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Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Jan 30, 2014 11:39 AM CST
Lucy, Are you asking me or Laura about iris? Photo #5 is my next door neighbor whose entire yard is a blooming iris garden in spring...and she promised to share with me this year. I grow them in my small garden at home, as well as in the town community garden, which is in walking distance from my house, and of which I am an active member. So I guess the answer is 'yes' Hilarious!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 30, 2014 4:27 PM CST
Good for her garden, Siberians as well as bearded. Yea!
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Jan 30, 2014 4:54 PM CST
Love the iris! Wish I had room for more.....
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 30, 2014 7:46 PM CST
Try some of the dwarf iris, they don't take up as much room. then next fall plant bulbus iris I. reticulate. We have some in the same bed as grape hyacynths.
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Jan 30, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Thanks for the info Lucy. Smiling I do have one dwarf-it's an early bloomer and I didn't get a photo--both years I was ill when it bloomed and not up to taking photos. I would love to have some more.
"bulbus iris I. reticulate"...I am not familiar and I will research this. I have a bed of lily of the valley and ajuga(I think) that bloom simultaneously every spring--beautiful combination. Would it go well in that bed? Maybe we could transfer this discussion to Garden Chat?
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 31, 2014 4:42 AM CST

Moderator

made an Iris chat thread I tip my hat to you.
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Jan 31, 2014 5:00 AM CST
Thumbs up Thank you Allison!
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jan 31, 2014 5:20 AM CST

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was an easy one to split because there was no other replies .. love that Big Grin

I love reticulated iris tiny and easy to plant
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 31, 2014 12:56 PM CST
I don't know why the e instead of a. Iris reticulate are spring flowering bulbs instead of the rhyzome of the bearded & Siberians. They bloom about crocus time. Lilies of the valley might choke them out, but ours are planted on a small hill with muscari & the other bulbs. Daffodils and a couple tulips are in other places. They come in shades of blue or purple with a few whites. 'Harmony' is a great variety. Stay away from 'Natasha' as it doesn't last over a year.
Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Feb 1, 2014 6:17 AM CST

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thanks.. always good to have the steady names
Name: Celeste
Northernmost and largest state (Zone 5a)
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pixie62560
Feb 1, 2014 8:02 AM CST
Think this is a Sib. iris named 'Grand Junction'
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TB 'Rare Treat'
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Siberian Iris 'Seneca Colorplay'

TB 'Oasis Cathy'
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TB 'Queen's Circle'
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Intermediate Iris ~ 'Apricot Ala Mode'
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Standard Dwarf Bearded 'Serendipity Elf'

Standard Dwarf Bearded 'Blueberry tart'
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Standard Dwarf Bearded 'Buster'
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Intermediate iris ~ 'Mariposa Wizard'
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Standard Dwarf Bearded Iris 'Little Blue Eye's'

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 1, 2014 9:26 AM CST
I have only taken photos of our iris seedlings & those which we have introduced. the seedlings are on the computer as I wanted to study them over the winter. Now that I have the new camera I might do better on other plants. I am having trouble working the camera so will keep my trusty Pentax with me. Most of our irises are on slides. If the weather warms up so we are going out again we can see about putting slides onto disks.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 1, 2014 9:30 AM CST
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MTB Elfin shadows

The first 2 are John's plants--the 3rd one is mine.
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
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Jumper2
Feb 1, 2014 1:45 PM CST
I have 'Billie the Brownie' and 'Elfin Shadows' in my garden. of course I got them from irisarian Hilarious!
Name: Janice Hurd
Thompsonville Village, Ct. (Zone 6a)
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phoebesviolets
Feb 1, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Drooling Lovey dubby
I know iris like the sun, and do not like to be deeply planted, but I know very little about the growth habits, varieties, names of Iris. I have a lot of research to do. How does one keep the neighborhood squirrels and feral cats away from them? Blinking
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” – Leo F. Buscaglia
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Feb 1, 2014 3:12 PM CST
Anytime that you see 'B' in the type of iris, it stands for bearded. TB are tall bearded, the most popular type grown.

We have no problem with cats or squirrels. Digging in the garden? Skunks are our diggers. More apt to look for grubs in the lawn.
Name: Lucy
Huron, OH
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Jumper2
Feb 1, 2014 7:40 PM CST
I don't have too much trouble with cats or squirrels here.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Feb 1, 2014 10:37 PM CST
Squirrels are busy with the seed packets on the tulip poplar behind the house.
Name: Marilyn
CT (Zone 5b)
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RobinD
Feb 3, 2014 12:21 PM CST
Never had critters bother any of my iris.....they are my favorite flower, they're the first flowers I remember seeing in my Grandma's garden......I have Siberian, tall bearded, dwarf, & spuria......
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Feb 3, 2014 1:54 PM CST
Some SDB photos:
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