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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 10, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9077757

My iris are extremely EARLY!!! Wow! There will be nothing left when it it show time! This is when I usually weed, but can't because of the bloom stalks! We bought another 5 lots in town and have 250 growing there this year. I think we'll open it to the public next year, after everything is established. Hope you all made it throught the winter! Happy Tuesday BIF's!!! Kisses from Kansas!
1 Coffee Shop

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 10, 2012
7:52 PM

Post #9077759

1 Talk Show Mania
2 Teenybopper
Wish you were here to weed!! LOL

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estrail1rider
Melfa, VA
(Zone 8a)

April 11, 2012
12:53 PM

Post #9078669

My first to bloom was TB 'Matriarch' and then SDB 'Crystal Ship'
I don't even want to hear that dirty word (weed). Where I was not here last fall I didn't get all of my beds cleaned out. Now everything is growing all over and the irises are blooming. Cold windy days...well a lot of days are warm but the WCFactor makes it feel freezing! I have been pulling and digging as best as I can without getting so close that I might break the stalks.

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irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 11, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9078825

first 2 MDBs opened today. 'Rosa Brooks' gold & 'Petite shadows' purple Some species pumilas are starting to bloom as well.

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 13, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9080803

Happy Friday!! My batteries keep dying! Trying desperately to take pictures! We are under threat of thunderstorms! phone rang and now I can't remember what picture I loaded! LOL

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 13, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9080807

Last picture was High Master!
Christine Suchy and County of Kent!
Have a great day!!! Kisses from Kansas!

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 13, 2012
1:59 PM

Post #9081210

Great pictures. Be careful of that storm.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 16, 2012
9:49 AM

Post #9084705

1) And Kyler Too
2) Dazzling
Happy Monday BIF's!! The storms are over for awhile! Had a great meeting yesterday in Joplin with Judy Eckoff, region 18 vice-president!

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kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9085682

My Man in Black is doing good, just started to open up. It is a very nice color.

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kiseta
Augusta, GA
(Zone 8a)

April 17, 2012
5:16 AM

Post #9085751

This is the same Iris this morning.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2012
11:31 AM

Post #9087638

Things are very early in my garden this year.

Here's the first to open

1. A heirloom NoID
2. 'Batik'
3. 'Beverly Sills' - maybe this is 'April in Paris'?

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LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9088064

'Hello Darkness' (I think - the tag is lost).

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 18, 2012
8:21 PM

Post #9088329

A bit blue for that HD is more a purple-black.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 18, 2012
8:46 PM

Post #9088358

1. Braggin Rights
2. Chemistry
Happy Wed.!! Went to square dance lessons this evening!! FUN
Indepenence Garden Club coming tomorrow to see iris!! (and weeds) LOL
Kisses from Kansas!

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2012
5:19 AM

Post #9088554

For some reason, my camera makes this iris look much lighter than it appears when I look at it in the garden. I tried a new photo this morning, but it still comes off lighter than it appears in the garden.

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LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2012
5:21 AM

Post #9088555

I don't know the name of this iris, but I love the subtle shades.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 19, 2012
10:06 AM

Post #9088922

An heirloom NoID given to me by a friend several years ago.

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 20, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9090272

Another bloom opened on my 'NoID' and I now realize it is 'Local Color' - for some reason the beards on earlier blooms were not orange... has anyone else had that sort of occurrence?

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 20, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9090567

Doe Z Doe
Happy Friday BIF's!!! My beards have never changed, but getting some weird specimens!! Multiple falls and strange conjoined petals!! Have a great evening!
Kisses From Kansas!

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Mainer
Durham, ME
(Zone 3a)

April 21, 2012
3:53 PM

Post #9091968

My irises are starting early as well normally no mdb start until May 10th but I had alpine lake and sleey time open today.
Mainer

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2012
2:40 AM

Post #9092447

My dwarfs are starting.
Baby Blessed
NOID Blue
Aurora Sea

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2012
7:01 AM

Post #9092622

A wonderful short, copper colored NoID opened yesterday - any clues to the name?

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 22, 2012
8:23 AM

Post #9092695

any clues, trade or bought, or there when you started your garden? It looks like the falls have plicata trait.
risingcreek
sun city, CA
(Zone 9a)

April 22, 2012
9:51 AM

Post #9092785

These are all noids in an iris bed i am clearing out and moving. i love the colors, wish i had a better camera!

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9092890

IrisMA - The copper color iris is in an area I planted with divisions I received from a local gardener who offered them when she re-worked her beds. I wrote down the names of everything she said she gave me, but none match the description of this iris. I've sent her a note, to see if she recognizes it, but no response so far.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 22, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9093413

I hope that you can find out.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 22, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9093540

Celestial Explosion
Happy Sunday BIF's!!! Spent week-end digging a few iris and potting cannas. Most iris are still blooming, but others are preparing to move to new garden!! LOL Really getting some gorgeous first time blooms, along with some obvious mistakes! Kisses from Kansas!

