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Saturday, August 25, 2018

garden chronicles, the bearded iris~

I used to collect these like a lunatic, I had over 1200 named varieties of iris, but time, age, hill, site, weeds, rattlesnakes, glasses, distance and a new beach house all contributed to their HUGE demise, but I never stopped loving them! I have not even been in my old garden for years, this week I am venturing back to see if ANY iris survived with me gone and nothing but neglect as their one true companion, it will be NOTHING like the olden days...
























today I went to my first iris garden in almost a decade, I used to plan our vacations to drive and see scads of the growers all over the west, today felt like running into old friends, I knew them all, happy dancing colors throughout a terraced garden. I ended up purchasing a dozen pots, I have owned them all before, I was just so eager to buy something...

AMEYTHST WINTER RE


ASCENT OF ANGELS

CITY LIGHTS RE

COFFEE MALT
DEEP DARK SECRET

GLACIER POINT
GLOWING SMILE
JUKE BOX HERO
MESMERIZER
OKAPI POPPY
OSAY CAN U C
PASSING CLOUDS

Our new house was once part of a huge ranch that stretched for many miles, beneath us, the original farmstead was built in the 1860's. When we purchased this fall, tucked under old lilac bushes and against the fence line were clumps of iris that I promptly divided and put up front to see what treasures I might find. So far, all that has bloomed is this historical intermediate iris crimson king, thought to be from around the 1830's.


Bearded iris

Alladins wish ...G too
Amethyst winter re
Apollo one
Autumn harbor re
Arpege
Ascent of angels
Battle royal
Beautiful friendship
Billionaire
Brising
Capricious candle
City lights re
Coffee malt
Collage
Coral chalice
Dakota tyrene
Deep dark secret
Desert canyon
Dogrose
Fiery temper
Glacier point
Glowing smile
Infernal fire
Juke box hero
Larry gautler
Mesmerizer re
Moonlit sea
Natural blonde
Okapi poppy
Olympiad
Osay can u c
Palladia
Passing clouds
Pearls in autunn
Role model
Scotch
Sierra blue
Stepping out
Terra rosa 
Wings of peace
Yellow spoons

Intermediate iris
Calling card
Colorbrite
Country dance
Crimson king
Romeo

~iris on order~

hortons
arctic burst
champagne elegance
citoyen
coffee malt
easter candy
edith wolford
fancy fellow
flighs of fancy
foundation van gogh
gilt edged bond
haute les voiles
heaven and earth
hobo heaven
honeycomb
jesse's song
lena baker
lullaby of spring
mastery
melted butter
merry madrigal
misty lady
monty's sweet blue
pond lily
shadow warrior
skip along
sky hooks
thornbird
thrill seekers
tiger honey
tomcat
triffid
triple whammy
twist of fate
wild night
wonderful to see

napa country iris
bottle rocket
cameo kiss
coffee whispers
dewuc whatic
discovered treasure
divergence
edge of glory
fatal attraction
flash of light
ginger ice
new face
ocean clouds
painted lady lavender
peggy anne
secret rites
skating party
snow creek falls.
solar fire
sordid lives
spatter matters
tango amigo
wintry sky

Schreiners
Adoregon
Blueberry parfait
Bollywood
Bluetique
Brilliant idea
Can't touch this
Changing seasons
Dancing on air
Dangerous mood
Dream of you
Elegance in blue
English charm
Final episode
Florentine silk
Gnu blues
Good looking
Haunted halo
Impressionist
Invitation
Jurassic park
Kissed by the sun
Legerdemain
Let evening come
Magahare
Miles ahead
Nestucca rapids
No count blues
Noctambule
Poem of ecstasy
Power point
Red neck girl
Rhineland
Rip city
Rippling river
Salzburg echo
Sea wash
Shadow caper
Sky and snow
Snowed in
Tidal raves
Toucan tango
Touch of mahogany
Vapor
Willamette mist
Aquinas blue
Zin city

schreiners
American classic
Blueberry bliss
Captains choice
Century bound
Color strokes
Cupid arrow
Decadence
Freedom song
Honey tonk blues
Kool bre's
Late hours
Let evening come
Let's fly
Machismo
Naughty nights
Navajo jewel
Over Alaska
Padded shoulders
Plum fun
Raging tide
Rare find
Royal sterling
Santorini
Schoolboy heart
Silken trim
Swing velvet
Twist of sheree
Whispering falls

Schreiners
Belle re providence
French can can
Fusion
High chaparal
High school honey
Imprimis
Kathy Chilton
Lotus land
Mary Frances
Money in your pocket
Natural charm
Party's over
Serena Louisa
Up in flames
Versailles
Somebody loves me
Let evening come

From iris society

After the storm
Alien mist
Beyond borders
Crowned heads
Dawn of change
Eagle landing
Fringe benefits
Glacier point
Howdy do
Loving you
Olympiad
Osay can u c
Queens circle
Round of applause
Star fleet
Tableau blue
Wintery sky
World premiere

IRIS PLACEMENT
9-1 update, approximately 700 iris planted!

