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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9347123

Despite that I have been working on clearing the Iris and other front and back yard plants for weeks I never noticed this Bearded Iris until this afternoon. How do they hide in plain sight? I hope that it opens. Xuling

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 1, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9347179

Sneaky little sucker, eh? Please post a pic when it opens. We've got snow here, and I would love to see an iris in bloom.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 1, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9347298

okie dokie :)
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

December 1, 2012
8:43 PM

Post #9347301

A lady on FreeCycle gave me some Bearded Iris today...I look forward to having them bloom next spring. Jo
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 2, 2012
10:55 AM

Post #9347712

How exciting!
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 2, 2012
2:06 PM

Post #9347899

I sure envy you people in those warm 8 & 9 zones this time of year!! 5 months of waiting in store for me till the next Iris bloom...Arlyn

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 5, 2012
1:31 AM

Post #9350187

I hear ya Arlyn.
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

December 5, 2012
9:16 AM

Post #9350449

This has been a really good fall and early winter for rebloom in my area. Lo Ho Silver has multiplied and just continues to bloom right into December and is full of buds now. Golden Immortal (not sure of ID) is shown from bloom last January!!! It's in multiple bud now for another winter showing. Sorry for guality of this photo but I'll try to get a new one this time around. bob

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2012
4:14 PM

Post #9355840

Here is a current photo of the BI. Look carefully at the short stalk on the right side and another flower is attempting to open. Xuling

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 11, 2012
7:51 PM

Post #9355999

Looks like it's going to be a dark one. I love the dark colored ones. Your irises look so nice and healthy, with the leaves all nice and without any disease, and no weeds. I have to say you do a really good job with them!

Bob, that lo Ho Silver is know to be a good rebloomer, where it's happy. Good job there, too.
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 18, 2012
7:11 PM

Post #9361886

ever so slowly it is opening (kind of opening). However it is going to be 28-29 degrees here tonight so that may end it. xuling

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 19, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9362127

Arrgh, in suspense, what happened?
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 19, 2012
5:35 PM

Post #9362612

It survived fine. And a third bud started opening a tiny bit. Will tryto post pics later. Xuling
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 22, 2012
4:24 PM

Post #9364952

Here is the current picture as of 12.22.2012. The flowers are growing and trying to burst out despite the cold and rain.
Xuling

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ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 23, 2012
3:41 AM

Post #9365227

Wahoo. I watched Twiggi rebloom the same way.I couldnt believe it.Frost and snow and finally there it was on a milder day.
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 23, 2012
6:15 AM

Post #9365281

If the temps are right, it may happen on Christmas, that would be neat!...Arlyn
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 23, 2012
8:00 AM

Post #9365326

It's going to be so pretty! Looks like almost a navy blue. Has it bloomed for you before?
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 24, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9366242

Yes, it has bloomed before, several years. but I have had to separate so many Bearded Iris and replant, and name tags get lost so I don't know what the name is. But here are two current pics. PS one large bed of the BI is smoothered with spots and isnt growing well. With all the rain I hate to spray them now, but I might be forced to. Xuling

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pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 24, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9366292

Who cares about the name, it's going to be gorgeous. Can't wait to see if it opens tomorrow. Maybe cut a stalk and put in water inside if it's going to be cold?

I was hoping my amaryllis would open, but they're not. But an iris for Christmas. Wow!
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

December 24, 2012
6:12 PM

Post #9366336

Yes, that would be one for the book, alright! And I'll bet you're right Polly. A cut stalk, indoors in a vase, with a bud that far along should open fast...Arlyn
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 24, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9366420

I don't pick flowers unless the stems break or bend from the weight. I enjoy them just where they live. Xuling
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 28, 2012
5:34 PM

Post #9369421

Here are photos from today. The more closed one is the top flower while the first down the stalk is more open.
xulling

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 29, 2012
7:38 PM

Post #9370215

Hola, two pics from today. The bee and the other winged creature (can you see it?) showed up as I took some photos. Then another shot without them. Xuling

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coastalzonepush
Orlando, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 29, 2012
11:29 PM

Post #9370279

i loved reading through this thread, so exciting, good thing i looked on this forum! i miss bearded irises.
roadrunner
Hereford, AZ
(Zone 8a)

December 30, 2012
7:35 AM

Post #9370447

What a beautiful picture!!! Jo
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

December 30, 2012
8:33 AM

Post #9370482

Hard to believe that somewhere a flower not only grows but blossoms. Thanks so much.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

December 30, 2012
9:01 AM

Post #9370503

Phew, I was sitting on the edge of my chair. It's a beautiful iris, and it looks diamond dusted. So glad it bloomed, almost a New Years Eve iris. Amazing!
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

December 30, 2012
5:16 PM

Post #9370857

And here is today's image. There are several more buds working on opening, but they won't be in time for 01.01.2013 Xuling

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2013
5:13 PM

Post #9374595

Sorry for the delay, but here it is New Year's Day. And it has been into the 28 degree temp. for 3 nights now and is doing well, but aging quickly. Xuling

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 3, 2013
5:22 PM

Post #9374601

The first pic shows a baby trying to grow right out of the base of the blooming flower. I do not remember ever seeing anything like this before. Is this normal? And the second pic is another with the same or another bee back gathering pollen. I watched it as long as it stayed with the flower. Xuling

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 11, 2013
4:44 PM

Post #9382312

Before I took this pic I picked off two dead bloomed flowers. I just can't imagine what is going through the BI's mind to be doing this in December and January. And another BI is trying, but I don't think will make it. Supposed to have temps of 30 tonight and 27, 27, 27, and 30 before it starts to warm up to 34. Every thing is covered up. Xuling

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crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 12, 2013
6:38 AM

Post #9382606

Don't question Mother Nature's reasoning, just enjoy!...Arlyn
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 12, 2013
5:17 PM

Post #9383099

You are correct about that one Arlyn. Here are two shots from yesterday.

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xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 17, 2013
4:54 PM

Post #9388565

The cold got to the right stalk which has 4 flowers buds opening to some degree. But it is bent over and soft. Of course I threw 4 sheets of cold protection over them so they would bend due to the weight!! Here is the top flower on the left stalk. It has been opening up under the cold protectors. Xuling. You can see one of the drooping flowers of the right stalk in the middle of the right side of the photo.

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irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

January 21, 2013
12:38 PM

Post #9392568

Do you know the name of the iris?
xuling
Windsor, CA
(Zone 9b)

January 21, 2013
3:36 PM

Post #9392776

It might be 'His Royal Highness'. Otherwise I do not know. With all the years of digging up clumps and separating and giving them away and replanting and then stepping on plastic names tags I do not know the names of most of them. My C/S are well organized (pretty well) but not the BI and I no longer even care about their names since I will never ever be able to sort them out. But boy do I enjoy them when the blooming starts!! Xuling
crowrita1
Lyndon, IL
(Zone 5a)

January 22, 2013
7:15 AM

Post #9393505

It's a pretty one, whatever it's name!..Arlyn

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
4:16 PM

Post #9469047

One of the things I love best about iris is that one day you have just leaves and the next, all kinds of buds!
Martha
cathy166
Stamford, CT
(Zone 6b)

April 1, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9469200

And sometimes you have leaves and no buds until next year! I still love them.
Marcia

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