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kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 23, 2012
12:02 PM

Post #9094579

NOID Iris from a relative. It was growing in her yard when she bought the house.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 24, 2012
1:18 AM

Post #9095440

My dwarfs are wearing snow caps.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 24, 2012
5:12 AM

Post #9095542

Don't worry, they are tough. One or 2 flowers may not be pristine, however.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 24, 2012
9:06 PM

Post #9096645

iris Bold Statement
Happy Tuesday BIF's!! My back hurts, and I grow weary!! LOL Trying to move some iris that are overstepping their boundries!! The flowers are beautiful and I wish more iris nuts lived closer ! Kisses from Kansas!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 25, 2012
1:07 AM

Post #9096794

beautiful

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 25, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9096900

Princess Caroline de Monaco

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

April 25, 2012
5:36 PM

Post #9097768

Some of my dwarf's now completed for the year

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
2:43 AM

Post #9098149

Nice collection

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2012
5:54 AM

Post #9098312

A dark beauty - perhaps this is "Hello Darkness"?

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 26, 2012
6:21 AM

Post #9098357

Luv the darks

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

April 26, 2012
4:53 PM

Post #9099085

I'm not sure what this one is called. I think it was given to me by a local iris gardener, but she says it doesn't look familiar to her. Anyone have a clue?

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 26, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9099365

I can never guess!! I do know for sure it is an iris!!, and pink! Getting ready to go set on the heating pad!! My back is really sore.
1???
2 Astro Bubbles

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irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 26, 2012
8:07 PM

Post #9099414

POND LILY?

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

April 26, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #9099528

Love that Astro Bubbles!!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

April 27, 2012
1:31 AM

Post #9099577

Great photos.Its going down to 29 tonight.I hope there is something left of my garden.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

April 27, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9099877

check plant files as it looks too bright for Pond Lily.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9099880

Pond Lily from plant files http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/94458/

Close but I don't think it is. The light and dark colors are reversed.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 29, 2012
1:48 PM

Post #9102783

Beth's Blessing
Happy Sunday!! We are soaking wet! Rained a bunch last night and it is raining now. Need to be out working, but I have an excuse! LOL Kisses from Kansas!

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

April 30, 2012
5:15 PM

Post #9104558

Diamond Ring
Happy soggy Monday!! We are soaking wet, and lost a beautiful Hawthorne tree!

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lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

April 30, 2012
10:14 PM

Post #9104954

Love the Diamond Ring. You have some beauties.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 1, 2012
5:39 PM

Post #9106253

"In your Dreams"

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 2, 2012
1:46 AM

Post #9106692

What a great combination of colors.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9107269

I think this is "Siletz Bay" - it was given to me by a local iris gardener a couple of years ago.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 3, 2012
4:22 PM

Post #9109180

Simply gorgeous, folks!

#1, NOID from a friend
#2, Batik

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2012
1:33 AM

Post #9109677

W OW That is a beautiful blue.

I have medians starting to bloom.I cant wait for daylight to see what has opened.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 4, 2012
6:19 AM

Post #9109867

Tiny Dancer and Cafe Mocha

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9109885

A couple of NoIDs from my garden.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 4, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9110022

Very pretty! Love that Tiny Dancer.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 4, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9110269

A NoID I'd forgotten until it bloomed today!

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timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 4, 2012
12:59 PM

Post #9110357

I love that Tiny Dancer

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 5, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9111362

This is a sweet dwarf Tahoma

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 5, 2012
7:00 PM

Post #9112019

First blooms out of Python'z Parasol. Huge flowers.

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kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

May 5, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9112066

That's very pretty.

"LIKE"

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2012
1:21 AM

Post #9112273

great color

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
7:05 AM

Post #9112477

I think I've ID'd this beauty - 'Tasmanian Tangerine'

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Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 6, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9112609

Lea, the pic you posted of purple noid, I think is Wabash, a heirloom iris. Correct me if I am wrong. Height about 12 to 15"?

Max

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9112628

That's good to hear, Max! I've never known the name - this iris was in a bag of rhizomes handed to me by a guest at dinner in the fall of 2009. He had just cleared out his parents' garden and knew I like iris, so he brought me samples. Of course, nothing was marked and he had no idea of color or name. I assumed they were all heirloom, NoIDs. I just measured - the bloom is 22" tall.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9112704

This is in a big clump next to the AC. Left by former owners.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 6, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9113284

'Wabash' is an old TB not as short as she gives.
Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 6, 2012
7:48 PM

Post #9113333

Nickysiris, your yellow iris posted along with astrobubbles sure looks like Skyhooks to me. I don't know how to do the link thing but, Skyhooks is in plant files if you want to check it out. Nonetheless, it is beautiful...whatever it is.
lincolnitess
Lincoln, NE
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2012
9:43 PM

Post #9113415

Leawood, I think that copper one is 'Tanzanian Tangerine' . Mine is bloomng now too.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 7, 2012
4:35 AM

Post #9113617

Yes! I remember now - you sent it to me! Thank you so much. It's beautiful.
Maxine
Western, WI
(Zone 4a)

May 7, 2012
6:10 AM

Post #9113710

Depends one where it is planted and soil it is in. I have it planted in two different places, different soils and it can range in the size I stated and the size of a TB.

