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Jul 25, 2015 12:18 PM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
I find that I am attracted to certain types and styles of Iris,
for me, I am attracted to Historic Iris varieties. But beyond that,
what style of Iris do I prefer? I actually prefer AMOENA (like "Wabash"), and SELFS (like "Solid Mahogany").
What are your preferences when choosing your Iris ?
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Jul 25, 2015 4:04 PM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
Ok, well I see that no one has taken the opportunity to respond to my thread. To be honest, I think it's time I say "Goodbye" to ATP. I really don't feel welcomed here and feel that this site is a bit "click-ish"
and I really feel unwelcomed. So Goodbye to all of you. Enjoy ATP and the Iris forum .
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Jul 25, 2015 4:44 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Denman, I prefer the historicals and some of the new. I have all historicals at the moment. They are all bearded in yellow purple, blue and gold colors.

Rich
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Jul 25, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
???? I just checked in for the first time all day and saw this. Saturday is a day when a lot of folks work outside. Confused
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and the story never ends." Lyrics by Bill and Gloria Gaither

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Jul 25, 2015 6:10 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I work Saturdays and I stop in every once in a while and see what people Re talking about
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Jul 25, 2015 6:15 PM 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
In the winter time, I can sit at the computer a lot and try to think up things to gab about. Today, After 3 hours of feeding horses and cleaning stalls, I had to mow and rake the lawn. Also I had to get a load of hay for the horses. Then do my 3 hours of feeding again this afternoon. I just finished making dinner and sat down to the computer to check the iris forum while I'm eating. There are lots of forums on here, and lots of threads. It's impossible to be active on every one. I have to be selective. As Missy said, a lot of people are working outside today, as they work during the week. Also the weekends tend to be family time for many, so they aren't on here as much. Sorry you feel that way, Denman55
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Jul 25, 2015 6:27 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
Tom said it all. I was away from the computer until this afternoon. Sometime the only way I can keep up on a weekend is on my cell and it is hard to read and type on that device so I usually wait until I get home to check in. Please do not take anything on this site personally. Have patience and stay with us Denman55.
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 25, 2015 6:47 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 gave us a four hour window before dismissing us all together. I was on a ladder painting from 9 am until 6 pm. I would have responded but really had no time today until after dinner. I am sorry that you are disappointed with our group. We are not cliquish, though there is a small group that love iris all year long and others that come in at certain times. Given time you would find that this group is generous, and funny, and caring, and that you can learn a bunch from them.
"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 25, 2015 6:55 PM CST
Name: Missy
SC (Zone 8a)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: South Carolina Plant and/or Seed Trader
Lestv said:You gave us a four hour window before dismissing us all together. I was on a ladder painting from 9 am until 6 pm. I would have responded but really had no time today until after dinner. I am sorry that you are disappointed with our group. We are not cliquish, though there is a small group that love iris all year long and others that come in at certain times. Given time you would find that this group is generous, and funny, and caring, and that you can learn a bunch from them.


I agree
"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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Jul 25, 2015 7:55 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
Today, after feeding and turning out horses, I finished mowing the pasture that I started mowing and didn't have time to finish yesterday. Then I drove to town (40 mile trip) to pick up prescriptions for myself and my husband. When I got home from that, I went out and unhitched the trailer that we used to haul in hay yesterday (which was why I didn't have time to finish mowing the pasture), then I cleaned three stalls and brought in three hot and sweaty and fly-bitten horses. My plan was to bath all three of them -- but the hydrant broke after the first horse, so I had to bring two in sweaty and clean up the water in the barn aisle instead. As I drove up the driveway to put away the truck that pulled the hay trailer yesterday, I only had time to wave to my 93-year-old Mom who was sitting on her front porch looking pretty lonely. I came in and made feed for the horses -- oh, I rested for 20 minutes to try and cool off -- it's over 90 degrees here with humidity to match -- then went back out and fed my horses and my barn cats.

What I didn't do today was mow my lawn and my Mom's -- which were each mowed three days ago and with all the rain and humidity here, need it again. And I didn't get to weed the gardens in the front of my house or my Mom's. And I didn't get to spray weeds in my riding arena, and the pasture fencelines and my Iris beds. And I didn't get to burn the trash pile that's been waiting for my attention for a month. And I didn't get to dig Irises that I've promised to send to people. And I didn't get to plant the box of Irises that I ordered and paid for from a favorite vendor. And I didn't get to give my dog a bath and grooming like I've been promising her for a week.

