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Apr 1, 2016 4:10 PM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
First bloom of the season 1 of the 14 iris I got from my grandmother's house the year she died when I went in for a shodow box of sewing thimbles I and the family and collected for her. She was an avid quilter (I have six she raised me) I found the iris I had collected for her as I mowed the yards up and down the street blooming and her I am today Eleanor Roosevelt
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Apr 1, 2016 4:46 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
Yay to your first bloom of the season!
"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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Apr 2, 2016 10:10 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
Hurray!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Apr 2, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
Glad to see a 7A blooming, especially since it has history. I'm in 7A/7B, too, but just barely getting started. Some resources put me in 7A; others put me in 7B. Whatever! Congrats on the bloomer!!
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Apr 3, 2016 4:16 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
I'm in TN outside the smokey mountains national park
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Apr 3, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Arilbred:
Do you live near to where Rockytop Gardens is located?
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Apr 3, 2016 10:40 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Rockytop is about an hour or so West of me never been there. I've never been able to find enough there I liked to put up an order I probably could but I already have most of Tom Parkhills stuff which was how I found him. Been out weeding found six more arilbreds with bloom stalks
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Apr 3, 2016 3:26 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
Explain that Tom Parkhill is a small TN hybridizer.
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Apr 3, 2016 6:50 PM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Oh but Lucy nothing could be further from the truth at last count he had I believe 22 introductions in the last 50 years I was and is the most critical person I ever known when it came to bloom. I still have 2 seedlings he gave me that were to be introduced. After he gave them to me a bad wind storm went thru neither was introduced because they had blown over. The reality is Tom had no use for the computer and his efforts suffer for it. I am the only person I've seen openly support his intros here or in the Facebook community. I hope this doesn't sound like a tirade I just feel he's been overlooked at a great loss to the iris world.
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Apr 3, 2016 10:50 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
It is just that we don't grow many TBs.
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Apr 4, 2016 5:13 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
For me restraint has become easier over the last twenty years. I look at catalogs and web pages but I don't buy anything based on its looks but on its breeding potential. far to many photos are glorified and I've been so disappointed so many times that it has lost some lustre for me. Be very wary of photos where there is no sunshine in the photo (appears darker) and any photo that has a fuzzy or smudged looking background.I concentrate on new patterns these days and I pretty much skip the newer hybridizers their work tends to repeat and most never realize they just added another purple self to the pool with no significant new traits. In twenty years I've introduced nothing and probably never will. I'm very critical. Sorry to many years as a union rep and company lies.
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Apr 4, 2016 8:59 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
We mainly get new medians for judging & seedling purposes.
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Apr 12, 2016 6:16 PM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
First Arilbred this season not sure what it is but did just put frozen pollen on it from high masterThumb of 2016-04-13/arilbred/56fdd6
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Apr 16, 2016 5:34 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Omar's eye 2 inches taller than in the past
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Apr 16, 2016 5:35 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
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Apr 16, 2016 5:38 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Another photo of my noid day 3
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Had another photo or two but it won't let me upload but 1 per post
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Apr 17, 2016 8:03 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Who needs a passport Sri Lanka has come to me
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Apr 17, 2016 9:52 AM CST
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
So impressed that you have blooms...I'm just planting babies! But I've been to Sri Lanka, so I guess the memory has to suffice for now.
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Apr 20, 2016 4:23 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
Left for work at daylight yesterday got home at 10PM so my photos are low light sorry
Alakazam


Tribute To Rex

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And Warrior Prince



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Apr 20, 2016 4:37 AM CST
(Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Hybridizer Irises Seed Starter Region: Tennessee
And I have a stupid question can I post a picture to the database here and attach the same photo to the AIS site without breaking any laws

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