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May 15, 2015 7:25 PM CST
Name: Pat Barlow
Apple Valley, California (Zone 8b)
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Does anyone else name their garden beds to keep track of where your plants are? My sister and I noticed as we were buying irises this year of the relationships between names so we started putting different ones that would work as far as color, height and blooming times together;

Showbiz (at this point but may change) has;

World Premier
Rock Star
Broadway
Act Three
Regards
Ritz
Showcase
Comic Opera
Kaila's Dance

"Who Done It";

four noids
Brussels
Trade Secret
Discovered Treasure
Garnet Treasure
That's Hot
Smith Named Keith

Colors of Autumn

Wild West Wind
Root Beer
Rustler
That's All Folks
Spiced Tiger
Desert Sonata
Paprika Fono's
Macho Hombre
and a pumpkin colored noid

With no name yet: (suggestions?)

Lava moonscape
Quasar
Flash of Light
Honor Flight
Eagle's Flight
Stormy Circle
Rainforest
Waterfall Mist

Child's Play:

Lollipop
Giggles and Grins
Blowing Kisses
Wee Fragrance
Candy Apple

Pretty enough to Eat:

Lavender Lynx
Lime Smoothy
Raspberry Jam
Raspberry Silk
Peach Jam

Time Gone By;

Victorian Charmer
Hurricane Lamp
Autumn Circus
In Your Dreams
Knick Knack
Inscription
Serenity Prayer

The Little 'Ones';

Vixen Elf
Celtic Pixie

Just to help remember and have some fun too! How does your garden grow? Sticking tongue out
“Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.”
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May 15, 2015 7:54 PM 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
Helter-skelter, unfortunately!! Green Grin!

But I sure admire your organization!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 15, 2015 8:15 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
You have really been creative in your bed naming. Love it. Mine are just descriptive notes for myself. Front garden - the one by the driveway, Tree Ring - duh, the one around the tree, Long Bed aka The ATP bed, a very long bed where many of my first ATP trade iris were planted, Nursery Bed - the back garden where lots of little starts were put to recover/grow up a bit and the Misawa Spoon bed where the iris are suprise box iris from Greg mixed with all iris with horns, spoons, POM's. Makes sense to me but hardly as creative as your beds.
"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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May 15, 2015 8:24 PM 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
My areas are named. It is part of the record showing where they are planted.

Wild iris rows
Iris walk
Park bed
Crow ridge
Thyme and thyme again - this was a bed of herbs before being planted with irises.
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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May 15, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm about half "willy-nilly," and half totally anal ! My beds have "numbers", or "locations...re: Bed #1, bed # 9, "South Garden", "North Perennial bed", etc., etc.,.....but bed's # 6 & # 8, are all "Indians", beds #3 & #5 are all Re's Bed #7, and South garden are all NOIDS.
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May 15, 2015 8:45 PM CST
Name: Pat Barlow
Apple Valley, California (Zone 8b)
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Sounds like everyone has a system of some kind to help. At my age I need it! I have a few more 'up my sleeve'. Rolling my eyes. Being in Apple Valley I plan on a western / desert bed. The home and final resting place of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and every street, road or lane named for an American Native tribe it just makes sense! And of course I have the historic bed but no 'official' name yet.
“Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.”
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May 15, 2015 9:13 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
Pat, I grew up in Santa Ana, CA and I remember going to Apple Valley with mom and dad. We would camp out that way. Do they still have apple farms? Dad mentioned once years back about the decline of them.

I have names for my beds...

Driveway
Bedroom
Front walk
Over by the fence in front
Over by the fence in back by Steve and Donna
The wild bed
Over by the back wall
Memorial bed
Oval bed
Buckthorn bed
Behind the shed
Over by the fence by Jim's
Behind the garage

Wow, I have more than I thought. Hilarious!

The tree ring will be themed, though...Country N Western. A few iris will go in there. Rustler, Country Dance and War Chief, so far. If I can get the wild bed cleared of sweet peas and coreopsis, that will be the Spaced Out bed. Iris Starship and daylily Alpha Centauri are slated to go there.
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May 15, 2015 9:15 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
We name our beds by location. the most fun is across from lower & upper terrace (made out of 2 small slopes & across the path) is the penthouse. It has mainly SDBs.
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May 15, 2015 9:34 PM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
well well well, ya'all have been busy! I still just have One Big Mess!
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May 15, 2015 10:56 PM CST
Name: Pat Barlow
Apple Valley, California (Zone 8b)
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Zencat....almost all the apple trees are gone Crying they started that to get homestead property. The climate is right but periods of drought have taken their toll.

I still have some plain named beds but with almost 30 it was getting too confusing. I bought daylilies this year- enough to fill 3 beds and they are probably too crowded- but just put them together. Will have to adjust them when they need divided. I'm sure they are feeling left out.

The penthouse is a good name. Mine are all flatlanders. Sticking tongue out

Everyone else needs to get creative. ...
Whistling
“Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.”
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May 16, 2015 2:38 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I use letters of the alphabet, A through N.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 16, 2015 6:24 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
I used to have descriptions like:

Garage
Patio
Stump
Fence Driveway
Inside Driveway
Sat

This got clunky, so I switched to and alphabetical system (well, I am in the transition to switch-some things are hard to give up!)
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May 16, 2015 7:52 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
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Since I live in Wine Country, I have a small collection in one bed called "Winos".
Cracklin' Burgundy and others.
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May 16, 2015 8:20 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
Rolling on the floor laughing Do they all lean to one side?
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May 16, 2015 8:20 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
Toooooo funny, Jan. I grow bottle trees, yes I said it, and when people visit my garden they often ask where I get all my bottles. I tell them, with a straight face, all my friends are winos. Their reactions are wonderful!!!
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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May 16, 2015 8:30 AM CST
Name: Pat Barlow
Apple Valley, California (Zone 8b)
Irises Ponds Dragonflies Butterflies Daylilies Hummingbirder
Birds Dog Lover Annuals Dahlias Garden Art Seed Starter
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I'll have to get new friends! I love those bottle trees. We just bought wine escapades and it has already bloomed; my sister loves the broken colors. We have several now and they may have to go in a 'splish-splash' garden.
“Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.”
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May 16, 2015 10:01 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
Zencat said: Rolling on the floor laughing Do they all lean to one side?


Hilarious!!! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 16, 2015 10:09 AM CST
Name: Pat Barlow
Apple Valley, California (Zone 8b)
Irises Ponds Dragonflies Butterflies Daylilies Hummingbirder
Birds Dog Lover Annuals Dahlias Garden Art Seed Starter
janwax said:Since I live in Wine Country, I have a small collection in one bed called "Winos".
Cracklin' Burgundy and others.


There are about 14 'cheese' iris you can put with your wines.... Sticking tongue out
“Cares melt when you kneel in your garden.”
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May 16, 2015 10:11 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
Do you have "Drunks At Sunset"?
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 16, 2015 11:37 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (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
Do you grow Cheese & Wine'? It is a MTB.

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