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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Jun 5, 2012 8:06 AM CST
This Pleasant EarlyBird is half the height and very pale in bloom. I blame everything on March-April reverse weather.
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Half as tall as last year and washed out color.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 5, 2012 9:51 AM CST
I aggree with you on that.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 7, 2012 8:20 PM CST

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Started here too Jo Ann, just a week ahead of schedule.
Silverband
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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 7, 2012 8:40 PM CST
I have just a few blooming now but it looks like I will have a lot more in the coming days Hurray! .

I love love love Japanese irises Lovey dubby Lovey dubby .
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 7, 2012 8:44 PM CST

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Hands rubbing together. pics, Pics, PICS. Lovey dubby
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zuzu
Jun 7, 2012 9:09 PM CST

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Here's a beauty that started blooming a couple of weeks ago next to the gray water drain in my garden. I don't know its name and I don't even remember planting an iris there.

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Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 7, 2012 9:11 PM CST
oooooh that is very pretty Smiling
Name: Connie
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pardalinum
Jun 7, 2012 9:24 PM CST
Ok here are a few...

Always my first, Pleasant Earlybird and TB Goodnight Kiss:

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Coho (first and second photo are first day; third photo is of mature bloom):

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Reisyun (with A. christophii in background of first pic.):

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Need to see what is still on my camera...
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 8, 2012 3:27 AM CST
My JI's have real buds.I have watched a few for days.Maybe with the hot weekend comming I will see blooms. Mine ate shorter this year.
The color better be there. Pleasant Earlybird was a disapointment
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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Jun 8, 2012 1:18 PM CST

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only one is Gubijin...boo hoo but the spuria have started blooming

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Jun 8, 2012 4:28 PM CST

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Love ALL the pics, including your Pleasant Earlybird Jo Ann. Green Grin! Good luck with the rest. LI Sinfonietta and a huge NoID opened today. Will get pics tomorrow.

Love the color on that surprise zuzu. We should all be so lucky. Connie, are the first two pics of Coho day one of bloom? The pink seems a bit more intense than the 3rd pic. Dee, are you breeding with Gubijin?
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pardalinum
Jun 8, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Evan, yes! The third picture is of a filled out mature bloom. I think I will edit my post to indicate that. I was going to do that when I first posted but it doesn't take much to side track my brain!
Name: Evan
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Jun 8, 2012 5:09 PM CST

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Thanks Connie. I've noticed while looking at sellers sites, (and ATP and Cubits) that both form and color can be hugely variable. I know some of that is conditions and figured some was age. Coho was one I remembered when looking at pinks.
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Name: Evan
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Jun 12, 2012 2:44 PM CST

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Silverband, less 3 bloom stalks Thumb of 2012-06-12/eclayne/892c99
Pseudata OkagamiThumb of 2012-06-12/eclayne/adc578 Thumb of 2012-06-12/eclayne/3f8c79
Versata Enfant ProdigeThumb of 2012-06-12/eclayne/a9795d Thumb of 2012-06-12/eclayne/e9c11a Thumb of 2012-06-12/eclayne/dee6f9
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 12, 2012 3:55 PM CST
Love the white one
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jun 12, 2012 4:20 PM CST
Beautiful, Evan!
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jun 12, 2012 4:52 PM CST
Tell me about growing Pseudata....Japanese are difficult here. Are Pseudata any easier?
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Jun 12, 2012 5:27 PM CST

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Thanks, what a treat.

This is my first Pseudata Paul and it was planted the first week of April, 2012. Of those I planted this spring Okagami and Enfant Prodige look to be the only to bloom. They're obviously water lovers so what I did was plant it deep, like Polly describes in her beardless culture article. In addition to that I left the soil level of the hole about 2" below the surrounding soil to make a bowl. In early May I top dressed with composted cow manure which I covered with shredded leaves. I'll take a pic of the "clump" tomorrow. You'll chuckle at the size.
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Maureenpm00
Jun 17, 2012 5:35 AM CST
Wow these pics are beautiful,. I just got my first 3 JI from a friend and i can't wait to see them blooming in my garden.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Jun 17, 2012 5:50 AM CST
Mine are just starting.Some are shorter than last year,others have mis formed blooms.
Prairy Glory ( this clump is 4 years old and has never had more than 2 bloom stems in spite of regular feeding)
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Fractal Blue
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A NOID might be Frosted Plum
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Frilled Enchantment eaten beyond all.
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I am waiting for a huge bloom to unfurl.I dont know which variety it is either.

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