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Jun 9, 2014 11:29 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
I do have NoIDs. I have irises that I have carried with me from home to home until I have settled here at Dunroamin. I also have named irises. I love many varieties of irises and when I see a beautiful iris I cant help but buy it. On the flip side of this I will have a friend that gifts me with her favorite iris which is a NoID and it is dear to me because it grew in her garden and because she loved it. My favorite type of bearded iris is the dwarf. The first dwarf iris I had was given to me by a dear friend that was very ill and is slipping away. I call that iris 'NoID Dorothy's Gift'. So many in this area do not care if an iris has a name or not and when they are visiting my garden and see that I have names on them they look at me as though I am a bit round the twist, so to speak. As far as finding a name for a NoID, there are some that I would like to find a name for just because they are such a grand iris. However, I cannot name them. I cannot look at a close picture and claim that name and pass it along with that name. I would be doing a disservice to the hybridizer of the named iris and to the person I gave it to. If I grow a test plant alongside and it is the same iris then I feel like I have 'found' and iris and restored its dignity.

As Paul says we all have our ideas of what we like and that is the only way gardens are different and beautiful. I respect everyone's ideas and love to see them come to fruition.

And Arlyn is right about our vendors. I visit their gardens when I can and always buy some from them. However, if that was the only way I could get my plants my iris beds would be much smaller and then the interest may be smaller. Just thoughts on a rainy day.

And one other thing, just because I have names on my irises why do people pick a bloom stalk from their grandmas garden, get in the car, arrive on my doorstep, push iris under my nose and ask me what its name is!?!?!?!?

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