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May 31, 2015 6:23 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
We love our shows! Yesterday we held our 3rd show of the year. The one 3 weeks ago was a little larger, more medians, but I failed to take my camera, Yesterday I made certain to take my camera and took lots of pictures which I will share a few at a time, I will add pictures of the individual entries later. Hope you enjoy.
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Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/a38f9fThe show room ready for the judges.



Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/9d741eThe judges evaluating the specimens


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Best specimen....Hot Danish


Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/33dd10Best seedling.....a nice approach to a pink amoena


Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/0b56acBest Design


Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/2f4da2A seedling included in the best design. Decadence is one a the Parents


Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/813cedAnother wonderful design



Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/21c0afDismantling the show. Everyone pitches in. Clean-up took around 45 minutes.


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 6:28 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Hurray! Looks like everyone had a great time looking at some great iris !!
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May 31, 2015 6:32 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
We had about 125 entries......150 entries last show. We bring a number of new iris in for our auctions and many of our members add newer things each year so our show has a a nice mixture of newer iris with some older goodies added in.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 7:24 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
I love the photo of the display with the lavender Irises and the black geometric display! That is totally cool.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 31, 2015 8:55 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
Thank you for taking the photos and sharing the Show with us. We will not have another iris event until the Big Dig in September for our rhizome sale later that month.
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 31, 2015 9:00 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
Mary Ann...many of us were coveting the black sculpture and the design. Outstanding. One problem was that on close inspection the blooms were damaged. At a plant society show I think even the blossoms in design need to be in good shape. Bonnie....Our rhizome sale and auction is Aug. 1
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 9:03 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Love the floral designs. Thanks for the photos, Paul!
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May 31, 2015 9:09 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 hope the person that made the design with the black sculpture knows that they did not get top marks due to bloom damage. Often when I am judging 4H events if I cannot give high scores to an entry due to something that the young person was unaware of, I turn the entry card over and leave a note. I hope it helps them to know they did very well and what to do differently next time.
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 31, 2015 9:33 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
I helped judge artistic....sometimes it can be hard. I did leave him a note on the card and actually discussed it with him later in the day. He was aware of the problem and had asked one of our top designers about the condition of the flower before judging. Here are some of the Siberians...
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Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/211a6eMagnum Bordeaux......interesting name



Thumb of 2015-05-31/Paul2032/13f0e0Swans in Flight


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 9:35 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 am glad you did Paul. I think that is important to keep people from getting discouraged.
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 31, 2015 11:05 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Nice. Thanks for sharing.
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May 31, 2015 11:10 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great photos of the show Paul, thank you! Thumbs up

Is it wrong of me that I wanted to take that bucket of bloom stalks? Angel .... Whistling
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May 31, 2015 11:15 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
Paul, was Magnum Bordeaux a large flower?
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May 31, 2015 11:30 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
Medium to large.......you should have attended.....
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 11:33 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
I thought the exact same thing as Rob, I wanted the bucket of bloom stalks. Just like I wish I lived near Schreiner's at this time of year because they sell a dozen bloom stalks for $7.50 - which seems reasonable to me.
I too love the sculpture and Magnum Bordeaux is wonderful. My favorite.
"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 31, 2015 12:52 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
Paul, yesterday was our anniversary, so we were busy elsewhere. When is the next one?
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May 31, 2015 1:41 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
I like that Hot Danish. I would love to see it in a big clump (in my back yard).
"Loving God... loving each other....
and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

Aint nothing flashing but the fireflies...lyrics by Paul Simon

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May 31, 2015 2:37 PM 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
Celia.....the next event is the sale and auction Aug.1st
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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May 31, 2015 3:09 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
Perfect. Thanks!
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