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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 31, 2014 7:00 AM CST
I found a flower stalk on one of my bearded irises. I bought the irises from a plant sale last year and this is the first time I've grown bearded irises in my garden.


Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 31, 2014 7:09 AM CST
Good for you Cameron! We'll be looking for pics of the bloom when it opens. Do you know it's name?
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Mar 31, 2014 7:27 AM CST
Welcome! Cameron ! If you have never grown iris, and this is the "first bloom" for you, I want to warn you that you are on the road to addiction ! And what a wonderful addiction it is ! Hurray! ...Arlyn
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 31, 2014 7:28 AM CST
sure Cameron, you can stop after just one.........
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 31, 2014 8:29 AM CST
Hi Cameron -- glad you joined our group! Green Grin! You started off right -- pictures are required!! Can't wait to see your new purchase bloom!!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 31, 2014 10:29 AM CST
Cameron, I've seen some of the photos you posted from around your place and you have LOTS of room for more Iris! {{heh, heh, heh, evil enabler laugh}}
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 31, 2014 10:49 AM CST
Thanks so much everyone! I've seen so many beautiful iris pictures on here and I'm always in awe. I bought two types, the lady at the plant sale said one had light purple blooms and the other had a darker purple bloom and that they bloom a second time in Fall. That was the only info she could give me Hilarious! I'll definitely keep everyone updated on the blooms. Thumbs up I'm so excited about it. Hurray!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 31, 2014 10:52 AM CST
LOL I wish I did have room for more but now that I planted several flowering plant seedlings, I'm always reminded how little space I have. The sunniest side of my house I'm afraid to do any digging. For years I was worried I would cut through some underground cable so part of my yard is wasted because of that fear.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Mar 31, 2014 11:16 AM CST
WOOOO! Rebloomers.. Hurray! ..We LIKE rebloomers ! Hurray! That's DOUBLE the fun !...Arlyn
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
Mar 31, 2014 11:20 AM CST
Call DigTess at 811. They will come out for free and tell you where the cables are located. I had them come out before I moved a tree-form Rose of Sharon to the curb-side strip.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
Mar 31, 2014 11:21 AM CST
Yeah, what he said! I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Mar 31, 2014 11:54 AM CST
Thanks so much Debra! That would help a lot, because I really want to at least plant a few more things over there. I hope mine bloom a scond time this year. Thumbs up
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 1, 2014 10:13 PM CST
Just an FYI, after they come all tell you where stuff is, you can still dig. Hand tools only. I have beds over my lines and have never had a problem. I can't wait to see your blooms!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 2, 2014 5:10 AM CST
You're right Celia, I didn't think to use just hand tools. I forgot iris need to be planted shallowly. I found two bloom stalks on my other iris plant. Thumbs up
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 2, 2014 5:19 AM CST
That's another thing I love about irises Cameron. You don't have to dig a hole twice the size of the pot, etc, etc, ...if you start with good soil you just dig down to put the roots in and make sure the rhizome is only half in the soil for my area. I cant wait to see the bloom you will have. Remember to take pictures and post them here. smiles
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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
Houseplants Xeriscape Orchids Clematis Salvias Seed Starter
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 2, 2014 5:25 AM CST
I'll definitely have to amend my soil because its mostly clay, maybe tiny pockets of silty clay and sandy loam. With my current irises the soil keeps covering the rhizome which is really annoying lol. I'll definitely take pictures once the blooms open. I'm watching the flower stalk like a hawk Hilarious!
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
Apr 2, 2014 6:32 AM CST
Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Birds Annuals Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Foliage Fan
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TexasPlumeria87
Apr 2, 2014 7:44 AM CST
I guess this Fall I could make a small iris bed. Thumbs up
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
Apr 2, 2014 7:51 AM CST
There is ALWAYS room for an Iris bed, Cameron, even if it is a small one. Smiling Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Apr 2, 2014 8:14 AM CST
I'm making a new bed this and planning for more iris. I divided all of mine 2 years ago but a couple got missed.

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