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Mar 29, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Sadly my son passed away last year and I moved to my other son's property last December. This spring I had two iris beds built to move my irises to this place. My son has two acres so he has plenty of room for iris beds. Due to advancing age I have to hire help now, but at least I now have someone who will weed for me, at a price of course. Here is my problem, we mislabeled my namesake iris, so I don't know where it is even if I still have it anymore. So anyone with the tall bearded iris "Dorothy Parker" by Tom Burseen would you please consider selling me some? It is extremely difficult to find. Country Delight Iris used to sell it but they are no longer in business or just deleted their website. Here are my two new iris beds. I moved all my favorites to these beds. First picture is my son's house and I live in an apartment behind him. Last picture is Dorothy Parker tall bearded iris.

Dorothy Parker in Burleson Tx

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Mar 29, 2018 10:39 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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I hope someone can help you! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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Mar 29, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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So do I. Crossing Fingers! If I had one Dot i would send it to you. I sure hope you find one. Smiling
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Mar 29, 2018 10:48 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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I hope so also. It's a lovely iris as are your beds. Lovey dubby
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Mar 29, 2018 10:51 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Thanks everyone for your super fast replies. I will have no iris bloom this year due to moving my irises in March. Hopefully with the new beds they will bloom some next year. We had some good rain but they still have to go through a long hot summer here. I will enjoy everyone else's pictures.

Dot
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Mar 29, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Dorothy, I have contacted two folks who might be able to help. Will let you know as soon as they get back to me.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Mar 29, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Thanks Debra. Hurray! I figure if anyone has it, it will be in our area since Tom Burseen lives near here.
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Mar 29, 2018 11:05 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dorothy, I'm so sorry about your son. Group hug I wish you and your family the best and may his memories always live on.
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Mar 29, 2018 11:07 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It's too bad that Tom himself doesn't have room to keep all his iris. But he has registered so many there wouldn't be room for his seedlings. I sure hope someone is able to find it for you Dot.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Mar 29, 2018 11:08 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
My condolences too about your son.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Mar 29, 2018 11:38 AM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Thanks so much everyone. I found the list of vendors and am slowly going through them one by one. I will be there a long time probably. Blinking
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Mar 29, 2018 11:50 AM CST
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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Sorry to hear about the loss of your son. If you cannot find 'Dorothy Parker', I can add it to our "Wanted: these hard to find irises" thread, so folks can be on the lookout for it and club sales and local vendors.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
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Mar 29, 2018 11:54 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Dot, I asked Judy--should have known you would already have contacted her. Hilarious! Also wrote to Susan Carroll to see if she still has it, even if she isn't selling on the web right now.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Mar 29, 2018 1:04 PM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Thanks Scott please add it to the list.
Debra LOL thanks. Let me know if you find it please.

Dot
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Mar 29, 2018 1:24 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Those beds look so nice, and you sure have lots of room for some more. I hope you find your namesake iris. Smiling
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Mar 29, 2018 1:34 PM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Thanks Tom,
I do have some more on the way, to fill that last bed with. I gave many away that had the names lost or were mixed in with others. I hate not having the name. Since those pictures were taken, more were planted.

Dot
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Mar 29, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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My condolences on your son Dorothy. I had been going to a lot of the Iris Society of Dallas sales and shows. Due to their proximity many of their members have lots of Burseens in their own home gardens. I am not sure if you tried them or not. Maybe they could put the word out to their membership. Just trying to help.

May you and your family be blessed.
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Mar 29, 2018 5:14 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Sorry to about the loss of your son. I sure wish I had 'Dorothy Parker', I'd send it to you in a heartbeat. Group hug
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Mar 29, 2018 5:58 PM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
I don't belong to either the Dallas Soc. or the Fort Worth Soc. anymore, so if you could put out a word for me thanks.
And thanks for the condolences everyone. It has been a struggle since my son used to help with my gardening. The man who built my beds will also weed for me now.

Dorothy
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Mar 29, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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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