Irises forum: Dutch Irises

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Nov 9, 2012 7:06 PM CST
My dutch Irises are peaking out of the ground, Oh my! it's getting me eager for spring already, and winter isn't even here yet. Have a fealling it's going to be a long winter for me. This is what they looked like last spring
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Nov 10, 2012 3:32 AM CST
Beautiful.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Nov 10, 2012 8:05 AM CST
How darling!!!
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Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Nov 10, 2012 9:38 AM CST
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Name: Calin
Weston-super-mare UK (Zone 7b)
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fixpix
Nov 12, 2012 1:12 AM CST
It is a nice color-comby.
Sure it's gonna be a long winter? Mine's only gonna be about 4 months. Is that "long" ?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 12, 2012 9:28 AM CST
The idea of length depends where you live. further south in the US winter should be a blink. Hope we get snow as we need the water in the ground in the spring. We found that out last yr when it didn't happen.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Nov 12, 2012 10:47 AM CST
Too long for me, Cailin!! Hilarious! Ours is more like two months -- January and February. November, December and March can be shirt-sleeve months!!
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Name: Arlyn
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crowrita1
Nov 12, 2012 11:04 AM CST
I can wear "shirt-sleeves" here from Nov., though March.....But I better have a good coat on top of them!...Arlyn
Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Nov 12, 2012 11:20 AM CST

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Here from about Nov to March or April, you need some kind of jacket on, anywhere from Heavy to light weight. Last year we had snow in April....go figure. We get plenty of rain, so we do not need the snow. Eastern Oregon has snow and freezing already

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Nov 12, 2012 6:43 PM CST
Arlyn -- Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Calin
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fixpix
Nov 13, 2012 2:41 AM CST
Ummm, we took a wrong turn somewhere... beautiful IRIS!
Rolling on the floor laughing

We should declare some taboo words like "cold" "freeze" "winter" "snow" ...and the like!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 13, 2012 8:22 AM CST
Some of our spring bulbs are "peekin", too. My son has an apple tree that had a dozen or so bloosoms last week! I have quite a few Dutch iris bulbs, but only have limited success with them. Here, they gradually disappear over time. We have one ,all yellow, (don't have a clue as to it's name) that seems to prosper, and increase, while others seem to die out. I think it's climate, and not culture or squirrels, because it gets pretty **** here, with little **** cover for protection. We have the same thing with most tulips, so we treat them as annuals,and plant every year.The cottage type and the species tulips seem to last and increase, but the Darwins don't like it too well, our ****** is just too long and **** with early ******s . ...Arlyn Whistling

Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Nov 14, 2012 7:06 AM CST
LOL!! Tulips here become winter feeding for moles. They don't bother the Daffodils.

Oooops -- I mean ******-feeding. Hilarious!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Mar 15, 2013 11:57 AM CST
I have a lot of my dutch iris folliage up and green this spring. Even some of the ones only planted last fall. The ones that where already in the garden from years prior are really showing a lot of folliage.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 5:14 PM CST
First Dutch Iris this year.

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 17, 2013 7:02 PM CST
Please tell us what they are when you post photos.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 7:05 PM CST
I don't know. I just bought a Dutch Iris mix from Schreiners.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 17, 2013 7:07 PM CST
Probably all seedlings then.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 7:09 PM CST
They are pretty and colorful which was what I wanted in that section of garden. I do think that one pictured is Apollo.

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