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Two by Lynda at #AIS2017
These two beauties from Lynda Miller captured my attention at the AIS Convention 2017 in Des Moines. 'Blushing Grapes' looks a bit different than on the TWiki.  It's a bit darker than this photo show. I describes as having falls banded in purple. I would sa...

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Some of the Folks I Met In Des Moines
Here I am with Chad Harris. Chad's hybridizes at Mount Pleasant Iris From in Washougal, WA in the Columbia River gorge.  Although not blooming at the convention (their season is later), Chad's iris ensata (know more commonly as Japanese iris or JI) and his ...

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AIS Convention 2017
There's just too much to wade through in the photo album!  We visited the Collins garden today and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens to see hundreds of guest iris.  We are past peak bloom here, but there were many mid-late blooming TBs putting on a s...

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Des Moines AIS 2017
There's just too much to wade through in the photo album!  We visited the Collins garden today and the Greater Des Moines Botanical Gardens to see hundreds of guest iris.  We are past peak bloom here, but there were many mid-late blooming TBs putting on a s...

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Two Sass Medal Winners
Two new photos from Kelly Roller 'Oklahoma Bandit' Hooker 1979 IB Sass Medal 1988 'Ask Alma' Lankow 1986 IB Sass Medal 1994

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New To Me Paul Black IB
The title rhymes! Man's Best Friend is from Paul Black in 2008, but it didn't make it into my garden until 2016.  I sure hope it sticks around. Even my husband who general doesn't care for color mixes like this said. "That is stunning." 'Man's Best Friend' ...

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An IB from Paul Black New in My Garden!
Man's Best Friend is from Paul Black in 2008, but it didn't make it into my garden until 2016.  I sure hope it sticks around. Even my husband who general doesn't care for color mixes like this said. "That is stunning." 'Man's Best Friend' Black 2008 IB 'Man...

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IB Stars in My Garden
No, it's not just another purple plicata.  Its wonderful substance hold up to the weather and the 23" height keeps it wind resistant. The 'purple' is a wide band of a rich red-purple (I would say mulberry). Paul Black hit this one out of the park. 'Outer Ed...

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IB Stars In My Garden
Intermediate bearded (IB) iris are a great choice for the casual gardener.  One established, they tend to clump nicely and bloom vigorously.  Here are some garden stars: Despite being in a spot where TBs have not thrived, 'Outer Edge' is in its third year a...

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May 18 More SDBs and IBs
Here are the current blooms in the SDB and IB category! Obviously named for its bloom time in Oregon: 'April Fanfare' Black 2014 SDB  The next for blooms were newly planted on 2016: 'Breathtaking' Black 2016 SDB I have a lot of moving to do!  Many of my SDB...
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