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ImagePollyK
Apr 21, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

She understands much better this year, and now she has her own cutting garden. But she goes for those big flowers.
Imageirisarian
Apr 21, 2010 9:35 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
How about large flowered annuals for her garden. Do you know how to make hollyhock dolls?
ImagePollyK
Apr 22, 2010 7:57 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Oh yes. We make hollyhock dolls and necklaces.

Another thing she loves is the hibiscus.

I have enough Japanese iris I can put some in her cutting garden, plus she has lilies of all sorts. She should be all set. And like I said, she's enough older now, hopefully.
elizabethtown
May 1, 2010 4:51 PM CST
Hi I'm Roni, finally made my way here after getting an invite a while back. I hang out at DG as well. The name Elizabethtown comes from the name that the town I live in was originally called. I have a small hobby garden that I trade from and occasionally sell off the extras. I recently did a complete garden overhaul of the over 500 irises.

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dmac
May 1, 2010 5:47 PM CST
Name: Donna
NC
Hi! That is a beautiful garden:) Over 500?! Wow! Your neighbors must love the show when the blooming starts!
ImagePollyK
May 1, 2010 6:25 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Roni,

Nice to finally see you over here. You will add a lot to the cubit. Can't wait to see some pictures, and if you haven't seen our database, please check it out, it's coming along nicely, and is being linked to the main cubit databse. Feel free to add irises to it at anytime. :)
Imageirisloverdee
May 1, 2010 6:46 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Well its about time Roni, even you can not be that busy...HAHAHAHAH

Great to see you here and post tons of pictures

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

ImagePollyK
May 1, 2010 7:09 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

We have another new member. I don't think she's been over here yet, but she posted her website. Her name is Pat, and she's from Vancouver. Some pretty pics on her website.

http://cubits.org/irisforum/thread/view_post/201078/

C'mon in and say hi Pat!

elizabethtown
May 1, 2010 11:11 PM CST
Dee,

It's been really crazy here this spring but not it the garden. We just "shipped off" our oldest son to the care of the Air Force and of course with 3 other children still at home, there's never a dull moment. Now that school is nearly out for another year, I hope things will slow down a bit so we can enjoy the lazy hazy days of summer. Before we know it, it will be August -- in the mean time I hope to post many new pictures and figure out the database here at cubits.

Roni
Imagemattsmom
May 2, 2010 5:20 AM CST
Name: Becky
WI
Hi Everyone,
I'm Becky AKA mattsmom.
Glad to "see" so many familiar "faces" here.
The dwarf iris are really starting to bloom & I have fround bloom stalks on about a
dozen TBI. Unbelievable spring, everything is early!
ImagePollyK
May 2, 2010 7:07 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Becky, welcome.

Well....where are the pictures?

Everything is early here too. I just can't seem to get caught up.
Imageirisloverdee
May 2, 2010 8:32 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Hi Mattsmom

You will so enjoy it here.

Both of you, guess what? Here we can have the iris co ops and the PNW leftover one as well. NO PROBLEMS, no hassels no hoops to jump thru.

I know for sure in Mid Sept the PNW sale will happen and Patrob will be doing the spreadsheet and communications and I will comment answer questions do the invoicing excepting the payment and shipping.

Glad to have our friends all together again.

Well Roni, one down 3 to go. We now have our 19 year old grandson living here.

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

Imagebillyporter
May 3, 2010 8:37 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Hi, I'm Sally and I love iris! Most of my iris were given to me and are no ID. Some are Schreiners and some were rescued from abandoned homesteads. I have one Japanese iris,a couple borders, liliputs, historics, siberian, and tall bearded. I also treated myself to a very nice iris book a few years ago!

I dug and divided all of the tall bearded two years ago and am expecting a lot of blooms!
A small town has no secrets except itself
ImagePollyK
May 3, 2010 9:16 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Sally, welcome over here too.

I know some people, like Jerry will be glad to see the ones rescued from historic sites. So, hopefully you'll post some pics.

Me, I love them all.

What iris book do you have?
Imageirisloverdee
May 3, 2010 9:52 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
I think all iris are pretty even the species:)

Please share pictures of any and all the iris you have we will love to see them

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

Imagebillyporter
May 4, 2010 7:55 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Polly, the book is "Irises, A Gardener's Encyclopedia" by Clair Austin. Her father's company is David Austin Roses. The book is wonderful! It covers all iris from here to the wilds of Turkey and I covet most of them! It was $50.00 and worth every penny! It's the first book I've read cover to cover without skipping around looking at the pictures first.

I'm calling them historics, but I may be wrong. It sounded better than old iris :o) I'll have to pace myself on pictures since I don't have too many.

I'll start with the yellow self we rescued from the grass. The next year they started mowing the ditch with a tractor mower, so I'm glad I got!

I'll post two pictures. Fresh rescue

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A small town has no secrets except itself
Imagebillyporter
May 4, 2010 7:56 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Planted and standing tall

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A small town has no secrets except itself
ImagePollyK
May 4, 2010 8:40 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I have the Clair Austin book too, got it when it was 50.00. It's cheaper now some places, but I agree, the best 50.00 I ever spent. Aren't the pictures wonderful! And the different irises in there, I want everyone. Some aren't hardy for me, but I want the rest.

How pretty your rescue is!

Imageirisloverdee
May 4, 2010 9:03 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Billy this might help. the American Iris Society (AIS) stays a historic is any iris that was registered 30 years ago...so this year being 2010 any iris introduced 1979/1980 is now historic...hope this helps.

I have about 10 books now on iris. My Bible has no pictures but is HARD CORE into iris "World of Iris" but I have yours as well and I use them all in winter, even the pretty picture ones...LOL

Keep posting you are quite good. Hopefully later today I will post more of the seedlings I have to either figure out names, descriptions and all or get rid of permantantly as these are ones from 02 to 05 and it time to either intro, line out for next years decision because in clumps and too close together I need to make sure there is not one in there that does not belong as some are really close yet so different if not in the bunch. Many of the yellow and red ones or mostly purple are going to the compost pile. Why because in my opinion there are so many out there now...

May is a really busy month here with taking pictures and doing crosses.

I only have one more daylily order to ship and then must ship the spring Japanese and Siberians.

Again Welcome and keep the love of our flower going for years and years.

Where did your love come from? mine my mom

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

Imagebillyporter
May 5, 2010 7:48 PM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Polly, It's nice to know someone else has the book too. Cheaper!! Oh well, never look back! Thanks, it's really the only ''just yellow'' one I have.

Dee, I've been to their site and others. My trouble is trying to look at the iris and follow their descriptions. I still can't identify most of my no ID's. I'm interested, but some of it goes over my head. A lot of it goes over my head :o) My daughter was born in 1977, but somehow the iris makes me feel older, LOL! Me too! I look at the books all winter and have my favorites! It's so hard to keep iris from growing into each other. I think I've spaced mine out and here they are, almost touching again. I divided all of them three years ago and all should bloom well this year!

My Mom had a few iris and I have them now. One is Quaker Lady, Indian Chief and a no ID that I hope someone can figure out. It's scented and similar to Quaker lady. It grows very well and the borers don't bother it too much. Those I grew up with. I was given Pallida from an elderly friend/relative and I think that triggered it. I ordered from Schreiners and that cemented it. My elderly relative passed and I was able to get more of hers, all no ID. You guys have your work cut out for you, trying to name my iris :o)

This is Mom's old, no ID. It looks great with pink peonies and just opened today.This is an older picture. It has a sweet scent.

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