Irises forum: Lost my namesake iris "Dorothy Parker" by Burseen and new beds.

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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 10:37 AM CST
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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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Mar 29, 2018 10:39 AM CST
I hope someone can help you! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Mar 29, 2018 10:45 AM CST
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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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Mar 29, 2018 10:48 AM CST
I hope so also. It's a lovely iris as are your beds. Lovey dubby
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 10:51 AM CST
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
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 29, 2018 10:52 AM CST
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.
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 10:56 AM CST
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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UndertheSun
Mar 29, 2018 11:05 AM CST
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.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 29, 2018 11:07 AM CST
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.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 29, 2018 11:08 AM CST
My condolences too about your son.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 11:38 AM CST
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
Name: Scott
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BlueFlagFan
Mar 29, 2018 11:50 AM CST
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.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 29, 2018 11:54 AM CST
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.
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 1:04 PM CST
Thanks Scott please add it to the list.
Debra LOL thanks. Let me know if you find it please.

Dot
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Mar 29, 2018 1:24 PM CST
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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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 1:34 PM CST
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
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Altheabyanothername
Mar 29, 2018 4:57 PM CST
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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Name: Barbara
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iciris
Mar 29, 2018 5:14 PM CST
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
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Lilies Pollen collector Container Gardener Butterflies Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 29, 2018 5:58 PM CST
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
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 29, 2018 6:25 PM CST
Group hug
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

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