Maxine
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

May 7, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9113924

I think you are right about the Sky Hooks. I also have Honey Scoop that is close in color, but has scoops. Happy Monday BIF's!! We are having a wet Monday. I should be out pulling weeds, but it is drizzling. I'm hoping it drys up a little bit this afternoon. KISSES FROM KANSAS!
pic Dance Recital

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 7, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9114318

"Starship Enterprise"

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Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 7, 2012
5:57 PM

Post #9114729

LeawoodGardener, your noid posted may 4th at 8:33 on the right...looks alot like Magharee to me.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 8, 2012
4:20 AM

Post #9115182

Thanks, WillItGrow! That's what I'll call it!.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2012
1:48 AM

Post #9118086

I forgot to post BlueBeards Ghost. It finally opened
My other early iris had budded when we had 3 nights of frost. I found the dead buds dried up. Really sad.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 10, 2012
4:00 AM

Post #9118131

Banded Tiger this AM

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frahnzone5
Bensenville, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 11, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9120412

Blooming today Nigerian Rhapsody, ZZ Zansibar, Kickapoo Kangaroo.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 12, 2012
1:49 AM

Post #9120624

That Kangaroo sure is jolly.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 12, 2012
6:29 AM

Post #9120784

Wow. I love the 'roo!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9122033

I have blooms, a nice Mother's day surprise. Unknown, very early, small and short so something I was gifted with. They are surrounded by Star of Bethlehem.

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Willit_Grow
Loysville, PA
(Zone 6a)

May 13, 2012
5:30 PM

Post #9122491

When you guys are measuring heights ...are you measuring to highest point of standards... or base of bloom... or where ?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 13, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9122545

Ht of the standards.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

May 13, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9122583

Happy Sunday BIF's!!! We bought some land last year to extend my iris and to plant a garden. It came with fruit trees, and the cherries are ripe!! I've never put up cherries before, so wish me luck!!
pic Fancy A Flutter

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2012
1:41 AM

Post #9122830

My best memories are of pitting cherries on my grandmothers porch. Good lunc.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 14, 2012
4:33 AM

Post #9122890

When I was a girl ( I turn 70 this year) we ran them thru a cherry pitter. I used to turn the crank and watch them fall into a bowl. Two or three for the bowl and one for me!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 14, 2012
5:30 AM

Post #9122953

The pitter was an interesting machine. Dont want to stray off topic but sometimes I just cant help it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
6:54 AM

Post #9124526

I am Jazzed about this iris
Creative Accent

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irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
9:19 AM

Post #9124759

Gorgeous!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
9:22 AM

Post #9124761

new last summer. I have waited months to see that combo.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 15, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9124766

It certainly 'pops'!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
9:57 AM

Post #9124793

Thanks,oddly enough all the plants blooming now are purple or pink. I cant wait for red husker to lend some white to the mixture.

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 15, 2012
10:27 AM

Post #9124821

What a beautiful iris GE1836! Where did you buy it?
timeinabottle
Louisville, KY

May 15, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9125129

that is one gorgeous iris
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 15, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9125139

Autumn Circus was the 1st bloom of this season on Mothers day.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 15, 2012
3:24 PM

Post #9125160

Leewood I got it from Mid America. Perfect color with allium.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2012
5:51 AM

Post #9125708

I had to hold my breath when this bloomed half an hour ago.
The photo doesnt do it justice. The velvet purple is just fantastic.
Nancys Lace

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irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
6:38 AM

Post #9125773

Uh oh...two more just went on my wish list! Nancys Lace is beautiful! And I have allium! LOL!

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 16, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9125786

Lovely color cordination in the garden.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 16, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9125803

Last year I saw a website album with iris and allium and nepetas and veronicas planted together. Thats when I started taking iris more seriously.
A year to wait for this bloom is quite a feat for an impatient person like myself.
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 16, 2012
7:03 AM

Post #9125811

I bought my first 'flatty' last year and it bloomed this year...I love it! "What A Mixture". I like it so well that I bought 2 more different colored ones to plant this fall.

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sassygranng
Milwaukee, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 19, 2012
7:17 PM

Post #9130030

Hi, Where did you buy it from thats gorgeous!!!
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
7:35 PM

Post #9130051

Daughter of stars..messed up my post.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 19, 2012
7:39 PM

Post #9130061

This is Boogie nights that I meant to post above.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2012
1:18 AM

Post #9130177

Thats a beauty.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2012
1:35 AM

Post #9130181

My Immortality is the tallest I have ever seen. I am going to try and remember to take my yardstick out to measure it. Only buds, at this point, but thre anticipation of what is to come is pleasurable, too. I am enjoying all your beautiful pictures.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2012
4:01 AM

Post #9130227

Good to Go this morning

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2012
7:54 AM

Post #9130479

Wow! 48" tall for Immortality , and buds for Sweet iris Pallida and Wlliam A Setchell. I found the tag for my Intermediate is 1969 Space Cadet.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 20, 2012
8:06 AM

Post #9130489

Forgot to mention I have lots of Star of bethlehem bulbs to share also Ice Follies Narcissus and other unidentified spring bulbs.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 20, 2012
4:25 PM

Post #9130952

I'm onFire

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 21, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9131513

iris this morning.I am waiting for Raspberry Lady to open full
http://smilebox.com/playBlog/4d7a45324e544d354d544d3d0d0a&blogview=true
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 21, 2012
7:15 AM

Post #9131694

Sassygranng: I bought it from Superstition Iris last year. I found a couple more this year that I've ordered too...one is white. Can't wait to get them and start my own 'flatty' garden!

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 21, 2012
7:49 AM

Post #9131754

Gorgeous iris and allium, ge1836! I really like the colors you have chosen. Your slideshow is clever too! Congrats.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

May 21, 2012
8:35 PM

Post #9132861

LeawoodGardnener You are correct but it is spelled Tanzanian Tangerine. I also have it and love it.

