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ImageFrangipaniAz
Apr 3, 2010 3:03 AM CST
Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az
Thanks Everyone... I don't get on for a few days and there's a whole new thread :) HJM, I'll definitely keep you posted, you going to the swap?? I'll be there with baby in tow...lol... my big issue right now are the darned weeds, I can't keep them in check to save my life...
Imageirisloverdee
Apr 3, 2010 8:21 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Frang, use Preen or something similar after you get the weeds under control this time, it will not hurt the iris...

DrDon, looking forward to seeing pictures...after all the spring clean up.

Here we are having more rain until late Tues then rain until Fri...this is after 10 days of rain. You want some I will gladly send some (allot) to anyone that needs or wants it.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImagePollyK
Apr 3, 2010 8:46 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Send it on over, I've got the sprinklers going in the beardless beds already.
Imageirisloverdee
Apr 3, 2010 9:45 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
OH Polly if I could I would, you try to walk out there in the field you sink!

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

drdon
Apr 3, 2010 9:46 AM CST
Name: Donald Duffy-Trotter
Temecula, California
DG expatriate
Hope that rain stops soon.....We've got a truckload of hay coming down from Oregon, and it has been held up by rain. Paying retail for orchard grass while waiting for the weather to break has always been a downfall of horse ranching here where rain is less than abundant.

best to all,
don
Still of questionable Sanity
Imageirisarian
Apr 3, 2010 12:09 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
We have had enough rain, thank you. Official Boston is over 14" but more here. the soil is damp, but not soaking wet. Worked on church plants this morning & will scoot ? out to work on uncovered beds this afternoon. Still more beds to remove the pine needles. I only saw one dwarf iris which had sucombed in the winter.
Imageboojum
Apr 3, 2010 2:49 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Sad I raked for a few hours. We have this giant willow tree and the grass is already growing so we have to get up all the willow sticks from the winter or we can't mow. I am HOT, ugh! I saw a dot of green from the sino Polly!!
ImagePollyK
Apr 3, 2010 4:10 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I worked out all day too. It's hot here, but at least there's a breeze.

Now if we can just get those sinos to keep growing, and to bloom, well aren't we fancy!

Anyone else growing sino sibs??????
ImageIrisHunter
Apr 3, 2010 5:00 PM CST
Name: Terry Johnson
New Zealand
Hi Folks,
Thanks for the invitation to join your forum.I will pop in from time to time to a have my say but life is very busy at the moment.I would like to congratulate you all for having the courage to start and participate in a new forum for Irises. The digital world is thee most interesting place for Irises as the whole world gets to share their beauty and having a forum that is free to join is a definite plus.
Thanks to Polly for your kind words regarding Heritage Irises which really is just a personal diary for my Irises growing at home that just keeps growing.
Warm Regards
Terry Johnson
Irishunter
HERITAGE IRISES
Imageirisarian
Apr 3, 2010 5:24 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
New iris are looking good where I was weeding--trying to get as much done as possible tomorrow & Mon. Moved very slowly & had to be careful as I was weeding around MDBs. John tearing out grass around his pumilas with christmas horri horri knife, one of garden tool christmas present from his sister. Actually pumilas are grassland plants, but he wants to see them.
Imageirisloverdee
Apr 3, 2010 5:39 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Terry thank you for mentioning not only Polly of Siberian Iris but also myself at Snowpeak...

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImagePollyK
Apr 3, 2010 5:39 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Terry,

Bless you for giving us some press on your blog. I can see we got quite a few hits from it.

Popping in from time to time will be much appreciated. We so look forward to you posting on here.

Sometime when you get a chance please tell us some more about yourself. I know a little, but would love to hear more. I do you know you're one busy guy.

Thanks so much again!!!!!!!!!
Imageirisloverdee
Apr 3, 2010 7:07 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
That goes for me as well. Tell us more.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Misawa77
Apr 5, 2010 5:24 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA
Hello everyone,
I'm Greg from Hanover in South Central PA (York County). My Iris "bug" was started as a teenager in the late 70's as I helped my MOM as she acquired an array of 'Historics' from a neighbor. I finally got a place at which to garden and got my mothers 24 varieties. All NoID's which I have struggled to identify. Here is a short list.

Lent A Williamson
Wabash
Pacific Panorama
Helen Collingwood
Raspberry Ribbon
Gay Parasol
Indian Hills
Dolly Madison

I currently have about 70 cultivars as I have shopped "Stoney Creek Iris" in 2008 and "Greenhorn Valley Iris" in 2009. Here is a sampling of what I got.

Stepping Out
Uncle Charlie
Raven's Quote
Cross Currant
Conjuration
Fall Fiesta
Crinoline
Creative Stitchery
Going My Way
Edith Wolford
Gnu
Jesse's Song
Night Ruler
Batik

I like Plicatas and purple/black Irises the most. My goal is to ID the rest of my MOMs Irises and to expand my collection. I NEED MORE SPACE!
Imageboojum
Apr 5, 2010 5:34 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Hi Greg. I have also been IDing historics. Where are you looking? I have 2 websites that I use. I love them the best of the beardeds because they are so hardy! I have lots of Flavescens and Honorabile here. They were on the property and were hybridized the same time as the house-1850. I bought Wabash a few years ago and have done some trades for others. I especially love Demi-Deuil, if you can find that one. It has purple striping.
ImagePollyK
Apr 5, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I love the historic irises too. I find Superstitions pictures to be a big help in starting to ID them, and most of the historics I have, I purchased from them.

Welcome Greg! Dark purple and black irises are my very favorites, too.

What websites do you use to ID the historics, Kathy?
Misawa77
Apr 5, 2010 8:44 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA
PollyK,

I start off at HIPS (Historical Iris Preservation Society) website and then move out from there. I like Carlos Ayento's "Brighton Park Iris" website for the Schreiner cultivars. I also like Argyle Acres site. I have also been recently going to "Irisparadise.com; the website of HIPS member Fritz Lehemann. However, I have found that pictures only help to a point. You need to do a side by side comparison with a known plant. This is my goal this season for the following that I have tentatively identified:

Gudrun
Ola Kala
Sierra Grande
Study in Black
Indian Chief
I Pallida
Elsa Sass

My core is the 24 from my mom and 6 from my mother-in-law. This group of 30 cultivars sent up 861 bloom stocks last year! All of this from my initial planting in 2005. I will add pictures later as I do not have my flash drive with me at work.
ImagePollyK
Apr 5, 2010 8:54 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Please do add pictures!

I started a historic thread in the photo section, so please put any historics there.

I have a small collection, that I have purchased from Superstition, and then I have some that were given to me, not named, and I do plan on buying some to grow side by side to match them up.

Are you familiar with Superstitions picture site?

http://community.webshots.com/user/rickt103
Imageboojum
Apr 5, 2010 10:42 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Those are the two I use the most, Superstition and HIPS. I'm looking forward to checking out Irisparadise.com
Misawa77
Apr 5, 2010 11:03 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA
When you go to Irisparadise.com, you might want to go through Google's translation page, since this is a German site. Having said that, the cool pictures are on pages that are too big to be translated.

Going directly to the Irisparadise.com site, go to the 5th item in the banner on the left. It is labeled "Unsere Sammlung '08". The first four items are the cool pictures with the last three in date order! Enjoy.

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