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Jul 23, 2015 2:26 PM 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
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
What new iris in your garden are you looking
forward to seeing bloom - the most?

I just received my box from Joe Ghio, and I'm entranced by photos of his pinkly gorgeous Star Turn !
The other order received today was from Salmon Creek, and included
Lakota, by Marky Smith - a brilliantly colored beauty.
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Jul 23, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Butterflies Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Region: Oklahoma Lilies Irises
Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Class Ring
Waterline
Stan Coates
Fortunate Son

There will be a few more from the Iris sale in September.
Kidfishing
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Jul 23, 2015 5:56 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
Lucky you Jan. Lakota is gorgeous!!!
Well I still have my orders yet to come, but I really am looking forward to McSeedman Sees Red, Bruneau Jasper (the red Owyhee Desert), Wonders Never Cease, Route Sixty Six, Thundery.
"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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Jul 23, 2015 7:22 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
The most? Quite a few, actually.

From the older historics...
Indian Chief
Iduna
Evolution
Rhages
Quaker Lady
Alpenview

Newer ones...
Secret Service
Solar Fire
Thornbird

I'm really looking forward to next year when I can see what blooms.
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Jul 23, 2015 7:51 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
new?? hard to choose just one. I did wonder if Cookie Monster is as pretty as the picture posted of it and is Poignant going to have that shade of blue beard? If I concentrate on just one I may be really disappointed. Last springs disappointment was MDB Dragon Flamedart. Nothing like its photo and no dart.
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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Jul 23, 2015 8:14 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I am reading blue reflection, possible red one (looks like war cheif) and one other. I'm interested in the first two.
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Jul 23, 2015 9:44 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
grannysgarden said:new?? hard to choose just one. I did wonder if Cookie Monster is as pretty as the picture posted of it and is Poignant going to have that shade of blue beard? If I concentrate on just one I may be really disappointed. Last springs disappointment was MDB Dragon Flamedart. Nothing like its photo and no dart.


Oh noooooooooooooooooo...................I ordered it this year................... Sad
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jul 23, 2015 11:50 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Muddymitts said:

Oh noooooooooooooooooo...................I ordered it this year................... Sad


Me too!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 24, 2015 12:12 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Probably Strawberry Shake
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 24, 2015 1:02 AM 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
Since 'Rainbow High' was one of my favorites last Spring, I'm looking forward to another child of 'Starship Enterprise'- 'Glorious Sky'.


Ghio's 'In the Loop'


Johnson's 'Bronze Heart'


'Adoree' by Blyth


I'm prepared to be quite smitten with Johnson's 'Abiding Love'


Bailey is looking forward to 'Plum Poodle' and 'Poodle Parade'


Also looking forward to 'Haunted Heart', 'Insaniac', Painted Lady Lavender', Brainstorm...... Well, if I wasn't crazy about them, I wouldn't have ordered them... so many more... Whistling Rolling my eyes.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Jul 24, 2015 9:19 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
There's no way that I could pick one or two -- no way at all. Seeing the first bloom on a new Iris is what the addiction is all about!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jul 24, 2015 9:53 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
No dart of 2 years on Dragon Flame Dart. Anita was surprised when I told her, but she says it is often absent the first year. The color is great however.

I look forward to our seedlings every year. SDB 'Praise' was planted next to a plicata seedling of John's. It was put there so we could easily cross them. Hope that Praise has pollen as the seedling does not.
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Jul 24, 2015 11:26 PM CST
Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
Irises Lilies Region: Idaho
I do not think my mind can even wrap itself around the idea of 19 new NoIDs and 18+ new named iris. I know that is a paltry few to some of you but it doubles my varieties.
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Jul 25, 2015 6:25 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
cbelt1 said:I do not think my mind can even wrap itself around the idea of 19 new NoIDs and 18+ new named iris. I know that is a paltry few to some of you but it doubles my varieties.


I can't wrap my head around "NoIDs" period. I don't get it. I would never have a NoID in my garden.
I really do want to know what it is I'm growing. I enjoy finding the information about each Iris I grow,
including the Hybridizer, date of introduction, and variety. But I do see that there are an increasing
number of individuals who end up with a lot of NoIDs in their gardens that were given to them from
family and friends. Smiling
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Jul 25, 2015 6:55 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
I used think more like that, and had a need to know what I was growing. Then at some point someone points out that something I thought I knew the name of was actually mislabeled, but I'd grown to love it. Suddenly realizing the name I'd applied to it for so long was incorrect didn't decrease its beauty or garden worthy attributes, and so began an ever increasing number of noids. Some of the most gorgeous and vigorous irises in my garden are noids.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Jul 25, 2015 7:30 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
For me, half the fun of growing iris is the fun I have trying to ID a "NOID" ! I'll admit, I like "named" cultivars....I, too, enjoy researching their 'history", but, a name doesn't make it any more a thing of beauty in the garden, and being a "noid" doesn't seem to affect it's aroma, so, who am I to say they aren't worthy of a place in the sun ?!
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Jul 25, 2015 8:04 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
Most of them aren't NOID's. They have a name, we just don't know it. Hilarious! There are some unregistered seedlings that have been propagated through trades and such. The reason we grow flowers is because they bring us joy. If only named irises bring you joy, then that's what you grow. The right way to do it, is what ever way you want to do it. Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jul 25, 2015 8:07 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
There are many reasons to enjoy a flower/plant. One of the best reasons is that it belonged to someone you care about, and they shared it with you. More important than its name is the sentiment. Shrug!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jul 25, 2015 8:57 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
I grew up as a child admiring beautiful purple Iris, the classic "flag" in Pennsylvania. They had a wonderful aroma and were strikingly beautiful to look at, a massive clump of beauty, but I never did
know its Name or history, but nonetheless I loved it's incredible beauty !

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