Most of my irises are blooming and I am doing crosses like crazy. Got quite a few pod growing already. My seedling from crosses in 2009 are beginning to bloom. I am thrilled.

Below is the seedling from my cross Raspberry Blush x Little Chestnut, both are dwarf bearded. It is its first bloom with 4 that followe. It is is 12" high with a 3" flower. Will be interesting to see what it will look like blooming next season. I have other seedlings that bloomed last year and this year they are much improved.

1] seedling
2] pod parent
3] pollen parent

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 22, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9133897

Raspberry Blush is an IB so seedlings will be up & down the height scale.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 23, 2012
5:04 PM

Post #9135730

Few shots today between rain showers . Rain sure makes mush of BI's!!
Ancient Echoes - Jitterbug - Again & Again - Noid..can't find the marker..

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

May 23, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9135811

"Ancient Echoes" is exquisite, BeaHive! I love it.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
1:36 AM

Post #9136170

They are all lovely
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
1:44 AM

Post #9136172

Jesse's Song, a different view, Enya noid (historical) and Immortality. Siberian Sweet Little Susie

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
1:46 AM

Post #9136174

mittsy:
I have a white iris that opens very plale blue edged and then all color disappears. Would it be Immortality?
Your collection above is beautiful.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
1:50 AM

Post #9136175

Another early riser. Immortality is very robust and quite tall. How tall is yours? Mine average 44" to 48". No fragrance. Iris pallida is blooming in the same bed and smell like grape. Enya's noid smells fruity.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
2:13 AM

Post #9136181

Then my white isnt Immortality.It has a very faint scent and isnt 48 inches ,maybe 36 inches.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

May 24, 2012
3:23 AM

Post #9136204

I also have a very tall, robust white iris noid and I thought it might be Immortality, but someone said that Immortality is not that tall. Do you have a pic of your white? I'll try to find a pic of mine.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 24, 2012
4:16 AM

Post #9136234

just a sec!!

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

May 24, 2012
2:52 PM

Post #9136998

Are the beards yellow or orange. Immortality has white beards at the end but lemon yellow down in the throat. Your pic looks like beards are orange there . If so, not Imm.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 25, 2012
1:28 AM

Post #9137664

Ohhhh well its a beautiful white in any case.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

May 26, 2012
8:14 AM

Post #9139231

pic Doe Z Doe
Happy Saturday BIF's!! The garden is about to do me in!! I've been digging orders , picking green beans, making jelly and waiting for the tomatoes!! YUM! I have a table full of iris that have been dipped and a driveway full of iris to pot, so they will make the move to the other garden more sucessfully. I had intended to put a sale up on Dave's , but haven't done so yet. Kisses from Kansas!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 26, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9139274

That made me laugh.So perkie
My siberians are starting
Shirly Pope
Soft Blue
Charming Billy
Penntwhistle

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 29, 2012
3:49 AM

Post #9142757

TBI's are comming along too.
Bonus from last year from Dee Stewart
Ring around Rosie

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 29, 2012
5:56 AM

Post #9142876

Grateful Red & Willamette Mist

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

May 30, 2012
7:32 PM

Post #9145503

I love this time of year!!
Autumn Circus, Edit Wolford ,Stairway to Heaven , Stellar lights, Fatal Attraction

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
1:19 AM

Post #9145692

Those blues are lovely.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

May 31, 2012
2:10 AM

Post #9145703

I am on overload. Yesterday DH took me to a You Dig (Borglum's) iris sale for our 49th anniversary. I tried not to even look at the TB iris, as I was on a mission to replace some of my stolen Siberians. I had a wonderful time.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

May 31, 2012
2:59 AM

Post #9145720

Those are wonderful photos mittsey, and not usually seen when people visit Borglums. You have a GREAT man there.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

May 31, 2012
11:54 AM

Post #9146330

Do you mean someone just walked into your yard and dug up your sibs?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
4:56 AM

Post #9147276

Not just sibs, Japanese iris, too. it occured while we were in Fl for the winter.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 1, 2012
5:01 AM

Post #9147284

nd see if you can spot them in someone elses garden! Too bad they didn't just ask you to share. Usually thieves will go for something that would bring ready cash.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
5:03 AM

Post #9147285

The sad thing is that I have made an agreement with the WKBG to donate my iris collection to them for the botanical garden. I had them all dug and potted and all the tags engraved, as my son was going to deliver them after packing up our machine shop. Unfortunately he couldn't fit them in so I had to replant everything back into the ground. ( A perfect example of no good deed goes unpunished). I'm not digging again until I know there is room on the flatbed. He's coming this summer to take more of the machine shop. We'll see.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 1, 2012
5:48 AM

Post #9147330

That is just awful. Its hard to recover from something like this,almost a personal invasion.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

June 1, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9147538

Brilliant Idea
Happy Friday BIF's!!! Getting ready for an iris meeting, covered dish!! Still digging and potting!! Did I ever tell you, iris are alot of work! LOL We have had onions stolen from our vegetable garden, very irritating! I consider star of Bethleham a weed, if anyone wants bulbs, contact me.
Kisses from Kansas!

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 1, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9147671

Oh, but so pretty. Seneca Creamsicle, Magharee, Xanthippe's halo and Jesse's Song. Only a few buds left, although Dawn of Change is really beautiful even with all the rain.

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 1, 2012
9:46 PM

Post #9148540

Love that Seneca Creamsicle! On the list!

