Irises forum: Sunday trip to Nola's Iris Garden

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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
May 1, 2017 3:04 AM CST
I received an email last week from Nola saying that they were at peak bloom.
Since they are only 15 minutes away we took a trip today to see what was blooming.

If you have never been there, the view is pretty spectacular.
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Things are very similar to last year when the region 14 spring regional was held there. But even with all the rain this year, Nola and Gary are on top of the weeds.

There were still some of the newer iris left from the regional.

Barbaro
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La Troienne
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Core Values
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Unbridled Beauty
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Helen's Melody
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Cozy Cotton
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Waves of Amber
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Double Chocolate
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Caramel 'N Chocolate
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Lemon Jade
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Power Lines
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Downtown Brown
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Skirting the Issue
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One Step Beyond
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Looking Smart
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A few garden shots. Nola's is still a working ranch but it has a rural charm that contrasts with Silicon Valley below.

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Without all the hassles of the regional to worry about, they were able to get the lower garden weeded and whipped into good shape.

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More of the named iris tomorrow (I hope).
Carl
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 1, 2017 3:26 AM CST
Thanks for the tour! Smiling
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
May 1, 2017 6:00 AM CST
I agree Hurray!

They sure have a spectacular view!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
May 1, 2017 6:38 AM CST
I agree also. Very good tour! Thumbs up
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 1, 2017 6:42 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 1, 2017 7:20 AM CST
Soooo envious! nodding

My favorite photograph... Smiling

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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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
May 1, 2017 7:38 AM CST
I love that cat pic too. It looks so intent on something just out of our sight. Looks like a lovely place to spend the day.

Power lines has interesting coloration.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
May 1, 2017 8:48 AM CST
I like the composition, too. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
May 1, 2017 11:34 AM CST
Wonderful tour and photos, Carl! I loved Nola's hair. She looks like a hybrid iris herself!
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UndertheSun
May 1, 2017 11:46 AM CST
Thanks for sharing the trip with us! Thumbs up What a view from that deck!
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
May 1, 2017 1:48 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hadn't noticed until your comment Jan! Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 1, 2017 3:53 PM CST
Thank you for sharing, loved your pictures.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
May 1, 2017 5:00 PM CST
I'm just assuming that she is THE Nola, Leslie. I love to see healthy older women with beautiful streaks in their hair..! Gardening is good for us!
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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
May 1, 2017 5:12 PM CST
Good pictures, Carl. Thank You!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 1, 2017 5:24 PM CST
That is a stunning landscape of irises. Thankyou for the tour. Thank You!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 1, 2017 5:57 PM CST
thank you, carl, for thebeautiful shots and tour of nola's. beautiful venue, as well as the acres of iris to ogle.

loved the shot of the cat, too. kitty looks as tho' it has the coloration of a russian blue. but its cute little face looks fuller than the one i knew named,' kermouseky'.( ker-mouse-key).
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
May 1, 2017 8:47 PM CST
Thanks Carl! Although they're fairly close, I have not been yet.. I heard they really upped their game last year for the regionals..

I didn't know they were also a ranch.. Do they have cattle?
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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
May 1, 2017 8:52 PM CST
They have horses. Nola was getting ready to feed them as we were leaving. Also chickens, turkeys and assorted other creatures. Lots of cats.
Carl
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
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HighdesertNiki
May 1, 2017 11:34 PM CST
Thank you for the tour, Carl. It's enjoyable to visit vicariously.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
May 2, 2017 7:17 AM CST
coboro said:They have horses. Nola was getting ready to feed them as we were leaving. Also chickens, turkeys and assorted other creatures. Lots of cats.


Sounds like me! Irises, Horses, chickens, ducks, turkeys, dog and lots of cats. Rolling on the floor laughing
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

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