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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 9:22 AM CST
I'm new to the iris forum but I've been lurking and admiring all the iris photos. Today I bought my first two bearded irises from a plant sale. They are noids but one reblooms and has purple flowers and the other has pale purple flowers. I also have a few blue Siberian irises.
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Apr 13, 2013 9:27 AM CST
Welcome Cameron....glad to have you here and I hope the iris bug really bites. Jump in any time. Healthy looking plants.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 9:32 AM CST
Thanks Paul Thumbs up Smiling There are so many pretty bearded irises in bloom right now, I'm so glad I get an opportunity to finally grow them.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Apr 13, 2013 9:35 AM CST
Welcome! Cameron!! Looks like you're off to a great start -- never buy just one Iris when you can buy two!! Hilarious!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Thanks Mary Ann! I was going to buy a third one but another person bought it before I could get to it lol.
Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Apr 13, 2013 10:14 AM CST
Welcome! Cameron! You're among friends and other iris addicts. Hurray!
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 10:31 AM CST
Thanks Leon! Thumbs up
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 13, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Welcome! First it's 2, then it's 22, and next...welll, you get the idea!...Arlyn I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 13, 2013 1:32 PM CST
Welcome to a very addictive hobby.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 2:46 PM CST
Thank you Arlyn and Lucy. Unfortunately I don't have room for 22 Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 13, 2013 4:26 PM CST
Hah!! You say that now, but just wait! The lawn will get smaller and smaller, and the beds larger and larger...And if you grow medians...they take SO little room...You can plant even MORE !!... I remember ALL the excuses( I used them !)....Arlyn
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 5:00 PM CST
I'll probably get a few more later in the year Hilarious! I wish I could get rid of my lawn, its mostly weeds and weedy grass Big Grin
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 13, 2013 6:28 PM CST
Exactly !! Banish grass! I'm in sand, here, and grass is hard to grow. Unless it's quackgrass! Look at the money you would save on lawn mowers, gas, etc.....Spend the savings on something important....Like iris !!...Arlyn Hurray!
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Apr 13, 2013 6:31 PM CST
Welcome Cameron. Glad to have you here!
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Apr 13, 2013 6:38 PM CST
Welcome Cameron, You see, you get started with this group, and before you know it, you are going to the meetings just like the rest of us! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 13, 2013 7:08 PM CST
I'll have to agree with you Arlyn Hilarious! I definitely hate mowing the lawn. Thank you for the welcomes Tom and Polly Thumbs up I already have a plumeria and epiphyllum addiction Rolling on the floor laughing I really appreciate everyone's friendly welcomes. Smiling
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 14, 2013 1:50 PM CST
I forgot to post pictures of the bearded irises in their new spot.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 14, 2013 2:14 PM CST
Cameron......you started out this thread 'My first bearded iris'....bet they won't be your last Big Grin
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 14, 2013 2:36 PM CST
Lol they probably won't be my last Rolling on the floor laughing I'm admiring everyone's pictures and I keep telling myself, I would love to grow that one in my garden. So now I'm making a list of ones to look for later in the year. Thumbs up
Name: Dennis
Gilbertsville, KY/ Lahaina, HI (Zone 7a)
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dd95172
Apr 14, 2013 6:25 PM CST
Cameron,
Welcome! If you are interested, the AIS convention will be at the Crowne Plaza in Addison starting this Wednesday. You can really get "hooked" on irises with the presentations and 3 full days of bus tours to commercial growers and private gardens, plus get to meet hundreds of irisarians from around the world. I hope to see you there. It can't be more than a 10 mile trip for you. Go to the AIS web site to get the link to the convention web page.
Dennis

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