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Name: Ivan
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Ivan_N_Tx
Feb 22, 2019 1:48 AM CST
Great pics Sergio. I've imported orchids before so I know there's usually a nursery that has an export license so after doing a google search I found one in France that sells about 17 of Ryabykh's Irises. She does ship all over Europe so good news for you guys. I'm in the process of communicating with them to see what the importing requirements are to the US. Unfortunately, I see none of your pictured varieties so the nursery must only have early crosses. But maybe one day there will be more. There's also listings from other nations that are fun to look at. Her web site is:

https://www.iriseraie-de-gomba...
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Serjio
Feb 22, 2019 2:26 AM CST
Ivan_N_Tx said:Great pics Sergio. I've imported orchids before so I know there's usually a nursery that has an export license so after doing a google search I found one in France that sells about 17 of Ryabykh's Irises. She does ship all over Europe so good news for you guys. I'm in the process of communicating with them to see what the importing requirements are to the US. Unfortunately, I see none of your pictured varieties so the nursery must only have early crosses. But maybe one day there will be more. There's also listings from other nations that are fun to look at. Her web site is:

https://www.iriseraie-de-gomba...


Thank You!
It will be very interesting to find out if this nursery will send out officially to the USA.

If you want to see the full catalog of Olga Ryabykh, then you can do it on her website (you need to click on the red letters of the Russian alphabet) http://irisy-olga.ru/moi-seyan...
Name: Diana
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DraDiana
Feb 22, 2019 10:37 AM CST
Wow! She has so many beautiful and unique varieties. Lovey dubby
Name: Shawn S.
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ShawnSteve
Feb 22, 2019 11:16 AM CST
@Serjio Thank you for sharing some interesting Iris photos & providing a link link to the Poms. If Yasnaya, is a womans' name, then possibly 'Polyana' is actually "Pollyana", after an old book, which was made into a 1960 Disney movie film "Pollyana" , based upon the book of the same name, then translating into something more like ; " having an overly optimistic outlook".
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Serjio
Feb 22, 2019 11:29 AM CST
ShawnSteve said:@Serjio Thank you for sharing some interesting Iris photos & providing a link link to the Poms. If Yasnaya, is a womans' name, then possibly 'Polyana' is actually "Pollyana", after an old book, which was made into a 1960 Disney movie film "Pollyana" , based upon the book of the same name, then translating into something more like ; " having an overly optimistic outlook".


Hey, Shawn! I tip my hat to you.
I did not translate the name "Yasnaya Polyana" because I think it is proper name. As it is known, proper names are not translated into a foreign language, but their transcription is indicated. This is the name of the settlement in which the Russian writer Lev Tolstoy lived. If translated literally, it is "the Clear glade".
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alilyfan
Feb 22, 2019 11:50 AM CST
I don't know how I have missed this thread. So many lovely ruffled iris, and I was not familiar with pompoms. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing these photos.
Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Feb 22, 2019 1:01 PM CST
Thank You! Serjio!

There are so many great and interesting looking irises on her site and the images of her garden are beautiful too! Lovey dubby


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Serjio
Feb 22, 2019 1:14 PM CST
IrisLilli said: Thank You! Serjio!

There are so many great and interesting looking irises on her site and the images of her garden are beautiful too! Lovey dubby


(Public announcement: Google Translate can help if anyone wants an idea of what the Russian names mean - most of the time - or maybe that first, really pretty lilac one is actually called 'Fishing Knitting'?? Blinking Big Grin )



Thank you!
If You mean the sort of "Ажурная вязка", that in translation it is something like "Lace Knitting" Rolling my eyes.
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IrisLilli
Feb 22, 2019 1:15 PM CST
Yes, that's the one and a much better name too! Thank You!
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ShawnSteve
Feb 22, 2019 1:19 PM CST
@Serjio Well, at least I was partially correct, about it being a womans name. I am familiar with Tolstoy, but wasn't aware of the "place name" associated with the author. Thank you for your explanation. I understand now.
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Serjio
Feb 22, 2019 1:31 PM CST
Yes, toponym, that's right. There was often visited by foreign guests. For example, in the photo: Lev Tolstoy (left) and American guest - us presidential candidate, William Jennings Bryan (right). Horse riding in Yasnaya Polyana
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janwax
Feb 22, 2019 2:07 PM CST
So great to see that historic photo, Serjio! I love so many of the Russian novelists and playwrights!

