Irises forum: Merian Gardens in Basel (Bâle) Switzerland

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Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 4, 2017 9:55 AM CST
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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Name: Asa

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evermorelawnless
Dec 4, 2017 10:10 AM CST
Please link the ones you upload, too. Your thread. Fill it up!
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 4, 2017 10:30 AM CST
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.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Dec 4, 2017 10:51 AM CST
That's a very pleasing peony, " Kintei", Sharlene. Great photos! More, please.
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Dec 4, 2017 11:02 AM CST
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

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 4, 2017 11:44 AM CST
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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Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 4, 2017 12:11 PM CST
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 ...
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 4, 2017 6:49 PM CST
Good idea. Maybe they throw them out, or the employees get to take them home.
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Dec 4, 2017 9:59 PM CST
So Beautiful Sharlene!!!!!
Name: Barbara
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iciris
Dec 4, 2017 10:34 PM CST
I agree and thank you for posting them. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Dec 4, 2017 10:46 PM CST
iciris said: I agree and thank you for posting them. I tip my hat to you.


yes, sharlene beautiful.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 4, 2017 11:57 PM CST
I agree Thank You! Sharlene
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:25 AM CST
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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Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:32 AM CST
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:33 AM CST
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:35 AM CST
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:37 AM CST
Name: Sharlene
St. Gallen - Switzerland (Zone 6a)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
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sunnyvalley
Dec 5, 2017 8:38 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, 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
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IrisLilli
Dec 5, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Thank You! for posting your images in the thread as well, they are just as beautiful on 2nd viewing! Lovey dubby
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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