Two pics of new blooms today. Sadly the markers are missing but worth a look. The one I will call Chocoalate is just stunning...almost good enought to eat. The second one is so golden yellow and tall. I hate it when the tags get lost.

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blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 2, 2012
7:41 PM

Post #9149744

How can i choose so will show all. Photos taken in different parts of my yard in May 2012.

Edited to add that the yellow labels are my crosses.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 2, 2012
8:18 PM

Post #9149776

Quite a collection. Do you know which is the red one in the middle photo?

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 3, 2012
9:35 AM

Post #9150217

Wow. Impressive bed of iris! I'll bet your neighbors walk by just to see the show.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 3, 2012
10:28 PM

Post #9151120

IrisMA, The red one in the center is Samurai Warrior (Schreiner 1981) a silky cherry red self, and very fertile.

Leawood, thank you. Yes I get many people stopping to admire the irises when I am out in the front yard, which is often. Even people driving will slow down and compliment.

Below is my seedling from 2009 with first flower. Produced 3 blooms in one socket, 2 in second socket. It also very fragrant with large 6" blooms. Height 24".

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blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 3, 2012
10:34 PM

Post #9151125

More seedlings from the same pod. Pod parent, Buffawn x Gay Parasol. I was surprised over the off white Iris.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
1:06 AM

Post #9151147

Beautiful blooma.
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2012
2:18 AM

Post #9151163

My irises have all bloomed out and we've moved into daylily season so it's nice to see all your pictures.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
2:28 AM

Post #9151164

I have a few new ones that either arent going to make blooms this year or are just slow. Samurai Warrior is one.Nice big leaves on it but I dont see a stem starting.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2012
3:44 AM

Post #9151188

We've had a lot of rain over the last week but Seneca Creamsicle and Dawn of Change are still blooming with more buds yet to open. they both look wonderful.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 4, 2012
6:24 AM

Post #9151339

Here is Samurai Warrior for you.

Slide your hand down the middle leaf and see if you feel a bump. That will be a bud.

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
6:36 AM

Post #9151351

There are midleaves but no bump yet. I had another TBI that put up a bud half way and it rotted befor it bloomed.
That is such a great color on Samurai Warrior. I hope its teriffic with Penstemon mystica.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 4, 2012
6:40 AM

Post #9151359

Wow, I bet it will be a great combination! I love Samurai Warrior; Company Red is similar, with larger blooms.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9151412

This is what will be blooming hopefully if the iris blooms.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 4, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9151514

Do you have a name of the red iris?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9151525

Do you mean mine?
Its Samurai Warrior from a online photo.I am waiting for mine to put up a bloom stalk.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2012
1:09 PM

Post #9151951

Those lilies are delicious. Really! All of mine were eaten by underground critters, moles, or voles. Much to expensive to feed to the critters.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9151965

I plant mini daffs around my lilies.Voles hate them.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 4, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9151971

They love tulips, guess that's how they found the lilies. I'll have to plant some mini daffodils and see if it will work, thanks for the tip.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 4, 2012
1:28 PM

Post #9151985

Here are my red irises.

1] Red At Night
2] Red Zinger
3] Almaden
4] Company Red
5] Play With Fire

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 4, 2012
1:32 PM

Post #9151999

Red Zinger is beautiful
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 4, 2012
2:46 PM

Post #9152104

Beautiful Blomma!
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 4, 2012
6:41 PM

Post #9152545

Great reds; does Play with Fire have the bluish glow IRL that it has in your pic? The only one I have is Company Red, and I am very pleased with it. It is huge and a very saturated color.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 4, 2012
10:08 PM

Post #9152774

Thanks for compliments. Yes, Play With Fire has that glow in the center of the falls. I bought it from Napa Iris in 2010 and this is the first season it bloomed. However, it is outdoing itself. When it didn't bloom it was concentrating on producing 3 blooming stems. I am using it in my hybridization program.

Below is another photo of it

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 5, 2012
8:13 AM

Post #9153097

Good for you. Are you crossing to red or adding yellow or pink to keep the red showing.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 6, 2012
10:00 PM

Post #9155321

A few pretty ones in bloom today
Magharee -Trade Secret - Fatal attraction - Night Addition & Awesome Blossom. I love the little "freckles" on night addition

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 7, 2012
12:53 AM

Post #9155369

All are lovely.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 7, 2012
1:51 AM

Post #9155378

Check out Magharee as it doesn't look like mine or this one in plant files.

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/93763/

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2012
4:52 AM

Post #9155442

I agree. My Magharee is much paler - I love the color of yours, Bea.
BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2012
7:52 AM

Post #9155610

Not sure why it is darker than what is shown on the Schreiners tag & web site.Perhaps it because we have so many cloudy days and it does not fade. But I like it ..so it's a keeper.

http://www.schreinersgardens.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=SIGO&Product_Code=MAGH&Category_Code=MO

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 7, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9155732

Sure is a beauty!
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

June 7, 2012
12:01 PM

Post #9155880

Hurry Up Sun
Happy Thursday BIF's!! Still digging for club sale this Saturday, and a few orders! Club meeting in Joplin Sunday! I was going to share a picture of Elvis Dreamer, but apparently didn't take one!! bummer Everyone have a great week-end if I don't talk to you sooner.

