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Jul 7, 2016 2:59 PM 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
I am thinking about going out West to see Salem, Oregon in the next year or two during bloom season. Has anyone on this forum been, what are some must see places ?? This has been on my bucket list Rolling my eyes.

Any info will be greatly appreciated.
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Jul 7, 2016 3:27 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Teresa, I went to Salem this year, it turned outo be a rainy day so I didn't spend as much time on each place as I would have liked to. Mid America, Kepple, Sisters, and Schrieners Iris are all a very short distance from each other. Kepple and Sisters are pretty much across the street from each other. Not to far from Mid America is Adelman Peony Gardens. You don't want to miss going to Adelmans too (absolutely gorgeous). I'm pretty sure it was at Adelmans that I picked up a map of the nurseries in the greater Portland / Vancouver metropolitian area. Here is the website appearing on the map:
oregon Association of Nurseries www.oan.org
Www.plantsomethingoregon.com
503.682.5089 / 888.283.7219
My friend Lauren and I want to go back next year. We're planning on spending a few days to take it all in!
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Jul 7, 2016 7:02 PM 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
Thank you for replying and for the info Hurray!
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Jul 7, 2016 9:01 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
We bought red peony 'Jean Ericson at Adelman's last year after having lunch there on the iris tour. Wonderful display garden.
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Jul 8, 2016 4:20 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
So I am guessing that the TB and peonies are both blooming at the same time? ?
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Jul 8, 2016 12:51 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Yes they were. I think it was Mary Ann that has posted pictures of her white Iris and red peonies. Gorgeous!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 8, 2016 1:17 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
Most of my peonies bloom towards the end of the iris season. I have one early blooming peony that blooms before the irises.
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Jul 8, 2016 1:57 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
The iris season was in its latter stages & peonies were full out.
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Jul 9, 2016 4:21 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
I dream of such a trip, but I fear I'd just sit down in the middle of that field of irises and loose consciousness. Hilarious!
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Jul 9, 2016 5:42 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
That would be my kind of Field of Dreams. Rolling my eyes.
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Jul 9, 2016 5:58 AM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Yeah, but in this field, the saying is "Build the beds or not, Iris will come". Rolling on the floor laughing

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Jul 9, 2016 7:27 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
iciris said:Yes they were. I think it was Mary Ann that has posted pictures of her white Iris and red peonies. Gorgeous!


Close, Barbara -- Tom's World-Famous NOID Red Irises and white Peonies!! Smiling
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Jul 9, 2016 9:52 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Well, I got the red and white right. Rolling on the floor laughing still gorgeous though. Lovey dubby
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 9, 2016 11:14 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
I remember seeing that photo before and thinking it's a wonderful combination! Lovey dubby

Maybe I need to add a few irises to my new peony bed... hmmmm... Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Jul 9, 2016 11:58 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Muddymitts said:

Close, Barbara -- Tom's World-Famous NOID Red Irises and white Peonies!! Smiling
Thumb of 2016-07-09/Muddymitts/a420d5


Mary Ann, what Iris did you plant in front of the Iris and peonies? Inquiring minds Whistling
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 9, 2016 2:08 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
Those are the SDB's that (mostly) Tom sent to me last year. They bloomed this year and I posted pictures of the ones that did. However -- I didn't take a *bed* picture of them in bloom -- I should have.

Last year, I also planted Jesse's Song behind each clump of Tom's Red -- I thought that would be a great combo. The Jesse's Songs didn't bloom this year -- but should make a great picture next year!!

Thank you Lilli -- and I think you should consider that!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jul 10, 2016 12:03 AM CST
Utah (Zone 7a)
I want to visit Blue J. Iris. It sure seems like they were the kindest and most friendly vendors I have experienced so far.
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Jul 10, 2016 7:50 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
Betsy, have you been to the Zebra Iris Garden in Elwood, UT? My oldest girl lives near Salt Lake City.
We are going out for a visit soon but no iris blooming in July Sad
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Jul 15, 2016 12:02 PM CST
Name: Lyn Gerry
Watkins Glen, NY (Zone 6a)
Birds Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Organic Gardener
Permaculture Vegetable Grower
Hilarious!
yadah_tyger said:Yeah, but in this field, the saying is "Build the beds or not, Iris will come". Rolling on the floor laughing

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