Irises forum: April Blooms in Bakersfield

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 18, 2013 9:55 AM CST
I'm running waaaaaaay behind this year, so this will probably happen over time. I've had some beautiful blooms so far this spring, and the one I'm totally thrilled about this year is:

BRAVERY - Joe Ghio, 2012




Next is my 2012 favorite, SPECTACLE - Joe Ghio, 2011. This is a huge flower!






STRAWBERRY FREEZE - Thomas Johnson, 2012



NOBLE GESTURE - Keith Keppel




PICTURE BOOK - Joe Ghio - Still my favorite pink!




EDGE OF THE WORLD - Sutton




LEMON CLOUD - Painter
Thumb of 2013-04-18/Betja/e9a265



And some Arilbreds:
ONLOOKER


EYE TO EYE - Keith Keppel


EXOTIC TREASURE - Rick Tasco




That's it for now. More later...

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 18, 2013 10:07 AM CST
Betty....your pictures are always so welcome. Quality pictures, quality iris. I hope my Bravery, Strawberry Freeze,and Picture Book, which I ordered on you recommendation, bloom. Keep those wonderful pictures coming.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 18, 2013 10:07 AM CST
Nice ! Bravery reminds me of a ruffled version of Wabash!....Arlyn
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
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irisawe
Apr 18, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Betty, thank you bunches!!!

I love your pix. I had been considering Spectacle. Lives up to its name.

My son, who lives in the napa valley said you were about a month ahead of us in Spring blooming, so maybe in a month I will share some pix myself. It has been the wierdest Spring in 5a.

Katherine

Thank you, again
Katherine
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 18, 2013 10:11 AM CST
Guess I will need to add Spectacle to my Mid-America order. Need or want?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 18, 2013 10:14 AM CST
A Junkie needs his fix !! Go for it , Paul !!... Rolling on the floor laughing ...Arlyn
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Apr 18, 2013 11:34 AM CST
Awesome pictures Betty as usual. You always have the ones that I "wish" I could grow.
I can see why you like Bravery, it is gorgeous. I think I'm going to be happy with what I have already ordered and I think will grow here. Keep posting, I always love your pictures each year.

Dot
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Apr 18, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Bravery is a pretty thing but I must admit that I find Spectacle heart stopping!! WOWOw WHAt a beautiful Iris. I have no idea what that one cost, but if it was a daylliy, it would be $500 plant!!! Stunning!

I love thte pretty pink one too. I don't have any of the Arilbreds but I love the sweet simplicity of them.

Beautiful Iris, fantastic photos!
Name: Betty
MN zone 4
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daylilydreams
Apr 18, 2013 11:45 AM CST
Your photos are lovely makes me wish I had more room for iris. It is great seeing bloom in other parts of the country perks me up when I look out the window at the snow that is coming down.....Betty
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 18, 2013 11:46 AM CST
Thanks guys! I seem to be at full bloom with both the roses and irises now -- such a fantastic time of year here, just before it really heats up!

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Apr 18, 2013 11:48 AM CST
And iris are blooming on ATP Thumbs up Hurray! Thumbs up Hurray!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Apr 18, 2013 12:42 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up nodding

Betty
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 18, 2013 1:30 PM CST
Oh this makes me feel so good to see your nice pictures. It gives me hope. I hope my bravery looks as good as yours, It will probably be June before I see it though, as slow as things are here. Thanks for sharing.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 18, 2013 1:35 PM CST
Great photos. Ours will come. Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 18, 2013 1:37 PM CST
Betty, you always give us such delightful photos. Lovey dubby Spectacle is my favorite of that bunch. Thumbs up
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Apr 19, 2013 1:21 PM CST
EYE FOR STYLE - This Blyth iris is always sooooo photogenic!





RIM OF FIRE - Sutton



VANILLA BERRY - Sutton



TROPICAL GARDEN




MARCHING ORDERS - Ghio - This is one of my absolute favorites!
The first picture is the closest to the true colors of this gorgeous iris.





SECRET WEEKEND - Blyth



GRAND CLASSIC - Tasco - I'm including the first picture because the true color is nearer to this color than in the other photos. My camera seems to always lighten up the dark blooms unless I catch a bright patch behind the flower, and then sometimes it gives the truer color.




BURST OF GLORY - Jedlicka


More later...

Betty
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Apr 19, 2013 2:16 PM CST

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As always Betty great photo's and so detailed if the rain and hail would stop (suppose to next week) I could take more time with photo's

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Apr 19, 2013 3:18 PM CST
Lovely....as always
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
Apr 19, 2013 4:38 PM CST
OH!!!! MY!!!!GOODNESS!!!!! How can I say beautiful and sound totally in awe??? Betty these are stunning, all of them today. As I was scrolling down through them, I kept thinkng, she put the most beautiful ones first, but no, they are all the most beautiful. I know of nothing that is as glorious as the bloom of a Tall Bearded Iris and yours are perfect examples of beauty. THank you so much for sharing these, Mona
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Apr 19, 2013 4:39 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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