General Discussion forum: An old man's garden
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|You have some big clumps blooming already, Arlyn. My 4th TB is trying to open, maybe by evening. It was 32 again this morning, so things move slow, just like me.|
|Here's some from this morning:
Alta California (Mohr-Mitchell 1931)
Autumn Explosion (Tasco 2013)
Belvi Queen (Jensen 1975 / '76)
Blatant (Byers 1990)
Cherie (Hall 1945 DM1951)
Dark Wonder (Tasco2012)
Daughter Of Stars (Spoon 2001)
Earl Of Essex (Zurbrigg 1979 / '80)
Frulingskleid (Steffen )
Garden Grace (Zurbrigg 1981)
Hi Buddy (Lucy Burton 2013 / '15)
Honey Glazed (Niswonger 1982 / '83)
I Do (Zurbrigg 1973 / '74)
Illini Repeater (Varner 1971 / '72)
Mady Carriere ( Millet et Fils 1905)
Pocohontas (Farr 1915)
Mount Timp (Muhlestein 1945)
October Sun (Niswonger 1977)
Pretty Butterfly (Sass / Edinger 1965 / 1999)
Rainbow Room (J. Sass 1945)
Red Zinger (Black 1985)
Sheer Excitement (Tasco 2011)
She's A Doll (Miller 2010)
Spinning Wheel (Nearpass 1974)
Sunset Serenade (J. Sass 1941)
Twiggy (Spoon 2004)
|Your beds look so good and full. And you always have pictures of many I've never seen.|
|a couple more seasons, and you can see a lot of those "up close, and personal"|
|I remember Cherie as a kid. First pink TB which I ever saw.|
|Red Zinger looks similar to one of my NoIDs. It was labeled as Spartan and the color looks right, but the beard is old gold, not red. Looking through the HIPS photos possibles are Caliente, and Inferno. If I never find the correct name, I really like the color and will keep it.
I looked up Cherie on the wiki iris pages....wow. Several other wow's in those pictures too.
|Cherie was , about, the first "true" pink iris......was really something !..Still is !!
Reds are really hard to ID, Ed. There were TONS of them !
Here's a few from today:
Brimmed Light Red
Free As The Wind
Let's Be Friends
Petit Tigre ????
|A nice bunch of pics, Arlyn,
Mady Carriere and Tiffany
|Do you have room in the historic bed, Tom ?
Things are looking sort of "water logged", this morning, but, since it's not raining, right now:
First peony of the season
May Allison....always has 6 standards
Sprig Muslin...one of Lucy's
Toast and Honey
Twilight Calm....another of Lucy's
|Lots of colors, sizes and shapes. Gorgeous. Ms. Lucy, you did good!|
|Yes, she did !
I just noticed that the 2nd, and 4th bed shots show "she who must be obeyed" thinking up another job for me !There are daylilies alng the house, where she is "looking",and , I think, she wants them dug, and divided up, this year....maybe she will forget, by that time !!
|Those are MTBs.|
|Always have room for the nice ones, Arlyn. Some amazing bed shots, wow, lots of buds still to open. The cars will be stopping by now. I still only have open TB's near the house. The out lying beds are going to start soon though.|
|Thanks for the comments !
Yeah, there are lots of "drive bys" going on! I need to tell a story on myself ! Tom sent me some irises...maybe 4 years ago, now..."Man's Best Friend", and "Petit Tiger" were included. When I planted them (in the same bed), I inadvertently "switched" the tags. When the next bloom season came, Tom noticed that what I "said" was "PT", was REALLY "MBF". I investigated, after a few days...checking tags, and lists, and "meant" to correct the mistake, but, apparently forgot to do it, so, again THIS year, Tom noticed the error! Anyway, when I saw his post, I shut off the computer , went to the bed...and did what I SHOULD have done , in the first place !!
|Here's some from this morning. And, I don't do "as I should", and give each individual hybridizer credit ...at least, not often enough , so, I want to, again, thank all the hybridizers, vendors, and , of course, all my "iris buddies", for all these iris !!
Chim Chim Cheree
City Of Stratford
|I'm back :
Isabella Anna...........one of John Burton's
Lent A. Williamson
St. Helen's Wake
Miss California...I think this one needs divided
|They're really going to town now Arlyln. Looking great too.|
|Pinnacle is a great looking iris...and was sort of a "first", as far as breeding goes, but, it's not really a good 'doer", here in Illinois. Slow to increase, and sort of a 'shy" bloomer. That said, it never seems to be troubled by rot, or leafspot...and, it IS a real "looker".|
|Here's some pix from this morning:
Casque D' Or
Ginger Treat....ya' did good, Lucy
sorry, there are a couple duplicate shots
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