Irises forum: Arubas pictures of the 2017 Keppel's Iris Intros.

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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 17, 2016 7:45 AM CST
I've been debating with myself about which of the Keppel intros to order this year and Aruba...Brads...wonderful pictures have made the decisions harder. Some of the pictures are as good or better than the catalogue pictures. Brad is a visual enabler....Great pictures as always.
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Dec 17, 2016 8:36 AM CST
Brad has been the cause of many of my buying decisions. He is a wonderful enabler, and a gifted photographer.
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
Dec 17, 2016 9:29 AM CST
I agree
Name: Liz
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Dachsylady86
Dec 17, 2016 9:39 AM CST
Often times I use those pictures as a guideline for my orders, but of course they all end up being must haves Big Grin
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Dec 17, 2016 9:51 AM CST
His pictures are the best make sure you give them some thumbs! Smiling It would be nice to see some iris pictures at the top of the list in the news letter once again. nodding
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
Dec 17, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Paul2032 said:I've been debating with myself about which of the Keppel intros to order this year and Aruba...Brads...wonderful pictures have made the decisions harder. Some of the pictures are as good or better than the catalogue pictures. Brad is a visual enabler....Great pictures as always.

And Paul, your pictures have been quite the visual enablers also.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Dec 17, 2016 10:03 AM CST
I agree
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Dec 17, 2016 12:25 PM CST
I agree I agree With all the above. Smiling
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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Dec 17, 2016 5:28 PM CST
Paul.. Thank You for the kind words glad you enjoyed the pictures..I have had a lot of fun the past couple years taking pictures of his gardens and excited about this years intro's so many good ones to choose from it will be hard to pick which ones to order again Green Grin! I don't think you can go wrong with any of them but a couple must haves for me are..

Sunset Boulevard..( Has been a favorite for years thrilled it got a name Smiling )
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Margin Call..( I love the color pattern in this one and comes from Reckless Abandon hope to use it in some plicata crosses)


Mood Ring..( I have seen the future generations coming from this it is excellent a ton of potential there )
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Vista Point..( What a color Drooling really stands out in the garden even amongst all of his wonderful Plicata's.. I told him it was my favorite of all of them this year Smiling )
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Marital Bliss..(Another Great Pink from Kieth excellent plants and giving some amazing seedlings )
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Dec 18, 2016 11:10 AM CST

The enabling continues! Hurray!

Margin Call is very interesting and if it is a good parent too... oh my! Lovey dubby
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Cuzz4short
Dec 19, 2016 2:38 PM CST
This image sold me
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Name: Leslie
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Lestv
Dec 19, 2016 3:16 PM CST
Vista Point is a stunner, as is it's pricetag... I will wait a year or two.
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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Dec 23, 2016 9:27 PM CST
Love the Keppel intros this year. And Brad's photos!
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Name: Richard
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lilpod13
Jul 22, 2017 3:05 PM CST
Brad,
Glad you included marital bliss as it was the bonus Keith blessed me with on my small order. Was disappointed you didn't mention or include a photo of Baltimore. I think it's stunning especially with the complexity of the beard. Not to mention it's the most beautiful thing associated with Baltimore! Keith should send some rhizomes to the city's mayor if he/she would agree to plant some in the Inner Harbor where a lot of locals and visitors could enjoy the bloom.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 22, 2017 5:28 PM CST

I understand the bloom is huge!
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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Jul 22, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Oh mercy me! Baltimore is a must have. Drooling Drooling Lovey dubby Lovey dubby I need a bib. nodding
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 23, 2017 3:56 AM CST
Yes, and I didn't order it, D'Oh! I guess I hadn't seen Brad's picture of it until after I had my order in. Oh well, there's always next year.
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Name: Richard
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lilpod13
Jul 26, 2017 8:37 PM CST
Tom, I'm trying hard to find a way to convince the 'misses' to give me the blessing to order Baltimore next year. We are 'maxed out', but she's expressed a wish to have a 'blue' Iris garden and I'm thinking I might be able to accommodate one more if I remove some chamomile in front of one of our veggie beds. Only problem is that Billowing Waves is another Keith beauty and might be a better choice toward the blue spectrum. Oh, the decisions we have to make!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 27, 2017 7:00 AM CST
Gypsy Lord is a beautiful blue Emma Cook pattern that is a good grower. You might consider that one.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 27, 2017 9:23 AM CST
So make sure you remove enough chamomile to make room for at least 3 new irises, Richard! Whistling Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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