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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2013 11:32 AM CST
Last fall I planted iris reticulatas for the first time ever in my garden. I had been thinking about getting some and finially did. I bought 100 each of Harmony and Alida from Brent and Beckies and planted them together in a big drift because I thought the deep blue and paler blue would really look great together.

Yesterday I looked and thought they were not up yet, today I went and looked again. Moved the mulch away that I put down last fall and there are green shoots showing. Even some deep blue flower buds.

Still most to come up, these are only the earliest popping up. But I am excited to great to see them blooming as they are a compeatly new bulb in my garden.
Name: Patti
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bbrookrd
Mar 14, 2013 4:01 PM CST
Good choice, you will love them. I am an addict. I can't ever get enough of them. Patti
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 14, 2013 4:16 PM CST
Waiting for Rita's photographs to see which and how many I want to try down here. nodding
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2013 4:17 PM CST
If they work out and I like them then I will get more to plant this fall.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2013 4:20 PM CST
Debra, it was cold today and the flowers were not open yet. But I have seen pictures of iris reticulatas for years and been thinking I should have some for myself. I like the idea of something early to bloom early like the crocus.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 14, 2013 4:40 PM CST
I did a quick circuit of the garden today and discovered a couple groupings of reticulatas blooming (will post later).
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2013 4:49 PM CST
Thumbs up Yes, I would love to see pictures.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 14, 2013 4:59 PM CST
me, too!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
central Illinois
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jmorth
Mar 14, 2013 7:09 PM CST
Iris reticulata
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Some small crocus were blooming earlier today and it looks like a daffodil might open tomorrow.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 14, 2013 7:12 PM CST
Beautiful and colorful. Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 15, 2013 8:13 AM CST
Oooh, oooh, oooh! What a beautiful blue!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 15, 2013 3:03 PM CST
One flower opened and I have one bloom. Pretty little thing.

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
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lovemyhouse
Mar 15, 2013 3:57 PM CST
Thumbs up
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gardengus
Mar 16, 2013 8:16 AM CST
mine are not showing yet , but I did take a photo of some at the Philly show last week.
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These were labeled pixie but all the other photos I have seen of pixie were a darker color . My guess is being indoors may have washed the color out?
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Mar 16, 2013 11:27 AM CST
They are beautiful! Lovey dubby
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 20, 2013 1:53 PM CST
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Two pictures taken today. Cold outside!

I planted so many (200) but there are only a very few up. I don't know why the others are not up.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 24, 2013 11:45 AM CST
The iris reticulata patch today.
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Closeup of Aldia.


Aldia and Harmony.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Mar 25, 2013 11:14 AM CST
I know I do need to get more for next year so am looking at Brent & Beckies. I see Pixie and Dijt both of which look really good to me. And I also really like Rhapsody.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 26, 2013 12:10 PM CST
I am really liking these iris reticulata I planted last fall. They are a nice early bloom to have and first thing in the spring I am always looking for something that will bloom. These are blooming before most of my crocus as only some early species crocus are open for me. (Golden bunch only opened today).

I am plotting where I want to plant more of the iris reticulata. I am also thinking they would look really nice mixed in with some early crocus. Need to think about what color combos I want to create.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
Mar 27, 2013 11:13 AM CST
The iris reticulata patch today.



Bright and sunny today so lots more blooms had opened.

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