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lovelyiris
Feb 28, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
I'm here kind of, I always get lost when I'm over here. Lately I've been staying on the Daylily sites. I know darn good and well my irises are going to bloom way before my daylilies. I must admit Brock I went and looked at your photos too. Lovely if I do say. I'll try to visit everyday and post more articles and pictures.

Fogbound

MarianThumb of 2011-03-01/lovelyiris/c2afd6
Imagebillyporter
Mar 1, 2011 6:43 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Marian, how beautiful!
A small town has no secrets except itself
ImageHappyJackMom
Mar 1, 2011 8:57 AM CST
Name: Donna Yates
Happy Jack, AZ - Zone 5a
I agree Thumbs up
ImageMShadow
Mar 1, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Really pretty!
ImagePollyK
Mar 1, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Lovely pic of Fogbound, Marian.
Imageeclayne
Mar 1, 2011 1:29 PM CST
Name: Evan Layne
Western Mass, USA, z6a
Birthplace of Basketball
Yikes! THANK YOU for the welcome.
I’d been playing the voyeur since I joined up, just trying to get a feel for the site and various Cubits. It’s nice to see so many familiar names and I’ll do my best to contribute what I can. The sanguinia I have, if that’s a correct ID, are so carefree I’m not sure what more I could add.

Lucy, I read somewhere the sino-siberians were sometimes misnamed ji’s back in the day. Is that wrong?

Marilyn, Below is a photo of my only attempt at hybridization, named after my niece.

Kathy, Your beardless peak tours sound great! Count me in. I’m in East Longmeadow.

Dee, “200 … siberians and only less than 100 of JI.” Yikes again!

Polly, That clump started about 6 years ago as a small 3 bloom division transplanted while in bloom. I know, my bad. What you see is a little more than half as I dug out a bunch year before last. How’s that for a happy Iris?

Sally, I’ve also got tons of callas which my Dad got into after retiring, again NOID’s. Only two varieties, which I’ve since supplemented.
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Evan
Imageirisloverdee
Mar 1, 2011 2:58 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
I think your first attempt at hybridizing is so good and that must give you great joy to see such a darn cute one at that.

How old is she?

I am looking all over for more and more species as want to cross with the SDB and TB doubt many if any will take but want to try big time

You will find not only a ton of pictures, knowledge, chatter and fun here, so welcome aboard and hope to see you posting often.

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

ImagePollyK
Mar 1, 2011 6:16 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Yep, that's a beauty all right! Nothing prettier than a happy BEARDLESS iris. LOL.

I don't know if the sino sibs were ever called Japanese, but they were commonly mistaken for Japanese as the sino sibs tend to have droppy petals, more like the Japanese. You may have seen them referred to as Japanese irises on Daves Garden, and that is an incorrect listing.

I. sanguinea has commonly been called blood iris, as the spathes are often quite red.

I. sibirica, I sanguinea, and I typhifolia are in the 28 chromosome class of siberian irises, as opposed to sino sibs which have 40 chromosomes. I sibirica and I. sanguinea are very, very closely related and most of the hybrids siberians today are mixes of both.

Whew! And there's your siberian lesson for today.
lovelyiris
Mar 1, 2011 6:48 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
My goodness that is a wonderful looking new plant you hybridized Evan. I've never seen a prettier face on an iris in all my life.

Welcome to the big C of Irises. Although I know most of these people over here I'm still figuring out how to get around here. Trust me you will not find a better group of Iris people on any other sight. These folks know their stuff.

Ok, I figure if we all post between 5 - 10 post or respond to others each day we can take first place for the iris forum. Anyone want to help me see if we can do that?

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Imageirisarian
Mar 1, 2011 6:48 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Got back here & found question had been answered. Sino-siberian is the old name for the 40 chromosome siberians. It never had anything to do with Japanese as the 40c siberians are a collection of several species. they also don't grow well here in New England. Even the late
Currier McEwan had trouble with them.
Imageboojum
Mar 1, 2011 7:01 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Can't wait to see if mine made it through the winter. I have 2 from Polly. The Schmieders have some I saw at the ISM gathering you and I were at together Lucy. I was of course madly in love. I'd say Pol and I are into beardless irises and beardless kiddoz and hybrids of both....
ImagePollyK
Mar 1, 2011 7:54 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Yupper!

I'm going to be watching those sino sibs like a hawk for spring life.
Imagebillyporter
Mar 2, 2011 5:46 AM CST
Name: Sally
Nichols, iowa
Evan, that is the cutest hybrid I ever saw!!

Marian, I try to be here every day :o)

I am waiting for Spring to get fresh photos with my new camera rather than post the same old I posted last year. I've barely dabbled in Siberians and have to say, my favorite is a NO- ID given to me.

As with anything, I need room and I need more than just blues and a white.
A small town has no secrets except itself
ImagePollyK
Mar 2, 2011 8:37 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Can't wait to see new pictures, Sally. Your garden beds are so lovely. What kind of camera did you get?

Marian, quit getting lost, you!
ImageMShadow
Mar 2, 2011 8:50 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Evan, I love your picture, its very creative.

Marian, do you know the name of the iris you just posted? Its beautiful!

Imageauxiris
Mar 2, 2011 11:07 AM CST
Name: Michele
France
Hi everyone. . .

Polly asked me if I'd come over to this thread and introduce myself (should have thought of it ages ago, seems like the polite thing to do!). My name is Michele Bersillon; I originally come from Michigan, but moved to France 25 years ago. I've been hybridizing now for 15 years, after a fateful visit to Cayeux Ets. during which I was shown how to make a cross. Went home, tried it, got a pod, planted the seeds and got plants. . . and that was it. Now I have approximately 500 square meters of garden, jam-packed with---what else?? Most of my hybridizing efforts have to do with TB X TB crosses, but I've gotten more and more interested in IB X TB or TB X SDB (when possible) in recent years. Guess that's it. . .

Michele
Imageirisloverdee
Mar 2, 2011 11:46 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Where in France do you live?

Cluisana is also from France, Bazas!

There are some great hybridizers in Europe as there are here and too bad we can not exchange more easily

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

ImagePollyK
Mar 2, 2011 11:48 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Thank you Michele. Excuse me if I ever spell your name wrong, my daughter is Michelle.

What prompted you to move to France? Michigan to France, what a change!

Can't wait to see lots of pictures of your hybrids.
ImageTBGDN
Mar 2, 2011 12:21 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana
If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Welcome to the Iris Cubit! You'll feel at home among the folks here, and I'm sure you will enjoy it. It's a great group of iris people.
[Edited For Grammar]
I was country back when it really was.
Blog: http://garden.org/blogs/view/TBGDN/
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ImageMShadow
Mar 2, 2011 1:05 PM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Welcome Michele! I have lived in Michigan all of my life, except for 9 months living in Florida in 1970. I have lived in Detroit and Taylor, and now the Houghton Lake area. I am looking forward to lots of iris pictures!

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