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blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 7, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9156240

IrisMa, I crossed it with Nigerian Raspberry, see below

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 7, 2012
5:50 PM

Post #9156310

NIce!
bigred
Ashdown, AR
(Zone 8a)

June 8, 2012
2:13 AM

Post #9156634

I keep saying I'm going to quit watching this thread because I have no more room for irises but I am mesmizered(sp?) bu all the beauty and can't spot looking.

Peggy

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 8, 2012
3:16 AM

Post #9156649

You might as well enjoy the pictures. You might see something which will go better in your plant scheme & can replace plants. Do you belong to an iris group?

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 8, 2012
5:10 PM

Post #9157522

Another seedling bloomed. Child of Joyce Terry x Bee pollinated. Looks like Aphrodisiac, which I have also.

1] seedling
2] Pod parent, Joyce Terry

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caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 9, 2012
4:13 AM

Post #9157829

Love it!
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

June 12, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9162336

Braggin Rights
Happy Tuesday BIF's!! We have been picking tomatoes!! YUM! The iris sale was successful and went to the meeting in Joplin!! Still potting iris and digging orders! Everyone have a great week!

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BeaHive
Dallas, OR
(Zone 8a)

June 12, 2012
1:12 PM

Post #9162428

Two more from yesterday's stroll around the yard.

Tall cool one & Indigo Princess

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blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 12, 2012
10:15 PM

Post #9163065

Here is one I purchased in 2010 from Napa Iris. It is PRETTY FLOUNCY (Burseen 2002).

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

June 17, 2012
1:08 PM

Post #9168913

Doo Wop Memories
Love Burseen's names!! Happy Sunday BIF's!! It is 92 degrees and I'm playing computer games!! It is too darned hot! Kisses from Kansas. I need to write up a design for my Dykes flower bed at the new garden! I won the region 18 contest and will get a free room at the fall convention!! Whoopie!

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

June 25, 2012
9:29 AM

Post #9180031

Greeting from Kansas!! We are heating up!! 93 already and we are supposed to have several days over 100! I'm still potting iris getting them ready to move to the other garden. Hope you are all keeping cool!
pic Dark Drama

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LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

June 25, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9180268

Lovely, Nicky! It's hotter than Hades in my garden - I have the water running almost all the time to keep up with it. 99 yesterday and 97 today. Ugh.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

June 26, 2012
6:36 PM

Post #9182661

In WYOMING it has been in the 90's for 3 days. Unusual since that is out July and August heat.
caitlinsgarden
McGregor, IA
(Zone 4b)

June 28, 2012
12:03 PM

Post #9184967

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 28, 2012
4:33 PM

Post #9185267

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

June 29, 2012
3:49 PM

Post #9186668

My first two iris': Midsummer Nsght's Dream and Making Eyes

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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

July 15, 2012
6:39 AM

Post #9205709

Chocolate Moose
Happy Sunday BIF's!! Went to Tulsa Iris Society sale yesterday. Bought 9 iris. Four older DM winners for my Dykes bed. Well sounds like more potting this afternoon. Wish me luck in not burning up. Next year I will need to invite anyone close enough to come see our iris garden.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 15, 2012
7:24 AM

Post #9205762

Great to support the iris society sale & glad that you found what you wanted.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 15, 2012
7:56 AM

Post #9205788

What a beautiful Iris. I will look for it. I assume it is a tall bearded?

LeawoodGardener

LeawoodGardener
Leawood, KS
(Zone 5b)

July 16, 2012
1:56 PM

Post #9207590

Nicky, I definitely want to visit your garden next spring! Please give me a 'head-up' a week or two before you think I should visit.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9219408

I heard a strange thing that last day or so. A nursery owner was going through my garden and noted the huge fans of bearded iris. Not too many, only three or four. She said she had heard that they will only bloom once here, then not again. I find that strange to understand. Granted they usually don't grow here so just having them is unusual, but why they would only bloom one year doesn't make sense. Mine had tall beautiful blooms and plants last year in one bed, tall healthy plants but no blooms in the nextbed. Neither had bloomed the year before. This year, no blooms. But the beds don't make it out from under snow (especially last year) very early. I am wondering if that is the issue. If they can't bloom in their usual time frame, then they won't bloom at all. Ideas? Maybe I will ask Schreiners.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2012
11:10 AM

Post #9219455

Mary, the reason for that is that the irises set their flower buds at the end of summer. So you might get an iris from a grower that has already set it's flower buds, and will bloom the year after you have planted it, but then due to your conditions won't bloom again.

I have this happen with siberians I sell. They set their flower buds here, and then someone in Florida grows them and they bloom the first year, and then never again as it's too hot for them to set buds. I've been doing an experiment with some people on that, and it does seem to be the case.

Zone 5b, you should be able to grow irises, even with the extended snow cover. We normally don't lose our snow here until early April.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2012
12:34 PM

Post #9219544

Regular iris grow fine, even JI, but bearded tend to rot. I sent a note to Schrieners and they said that the bearded need a 6-10-10 type fertilizer before blooming and about a month after. Maybe the plant doesn't have enough 'poop' to form buds without the additional fertilizer. Going to give it a try this year. The plants are so healthy and large it is really disappointing that they won't bloom. If that is the case I will have to trade them away.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 26, 2012
6:23 PM

Post #9219865

What I said previously is not the case then. If JIs grow well, then it's not too cold for bearded.

What kind of fertilizer are you giving them now? Sounds like it might be a little high in nitrogen, which will produce great foliage, but no blooms. I would suggest trying 'Bloom Booster fertilzer. IrisMA probably will be better able to answer this.

