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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2012
3:45 AM

Post #9158872

Japanese irises are one of my favorites and the show has begun despite all of our rain. I did manage to get these photos in the rain. My strange little pseudocarus cross looks better this year than last, so I'm glad I didn't compost it after all.
Please feel free to add your photos as your Japanese irises bloom.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 18, 2012
2:50 AM

Post #9169586

On June 15th at 6:15 am I took some pictures, definately not Pink Lady Might be Fortune. I've renamed to 'Misfortune"

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 18, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9170291

Are yours planted in a bog? If not, what sort of soil and light?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2012
2:05 AM

Post #9171130

I have them planted all over the place, some like the purple in the first picture are next to a pond. Some are in the wettest spot in the yard (annex) I usually plant the extras there. Some are at the lake front and some line my pathway to the pond. Our property is divided by a road, the house is on the lake side and our garage sits across the street. Because of the pond it is entirely fenced. The entrance to the garden is through a Japanese style doorway. Our soil is clay, which I have been ammending for 50+ years. They are all in full sun. I mulch and fertilize and water when it's dry. Because of the pond and the lake I do not use chemicals that are dangerous.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 19, 2012
3:29 AM

Post #9171155

Are those a species siberian?
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 19, 2012
11:47 AM

Post #9171681

Yes, probably the wrong picture as I was trying to show the entrance to the garden, not a picture of siberians. Harpswell Haze? and maybe another older Currier McEwen.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 19, 2012
6:38 PM

Post #9172131

nice!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
2:25 AM

Post #9173835

Newest bloomers
1. noid very prolific and
2. beautiful in a clump
3. Pink Frost
4. noid from Boojum
5. noid Darling

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
2:33 AM

Post #9173840

Sakurajishi, I really favor the pinks. and how about this plumeria? I took the picture in Cocoa Beach at the River Lakes condo where we meet for our service quilting.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 21, 2012
4:35 PM

Post #9174877

This morning Henry's White and Anytus both opened but I had to destroy the Anytus blossom to remove the tiny worm that would have burrowed down into the rest of the buds. I thought I'd solved this problem, but it looks like the Neem oil will have to be used again this year. Pink Frost clump shot, white garden shot and Greywoods Persian Dusk.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 21, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9174984

Tiny worm is probably the orchacheata fly.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2012
1:29 AM

Post #9175409

Yes, that's it.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 22, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9175533

Anytus, Hegira. I have been laying down newspaper as a weed barrier, to help keep new weeds from growing. I bought Preen but it shouldn't be used near ponds. Bummer.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

June 22, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9175791

DH refuses to use Preen. However most of our current problems come from grass, so would not be of use anyway.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
7:59 AM

Post #9181711

waited a week for thee to open

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 26, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9181714

Why no preen and WHAT is the name of those gorgeous iris?

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9181770

Japanese Iris Chio no Haru
Just takes my breath away.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 26, 2012
10:01 AM

Post #9181912

I think it is the most elegant I have seen thus far.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
10:25 AM

Post #9181940

I dont seem to be able to locate it by google so the spelling is probably wrong. I think its an Ensata but not in their present catalog.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9181969

Chiyo-no-Haru :) Means Eternal Spring.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
11:23 AM

Post #9182058

Thanks Polly. Figures it was a spelling problem.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 26, 2012
1:20 PM

Post #9182225

I actually found it by googling. It corrected my spelling. Not too many places have it for sale.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 26, 2012
2:34 PM

Post #9182325

Glad you made a connection.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 26, 2012
3:34 PM

Post #9182406

Beautiful! Today Frilled Enchantment opened. First Act was the earliest after the yellow flag. Well, it has more buds and will be blooming again, or still?

