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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 5:45 PM CST
My Tall Bearded Iris have started blooming.

Here is the garden at the side of the driveway.
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Iris Row in the backyard.
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Front yard Iris views.
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Iris Corner.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 17, 2013 6:18 PM CST
Woo Hoo, Rita!!! Gots us sum right purty flowerdy things, there. Thumbs up
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 6:19 PM CST
I love the colors on TB iris. They are just so vivid.
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
May 17, 2013 6:29 PM CST
My daylily craze is waning and I am becoming more interested in Bearded Iris of all kinds. Blooms last longer on them. Hilarious!
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
May 17, 2013 6:35 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! LOVE them!!! What is the iris in the 3rd picture that looks orange or gold? It's STUNNING!! Well, all of them are STUNNING, but I've been wanting an orange one forever, and I don't even like orange! I have the most plain Iris ever!
Natalie
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 17, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Rita said on another thread it is called Coffee Song (I axed her 'cuz I like it a lot, too!)
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Coffee Song')
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 6:47 PM CST
Natalie, that is Coffee Song.

Debra, I got into TB iris because I need something to bloom before daylilies. But I soon just fell in love with the colors and form. I do love the big blooms and the ruffled flower forms.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 17, 2013 6:48 PM CST
Thanks, Debra. I just posted the name here too.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
May 17, 2013 7:27 PM CST
Thanks Debra & Rita! It's so gorgeous! I've only seen one orange in person, and fell in love with it. I've cut back on the iris crazies to make room for the daylily crazies, but now that I have 12 1/2 acres, I've got room for everything! Hurray!
Natalie
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 17, 2013 7:42 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
May 17, 2013 9:48 PM CST
Rita, do you know the name of the dark purple in the second picture? I have one that looks identical. Mine was supposed to be pink, so I was surprised when it bloomed! I hadn't planned on taking any more iris with me, but when it bloomed yesterday, I knew I couldn't leave it behind. I only know the names of about 3 of my iris and all of those have been planted in Idaho already.
Natalie
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 18, 2013 6:57 AM CST
Natalie there are so many dark purple iris that I doubt yours is the same one as mine. This one is a Rockytop into called Donachcloney. I got a whole bunch of Rockytop iris afew years ago and they are really beautiful things.
Name: Mona
Guntown, Ms (Zone 7b)
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monalisa18
May 18, 2013 10:44 PM CST
Stunning Rita!!!! I LOVE your Orange one,too. Of course, it does kinda look like you'll need to be dividing some of yours soon, soooooooo, be sure to let me know if you decide to sale some. I'd like one of each!!! I bet by the time you plant all your bulbs this fall, you will not be in any mood to divide TB Iris. But, just in case, please keep me in mind. Blessings, Mona
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
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Natalie
May 18, 2013 11:21 PM CST
Rita, Mine isn't a new one, so it could be the same. It looks identical to me. After seeing your pictures, I went and dug mine up. I just couldn't leave it behind. I still have one more clump of it but if I dig that one, there will be a big gap, and these line the front of the house. I've decided that since the house is on the market, I should leave it looking pretty, instead of a big gap. I can always buy more later. Does yours smell good? I hadn't noticed until today that mine smells so good!
Natalie
Name: Susan
Southeast NE (Zone 5b)
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stilldew
May 19, 2013 12:02 AM CST
Coffee Song was the one that caught my eye too. I may have TB opening this week. Natalie have you reached the lily crazies yet? The OTs OPs and in fact all of them are wonderful and don't cost as much as daylilies. They are so co-operative about multipling too.
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Frogs and Toads Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Natalie
May 19, 2013 8:33 AM CST
Susan, I've had a touch of the lily crazies, but not too bad. I plan on getting more after we move since I'll have extra room for all kinds of new crazies!

The next thing I want to do is get some reblooming iris. Since I'm taking so few of my iris with me, I'll be trying to buy mostly rebloomers to replace them with.
Natalie
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
May 19, 2013 9:39 AM CST
Natalie, I have never been able to notice any scent on any iris ever. So if some iris are supposed to be scented I don't know about it. And I would ignore it on a decription because I can't smell them anyway.

Mona, I moved all those iris last August into that bed. Yes, they are too crowded but the old iris bed needed to become a veggie garden. So they will stay as they are. Not touching them those year. By next year the tags should have faded into can't read them so I will have a jungle of NO IDS planted too close. I don't care as long as they look pretty.
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
May 19, 2013 11:33 AM CST
It is raining today but I just had to go outside and take pictures anyway!

Visiting Royalty


Trumpet Call


Rio Rojo


Amazing Don


Quail Ale


Merchant Marine


Spot Starter


Kick A Poo Kangaroo


More iris-
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Iris Corner


Iris Row
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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
May 19, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Second year, now, I have been drooling over your photos of Rio Rojo. Just moved it up my plant list from Want: Like to Have, to Want: Absolute must-have.

Rita, how do you think it would look planted close to Coffee Song? Think the Rio Rojo would cause the colors on Coffee Song to look muddy or wash it out?
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)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Hummingbirder
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Newyorkrita
May 19, 2013 1:16 PM CST
Humm, I am thinking. No I think the two colors would look good together. I have some purple iris there around Coffee Song and it looks fine.

Debra, remind me after bloom season and I will hack of a piece of Rio Rojo and send it to you. It is a good grower and has increased much since I last divided it.

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