Is it too wet there?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 26, 2012
6:40 PM

Post #9219886

low nitrogen is best. I've never tried Bloombuster.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 26, 2012
7:28 PM

Post #9219938

My problem is, I think, that I wasn't fertilizing at all. I just put a liquid fertilizer of 2-5-5 on them. NPK, so nitrogeon is fairly low.
I am not sure if wet is the problem. I have tried not covering the corms, lightly covering, using hay, using leaves. Uncovering as soon as I can get to them. Not uncovering til they completely are snow free. I believe that letting them somewhat do their own thing is the best, although a little dirt (maybe half inch) might help. but I wonder if I uncover them too soon they are then subject to cold and wet which rots them. If they are covered for a while longer as the snow melts, then they may stay frozen longer and not subject to rot. We will see what happens this year. And I will certainly fertilize them next spring with a light N fertilizer.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2012
6:08 PM

Post #9220901

Do you have the top of the rhizomes sitting up high, like a duck on water? I wouldn't cover them at all, snow is a good insulator, and doesn't cause rot here.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 27, 2012
8:04 PM

Post #9221009

Yup, I sure do. the first year 90% rotted. Second year was the hay, third year was a little dirt, fourth year nothing. A little dirt yields the best results as long as it is removed fairly soon into spring. Like when it defrosts enough to remove it. And I have found that the ones on a flat garden are almost better than the slight grade of a hill.
NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

July 30, 2012
8:56 PM

Post #9224370

Happy Monday BIF's!!! We usually get aroung 4 days a summer that are 100 or above. We have already had 20 days!!! This heat dome thing can go farther south or just disappear!!! My poor husbands garden is failing fast!! I've received orders from Blue-J, and Suttons. Tom Burseen sent me notice that his will ship in a couple of weeks. I've got them all sitting in the living room under the air conditioner. All the iris I've potted to move are still in the drive-way, it is just too hot to set them out. I need to order more pots for the new ones. I had planned to reuse the pots in the driveway. Well, those of us that live in the mid-west need to pray for rain and cooler days! Can't wait to have you visit the garden next year! Kisses from Kansas
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NickysIris
Cherryvale, KS

August 5, 2012
8:18 PM

Post #9231005

Praise the Lord, we finally got a decent rain and didn't hit 100 today!! Need to get busy making new plant tags, cause better weather is coming. Hope everyone is having a good summer!!
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blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 3, 2013
10:58 PM

Post #9438022

irisMA wrote:Good for you. Are you crossing to red or adding yellow or pink to keep the red showing.


Was checking here and saw your question. Now I have a question.

I am soon to decide which irises to cross. I am drawn to contrast, or for instance a blue self x Batik. I have read--to refer to your question---that crossing certain colors can predict a color. You have seen my seedlings from my crosses which I would think unproves that theory. Doesn't the blooms on a cross depend on the genetic material in a sort of "what you see is what you get" in color.


blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 3, 2013
11:11 PM

Post #9438026

irisMa:
below are some of the crosses I have made in 2012 and have seeds from:

1] Isn't This Something x Nigerian Raspberry
2] Ziggy x Batik
3] Pretty Flouncy x Mesmerizer (for the flounces)
4] Tiger Honey x Batik
5] Toucan Tango x Red At Night

So, what do you think?. I have them sown in a plastic shoebox stored outside to sprout with warm spring weather, which is how I alway do.

I can't figure out why there is more information about daylilies, and less for irises. I have not come across a database for irises. There is one for daylilies.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 4, 2013
5:46 AM

Post #9438155

Wow! DH & I agree that cross#1 can bring 'messy' looking flowers. We like your other parents for bc. Tiger Honey is a good grower here. Good that you used Mesmerizer as the pollen parent because it can be tender. I don't know much about appendeges, but having them both sides can get you some (I think), but not all seedlinngs. We will wait to see seedling pictures in a couple yrs. Do you know which pod parents give early bloom?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 4, 2013
7:18 AM

Post #9438235

After having had breakfast i will return to my thinking on your corsses. First 'thank you for doing them". I can't think of TB crosses in a cold weather area at present, although I think that someone in Maine is starting. We have lost some of our 'cold weather' people through retirement. Chuck Chapman in Canada works for cold weather hardiness, but his climate is still different than yours.

Secondly I have never worked with broken color as there are fewer of them in medians. So I am assuming that they would work like the ususal plicatas. So bc crossed with bc should produce them. I think your last cross with the red flower (Red At Night) would produce carriers unless there is plicata behind it. There may be, we once went back 14 generations on one side to find plicata on one side of a cross. Recessives can be carried a long way. Keep up the good work & we may see some cold weather hardy beauties in a couple of yrs.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2013
12:27 AM

Post #9439179

irisMa,
thank you for taking the time to explain. I have had Mezmerizer for 3 years from Schreiner. It bloomed last summer, but it seems to bloom every other summer. I have pollen in my freezer incase it won't bloom this year. Actually, I have lots of pollen from both irises and daylilies of the early flowering in my freezer.

Holy Cow you went back 14 generatons. Where did you find the information?

What is the difference if the same crosses that I have done here in WY and someone does the same---for example---in N. Carolina (or other warm climate) regarding hardiness. Isn't hardiness genetic? I have noticed that not all irises are hardy to the same degree.

I have lots of irises that bloom between June 1st and 10th. And 9 that blooms in May.

