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Okyo
Manassas, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 14, 2010
5:51 PM

Post #8040147

? has anyone ever grown Dutch Iris from seed pods? Any suggestions ? If so I have plenty to give away for the cost of postage if any one is interested. The color of the D.I. are light power blue.

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2010
5:10 AM

Post #8042611

jake,

i have grown lilies from seed, also blackberry lily - which is actually an iris . . . also hungarian iris from seed, so i would love to have a go at getting a good patch of light powder blue dutch iris blooming from seed in my garden. an SASE on the way to your snail-mail addy. thanks

atbty !

~ ŁazŁo

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LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2010
5:14 AM

Post #8042614

btw - would you be interested in seeds from my Freckle Face blackberry lilies? as with you and the dutch iris seed pods, i've got plenty  of seed pods for these - i've got several opened and dried out already - - i can put into my snail-mail to you. plmk.
Okyo
Manassas, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 16, 2010
10:09 AM

Post #8043237

Hi LazLo: It's Jake from Manassas Virginia. Sounds good to me. Lets do it. email me & I will send you my address. I don't normaly deal with seeds but what the heck. But I will give it a try. I have additional seeds like Spider Plants as shown on this weeks DG email. White Buble Gum Plants. Are you interested ? Please let me know. PS hate to tell you this but if you are a Footbal Fan I AM A DIEHARD REDSKIN FAN. Regardless its Jake your Garden Friend from Virginia.

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 16, 2010
10:20 AM

Post #8043250

well, alrighty then - - and lucky for you i am a transplant here from Tidewater VA, Jake (Va Bch) . . . LOL !!!

i have your addy already, from the DG addy exchange - mine's there too . . . sure - i'd love to give the bubble gum plants a shot!!!

let me share a tip about getting seeds to work for ya . . . I usually dust the top of the container(s) with ground cinnamon - - just a slight dash to each 2 in. pot in the seed tray. Then I stir the cinnamon into the soil and wet it down thoroughly. Cinnamon is a natural anti-fungal agent, retarding or even preventing the occurence of damp off - - the #1 killer of seeds in the earliest stages of germination.

i use that method when sowing those itsy bitsy teensie weensie seeds . . . for those you can actually pick up one-by-one with your own fingers, i put them in an old pill bottle with about an eighth of a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and just give 'em a shake, shake, shake (do the Calypso) to let 'em get a light coating of cinnamon and then go ahead and sow as usual. i get great increases in germination rates doing it that way as well.

atbty !

Don

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janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

August 16, 2010
4:17 PM

Post #8043831

Any change I could trade you for some Freckle Face blackberry lilies seeds? I love these,,,I could send you a little birdie?

jm

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
6:53 AM

Post #8044854

no problem, JM, but well, you should write a note to me in DMail as this thread is Okyo's not my own.
janemarierose
Utica, NY
(Zone 4b)

August 17, 2010
7:37 AM

Post #8044940

OH Im sooo sorry...
Okyo
Manassas, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 17, 2010
8:00 AM

Post #8044980

No harm or foul. You all can trade on my site. I might see something I like & I might ask for a piece of the action. Keep the information lines flowing.

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
8:06 AM

Post #8044990

JM -

the biggest problem with text messaging is that so often one can come off as being picky or grumpy. if i was guilty of appearing negative toward you in any way, i am sincerely sorry.

my freckle face blackberry lilies had oodles of seed pods, and i find some of them newly opened every morning. i will be happy to share a bunch of them with you. they have been very easy to germinate in the past, esp. using the cinnamon in a bottle prep for sowing. by the end of your second autumn with them, you should be able to divide the tubers just the same as with bearded irises, as these are not true lilies but irises themselves.

so, what is "a little birdie"?

ATBTY !       ~       ŁazŁo    ;--)

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renatelynne
Boerne new zone 30, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:08 AM

Post #8045149

Okyo - are these yellow ones?

LazLo - do you know if deer like them? They sound kind of cute.
Okyo
Manassas, VA
(Zone 7b)

August 17, 2010
9:31 AM

Post #8045200

They are power blue (pale color blue). I have no problem with deer eating them. They have plenty of other deserts in my gardens to eat when they come by. I stand on my deck about 25 to 30 feet away every evening & one will look at me & the others keep eating like nothing is going on. Thats what I call team work.

LazLo

LazLo
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:44 AM

Post #8045236

i really don't know if deer will munch 'em - do you grow any other irises and do the deer munch on 'em?

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renatelynne
Boerne new zone 30, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 17, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #8045250

I have yellow flag water irises. They leave them alone.

btw I should have some seeds and/or plants (I HAVE to divide these things) to give away or trade if anyone wants some

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suegardens2
Youngstown, OH

September 23, 2010
10:26 AM

Post #8116508

Do you still have some dutch iris seeds for postage? PLMK. Thanks.

Sue
Okyo
Manassas, VA
(Zone 7b)

September 24, 2010
9:58 AM

Post #8118377

Hi Sue: I would rather make a trade. I see that you have Iris named "Mothers Little Helper" Would you like to trade for it ? I can offer you a Daylily called Moorish that looks like A Little Fire Iris. Please let me know I can also package the Dutch Iris Seeds with the trade. Jake
weedsbgone
Roscoe, PA
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2010
4:14 PM

Post #8128373

Hi, Jake-
I'm interested in the Dutch Iris seeds, either for postage or trade. Check out my tradeslist and let me know if anything there floats your boat. Thanks!
weedsbgone
renatelynne
Boerne new zone 30, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 30, 2010
6:44 AM

Post #8129283

ok I have some yellow iris seeds. Could trade for some of the blue please?

froggies_girl

froggies_girl
Ocean Springs, MS

October 2, 2010
5:46 AM

Post #8132825

Jake,
I have some peacock iris seeds, if you are interested in a swap. Send me a dmail. Thanks, julie

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