Irises forum: Japanese Iris

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Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
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Ridesredmule
May 17, 2012 7:11 AM CST
Oh, I love Japanese iris.
I know you may enjoy these too....
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 17, 2012 10:05 AM CST
You're doing a great job growing those. They couldn't have gone to a better home:)
Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
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Chickensonmars
May 17, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Thumbs up stunning!
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Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky...
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
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Ridesredmule
May 17, 2012 10:52 AM CST
Love these iris. I do have them in a little bog, where they stay year round.

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The blue ones in first picture were in the ground, got them same time as these. But they were not happy. So i moved them to their own little bog.
I have no regrets except when they stop blooming.
Let me know if you want to see the total package holding the iris, will be glad to get you a picture...
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
May 17, 2012 5:27 PM CST

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Hey Charleen, JI seasons upon you. Thumbs up Thumbs up
Nice Iris. Love all three. Looks like it's fun experimenting.
Evan
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 17, 2012 6:24 PM CST
Yes, Charleen was kind enough to help me trial JIs in Georgia. Where they are not supposed to grow. She came up with the bog, and Wow!
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 17, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Very cool, thanks for posting them ~Jan
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 18, 2012 6:49 AM CST
Beautiful Charleen. Thumbs up I'm trying one for the first time this year. I don't have a bog, but the guy I bought it from said to keep it under the house overhang. I'll create a bog for it later.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 18, 2012 7:53 AM CST
I made bogs out of rubber feed troughs you can get at Feedstore. also Sometimes you can find Containers on Clearance that are good for bogs. I really loved playing with the Iris to see what would work...
Thank you All.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 18, 2012 9:37 AM CST

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The one on the left is the bog....


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These are the ones blooming now...
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My little Radar.....Sorry I goofed....
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 18, 2012 2:07 PM CST
Oh, now I get it. and what a great idea. Do they stay in that bog overwinter? Confused
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 18, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Yes, one year, it even snowed on them...
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 18, 2012 7:15 PM CST
Deebie, if you wanted Japanese irises, Charleen's method should work for you, too. It wouldn't work north of zone 7.

A lot of people in the south think they can't grow Japanese irises, but this might be the perfect answer.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 18, 2012 8:33 PM CST
What a great idea for those bogs! ~Jan
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
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Ridesredmule
May 19, 2012 8:24 AM CST
See, Polly , I didn't know any different, so it worked.... Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
but I do love my bogs.
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jun 5, 2012 9:58 AM CST
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What a beautiful bloom, I discovered....Thumb of 2012-06-05/Ridesredmule/78e3c8
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 5, 2012 6:31 PM CST
Yep, I'm amazed at how well you are doing with them, Charleen. And the president of our iris society says Japanese irises don't grow outside the Northeast. How funny.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 5, 2012 7:46 PM CST

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Those are really nice Charleen. The blooms look huge.

I was thinking of your bog garden earlier this Spring. I potted up a really small division I received this Spring in a 1 gallon pot and placed in an oil drip pan, about 3" deep, so it always had water. It had grown enough that I planted it out last week. I also picked up a feed trough and am growing some Colocasia in it. They're doing great as well.
Evan
Name: Charleen
Barnesville, Ga. Zone 7b-8 (Zone 8a)
Walk in Peace / I'm Charley's Mom.
Miniature Gardening Mules Tip Photographer I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Lover: Loves 'em all!
Charter ATP Member Garden Ideas: Level 2 Seller of Garden Stuff Butterflies Birds Region: Georgia
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Ridesredmule
Jun 6, 2012 8:25 AM CST
Something happened did it Polly??? The Iris didn't get to read what the Iris society book says.
It may be because I do have it in the water and some soil or peat.
It rained yesterday afternoon, it looked so pitiful...
The blooms are large and if you bury your nose in them, there is even a light scent. That just adds up to a total package to me...
that group there was the ones in the soil. They bloomed but not like this. The water is a huge factor in their survival.
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Jun 6, 2012 8:30 AM CST
LOL, Charleen, the irises didn't read the book. I can't wait until our next meeting to tell them.

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