. Don't be shy, show us your blooms when you have them. I'm sure with your schedule you will have lots of time to sit at the computer and upload pictures! Rolling on the floor laughing Especially after the new little one arrives.
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Apr 18, 2015 4:38 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
Hello, Cory, and welcome to the iris forum. I love the medians and will be quite eager to see your MTB crosses. I don't have a large collection of MTB's as they are not as readily available as the other distinctive classes. I have several ordered this year so I will enjoy more in the future. smiles
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Apr 18, 2015 6:18 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Welcome, and please do post pictures.
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Apr 18, 2015 6:33 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cory
Elkhart Co., IN
Charter ATP Member Irises
Thank you everyone. Is there a post somewhere that shows me how to post pictures? I have just a few on the computer. I will take pictures this year's seedlings. But its a few weeks away. Have my mdb blooming now.

Cory
Cory, Retired Firefighter/EMT
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Apr 18, 2015 6:44 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
Hi Cory -- welcome!! Smiling

To post a picture, look below the message box and you will see three green buttons. The one on the right you have already used in order to communicate with us. On the left is a green button that says *Upload an Image*. Click on that and your computer will bring up a window with the picture options to upload. Click on the picture of your choice, then click on the button that says *open*, at the lower right of that window. That's all it takes -- your computer will transfer the image to your message.

Welcome!
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Apr 18, 2015 7:30 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
Welcome! Cory Smiling
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Apr 18, 2015 9:25 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Welcome Cory........I was 34 once Sighing! you are a great age to start on a serious hybridizing program. We all Lovey dubby pictures.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Apr 18, 2015 9:29 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
Yah -- weren't we all, Paul? Sighing!
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Apr 18, 2015 10:29 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Paul2032 said:Welcome Cory........I was 34 once Sighing! you are a great age to start on a serious hybridizing program. We all Lovey dubby pictures.


I *think* I was 34 once ,too Confused , but I really don't remember! You will fit right in here, Cory...regardless of age, we all love "The Flower " !
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Apr 18, 2015 11:27 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
Glad to see you here Cory! Welcome! It's refreshing to hear of someone who has discovered irises so early in life...you have lots of time to enjoy them! Hurray! Congratulations and good luck on the new baby!

I have to ask...I know what a machinist is...my Dad was a machinist, but what is a cnc machinist?
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Apr 18, 2015 11:50 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
Welcome Cory! Sounds like you've got lots to keep you busy including a baby on the way Hurray!
Yes! Please show us your goods.. We're really just a bunch of voyeurs here Hilarious!
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Apr 19, 2015 9:09 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
Welcome! Hello! Hope you chime in on all the threads. Always nice to have a new voice in the iris family!
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Apr 19, 2015 9:35 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
CNC stand for computer numeric control.
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Apr 19, 2015 10:52 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Irises Hummingbirder Hellebores Organic Gardener Dog Lover Daylilies
Region: Ukraine Region: California Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower
Welcome! Cory! Babies and irises...some of my favorite things too!
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Apr 19, 2015 11:30 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I think some of you are 34 twice. Rolling on the floor laughing

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