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Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

June 27, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9183414

I think I will wait to see if I can keep the Japanese iris alive that a DG'r sent me. Then think about investing in them. I am thrilled to death that after several years trying bearded iris that I have a few that have come back for two years. Ain't moving them for love nor money!!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

June 27, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9183626

I'm on the same page. Most of my plant success is ure luck.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

June 28, 2012
6:37 AM

Post #9184470

I'm charging my camera as there wasn't enough oomph left to give me time to focus. Nice show today.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
3:05 AM

Post #9190845

A lot of my pictures aren't good and some are good enough that i have spotted little visitors that I missed when I was taking the pictures. Frilled Enchantment. A big thank you to Kathy Jo for trading with me.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
3:11 AM

Post #9190849

Number 2 has the fly in the picture above. Cry of Rejoice

For some reason my pictures are getting an error message that they must be in GIF or JPG, which they are, so must be a problem at DG's end. I'll try again.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
3:22 AM

Post #9190852

Another try 1 Ebb & Flow, 2 Lasting Pleasure, 3 L P again, 4 Diomedes, a terrible picture, still more buds to open so I'll try again.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
3:46 AM

Post #9190866

1, 2, 3, Frosted Intrigue You may have noticed my tags. Jack gave me the old Green engraving machine when he took early retirement when they (GE) sold his dept to Lockheed Martin/ Martin Marietta) and he bought the machine shop. I have who the plant came from and the year on the smaller tag, and the Name (to the best of my ability) on the other one. The tags are plastic and attached to the wire stake with stainless steel wire. I have a bending jig to bend the "eye" loop into the wire. I no longer have the strength to cut the wire ( in a shear) so we have given the machine shop and all the accompanying extra stuff to our son Rob in KY. I have kept the engraving machine for the time being. It is obsolete in this age of computerized everything, but I just love it. AND the squirrels can't pull the tags out of the ground.
4 Walk Right In
5 Angel Mtn.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
7:47 AM

Post #9191116

Walk Right In, 1, & 2. The color is better on these but not as good as in person.
3, & 4. Cry of Rejoice, we got just a sprinkling of early morning rain, but look how lovely and fresh it made the blossoms.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9191123

Royal Game 1, 2, & 3

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 3, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9191736

Diomedes

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2012
11:35 AM

Post #9192862

Todays beautiful blooms 1&2 Sakurajishi 3&4 Hegira

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2012
11:39 AM

Post #9192864

1 & 2 Jocasta 3 What happens when you drag the hose around tall flowering irises, Angel Mountain

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 4, 2012
11:41 AM

Post #9192867

Angel Mtn taken this morning around 7 am The color is much truer in the previous post with it in the vase.

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carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 13, 2012
4:43 PM

Post #9204298

It was wonderful iris season and I been buzy snapping pics. I'd like to share some of them because they show my very first ensata blooms and very special to me. The plants are 2 y.o. and are grown from seed by me. It's been an interesting journey and I got my rewards!

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 14, 2012
1:54 AM

Post #9204641

beautiful
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2012
2:57 AM

Post #9204652

I absolutely love the first one pictured. It reminds me of Caprician Butterfly. Is it the first bloom of the seedling and did they all come from the same pod?
carpathiangirl
Akron, OH
(Zone 5a)

July 14, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9205445

Thanks, it's so exiting th watch the new blooms open. Yes, it was the first blooming season, I received mixed seeds from a trade here, open pollinated I think. I see a couple of seed pods now so maybe I'll do it again and start the new batch.

Here some more pics, the pinkish one looked really nice to me. I'm thinking about separating and transplanting them to give more space, is it a good idea? sometimes irises won't bloom the first season after transplanting...

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

July 15, 2012
8:37 AM

Post #9205828

In your first picture they look pretty close together. I'd try to remove the center (pink one) plant by digging all around and keeping the soil intact as much as possible. Fill the hole in with good draining ammended soil mixture that will feed the other two clumps. Water it in well. Dig a nice large new hole for the one you dug out and make it extra deep. In the bottom of the hole add some ammended soil, rabbit droppings are good or old manure. Water in well and add your pink plant, adding soil underneath to bring it to the correct surface level. Water well. The absolutely BEST advice I can give you is to MULCH!!! It conserves moisture and keeps down weeds which compete for moisture and nutrients those irises need to flourish. Good luck.

I have a few buds left on one last plant. Basically my bloom season is over. I am cleaning and adding mulch. No iris debris goes into my compost. I am trying to rid my garden of a fly pest that came in with a purchased plant.

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