BUFFY'S TEARDROP
glacier point
ascent of angels
glowing smile
mesmerizer
city lights
tableau
dawn of change
juke box hero
kissed by the sun
howdy do
alien mist
moonlit sea
...
calling card

CRESCENT GARDEN
wings of peace 5 rows
freedom song
honky tonk blues
American classic
blueberry bliss
Olympiad 2 rows
cupids arrow
machismo
swing velvet
silken trim
collage two rows
dangerous mood
rippling river
snowed in
yaquina blue
Dropped...
palladia 8 rows
bluetique
Ice flight
gnus blues
Rhinelander
larry gautler
poem of ecstasy
schoolboy heart 2
Florentine silk
unknown sky blue 2 rows
Everything plus
like everything plus 3
Navajo jewel
naughty nights
royal sterling
plum fun
dogrose 1 row
sierra blue 6 rows
Coral point
impressionist
okapi poppy
unknown giant antique purple
unknown pool 2 one row
pond joyce terry? One row
English charm
terra rosa 2
toucan tango
redneck girl
decadence
rip city
color strokes 2
yellow spoons 3 rows
Salzburg echo
Battle royal
Infernal fire
Fiery tempo
Queens lower right 2 rows
Changing seasons
Coffee malt 2
Touch of Mahogany
Unknown pool 1 one row
Stair Germany bottom right one row
Role model 3 rows
Padded shoulders
Capricious candles
Buffy
Natural blonde
Coral chalice
Invitation
Scotch
Rare find
Magaharre
Beautiful friendship
Dakotah tyrene
Fringe benefits
Final corner 1 row
Zin city
Final stairs 3
Indian chief 1 row
Unknown antique pink 2 rows
Tucker near end 2 rows
Tucker fence 2 rows
Tucker front 4 rows
Tucker by fan 1 row
Last tucker 2 rows
Tucker strip 3 rows
Stair bottom little Germany 1 row
Billionaire 2 rows
Bollywood
Queens circle
Third fence royal crusader 2
Blueberry parfait
Dancing on air
Sky and sun
Let's fly
Let evening come 3
Dream of you
Nestucca rapids
Brilliant idea
Raging tide
Arpege
Tidal raves
Sea wash
Willamette mist
Elegance in blue
Captains choice
Great Gatsby
Over Alaska
Crowned heads
Deep dark secret
Miles ahead
No count blues
Beyond borders
Noctamble
Jurassic park
Stepping out
Autumn harbor
Whispering falls
Kool breeze
Santorini
Century bound
Can't touch this
Vapor
After the storm
World premiere
O say canuc 2
Eagle landing
Starfleet
Twist of sheree
Late hours
Shadow caper
By heart bench
Final episode
Round of applause
Apollo one
Unknown pot rack
Brising
Last picket fence
First?
Amethyst winter
Pearls in autumn 2 rows
Passing clouds 1 row
Champagne elegance
Fancy fellow 2
Loving you
Ledgerdemain
Haunted heart
Duncan's smiling eyes
Hobo heaven
Thornnbird
Spiced custard 1 row
Tiger honey
Fondation van Gogh
Java charm
Desert canyon
Honeycomb 2
Banana cream pie 2
Dear jean
Cordoba
Lena baker
Passion play
Rustling devil
Paprika con's
Voltage
Sneezy
Ziggy
My friend Jonathan
Citoyen 2
Play to win one row
Mastery 2
Lady fire
Smoldering fire
Pleasant surprise
Melted butter
Maris grass music 2
Come go with me 1 row
Lacey Linda 2
Artistic web 2
Loving you
Misty lady
Godsend
Sweet musette
Flights of fancy
Hippoz tutu
Pond lily
Jessies song
Power point
Skipalong
Marcy Michelle
French lavender
Lavender icicle 2
Celebration song
Pink charm
Peach jam
Camelot rose
Dancehall dandy
Diva do
Carnival carousel 2
Cameo wine
Tomato
Queen in calico
Gift of dreams
Heaven on earth
Live music
White hot
Stardock
Peggy sue
Smoke and thunder
Syncopation
Skyhook
Batman
Trifid
Good looking 2
Pharaohs spirit
Haute lies values
Shadow warrior 2
Bingo bango bongo
Stairway to heaven
Captains joy
Heartstrings strummer
Matt mcnames 2
Wonderful to see
Aakukui
Edith wolford
Triple whammy
Arctic burst
Lullaby of spring
Twist of fate
Guilt edged bond
Easter candy
Montys sweet blue
Thrillseeker
Kentucky coal
Romeo
Merry madrigal
Wintry sky 2
Candy rock
End game
Royal warrant
Twilight serenade
Colorbrite
Street walker
Fiery flow
Alladins wish 2
G Edith Clarence 3
Blank 3 Edith Clarence
Blank 3 Edith Clarence
Blank
Blank
Blank
Echo design France 1 row
Bottle rocket
Prairie splendor
Solar fire
Test pattern
Ginger ice
Skating party
Coffee whispers
Cameo kiss
Tango amigo
Dewuc whatic
New face
Painted lady lavender
Splatter matters 2
Flash of light
Snow creek falls
Ocean clouds
Fatal attraction
Edge of glory
Sordid lives
Dancing days
Discovered treasure
Peggy Anne
Country dance 2 rows
Divergence
local color
laision
easter wonder
inklination
perfect couple
broadband
Scottish warrior
glistening icicle
mother earth
t. rex
kevins theme
opposing forces
pickledilly
comic opera
homestyle
sunset point
bold as love
pink charm
elegant girl
chasing rainbows
caption
babys bum
high school honey
lotus land
belle de provence
thunder echo
sordid lives
Kathy Chilton
fusion
high chaparral
money in your pocket
Versailles
serena Louisa
up in flames
silk roads
mary frances
partys over
adoregon
French cancan
imprimis
natural charm
palladia 9+ rows
finial hill right side 5 rows
 

4 comments:

  1. Oh the beauty...rows upon rows of blooms! I can't even imagine how many hours of work and sweat it took to create your hilltop garden. Love seeing the varieties and their names...'Osay Canuc' and 'Deep Dark Secret' take my breath away. I know you are in planning and planting heaven!

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  2. Such a Beautiful Strole Down the Iris Path to visit with Your Seasoned Iris Friemds!. It must have Given you awarm and Fuzzy Feeling to See So many that Gave you Pleasure over So many Years! They are All so Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, yes, it's thrilling to be planting a new level iris garden this week!

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