1] Hot Topic---May 23
2] Lace legacy---May 30
3] Merlot---May 26
4] Raspberry Blush--dwarf May 30
5] Tingle---dwarf, May 15

Also have some that blooms past mid-June.

This year I don't want to dab pollen here and there so will have a plan.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 5, 2013
5:36 AM

Post #9439288

As you know you could repeat the crosses yourself with different results. People in other climates may not do the same crosses as they have different plants blooming. the fact that they have survived in your climate shows they are hardy, but someone in NC may not use the same plants. Your are right that they same cross in any climate would be hardy. Are these plants fragrant? We still need 'cold weather people' to have a greater hardy list.

We have the AIS registration books back to 1929 (although that information was repeated in the 1939 checklist. ( I gave up at generation 10 & went to bed & DH finished it for me). The information is now on the electronic registration if you have access. We are not e-members so do not & have to depend on the checklist. Since I was checking on a median, it went past the TB X pumila cross in the 1950s.
We all will be interested in seeing your results in a few years.

This is for others reading the posts: blomma is crossing like to like to get what she wants. Broken color is the function of an erratic plicata gene. Isn't it fun to watch?

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 5, 2013
5:44 AM

Post #9439298

Do you click on the iris encyclopedia through the AIS site?

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2013
8:03 PM

Post #9440197

You reminded me that I hadn't renewed my surbscription to AIS. Could have sworn I did but my name didn't come up in a seach for region 11. Nor did I receive the magazine they send in January. The website changed in the last year, or so. Need to rejoin so I can get a password. If you join online you don't get the magazine since it can be seen online and downloaded. I want the magazine so will send a check.

I was able to download some very early check lists a few years ago I have '59, '69, '79, '89. But they really need to edited for they are hard to read.

I know I can repeat crosses with different results. I have also reversed crossing so that the pod parent became the pollen parent. I have read that the pollen parent determines the flower/color and the pod parent determines the vegetative structure---height, growth, # of branches, etc. How much truth is in that?

I got an Arilbred from my son in Nebraska named Rosemohr (Lewis 1949). It took awhile for it to bloom and could then id it. Blooms great with many buds, about 24" high. Below is the photos. I purchased from Schreiner Gracchus (Ware 1884) and Pallida variegata. Both diploids. Gracchus did produce a small pod with 2 tiny seeds but I dropped them and could not find them due to size. Grrr! At least I know it is fertile.

Who can Rosemohr be crossed with. Some of these historic irises must have some interesting genes. I wonder if pallidas leaves can develop on seedlings with the right cross. I will try to cross Gracchus and Pallida this summer since both are diploids.

1] Rosemohr
3] Gracchus
4 and 5] Pallida variegata

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 5, 2013
8:15 PM

Post #9440208

Certainly the pod parent gets credit for plant structure.

I don't know your arilbred--depends if it is OG or OG- the latter not too fertile. Or is it a regealia instead? Would have to look up more information. the real toughie checklist is the 1949 one. The 2009 one is a dictionary, more people hybridizing, I guess.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2013
9:28 PM

Post #9440249

Have a quick question or two. How do you retain the fragrance from an Iris in breeding? Keep the fragrant one as the pod parent or does it matter. I ask because I Love the fragrance on both I.palidas.

How hard is it to work with the Flatties, and can they be hybridized with any other I. g.? I'm just learning.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 5, 2013
9:44 PM

Post #9440254

kathy, I am guessing that retaining fragrance in seedling is pure luck. You may upper your chances if you cross 2 that have fragrance.

Will see what irisMA have to say. She is probably in bed.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 6, 2013
7:31 AM

Post #9440573

I have never worked with fragrance. I think if you have it in both parents, there will be a larger % of seedlings with it.
I know nothing about the flatties. Same to same if they are fertile like anything else has a greater chance of success. Some people start out with those by having some plants with the extra flower parts (a fault in this garden) & try to have every flower produce the same. check your flatties for pollen 7 see what happens.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2013
2:36 PM

Post #9441055

I don't want to sound dumb but what the heck is a flattie?.
momoftwo607
Nineveh, NY
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2013
4:55 PM

Post #9441176

The tops of the iris are flat, hence flatties! :)
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

March 6, 2013
5:54 PM

Post #9441252

They have what appears to be 6 falls, and no standards. Look quite similar to a japanese iris...Arlyn

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 6, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9441275

Thanks for explaining. I will stick to bearded irises with the standards. I don't think I have ever seen a flattie.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 6, 2013
7:30 PM

Post #9441343

'Six Pack' is a famous one.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2013
11:46 AM

Post #9442936

Am trying to download pix but not working, this is the second day I've tried.

Just sent 2 d-mails to blooma with pix.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

March 8, 2013
8:31 PM

Post #9443428

my sympathy I have very few computer skills so feel for other people having problems.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 8, 2013
9:02 PM

Post #9443443

Kathy,
yes thank you again. Photo came through fine. You mean upload from your computer. Download is from a website to your computer.

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

March 9, 2013
12:14 PM

Post #9443927

Lol...ok now..be nice for those of us not that 'puter savvy... Yup, had a problem with 2 different rooms, tho uploaded in other areas of Dave's...hmmmm?

Just tried for the heck of it and here it is...Iris g. Amarylis

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blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

March 9, 2013
6:11 PM

Post #9444297

Kathy, I'll be nice and now you learned something. LOL.

Pretty!!

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