Irises forum: Iris Show Themes

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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Jan 31, 2018 10:42 AM CST
I know that some of you belong to Iris Societies around the country. I am show chair for ours for the fourth year. It gets harder and harder to think up themes. We have done My Fair Lady, All That Glitters (our golden anniversary), Breakfast at Tiffanys, and one other I can't remember.
Got any good themes that you liked? Easy to make a show schedule from? I have read all the ones on the AIS. Our past president is a singer so maybe he will have some ideas but.....
I need some help.
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
Jan 31, 2018 10:57 AM CST
He is a singer. Perhaps "Broadway Bound"?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Jan 31, 2018 11:00 AM CST
rainbow theme?
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Jan 31, 2018 2:20 PM CST
There are quite a few Iris with song title names.

Arts and Artists

Air, Land, and Sea

This, too, shall pass.
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
Jan 31, 2018 3:09 PM CST
grannysgarden said:rainbow theme?


You could do it as Over The Rainbow perhaps?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

irishiris
Jan 31, 2018 4:30 PM CST
Iris Eyes are Smiling
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Feb 1, 2018 7:25 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Feb 1, 2018 10:02 AM CST
Hilarious! good one!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Feb 1, 2018 10:38 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:There are quite a few Iris with song title names.

Arts and Artists

Air, Land, and Sea



Battle of the Bands? (Yes, that's an actual iris, but it could also encompass other irises named after songs and artists?)

Good Heavens/Heavenly Host (Names with 'Sun', 'Star', 'Moon', 'Sky', 'Cloud' etc.)

National Geographic (Animals, countries, lakes, deserts, cities and more.)



You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Feb 1, 2018 2:00 PM CST
One of our last schedules was entitled "Beauty Is". Classes included "Simply Pretty"....show restraint." Bountiful Beauty"..a mass design. "Pretty as a Picture"....a design in a frame. "Beauty and the Beast"....iris is beauty. Designer picks the beast. "I Fill Pretty......feature textures" There were other classes. I will look for more schedules......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Feb 1, 2018 2:41 PM CST
pretty hibiscus, paul. does it have a name?
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Feb 1, 2018 3:03 PM CST
Angels, devils, witches, dragons, vampires etc (There must be a single word for this which escapes me)
Food and Drinks
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
Feb 1, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Halloween? nodding
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 1, 2018 3:33 PM CST
Rainbow Bridge (Norse Mythology)
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
Feb 3, 2018 3:47 AM CST
I'm sure Paul2032 will be very helpful. I always love the schedules he writes. One I remember, not necessarily written by him, had to do with countries. It was something like "Iris around the world" where each arrangement was to depict a country.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 3, 2018 12:25 PM CST
How about Christmas in July?
There are quite a few irises with Christmas in their names...and also some with gifts in their names.
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Feb 3, 2018 10:11 PM CST
I have written down all of these suggestions and I hope that Paul does research some of his old show schedules for more ideas.
Thank you all for your input. More are welcomed, just sayin'.....

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