Irises forum: My landscape architect decides which Iris to 'cull'

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Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 10, 2018 5:20 PM CST
For those of you who have the same affliction/ difficulty as me in determining which iris need to be eliminated to make room for new arrivals I would suggest obtaining an expert landscape planner similar to my 7 month old Rasmina. Here she is 'warming up' her technique on a stem of lemon grass. (Champagne Elegance- outta here! Brilliant Idea- see ya!)


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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
Apr 10, 2018 5:37 PM CST
Well, at least she picked a good one to get rid of! IMHO Rolling on the floor laughing Who could be angry with that! 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: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Apr 10, 2018 9:14 PM CST
With a face like how could you get mad her? Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
• “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
Apr 10, 2018 9:22 PM CST
Hilarious!

I agree, she's too cute to be mad at. Big Grin
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 10, 2018 10:26 PM CST
Truth be told, I've only been mad at her once, March 29th. That was when she climbed up and grabbed my hearing aid off my computer and destroyed it while I was weeding outside. Then, after about 20 minutes, I admitted to myself that it was my fault for not securing the device better. It's helpful that I have Eclectus parrots; you learn that if you get bitten it's always the human persons fault. Sighing!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Apr 10, 2018 10:35 PM CST
Rasmina is gorgeous!
VOTE!
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
Apr 10, 2018 10:43 PM CST
She's so cute! What breed is she?
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Apr 10, 2018 11:38 PM CST
What a sweetie! Lovey dubby

Yes, our garden assistants/landscape planners are helpful in dividing (or destroying) all sorts of plants. Rolling my eyes.
It's daylily season!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 11, 2018 4:19 AM CST
She is beautiful Richard Lovey dubby I hope you can prevent it from happening again.
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 11, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Andrea,
Rasmina is a Tibetan terrier. There are few in the US, but a concentration of them in the Bay Area and the woman who referred me to the breeder in Boonville lives in your backyard with her beautiful Tibetan Bhutan. She holds an annual event for TT owners to have a play-date in a park in Los Gatos usually in October. All breeds are welcome!
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Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 11, 2018 11:25 AM CST
And I know this isn't related to gardening, but here are photos of Rasmina with the misses right after we acquired her on a trial basis. This photo pretty much captures why we told the breeder that the trial period was over. She couldn't take her back...... without a fight!


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And for some comic relief, here is a photo of the bath tub after we had to wash Rasmina following one of her gardening tasks. She almost completely dug up my only historic, Ma Mie! It's now fenced in, and thank god iris rhizomes are hardy (whew....) Rolling on the floor laughing

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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
Apr 11, 2018 12:34 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing That was a muddy dog alright!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Apr 11, 2018 3:16 PM CST
But looking at the water I'm seeing how rich your soil must be. Hurray!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 11, 2018 3:37 PM CST
iciris said:But looking at the water I'm seeing how rich your soil must be. Hurray!


Or was.......
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Apr 11, 2018 4:25 PM CST
If one is good, two must be better:)


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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
Apr 11, 2018 4:33 PM CST
Nice dogs, are they poodle crosses?
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: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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frankrichards16
Apr 11, 2018 4:52 PM CST
Yes, Aussiedoodle's
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 11, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Awesome Frank! My brother and 'wife' have 2 Aussiedoodles. They're fabulous. Hurray!

And if 2 is better, then how about 3? A photo of Rasmina and her brother Huey with our other TT Tashi in the background! This was only a play-date as I can't imagine the amount of yard/ garden destruction Rasmina and Huey could achieve in tandem! Hilarious!


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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
Apr 11, 2018 5:27 PM CST
They are so cute!
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Region: Maryland Irises Dog Lover Birds Bromeliad Region: California
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lilpod13
Apr 11, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Well Andrea, if you're ever up north by San Rafael, come on by for a visit!
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