Olga is the equal of any international and national iris hybridist I can think of! I had to stop looking at her catalog, first, because of the language difference, and second, because I cannot buy any of them. I wanted to make lists! So,I'm going to risk breaking the rules, and hope she would give me permission to post a photo of my very favorite Olga creation in her current catalog :

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ShawnSteve
Feb 22, 2019 2:24 PM CST
@Serjio I had no idea , about that candidate... But, I am more familiar with author Pasternak, due to the movie 'Doctor Zhivago', as it became a favorite of mine, even as a young child.
I did not learn about all the history behind the entire story, involving the novel, until many years later, probably after I had become aware, he passed away & seeing people paying their final respect, walking by this authors' grave. ( Excuse my off topic, please.)
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janwax
Feb 22, 2019 2:54 PM CST
Shawn - remembering a history class, re: William Jennings Bryan. (with a refreshment by Dr.google) He was the democratic nominee in 1896 and what I remembered was the Cross of Gold speech. It almost got him th presidency. The argument was about money in the U.S, as usual...should we get off the gold standard or go to silver. Apparently he was a brilliant, if hyperbolic orator. His final line of the speech was " You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold."

As long as we're off topic, my favorite Russian novel is Dostoevsky's "Crime and Punishment".
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Henhouse
Feb 22, 2019 11:33 PM CST
Lovey dubby Loved seeing all these beauties. Thanks for sharing with us Serjio.
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Serjio
Feb 23, 2019 12:41 AM CST
Thank you to everyone that has reviewed and evaluated the irises of Russian origin. I am also very pleased that you are familiar with Russian literature. As a student, I read all the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky. Perhaps one of the most favorite is the "Brothers Karamazov". I also love and respect Lev Tolstoy's work, but I have not read many of His works.. I may not have grown up to them yet. His complete works include 90 volumes!
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DraDiana
Feb 23, 2019 8:29 AM CST
Keep in mind that some of the following were class assignments: I have read Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich and Cancer Ward, and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina. I also read some US journalists' documentaries of their travels in what was the USSR at the time. I have seen the Dr. Zhivago movie 3 times, but never read the book.

Olga's iris catalogue is much more fun!
Name: Shawn S.
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ShawnSteve
Feb 23, 2019 9:11 AM CST
@Serjio Yes, they made a movie film, adapted from the the book 'Brothers Karamazov'. I enjoyed it, even if it is old, as I have seen it,. But, I don't think I could stare at an Iris flower for the same duration, as a movie. Although I enjoy most aspects of gardening & do not limit it, to just one kind of plant. I like too many different plants, to even begin to list them all !
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Serjio
Feb 23, 2019 9:23 AM CST
ShawnSteve said:@Serjio Yes, they made a movie film, adapted from the the book 'Brothers Karamazov'. I enjoyed it, even if it is old, as I have seen it,. But, I don't think I could stare at an Iris flower for the same duration, as a movie. Although I enjoy most aspects of gardening & do not limit it, to just one kind of plant. I like too many different plants, to even begin to list them all !


I dream that I will have 3-4 acres of land somewhere in a beautiful place, and I will have a lot of different plants in addition to the plantation with irises)) Hurray! it remains to find such a place!
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ShawnSteve
Feb 23, 2019 9:51 AM CST
@Serjio. Yes, it is planted with great abundance of bearded Iris! Oh, how have your Iris species seeds been doing? ( Maybe response is better, in that post, thread.) Were you able to join Societies, to gain access, to International seed exchanges? I hope so.
Yes, it requires land, to grow so many beautiful plants. At my location, drainage is rather poor & there has been much precipitation lately. Hopefully the sunshine returns tomorrow.

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