Let's introduce ourselves forum: Greetings from the Garden!

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Sep 26, 2012 2:01 PM CST
Name: Pam
Southeastern PA
Hi everyone! My name is Pam,and yes I am an Irisoholic. I have nearly finished cleaning up my garden to put it to bed for the winter and noticed that I have several empty spaces. Even after buying several new ones....it's enough to give a person the shakes.....Well anyway, in surfing the net to feed my addiction, I found Cubits and thought that maybe I should stop in and join the fun.
I have been growing Iris for many years. Currently there are about 350 different groups of tall bearded iris under my care. I also have four horses, two dogs and a black cat to keep me occupied.
Enjoying all the pictures and information!
I have a lot of historics, and really love the newer Keppel and Blyth iris.
Currently waiting for one lone re-bloomer to open - so I guess iris season isn't quite done yet.
my favorite of the year..Dressed to Kill Black 06
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Sep 26, 2012 4:33 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Oh -- that is just gorgeous!!!! Lovey dubby

Welcome from one Irisoholic and Horseoholic to another!! Big Grin
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Sep 26, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Pam, welcome, welcome! We do have fun here and we'd love to have you be part of it.

Any pictures to show are always welcome, too.

Any questions about getting around the site, give a holler.

Sep 26, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Hi Pam and trust me you are in irisaholic heaven here, as there are tons of us here. I have in bearded about 1200 varieties but I am commercial so that does not count....LOL This all started as a hobby oh so many moons ago and now it is a business. The only month I truly hate is Sept...digging the entire fields, trimming, dividing and replanting.

I had a beauty of a black cat but someone took him just before Halloween! Now I have one dog, 3 cats....

Welcome and post away all the time, it is fun even in winter when we are looking for anything and everything

Denise Stewart
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Sep 26, 2012 10:19 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
Welcome & glad that you have spaces for a few more irises. I have yet to count spaces this fall.
Sep 27, 2012 3:04 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
Welcome Pam. I love iris beds and pix of same.
Sep 27, 2012 9:29 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Hi,! Pam!! Welcome , Come on in!!, Make yourself to home!!...Arlyn
Sep 27, 2012 9:51 AM CST
Name: Brett Barney
SE Nebraska
350. That's a pretty big number. I'm especially interested in hearing more about your historics--and hoping that we'll get to see some pictures. I'm pretty new here, too, so it's not really my place to welcome, but I'm glad that you're here. :)

Sep 27, 2012 10:43 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
NY State
I'm a lurker.

O K since people are posting a brief bio.
Here is mine.
Share house w/DD and best SIL in the world,because I am old.
1 cat at present but GD will add one in spring when she comes home from school.
Approx 3,000.sq.ft. collectively of garden space all filled with 500 lilies,many nepetas,some DL's and close to 100 iris all planted in the past 2 years, no rows just clumps where there is room and they make nice color combos with perennials.
Thats about it.
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Sep 27, 2012 11:12 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

NO LURKING! Everyone in feet first, LOL.
Sep 27, 2012 6:46 PM CST
Name: Tom
Hey Pam, nice meeting you, I'm an ______oholic, just fill in the blank! 28 horses last count, 285 irises, last count, 3 dogs, 9 turkeys, 11 cats, and more chickens then I can count, but who's counting! Rolling on the floor laughing would you call me a collector??? or fanatic?? Anyway you will get lots of support feeding your habits here! Welcome.
Sep 27, 2012 7:48 PM CST
Name: Pam
Southeastern PA
Thanks everyone!

Managed to get a little bit of weeding done tonight in between rain showers. I'm very proud of myself in that this year I have the garden looking presentable before it snows . I have one nice stalk of Feed Back about to explode with 4 or 5 buds all at once. I'll try to get a picture.

Bretttt My historics tend to age me. I have been collecting iris for, ahem, a while.... and they really don't seem all THAT old to me....

Fill in the blank 'oholic..... Yup, that fits!
Sep 27, 2012 9:17 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Ah Pam -- my *Feedback* is going crazy with bloom stalks. It is SO reliable!! And your use of the word "explode" is right on!!!

Thumb of 2012-09-28/Muddymitts/673a96

Not crazy about the quality of this photo -- trying out a new camera.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Sep 27, 2012 9:18 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Yeah -- that's really not a good pic. Don't know if it's me, or the camera....................
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Sep 27, 2012 9:23 PM CST
Welcome, Pam. What a wonderful photo of Dressed to Kill. I'm glad to hear people are getting rebloom!

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