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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Jun 29, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Hope everyone will take the time to read Sharon's article about Wild Iris Rows -- at the top of the Today's Idea column!! Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jun 29, 2015 7:08 AM CST
Just read it, looks like you guys had fun.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 29, 2015 7:10 AM CST
I read it and really, really enjoyed it Mary Ann. I so wish I could have been a third party member that day. Sounds like it was a treat for all the senses. Sharon is a wonderful writer and along with your excellent photography you make a team that cant be beat! more please.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 29, 2015 7:13 AM CST
Thanks guys. Sharon and I are already planning our trip for next spring! Green Grin!
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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
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grannysgarden
Jun 29, 2015 7:14 AM CST
Then you must plan to document it as well so the rest of us can 'join you'. smiles
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?
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 29, 2015 7:30 AM CST
tveguy3 said:Just read it, looks like you guys had fun.


We did, Tom. It was a sunny, warm day (not hot) -- and just perfect for a road trip, and for wandering around and through garden after garden after garden of glorious Irises. Sigh. Would like to do that about once a month!!
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 29, 2015 7:30 AM CST
grannysgarden said:Then you must plan to document it as well so the rest of us can 'join you'. smiles


You can count on that!!! Green Grin!
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jun 29, 2015 11:06 AM CST
@grannysgarden
Bonnie, I was going to tell you that we'd meet you there next May, but then I looked at a map and saw that you are about 400 miles away from Springfield Tennessee, so I don't think that would be a good day trip for you. Sure do wish you were closer, though. It was a sight to lift spirits for sure!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 29, 2015 11:10 AM CST
If either of you two needed extra iris then you could go back in late summer when Greg has his $1.00 per rhizome sale. Not all varieties are on sale though or I would be there at the crack of dawn to snatch up all those Burseens!
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Name: Sharon
Calvert City, KY (Zone 7a)
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Sharon
Jun 29, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Great to know, Leslie, thank you!
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Jun 29, 2015 1:19 PM CST
Read the article also and know firsthand that Wild Iris Rows is a good place to order/purchase irises. I got to sit with Judy and Greg Hester when Region 7 meeting was in Lexington and see them at the ones in TN also. They send you lots of extras and usually ones they know will grow well for your area. I am close than you are, Mary Ann, so I must make a trip down there next spring.
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 29, 2015 3:34 PM CST
You absolutely should, Janie!! Green Grin!
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
Jun 29, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Thank you for the nice write up Sharon, and steering me there Mary Ann. It went well with morning coffee. Smiling
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 29, 2015 7:17 PM CST
I have had great interaction with Greg about his iris, so I love that they got a great shout out! Believe the sale shout out led to the Gerry Atwell battle last year Mary Ann? Hee.
I have ordered classics from him this year, but need to say again that his Vuneta Krisle have a heavenly smell. Very bright color and long blooming too, but that lovely smell!!!!!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 29, 2015 7:33 PM CST
It was a mighty battle indeed, Leslie! I only won it because I acted a hair quicker than you did. Who would've ever thought that he had only one rhizome left????

Anyway -- it's doing fine out there, but didn't bloom for me this year. Poetic justice, eh? Smiling It was fortuitous that I got to see it this year during our visit to Wild Iris Rows!!! Green Grin!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
Jun 30, 2015 8:17 AM CST
And was it nice in bloom? Mine will be sent a bit later this summer. Not all the ones I got earlier in the summer from WIR bloomed this year, but most of the late order ones did. They were mostly Burseens in the late batch, only I Wuv Woses and Sensationalizer didn't bloom. I expect they will next year.

Did you get to see his dwarf Intrepid Hunter in bloom?? I really want to see that one.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 30, 2015 1:06 PM CST
It was very pretty -- you'll be glad to have it!

I did not see Intrepid Hunter -- or, if I did, I didn't make a note of it. The dwarfs usually finish blooming earlier than the TB's -- and we were there at the end of the TB's. Does he have a picture of it on his website?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 30, 2015 6:00 PM CST
He has a great picture of it, and his pictures have been pretty true to what I have gotten but I like to see comparison pics. Guess that comes from too many vendor pictures looking too good to be true! (No offense Hester's!).
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Jun 30, 2015 8:57 PM CST
Yah -- I know what you mean.........
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

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