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Oct 14, 2015 12:23 PM CST
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I collect plants with KY in the name. I saw a beautiful L. iris that is so vivid, does anyone grow Kentucky Cajun?

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Oct 14, 2015 12:28 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
I grow SDB Kentucky Blurgrass. Do you have thst one, Teresa?
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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Oct 14, 2015 12:29 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
No, I don't Bonnie, I did see it in the database it is a cutie!
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Oct 14, 2015 12:40 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
I will put your name by it for shares.
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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Oct 14, 2015 2:14 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
The Database shows only 14 irises with Kentucky at the start of their name. I would have guessed there would be more than that. I don't have any Kentucky. Just one Michigan (Pride) and one Tennessee (Gentleman).
"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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Oct 14, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
Kentucky Blurgrass, eh Bonnie? Hmmmmmm -- must be a new strain..................... Hilarious!
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Oct 14, 2015 3:23 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
LOL. My prose leaves much to be desired at anytime, Mary Ann, but in my defense, today only, I drove 80 miles very early and spent the day at a pumpkin patch with nine 4 -year olds. I am so tired my backside is erasing my tracks as I walk..... I have it on good authority that the hybridizer meant to name his iris Blurgrass and just misspelled it. (May have something to do with my photos of it too)
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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Oct 14, 2015 4:33 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I was sent one as a bonus called Kentucky Coal but when it bloomed, it was like a very pale Edith Wolford. It is supposed to be a blackish-purple.
I do have one called Spectacular Bid which is a famous race horse though.
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Oct 14, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I should have a good amount of Kentucky coal to share next year.
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Oct 14, 2015 9:03 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
OMG Bonnie -- nine four-year-olds????? Why-oh-why would you subject yourself to that? Much less, drive 80 miles to do it?????

Girl -- have you taken leave of your senses???? Hilarious!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Oct 15, 2015 3:00 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
Add 9 more 4 year olds, and you will have a small taste of what it's like to be a 4 year old Kindergarten teacher! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Oct 15, 2015 3:40 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'm alive! I think to be a kindergarten teacher.... it would have to be a calling. Thankfully, I was not called. 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?
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Oct 15, 2015 6:38 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
That's exactly what I wanted to be -- a kindergarten teacher. But -- life took other paths.............. Shrug!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Oct 15, 2015 10:24 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
My niece just started teaching pre-K in a school in South Chicago. The first day she had 32 kids in the class, and almost had a nervous breakdown. Was a shock to her confidence to control that many kids without a helper. I heard the ones from the projects were some foul mouthed tough guys already. To her credit she is still sticking it out. Smiling
"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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Oct 15, 2015 10:55 AM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Have been there and done that both teaching preschool and inner city school for many year. Try taking 30 inner city kids to a field trip pumpkin patch and corn maze!!! Yes, it is a calling as the pay is not that great.
Thankfully I am now retired and can play with iris babies instead. I have also accompanied my grandson's preschool on a pumpkin patch visit but was not in charge, whew!
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Oct 15, 2015 11:30 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
Isn't that crazy 30 kids in a kindergarten with no help! In a rich suburban school district where I was the principal for 13 years, we tried to keep the K classes under 20, and they always had a full time aide who was also a certified teacher. Now lets test these kids and compare them to the 30 inner city school K classes and call the lower achieving school a failure! Why not! Don't get me started! Angry OK, I'll quit.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Oct 15, 2015 12:16 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
I know how you feel Tom! I used to train people to score the written parts of state assessment tests for English, Math and Science. You could really tell the difference between the school districts in how well the students did on these tests. You would be surprised how much it varied by state too.
"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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Oct 16, 2015 11:03 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
Here are a few irises with Kentucky in the names.

BLUE KENTUCKY GIRL (Schreiner, R. 2002) Sdlg. DD 145-1. TB, 40" (102 cm), E
KENTUCKY ARABIAN (Sam Norris, deceased, by Jim Hedgecock, R. 2014) Sdlg. SN-1. AB (OGB), 22"-24" (56-61 cm), E-M
KENTUCKY BEAUTY (No description available for most 1939 & 1949 registrations)
KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS (Bennett Jones, R. 1970) Sdlg. M192-4. SDB, 12" (30 cm), M
KENTUCKY CAJUN (Samuel Norris, R. 1994) Sdlg. T-88-AH. LA, 30" (76 cm), M
KENTUCKY COAL (G. Slade, R. 1984) Sdlg. 78-19-1. TB, 34" (86 cm), M
KENTUCKY COLONEL (Mrs. Wm. Carter, R. 1924) ,
KENTUCKY COLONEL (Stambach, R. 1955) Sdlg. 36-51-3. TB, 40" (102 cm), M
KENTUCKY DERBY (D. Mohr, R. 1974) Sdlg. C-39-71. TB, 35" (89 cm), M-L
KENTUCKY FROST (Mark Cook, R. 1996) Sdlg. 101. SPEC (pseudacorus), 25" (64 cm), ML
KENTUCKY HILLS (Hinkle, R. 1968) Sdlg. X-5-2. TB, 32" (81 cm), M
KENTUCKY MADE (Rita Adkins, R. 2004) Sdlg. E-DBD-A. SIB, 32" (81 cm), M
KENTUCKY MOONBEAM (Mark Cook, R. 1995) SPEC (pseudacorus), 16" (41 cm), M
KENTUCKY SKIES (Ken Mohr, R. 1990) Sdlg. L-92. TB, 37" (94 cm), M
KENTUCKY SUNSHINE (No description available for most 1939 & 1949 registrations)
KENTUCKY THOROUGHBRED (William Bruner, R. 2002) Sdlg. 98-5. LA, 33" (84 cm), ML
KENTUCKY WOMAN (Schreiner, R. 1997) Sdlg. AA 1666-A. TB, 36" (91 cm), ML

Superstition Iris Gardens did the work for us here. Many thanks!!!
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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Oct 16, 2015 7:44 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Wow, thanks Bonnie you have done your homework lol. Speaking of children, I picked up my great niece early this morning. She just turned 7 and is a live wire! Ohio Co is out for Fall break. We had a great day together. A long walk to the river, Go Fish card game, plus a drive to the local park in town. A trip to Sonic for ice cream. I really miss having small children at home, but I was sure glad when her mom came at 5 !!
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Oct 16, 2015 8:56 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (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
yes, they are loves, but take a bit of time to adjust to them.

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