Irises forum: Napa Country Iris Garden Visit

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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Apr 8, 2016 9:59 PM CST
For those of you who live within range or are willing to travel we have finally settled on visiting Napa Country Iris Garden this year. The bloom dates and our schedules made it impossible to visit Superstition until after the peak bloom, so....

We are planning a trip to Napa on Saturday April 16th (which is next Saturday). Anyone who wants to join us is welcome...including anyone reading this who has not yet posted (frequently referred to as lurking! Hilarious! ).

The plan is to meet at the garden. They are open from 10-5 and people can arrive whenever they are able. We will figure out a way to meet up when we know who is coming. I will be contacting Napa to see if there is a place where we could have lunch. What worked out well last year was to have a potluck picnic. It gives people time to meet and talk while enjoying the scenery and yummy food.

So far Sherry (Henhouse) and I are confirmed and Barbara (Phillipb2) and a friend are probably going to come. Suzanne (Calif_Sue) is going to try to make it.

If you can join us, or need more information please treemail me.

And to those of you who live too far away or can't make it we will miss you, but I'll take lots of pictures...and hopefully others will too!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 9, 2016 7:09 AM CST
I think Friday is the 15th, Marilyn.......... tax day, for those of us who will not give any agency our funds until the last day. Better it be earning for me than for them. smiles.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......

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UndertheSun
Apr 9, 2016 12:27 PM CST
I will try to make it, but I have a lot going on this week.

Have a great time, it's a great place to visit!
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Apr 9, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Oops! I meant Saturday the 16th! Thanks Bonnie!

We would love it if you can come Rob. The more the merrier! nodding
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Calif_Sue
Apr 9, 2016 3:30 PM CST

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I fixed the date in the first post! If it was the 15th, I would not have been able to make it as I have to work.
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Apr 9, 2016 6:45 PM CST
Thanks Sue! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Apr 9, 2016 7:11 PM CST
I sure wish I could go. Crying
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Apr 10, 2016 12:34 AM CST
I wish you could too Jen! ...and all the rest of you too! We could take over the whole place with ATPers!!! Big Grin
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 8:04 AM CST
Tax day this year is actually Monday the 18th since there is some District of Columbia holiday on Friday the 15th. Odd but true!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 10, 2016 5:10 PM CST
Yay!! I can wait until next Sunday to do our taxes!!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 11, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Or get your extension filing prepared?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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
Apr 11, 2016 10:09 AM CST
Yeah -- maybe that -- but we'll be filing short-form this year, so no biggie!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Apr 16, 2016 1:03 PM CST
Hope you are all having a great time over there! Thumbs up

We want to see photos...lots and lots of photos! Green Grin!
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Apr 16, 2016 1:33 PM CST
I'm there with you in spirit! nodding nodding LOTS of photos, please!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Apr 16, 2016 1:36 PM CST
Hurray! Have a great and safe time! Hurray!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
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Polymerous
Apr 16, 2016 5:18 PM CST
Hope you're having fun!
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Apr 17, 2016 12:54 AM CST
Before I call it a night I thought I'd give you all a taste of what we enjoyed today.... (a teaser some might say! Hilarious! )

An overview of the garden. It was not quite at peak bloom.
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Celebratory...with 3 ATPers in the upper left corner.
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Bravery in the foreground as 2 ATPers walk down the row of iris
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Double Bubble
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Jerico Springs (This one just hopped in my car and came home with me! The picture doesn't do it justice.)
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It was a beautiful day in the garden! nodding nodding nodding
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Apr 17, 2016 1:22 AM CST
The drive out was beautiful. It was great to see Marilyn and Barbara again, and good to finally meet Sue.. The garden's setting couldn't be lovelier with the green hills and oaks. All the display beds were thought out and arranged mostly by color. I enjoyed seeing the variety in seedling beds. It was surprising to see such a big crowd there... Well not really.. Whistling

'Midnight Toccata'
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'Adriatic Waves'
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'Lady Leigh'
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'Coconut Snow'


'Romantico'- I wish this was a better picture... This was sooooo pretty. I will get this one...
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'Air Hog' was another that they didn't have available potted up..
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'Greatest Show on Earth'
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'Stolen Sweets'
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Apr 17, 2016 2:12 AM CST
Beautiful, Sherry, there are at least four of these that I positively need! (Well, perhaps five...) Whistling
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Apr 17, 2016 2:19 AM CST
I know! It's after one in the morning, and I'm adding to my Napa order because I can't live another year without some that I saw today.... Rolling my eyes.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.

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