Irises forum: Keeping your Re-Bloomers warm until they bloom!

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 10:12 AM CST
I saw this really "cool" article on the AIS blog by my iris buddy Griffin Crump and thought you all would like it alot. Enjoy!

http://theamericanirissociety.blogspot.com/2013/11/tenting-t...

I am going to employ this!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 20, 2013 10:32 AM CST
Greg -- I got a message that the page does not exist. Sad Confused
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 11:24 AM CST
http://theamericanirissociety.blogspot.com/2013/11/tenting-t...
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 20, 2013 3:25 PM CST
Thanks -- got it that time!!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 6:54 PM CST
Of course, I have to try this. Years past I would just put a pail out over the iris or a plastic "tent". I never thought of "clothing" nor a heat source. Here are some pictures of this years effort.


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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 7:37 PM CST
The first "cage" is bigger than what Griff was talking about as he was covering on rhizome at a time. The first cage is covering three rhizomes. One "Autumn Circus" and two "Haunting". I did the Autumn Circus because it was right next to the Haunting pair, otherwise I would have left it out in the cold. The second picture has my "Again & Again" "clump that still has three stalks yet to bloom.

The second cage is on just one rhizome and it is an unknown (so that is why it got caged).
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 7:39 PM CST
More pictures:

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Covered then bagged!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 7:40 PM CST
In the Dark!


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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 20, 2013 7:42 PM CST
I think it kind of ironic that I am doing this following Griffin Crumps description/direction on one of his cultivars!!!!

I call my bagged community:

Crump Estates

You know, sorta a fancy name for an apartment complex or a condo. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
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irisarian
Nov 20, 2013 10:14 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 21, 2013 7:10 AM CST
I have used the light-bulb idea under a plastic sheet covering a small lilac bush in bud during a Spring freeze. It works very well. Yours is much more fancy with a string of Christmas lights!! nodding
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 21, 2013 8:01 AM CST
Here is what I am waiting for!




This is "Haunting", a Griffin Crump introduction from 2006 (photo by Griff Crump)

Totally awesome

Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 21, 2013 9:26 AM CST
You're right -- that is totally awesome!!! Lovey dubby
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UndertheSun
Nov 21, 2013 4:36 PM CST
The hooded ones can double as Halloween decorations. Green Grin!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 22, 2013 8:58 PM CST
Update!

Here are some pics to salivate over.

Autumn Circus

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Haunting

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Dec 22, 2013 10:54 PM CST
No fair!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Dec 23, 2013 3:37 AM CST
December 22 and you have blooms in your garden ready to open Greg!!! What a rare treat! Thank you for sharing.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Dec 23, 2013 8:05 AM CST
Wow Greg -- you kept them going!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 23, 2013 8:40 AM CST
I did stop the single iris enclosure. I cut the stalk and brought it indoors. It was not well and did not bloom. However, I was able to take the bud apart and I am 95% sure that the rhizome is "911 Remembered"!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Dec 23, 2013 10:29 AM CST
These are not the best pictures, but it has been very cloudy (ie dark) and been raining heavily. Hopefully I will get some better pictures soon.

Haunting


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