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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
May 28, 2017 8:22 AM CST
Hello all, just wanted to introduce myself! I'm LizinElizabeth, have been reading your posts and drooling over the beautiful flowers for the last several months. I have a few irises but most of my gardening effort has gone toward peonies up until now. Branched out into a few dahlias last year; gorgeous flowers but such effort to get them out in the spring then dig and store in the fall. I have a bunch of them waiting to be planted out now but wanted to grow elsewhere as well so this year I'm building my iris collection! Thank you all for your generous sharing of your favorite suppliers! I have orders in with Shady Spot, Stout Gardens, Sutton's Iris Gardens and Schreiner's. Also have a couple of trades in the planning stages with a few people here, love dividing and passing on my plants!

So far this year I only have a few irises blooming. My season here in CO is pretty late--we're considered a zone 4b because of our altitude, nearby towns not at altitude are an easy zone 5 and flower weeks earlier. Our nights are still down in the low 40s so blooming is just starting for both irises and peonies. Luckily our crazy weather hasn't seemed to negatively impact the irises, noticing that fact over the last couple of years is what got me interested in growing my collection. Another wonderful thing is (knock on wood) we don't seem to have any pests that feed on iris here. I should probably say that in a whisper as to not attract any unwanted attention to mar what, up until now, has been a genus with no draw backs in my garden....

Baby Blessed--1st to open here, was blooming 1-2 weeks ago
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tall white NOID--badly needs to be divided! Task for this year...
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Monsignor (I think!) The tag disappeared and I semi-ID'ed it by pictures here on the forum and in the Plant Database. The name sounded familiar but if you think it's wrong please suggest alternatives!
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LizB
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 28, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Welcome! Liz!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 28, 2017 8:32 AM CST
Welcome! Liz, I think you will enjoy it here. Lots of great information shared on the iris forum. nodding
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
May 28, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Welcome! Liz from your neighbor to the west in Utah.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
May 28, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Welcome! Liz
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: 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 28, 2017 10:56 AM CST
Hi, Liz! So good to see you over here!
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Hurray! Smiling Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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cliftoncat
May 28, 2017 11:31 AM CST
And Welcome! from England, too, Liz!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 28, 2017 11:37 AM CST
Welcome! Liz ! Sorry to say, that's NOT "Monsignor" (check out "Lent A. Williamson", and see what you think of that)
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 28, 2017 2:47 PM CST
Welcome Liz! Welcome!
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
May 28, 2017 3:06 PM CST
Hi and welcome, Liz. Welcome!
It's daylily season!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
May 28, 2017 3:08 PM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum, liz.

i'm struggling to grow irises at the opposite end of the spectrum; 10a. whilst you may be at the beginning, i'm at the end. 😟. i'm sorta sad, but then i'll be able to enjoy other posted flowers vicariously. Hurray!


have lots of fun with your new 'addiction', and i think you'll find this iris group very entertaining.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
May 28, 2017 5:39 PM CST
Welcome! Liz from Australia.
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Butterflies Canning and food preservation
Region: Illinois Dog Lover
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BlueFlagFan
May 28, 2017 8:39 PM CST
Welcome Liz! Welcome!
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
Region: Australia Bookworm Cat Lover Lilies Orchids Irises
Seed Starter Annuals Container Gardener Garden Photography Forum moderator
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Australis
May 28, 2017 9:00 PM CST

Plants Admin

Welcome! Liz!
Plant Authorities: Catalogue of Life (Species) --- International Cultivar Registration Authorities (Cultivars) --- RHS Orchid Register --- RHS Lilium Register
My Notes: Orchid Genera HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Traits HTML PDF --- Lilium Species Crosses HTML PDF Excel --- Lilium Species Diagram
The current profile image is that of Iris 'Volcanic Glow'.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 28, 2017 9:03 PM CST
I think that was an awesome welcome wagon! nodding
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
May 28, 2017 9:31 PM CST
Thanks for the welcome, wow!!! And thanks also for the clue about my NOID!
LizB
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
May 28, 2017 11:31 PM CST
Another Welcome! from another from Utah!
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
May 29, 2017 12:07 AM CST
Welcome! Liz!
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 29, 2017 6:43 AM CST
Now that I'm on the "real" computer, and can see the "big" picture....I steered you wrong with that clue ! It's still not "Monsignor"
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MONSIGNOR (Vilmorin 1907)
but it isn't Lent A. Williamson, either *Blush* !

when things slow down, a bit, I'll check some "maybes".
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
May 29, 2017 6:46 AM CST
Welcome! from one Liz to another Big Grin

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