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ImageRidesredmule
Mar 9, 2011 9:26 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I saw a white one blooming this afternoon but didn't have my camera. They are the first to bloom down here.
ImageHappyJackMom
Mar 9, 2011 9:35 PM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
Charleen it's about time we heard from you! Thumbs up We missed you.
ImageBetja
Mar 9, 2011 9:39 PM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
I'm sorry, Donna, but I don't know anything about the older varieties. Can anyone else help?
Betty
ImageHappyJackMom
Mar 9, 2011 9:42 PM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
Crying
Imagebillyporter
Mar 10, 2011 6:10 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Mary Ann,
Silverado is beautiful! It was one of the first package deals I ordered from Schreiners. The borers killed it. That was before I knew anything about iris.

I still have Mother Earth, Immortality, Latin Rock and free gift - Lenten Prayer. Mother Earth is impossibly slow and I've only seen it bloom a few times since 1999.

Donna,
What a sweet little iris! I've never seen any like it. I hope someone is familiar with it.

Charleen,
Now you scoot back there with your camera. I can't believe you have a real bloom!

Two more unknowns from my friend. The first is one I treasure the most. I call it: Marie's Unruffled. It's an old one and very sweetly scented! I can't decide which old one tho. I thought maybe Gundrun?

The next, I named: Marooned.

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Imageboojum
Mar 10, 2011 7:40 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
The first one may be Kashmir White, a historic that was here at my 1850 house and also came to me through a cousin from my grandmother's garden in Brooklyn. What do you think? It's a tall boy.
http://bit.ly/f3zGZD
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ImageMuddymitts
Mar 10, 2011 7:46 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Sally -- I'm sorry that you lost your Silverado. Sad

Borers!!!! I've done battle with them when I lived in northern Illinois. They can be defeated, but it's a lot of work. Fortunately, I've not encountered them here in Kentucky -- and pray that I don't. I have so many Irises that I'm not sure I'd be up to the job of dealing with it.

I'm so glad that you made your comment about Mother Earth. I bought it about ten years ago. It's bloomed twice. Last summer I moved it to a new location, thinking that it wasn't happy where it was. I suppose it'll be another ten years before it blooms again. Perhaps I should replace it with a more enthusiastic variety, and let Mother Earth quietly slip away......... I didn't think the bloom was anything to write home about, anyway.

Your Irises are lovely. I especially like Marooned. So you mostly have the antique varieties? My oldest ones are pretty much from the 70's. I think yours are older than that.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImageMuddymitts
Mar 10, 2011 7:48 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Oh what a beautiful picture -- that white Iris backed by the Japanese red maple! Perfect!!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImageMuddymitts
Mar 10, 2011 8:08 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I did that Polly -- put the clump shot of Silverado in the Database.

Question regarding the Database: how come, when I type in the name of an Iris that I'm searching for, the database gives you other varieties in addition to the one that you asked for?
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Misawa77
Mar 10, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA
The database shows every reference to the name you are looking for. The iris you are looking for was used by a hybridizer to create a new variety.
ImageMuddymitts
Mar 10, 2011 11:05 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Ah. Of course. Thank you, Greg.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Misawa77
Mar 10, 2011 11:14 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA
Mary Ann - I was looking at your "Silverado" example and noticed a "flaw" in the system. There are 17 items in the database associated with Silverado. I started to click on them to see what people had used to cross with it. When I clicked on "Song of Norway", I noticed it. The ONLY reference to Silverado for Song of Norway was that whomever posted that database entry put a comment in the comment field. That comment was, "My Second Favorite TB, After Silverado.". Maybe the comments field should be ignored when doing a serach? That is why I call it a "flaw".
Imageboojum
Mar 10, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Then Google is flawed! Hilarious!
Glad you liked my Kashmir White pic, Mary Ann. I put it there for the combo but I moved 2/3 of the irises in that bed last year and have no idea what it will bloom next to since I moved so many I have never seen bloom in years. It will be exciting to see how they like a dry sunny spot and who they all are. But they will have a dark red barn as a backdrop so I hope the color works as a good foil again.
ImagePollyK
Mar 10, 2011 12:22 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Use the advanced search only, guys. The regular search is just like a Google search, as Kathy said. In the advanced search if you put the name only in, you will only bring up the iris named that. Or, if you want to see that iris as a parent, put in only the area where it asks for parentage. Play around with the advanced search, really, you'll find it a lot more precise.
ImageMuddymitts
Mar 10, 2011 12:28 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Well then -- Google needs to be *fixed* -- as well as the Database here. That's why, when you enter something in the Google search engine, you get a hundred thousand references -- and only a hundred are pertinent. Frustrating. Fixing it here should be pretty easy -- right?

Kathy -- I think the red barn will be a wonderful background as well. I also have a Japanese Red maple tree -- and I planted a gold Iris in front of it. I've got a photo somewhere that I'll post if I can find it. Can't remember the name of that Iris, and don't have a close-up picture -- but I've got a marker out there in front of that bed, so I'll add the name later today, if I remember. And doing a head-smack for not remembering the name, because I've had that Iris for years!!!

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Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImageMuddymitts
Mar 10, 2011 12:30 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
OK -- thanks Polly!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imageirisloverdee
Mar 10, 2011 12:50 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
The only way in Goggle you can narrow the field of search to be exactly what you are looking for is putting " s around
example "Silverdo"

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

Imageboojum
Mar 10, 2011 12:51 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Debby Rairdon came to mind.
ImagePollyK
Mar 10, 2011 12:59 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Right Dee. And the regular search is pretty much just the same as if you googled something on your own. Actually I wish Dave would disable it for the databases.

Please, please, please, try the advanced search, everyone!
Misawa77
Mar 10, 2011 1:48 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA
I am advanced in age but not other things Rolling on the floor laughing

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