Irises forum: Nod to "Fancy Tales" George Shoop.. Searching for Tall Bearded Iris "Art Design"

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Name: SuzPics the Cottage Gardener
Arlington, Washington NW USA (Zone 8b)
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SuzPics
Apr 29, 2018 10:54 PM CST
Looking for Tall Bearded Iris "Art Design".
Part of my memorial garden to George Shoop 1980 "Fancy Tales" (pictured) with her 21 Children.
I have found most of the children for my garden, missing a few.
Also looking for:
Korean Beauty
Black Falls 1995-1996
Feather River Beauty
Silver Moondance
Zandria

An inspiration garden idea:
Pick a favorite parent iris and create a garden with all her kids!
Thank you





Suz Pics the Cottage Gardener
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 29, 2018 11:53 PM CST
SuzPics ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

I can't help you on this one, but maybe some others might have it.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
Apr 30, 2018 6:18 AM CST
SuzPics said:An inspiration garden idea: Pick a favorite parent iris and create a garden with all her kids!


What a fabulous idea.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 30, 2018 11:55 AM CST
urania1 said:What a fabulous idea.


I agree Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: SuzPics the Cottage Gardener
Arlington, Washington NW USA (Zone 8b)
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SuzPics
Apr 30, 2018 12:18 PM CST
Thanks ladies for your friendly replies. First time posting and it's great to talk with other iris lovers!!
Thank You!
Suz Pics the Cottage Gardener
Name: SuzPics the Cottage Gardener
Arlington, Washington NW USA (Zone 8b)
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SuzPics
Apr 30, 2018 12:53 PM CST
Excited for this Spring to arrive, even in our above average downpour rainy 2018.
Last year planted new iris gardens including the nod to "Fancy Tales".
Searched out heirloom iris I had in the 90's along with new beautiful plants.
Discovered many iris vendors with a great variety of plant selections, rhizome sizes, communication skills and shipping techniques.
A fun journey, I learned a lot along the way and met many interesting folks.
So I have over 100 iris, only lost 1 this very wet winter.
I tented over my "Fancy Tales" with bamboo sticks, mesh plastic fencing, to keep out birds, and topped the bamboo sticks with a plastic pot/plastic grocery bag umbrella. Worked Great!!

Doing a log of all the iris as they bloom with pics.

So my first iris has bloomed:
"Dwarf Cherry Garden"
From Nita's Garden on Ebay.



Nita has a bid Ebay site, with lots of historic iris, I think many from Cooley's Iris in the 90's. Nita is a great communicator, her prices are very fair, often includes a BONUS iris, shipping quick and the rhizomes are large and healthy, out of Idaho.
Highly recommend purchasing from Nita
Thanks for reading my notes Thank You!
Suz
Suz Pics the Cottage Gardener
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 30, 2018 4:38 PM CST
Welcome! to the forums Suz.
Your Fancy Tales memorial bed will look beautiful. Fancy Tales has an impressive range of children.
May I ask you to add your photo of Fancy Tales to the database?
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 1, 2018 8:26 AM CST
Another welcome to the Iris forum Suz.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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
May 1, 2018 9:01 AM CST
Welcome! Suz!
Auto-correct is my fiend.
Name: SuzPics the Cottage Gardener
Arlington, Washington NW USA (Zone 8b)
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SuzPics
May 1, 2018 12:15 PM CST
Hi Robin, Barbara and Jan,
Thank you, for your warm welcome.
Yes, Robin, "Fancy Tales" has a great group of kids, some old time historic favorites.
The picture I have is not from my newly planted memorial garden.
So when "Fancy Tales" blooms, I'll upload her new pic.
Hopefully, this year, she's a very slow grower.
Thank You!
Suz
Suz Pics the Cottage Gardener

SarahJane
Jun 10, 2019 8:19 PM CST
It looks like Blue J has 'Korean Beauty' in stock this year for $5.00. I'm warned it is a difficult grower, though.
Name: SuzPics the Cottage Gardener
Arlington, Washington NW USA (Zone 8b)
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SuzPics
Jun 11, 2019 7:09 AM CST
Hi Sarah Jane,
Nice of you to think of me !
Thanks for letting me know.
I have an order with Sheri @ BlueJ again this year.
Just sent her an email to include "Korean Beauty" in my order.
So a child of "Fancy Tales", not surprised a difficult grower.
Thank You!
Suz Pics the Cottage Gardener
Name: SuzPics the Cottage Gardener
Arlington, Washington NW USA (Zone 8b)
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SuzPics
Jun 11, 2019 7:24 AM CST
2019 "Fancy Tales" blooms !!
Excited to share my pics of the wonderful historic and rare "Fancy Tales" in my "Nod to Fancy Tales Garden" with her children planted around her.
Their pics to follow after clean-up and weeding Glare Sighing!
New May 2019 "Fancy Tales" Pics:




Thumb of 2019-06-11/SuzPics/7fa280

Thank You! all for your thumbs up !!
Suz Pics the Cottage Gardener

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