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Irises forum: Blooming in my Utah garden the last few days.......

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Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Container Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Master Level Roses
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Paul2032
May 20, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Here are some of my favorites over the last few days. I may have posted some cultivars before.
Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/692ec8 Another Woman...can an iris be to ruffled?

Hollywood Star....a wonderful pink

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/700803 Star Appeal......another wonderful pink

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/93d800 Louisa's Song.....she is aging but still worth a spot in the garden

Gypsy Lord......a favorite

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/f36d82 French Riviera

Circle of Light...this is darker. My camera doesn't do a good job on some dark ones.

Noveau Riche

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/297f54 Treasure Trader....wish the falls were wider

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/4481b4 Stop Flirting

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/59c5ae Tuscan Summer

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/c1234a Adriatic Waves

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/bb0139 Cheap Frills

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/332da0 Gitano....a favorite

Reckless Abandon

Ringtone

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/3412a9 Venetian Glass

Rustler

Raven Girl

Stop Flirting

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/5c6e3f Merry Amigo

Be My Baby...a BB with show branching

Guardian Angel

Puff the Magic

Expect Wonders

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/655514 That's All Folks

Comfortable

Thumb of 2012-05-20/Paul2032/04d2a3 Marching Band
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
May 20, 2012 3:46 PM CST
Gorgeous blooms, Paul! FRENCH RIVIERA is one of my absolute favorites and always gives such beautiful blooms. But unfortunately GYPSY LORD is not happy with me and I think I haven't seen a bloom on it for two or three years now, even though I know I've added another rhizome. You just never know how these beauties are going to perform. I have discovered that Joe Ghio's grow better for me than Keith Keppel's and I think that's related to Joes warmer climate than Keith's -- more like my garden conditions. But then again, FRENCH RIVIERA came from the same climate as Keith's and I've been very pleased with it. Go figure!

How does ANOTHER WOMAN do for you, Paul? I'm toying with the idea of getting it one of these days.

Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Daylilies Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeps Horses
Region: Wisconsin Butterflies Vegetable Grower
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tveguy3
May 20, 2012 5:03 PM CST
I've had Circle of Light for 2 seasons, still no bloom. Maybe next year. I like Guardian Angel with that bright Choral beard. And you keep that Flirting one after me all the time. One of these days I'm going to give in and get it.
nodding
Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds Irises
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Muddymitts
May 20, 2012 7:38 PM CST
Gorgeous blooms Paul. Can I come live at your house? LOL Hilarious! Hilarious!

BTW -- thanks for the info on placement of parentage in hybridizing info. Can't find the thread that it was on, but appreciated your response.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
May 20, 2012 8:40 PM CST
Oh Paul, you just gotta quit doing this to me!

I am going through your photos, and fell in love with Gypsy Lord Then continued down, and what do I see next/ French Riviera. Then..... Each succeeding photo, I fell in love with. I think I am one of those folks that hasn't met an iris she doesn't like!

I am just glad my Tuscan Summer is getting ready to bloom in a few days.~Jan
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Container Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Master Level Roses
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Paul2032
May 20, 2012 8:42 PM CST
Thanks for looking everyone..........Betty..the jury is out on Another Woman for me. The color isn't to exciting and the ruffles almost distort the form of the flower, They stay rolled. I'll check it tomorrow. Here are some that opened during the day.


Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/bf94e2 Hollywood Star....notice the purple on the style arm.

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/3c9f82 Stop Flirting.....for Tom......I've heard it is a good parent

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/312d52 Smart Money....Betty recommended it.

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/4aecad

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/68f0ed Florentine Silk

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/8ad88a

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/27f5f9 Decadence

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/e221b3

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/d64888 Raven Girl

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/b65c11 Round of Applause

Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/2762fd
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Container Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Master Level Roses
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Paul2032
May 20, 2012 8:47 PM CST
Jan...my best seedlings were out of Gypsy Prince X French Riviera and recip. cross. Here is one
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
May 20, 2012 10:31 PM CST
Paul, I really love that seedling. I think you should flag it and do something special with it -- like put it in a special spot to see how it clumps, etc. It is really gorgeous, looks better all the time! It's probably the FRENCH RIVIERA that put that special hand painted coloring in it -- nodding

Speaking of the curling or rolling that your ANOTHER WOMAN is doing, the first bloom on ROARING TWENTIES did that on the first day and I was really disappointed, but by the second day -- WOW! It's absolutely one of my favorites now (you know how that goes...). So maybe you'll be totally thrilled with it by tomorrow -- wouldn't that be nice?

Those are such beautiful blooms, and your pictures are great! So please keep up the good work, and I'm so glad that you guys are in the middle of your bloom season now!

Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Daylilies Keeper of Poultry Dog Lover Cat Lover Keeps Horses
Region: Wisconsin Butterflies Vegetable Grower
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tveguy3
May 21, 2012 4:08 AM CST
Paul, that seedling is looking really good. I like that light band around the falls, and then the dark lining on the edge, Very nice, and the Flirting goes on!
Stupidity is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: United States of America
Region: Wisconsin
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philljm
May 21, 2012 5:50 AM CST
Ohhh, I'm in luv.... Lovey dubby ~Jan
Name: Holly
South Central Pa
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HollyAnnS
May 21, 2012 6:11 AM CST
Really beautiful iris. Thanks for posting them.
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Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Container Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Master Level Roses
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Paul2032
May 21, 2012 8:14 AM CST
Only one new one this morning....Brilliant Idea....It's sib Revision will be open tomorrow and I'll compare them.


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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
irisawe
May 21, 2012 1:51 PM CST
Paul, these pics are just amazing!! I can hardly wait for you to compare Revision. I did not get Revision. I am crazy about B.I. so it will be great fun to see your comparison. Thanks so much for the huge treat this afternoon when I got to view these pics. They make me swoon. What camera do you use, Paul?

K
Katherine
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plays in the sandbox Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah
Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Container Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Garden Ideas: Master Level Roses
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Paul2032
May 21, 2012 2:06 PM CST
katherine.....I use a Sony Cyber -shot 12.1 mega pixels. I am technologically challenged so I don't change the settings and the camera does the work. My one complaint is with trying to take a picture of a red rose or peony. I don't get any definition. The camera was a gift from my family and I'm almost 69 and it is the best present I ever received. I posted these pictures on cubits but will repeat here as I'm surprised at the difference in Brilliant Idea last year and this year. Revision is open and I will take a picture in evening light. It came as a gift with my order last year.
Thumb of 2012-05-21/Paul2032/a60e58 Brilliant Idea 2011

Brillian Idea growing in the same spot. What a difference.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
irisawe
May 21, 2012 3:06 PM CST
As to the difference. I purchased two more B.I. last year and they both bloomed this year. The one I had last year had two lovely looking fans but no stalks. The ones that bloomed paled in comparison to the one that bloomed the year before. They were not as color intense, had a smaller flower and overall less substance. I was able to get pollen and that was more my goal this year anyway. I hope they will perform in '13 more up to what I have seen in '11. A number of my iris were smaller than what I expected and that was the ones planted last season for the first time. That month less to prepare might have made a difference, too and very little moisture.

K
Katherine

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