And you're pissed off because I didn't respond to your Iris question????? Oh. My. God.
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Jul 25, 2015 8:44 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I lurk a lot. Mainly for the same reasons as noted above. I like irises.... and iris people - but I also have a life outside of the iris world that tends to have demands that come first. This is a great group of people with a lot of knowledge ( and irissess ) to share. If you let a short window of non-respone time to a post be a reason to leave, you will be missing out on a lot.
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Jul 25, 2015 8:58 PM 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
His loss.
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Jul 25, 2015 9:57 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I went outside around 1:30 and just got back inside the house at 7:30,. I still work and the weekend is my only time to be a the garden. I'm sorry if Denman will not join in anymore and it is his right the join in, lurk, or just read the threads without comments. I think the reason is he appears to be upset is from the multi. comments to the thread "Most Anticipated" . I think he thinks we did not like his desire to have only named iris in his garden. It's up to him what he wants in his yard. We were just givng an opposite view of why we like our NO ID's. We are all different and have likes and dislikes and that makes the world interesting. I love my NO ID's and would never think about not having them in my yard because they don't have a name. I re-read his post again and you can read it as him being upset (which I did) or read it without any emotion and this forum is just not for him. Lucy said it right, It is his loss.
I just what everyonel to know I enjoy all of your personalities through the written words on the threads and I have learned so much from all of you and I want to thank you all, even Mr. Denman!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 26, 2015 3:25 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Hmm, I am fairly new to this forum and I have felt welcome and everyone tries to help. It takes time, people have jobs, hobbies, family and other commitments.
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Jul 26, 2015 8:07 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
Wow, that was quite a post. I felt extremely welcomed when I joined the group. I even made a few new friends and had some trades. It's been great. It took a little while to get to know who was who but that's how things work. That's how good friends are made...slowly and with effort on both sides. I've never been in a place more warm and welcoming than this bunch of folks.

So sorry you felt left out but 4 hours really isn't much time. I was at work all day and tired when I got home.

And I like a variety. Luminatas, bi-colors, amoenas, historics, ruffles, horns and spoons...
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Jul 26, 2015 9:36 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 agree with you Celia -- I like a variety too. It would be impossible for me to pick just one type of Iris as a favorite. It's much easier to pick what I DON'T like -- I don't care for Irises with speckles and splatters. Probably because I love the look of velvety-looking petals. Smiling

Edited to add: On the other hand, I love the new Irises that they're coming out with that have heavy veining on the falls!! Go figure.............
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jul 26, 2015 9:48 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
And this is the second year I have been enthralled by Luminatas.... in any height! But I do so love the MTB's in big clumps or long rows where they look like butterflies hovering over the garden. And any dwarf is mine!

I guess I prefer the bearded iris with other iris types coming in at a close second!
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 26, 2015 9:53 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
Yup! Variety is the spice...yadda yadda. Gotta love them all.
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Jul 26, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
Phillipb2 said:I went outside around 1:30 and just got back inside the house at 7:30,. I still work and the weekend is my only time to be a the garden. I'm sorry if Denman will not join in anymore and it is his right the join in, lurk, or just read the threads without comments. I think the reason is he appears to be upset is from the multi. comments to the thread "Most Anticipated" . I think he thinks we did not like his desire to have only named iris in his garden. It's up to him what he wants in his yard. We were just givng an opposite view of why we like our NO ID's. We are all different and have likes and dislikes and that makes the world interesting. I love my NO ID's and would never think about not having them in my yard because they don't have a name. I re-read his post again and you can read it as him being upset (which I did) or read it without any emotion and this forum is just not for him. Lucy said it right, It is his loss.
I just what everyonel to know I enjoy all of your personalities through the written words on the threads and I have learned so much from all of you and I want to thank you all, even Mr. Denman!


WHEW ! THAT was quite a post and a tongue-lashing, Phillip. Have a real nice day !
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Jul 26, 2015 9:53 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
Luminatas are seductive. I can't hardly resist them!! Lovey dubby
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

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