Irises forum: Guess Who's A Lucky Ducky???

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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
Feb 12, 2018 9:30 PM CST
I'm going to the American Peony Society convention this May. They've finally posted the schedule of events and guess what? We're going to Mid-America! I'd actually planned to go there, anyway, but this just makes it official! I'll get to see some of the beautiful flowers that I just ordered at least a year earlier than I'll see them in my garden!

Thursday, May 24
After enjoying the hotel's complimentary breakfast buffet (for hotel guests only) we'll board chartered coaches and travel to Salem where we'll enjoy an early morning tour of Seabright Gardens, the Pacific Northwest's premier Hosta nursery. Our hosts Thomas Johnson and Kirk Hansen will welcome members to explore their four acre botanical display gardens which include hundreds of varieties of Hosta, hardy ferns and Epimediums. Sunnier parts of the gardens feature peonies and a variety of other hardy perennials, along with an extensive collection of dwarf conifers. This location is also home to Mid-America Iris Gardens, showcasing award-winning iris introductions from Thomas Johnson and Paul Black. We'll include time for plant shopping!
LizB
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 12, 2018 9:37 PM CST
Liz ~ That is wonderful! I hope that you have a wonderful time and take lots of pictures! You must be counting the days to May 24th! CONGRATULATIONS! Thumbs up Hurray!
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
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
Feb 12, 2018 10:03 PM CST
I'm incredibly excited and I'll take TONS of pics of everything! Hoping I can share some while still on the trip then all when I get home and import them onto my computer!
LizB
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 12, 2018 11:47 PM CST
Congrats Liz, how exciting!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 13, 2018 12:19 AM CST
That sounds like a great trip! Have a good time! Thumbs up
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
Feb 13, 2018 12:40 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
This, too, shall pass.
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
Feb 13, 2018 3:04 AM CST
It does sound great, Liz. I am looking forward to your photos. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
Feb 13, 2018 5:48 AM CST
Sounds like it will be an awesome trip! Hurray!
“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: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 13, 2018 7:48 AM CST
That will be an interesting trip for you, one you won't forget soon. Then you can come home and re-create the good things you see there. Smiling
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: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Feb 13, 2018 7:56 AM CST
Hurray!

"We'll include time for plant shopping!"

I know they make it sound great when they write things like that, but it really should come with all kinds of warnings, disclaimers and links to reputable rehab facilities... Whistling
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 13, 2018 8:17 AM CST
Thomas Johnson may welcome you to see the botanical garden with ferns and hostas, but I would be the crazy lady doing a beeline straight for the iris gardens. Hilarious!

Sounds like a great adventure is ahead for you!
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
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Feb 13, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Nothing crazy about that! Just shows you're of a sound mind and have got your priorities straight! Thumbs up Big Grin

To a true Irisarian, going to Mid America Garden to look at hostas is like a kid going to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory to try the brussel sprouts! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Feb 13, 2018 10:34 AM CST
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
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 13, 2018 10:49 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Brilliant analogy Lilli!
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
Feb 13, 2018 11:11 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Lilli Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
This, too, shall pass.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 13, 2018 11:28 AM CST
IrisLilli said:To a true Irisarian, going to Mid America Garden to look at hostas is like a kid going to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory to try the brussel sprouts! Hilarious!


That's what Rob does! nodding
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 13, 2018 12:05 PM CST
Brussels sprouts....yummy! nodding
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 13, 2018 12:31 PM CST
Hilarious! Better than eating your irises!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Feb 13, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing :rofl: Rolling on the floor laughing all the way around ......from the brilliant chocolate factory analogy to the comment on rob's love of brussel sprouts!

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