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doccat5
Fredericksburg, VA
(Zone 7b)

January 23, 2008
10:21 AM

Post #4441863

Beautiful flowers and great information. Thanks, Mitch!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2008
12:26 PM

Post #4441987

Thank you - Mitch
Dea
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2008
1:04 PM

Post #4442087

Wonderful article and the photos are fabulous !

LouC
Desoto, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 23, 2008
2:54 PM

Post #4442393

Another great fount of information. I can hardly wait till my new Iris Garden begins to bloom. Having received so many from Mitch himself, there is no doubt that it will be the envy of many.
Thank you again and again, friend.

Christi
daylilydaddy
morehead, KY
(Zone 6a)

January 23, 2008
4:36 PM

Post #4442845

Great article! I moved into a new home this spring and a DG member had lived here before(we have been friends since high school hort. class) He had gotten all the iris from his mothers home and had put them in a nursery bed and when he moved he said I could have them. I watched them bloom and cut many of them, but stupid me did not label even what color they were. I was so busy moving in and planting my plants from old garden I just forgot. When they were ready to transplant there ended up being over a hundred in the bed. I just mass planted them and will do better with labels this year. I love iris and I am still adding to the collection, but I can not find a source for the old fashion ones. I finally got a white one in a trade, but I am still looking for a purple and a yellow. Any of you iris people know of a source for these? I remember them so well in my granny's yard. I want that type again.
THANKS!
Geo
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2008
5:11 PM

Post #4442976

Geo - Head over to the Iris forum - they can help you find just the right Iris.

Christi - That you will, I picked them for bright colors or broken colors - they will stop the show.
Islandshari
Kwajalein
Marshall Islands
(Zone 11)

January 23, 2008
7:19 PM

Post #4443537

Another beautiful article Mitch! Thank you!

Yokwe,
Shari
Garden4ever
Plymouth, WI
(Zone 8b)

January 23, 2008
8:55 PM

Post #4443892

Nice article! I also was in search of "The Iris" I saw in an iris bed in a yard I frequently pass. Still am! Have found so many iris in the process... I love them!
soapwort243
South Milwaukee, WI

January 23, 2008
10:14 PM

Post #4444209

Great article- I love irises. I hope there will be a Part 3. I'll be watching for it. :)
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

January 23, 2008
10:15 PM

Post #4444211

There is :-) next Wen.
soapwort243
South Milwaukee, WI

January 23, 2008
10:17 PM

Post #4444219

Great !!!!!!
Aunt_A


February 9, 2008
5:38 AM

Post #4514693

Mitch...Yep...you are right. Your grandmother grew some beautiful Iris. I still remember the wonderful almost spicy smell of one variety and the Grape Jam smell of another Iris. When we moved to Oklahoma, the neighbor lady didn't like all the Iris that we planted along the side of the house. Mina called them "Flags" because she said the Indians used to plant Iris on graves. She said it looked like we had a lot of graves along her driveway, in between our house and her driveway. But did we stop planting them??? Nope, a bird must fly.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

February 9, 2008
3:06 PM

Post #4515473

That she did - every color and shade I could dream of, made my child eyes think Iris must be the best flower in the world.

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