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Dec 4, 2017 9:55 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
You may or may not recall that I visited the Merian Gardens on 20 May this year and mentioned that I would upload the photos to the database. I actually promised to do it before Christmas and well, lookie here Christmas is only three weeks off so I think I better get a move on. I will be uploading most of the photos to the database and will reserve this thread for the ones that seem to be incorrectly labelled and maybe someone can ID them (some visitors do weird things with labels Sad )

In the meantime, here is a reminder of what the gardens look like
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Just as a matter of interest, they also have a great Peony collection but we were a little early to see them in full bloom. This is one we did see: Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Kintei'
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Dec 4, 2017 10:10 AM CST
Name: Asa
Wasatch Front - Utah
Bee Lover Garden Photography Region: Utah Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Garden Ideas: Master Level
Please link the ones you upload, too. Your thread. Fill it up!
This is fun: The thread "Asa's former lawn...or (better) Dirt's current gardens" in Garden Photos forum

My bee site - I post a new, different bee photo every day:
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Dec 4, 2017 10:30 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
As I said, I will only be using this thread to post those of questionable ID's.

Here is the first - looks nothing like the database pic:
Eldorado - Vilmorin
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If somebody can confirm the ID, please let me know and I will upload to the database.
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 4, 2017 10:51 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That's a very pleasing peony, " Kintei", Sharlene. Great photos! More, please.
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Dec 4, 2017 11:02 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
Great images, Sharlene! Hurray!
Your picture of TB Shadrach even made my DH say that he had to admit irises are 'nice indeed'. That never happened before! Blinking

Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Dec 4, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
I had a little trouble finding 'Elizabeth Poldark' in the database - the Merian Garden label spells it with an 's' and not a 'z'
Searching the internet confirmed that it is spelt with a 'z' - mistakes can happen Shrug!

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Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 4, 2017 12:11 PM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
I have filled the 'recent images' with iris so I am going to give it a break and carry on tomorrow. It has actually been fun going through the photos again and it made me wonder what the Merian Gardens do with all their increases Confused I have never heard of them selling iris - maybe I should contact them next season around dividing time Whistling
Night all ...
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Dec 4, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Good idea. Maybe they throw them out, or the employees get to take them home.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Dec 4, 2017 9:59 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
So Beautiful Sharlene!!!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Dec 4, 2017 10:34 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I agree and thank you for posting them. I tip my hat to you.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Dec 4, 2017 10:46 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
iciris said: I agree and thank you for posting them. I tip my hat to you.


yes, sharlene beautiful.
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Dec 4, 2017 11:57 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
I agree Thank You! Sharlene
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Dec 5, 2017 8:25 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
evermorelawnless said:Please link the ones you upload, too. Your thread. Fill it up!


@evermorelawnless I have just noticed that there isn't a way to search the database with a location filter so I am going to link the photos to thread as requested Smiling

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Dec 5, 2017 8:32 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 5, 2017 8:33 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 5, 2017 8:35 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 5, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 5, 2017 8:37 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 5, 2017 8:38 AM CST
Name: Sharlene Sutter
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Co-founder of www.dasirisfeld.ch in Oetlishausen, Switzerland
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Dec 5, 2017 9:11 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
Thank You! for posting your images in the thread as well, they are just as beautiful on 2nd viewing! Lovey dubby
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