Friday, May 18, 2007

SFVIS Spring Garden Trek 2007 - Karen Sussman's Garden

Karen Sussman's Garden

Tall Bearded Iris Local Color (Keppel 1995)

Who knew? Peonies, yes peonies in L.A.!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spring Garden Trek 2007 - Zeldin's Garden

Zeldin's Garden

A picture-perfect day for a Garden Trek

Spuria Iris Evening Dress (Ghio 1983)

Tall Bearded Iris No Doubt (Lauer 2004)

Tall Bearded Iris Stairway to Heaven (Lauer 1992)

Tall Bearded Iris Lovely Senorita (Shreiner 2002)

Tall Bearded Iris Changing Seasons (Shreiner 2004)

Spuria Iris Custom Design (Hager 1981)

Rosa Mermaid

Tall Bearded Iris Supreme Sultan (Shreiner 1988)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Spring Garden Trek 2007 - Fred Dragan's Garden

Fred Dragan's Garden

Fred Dragan and Peggy Carpenter

Pete DeSantis

Unknown Tall Bearded Iris

Dykes Medal Winner Tall Bearded Iris Conjuration (Byers 1989)

Tall Bearded Iris Michigan Pride (Berg 1976)

Tall Bearded Iris Vibrations (Dunn 1989)

Tall Bearded Iris Vanity (Hager 1974)

Classified as Tall Bearded Iris Thornbird (Byers 1989)

Judith Gasser

A huge blooming euphorbia

Black Calla or Corpse Flower (don't they call this one stinky plant?)

Spuria Iris Imperial Gold (McCown 1978)

Spuria Iris Janice Chesnik (McCown 1983)

Spring Garden Trek 2007 - Al Denney's Garden

Al Denney has created in the San Fernando Valley, a replica to his house in Manaus, Brazil (center of the Amazon Rain Forest). Many of us who have never been to Al's house were pleasantly surprised by this very unusual garden.

Al Denney's Garden

A proud gardener, Al Denney

Baby hummingbirds were the center of attention

Club members Betty Squires and Pat Tjosaas

Dietes iridioides, or Fortnight Lily (was called Morea, and still is by many gardeners, although it is no longer Morea) has been reclassified as Iridaceae or part of the iris family

There's a house in there somewhere!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Spring Garden Trek 2007 - Carole Kyle's Garden

Carole Kyle's Garden

In the absence of blooms, a picture made a welcomed replacement

Tall Bearded Iris Vibrations (Dunn 1989)

Randy and Mary Anne having a serious conversation

There are many tools in this garden!

Judith Gasser

Pete DeSantis, Peggy Carpenter and Jon Lauritzen

"Yes, there is an iris blooming in this garden!" -- Carole and Harriet

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Spring Garden Trek 2007

It's always fun to visit irisarians gardens, and this day was no different. Our club normally holds the Spring trek in April, but this year due to several events falling also in April -- the 2007 National AIS Convention in Oklahoma City, our own SFVIS Spring Iris Show, AIS's Region 15's Garden Trek, and Easter -- our club's own garden trek was pushed to May when most irises in our area normally stop blooming. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the company of our enthusiastic fellow irisarians and the plant variety of each garden. (Thanks to Jan Lauritzen for sharing some of her pictures -- they helped complete this photo blog).