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May 13, 2018 4:57 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Today was the day, and fortunately the rain cleared away overnight.

There were a lot of rows not marked, but on maps to which we had no access. Still, there was beauty all around. It is easy to become overwhelmed by all this beauty.

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This is only a small sample as there are acres of irises.

(P.S. These pictures are best viewed enlarged, and on a computer, if you have one available.)
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 13, 2018 5:00 PM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Keeps Horses Irises Region: Oklahoma Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Thanks for sharing Smiling you know I really like the kaleidoscope of colors all together.
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May 13, 2018 5:02 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'd love to visit there....Mary is an amazing lady !....with some amazing irises, too !
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May 13, 2018 5:12 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Fortunately, I was able to find some irises that had tags visible.



Glittering Gold ~ New Moon




Synopsis ~ Spiced Honey
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 13, 2018 5:25 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
crowrita1 said:I'd love to visit there....Mary is an amazing lady !....with some amazing irises, too !


Arlyn ~ @crowrita I agree She is a wonderful person and a very hard-working woman! I feel lucky to live in the same county. However we are at different elevations so her bloom time is ahead of mine by about two weeks.

If you ever travel in this area around Mother's Day, you and your wife are invited to stay in our guest apartment over the garage if you like. If not, we can meet at a nearby restaurant and then go iris-looking!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 13, 2018 5:46 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals


Feminist ~ Deft Touch

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Royal Premiere ~ Dusky Flare


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Epicenter ~ Copper Classic
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 13, 2018 6:22 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
Daylilies Composter Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Keeper of Poultry
Lovey dubby
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May 13, 2018 6:54 PM CST
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Canning and food preservation Region: Illinois Irises
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant and/or Seed Trader
I bet it was a fascinating visit, Evelyn! Thanks for sharing photos.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
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May 13, 2018 7:08 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks for the pictures!

I've got to wonder, though, how on earth she can tell one iris from another (come digging time), as close as they seem to be packed! Confused
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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May 13, 2018 7:13 PM CST
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
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I have gotten irises from Mary several times and she always seems to manage to get the right one to me. She knows her iris fields. Thumbs up
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 13, 2018 9:03 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
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Inspiration Point ~ Pinafore Pink


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Sunset Sky ~ Spooned Lace


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Silence ~ Green-Eyed Lady
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 13, 2018 9:11 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
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Winter Panorama ~ Anna Belle Babson
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 13, 2018 9:14 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
The rest of the irises that I photographed, did not have tags that I could find. Would you like me to post them as well?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 14, 2018 12:46 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
grannysgarden said:I have gotten irises from Mary several times and she always seems to manage to get the right one to me. She knows her iris fields. Thumbs up


If for some reason, she is not sure about an iris, she won't send it out.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 14, 2018 10:56 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Polymerous said:Thanks for the pictures!
I've got to wonder, though, how on earth she can tell one iris from another (come digging time), as close as they seem to be packed! Confused


She does have maps, and possibly more tags are added as they begin to bloom. I saw in one area, where she had the label crossed out, and I can guarantee that the irises in that section will not be shipped to anyone until that iris is identified properly. She is very mindful of identifying the irises properly. I have never heard of anyone say that they got a different iris than what they ordered.

That being said, she would notify you immediately if she ever discovered an error.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 14, 2018 11:02 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Arlyn ~ Thank you for the acorn! (Your accommodation is now pre-paid!) nodding

@crowrita1
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 14, 2018 11:06 AM CST
Name: S
Middle TN (Zone 7a)
Cat Lover Irises Sedums Region: Tennessee
Oh goodness...that would be a dream to walk through Lovey dubby Thanks for sharing!
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May 14, 2018 6:49 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
May I ask you to post your photo of Inspiration Point in the database? It is such a beautiful iris and the current photo doesn't do it justice.
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May 14, 2018 10:25 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I agree that is a beautiful photo of Inspiration Point. Thumbs up
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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May 14, 2018 11:26 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Robin and Barbara ~ Thank You!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson

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