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Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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Heart2Heart
Mar 4, 2013 1:13 PM CST
With the headline I mean, firstly, that the heyday for this great early bloomers now and secondly, that I like to take some time to enjoy.
I look forward to pictures and comments from you.

han
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Mar 4, 2013 1:17 PM CST
If you like reticulata don't miss the article in the new AIS Iris Bulletin........some amazing colors.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 4, 2013 2:31 PM CST
Beautiful! Stunning! I love the different colors you have there.

This will be the first time for Iris retuculata for me as I have never had them before. But I planted 200 last fall.
Name: Kestutis
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eko123
Mar 4, 2013 3:17 PM CST
realy beauties cuties :)
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Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Mar 13, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Wonderful! Thanks for posting!
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 13, 2013 1:22 PM CST
Mine don't seem to be up yet.
Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2013 4:20 PM CST

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Should be up soon Rita. Last year was early, 3/20 for me. They're up 2-3" right now so keep your eyes peeled.
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Newyorkrita
Mar 13, 2013 4:24 PM CST
I looked today but not up yet. I never had them before so I have nothing to compair as far as other years.
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eclayne
Mar 13, 2013 4:34 PM CST

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For what it's worth, first bloom noticed: 3/25/09, 3/21/10, 4/1/11, 3/20/12
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Newyorkrita
Mar 13, 2013 4:37 PM CST
Humm, I will keep looking and check on them everyday.
Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 13, 2013 8:38 PM CST
Their little green noses just showed up. It will be awhile before bloom as it's getting cold this weekend.
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2013 11:12 AM CST
Well, you made me go look again as I just could figgure out why mine weren't up.

.I didn't see anything so picked up the mulch I put down last fall after planting my bulbs are sure enough there they are comming up. At least some are as there are green shoots thru the ground. Still many more to come up as I planted a nice stand of 200 of them so I guess only the earliest are up already. And I even see a very few blue flower buds. I am excited, this is my first year to have the iris reticulatas and I think that I am going to really like them.

I have Harmony and Alida. 100 of each. I got them from Brent and Beckies and planted the two types because I thought the deep blue and the pailer blue would really look good together.
Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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Heart2Heart
Mar 14, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Thank you!
Thank you for all the nice comments. Over here in Germany, the spring has started a little earlier this year. And maybe the season starts earlier too. Unusual, yes but it is like that. I enjoyed the first sunny days and the early bloomers have stretched their heads out of the cold earth to say HELLO. :-)
Please post your early bloomers, when it happens, so I can be enjoy them with you together.

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Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 14, 2013 5:47 PM CST

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Green Grin! You and Han have a good eye Rita. I looked up Harmony and Alida and there are Hans' photos in the DB and I think in his initial post. Cross posted with you Han. Beautiful, beautiful pics.
Evan
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Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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Heart2Heart
Mar 14, 2013 5:51 PM CST
thx
Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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Heart2Heart
Mar 14, 2013 5:52 PM CST
a very nice blue one is "Joyce"

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Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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Heart2Heart
Mar 14, 2013 6:06 PM CST
here: J.S. Dijt and Cantab



Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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eclayne
Mar 14, 2013 6:15 PM CST

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Han, when do these bloom for you?
Evan
Name: Hans K.
Germany - Wiesbaden (Zone 8a)
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Heart2Heart
Mar 14, 2013 6:17 PM CST
... some experimental pictures against the sun. These suggest the warm spring sun Lovey dubby

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Name: Julia
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springcolor
Mar 14, 2013 6:18 PM CST
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Here is one of mine on 3/4/2013. Sorry didn't keep the name. Any of you have sources for these beauties? I was going to order from Brent and Becky's is there a better place?

All the pictures are so wonderful.
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