Irises forum: First bloom this year

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Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 26, 2015 11:26 AM CST
She is the first to bloom this year; don't know her name. Anyone recognize her?
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Feb 26, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Bright cheery yellow Betsy. Nice to see but it will be difficult to impossible to ID. Obviously a historic. To early for bearded iris here even with an early spring but here are some reticulata.....
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betsy
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piksihk
Feb 26, 2015 11:53 AM CST
Paul, what beautiful irises you have - been looking at all the postings! Drooling
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 26, 2015 12:33 PM CST
Must be nice to have an iris blooming in Feb. We got 2 more inches of new snow yesterday and it's only 10 degrees today. It will be a while here. Thanks for sharing, do you have more coming soon?
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Feb 26, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Hi Betsy! Welcome!

Your bright yellow Iris *may* be Ola Kala. I'm including a photo of mine so that you can compare. If you think this is a possibility, to be sure of a positive identification, you'll need to buy a rhizome of Ola Kala from someone reliable -- and then plant it next to yours to see if they look exactly the same, side by side.

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A side-by-side comparison is the only way to be sure of what you have. Smiling

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 26, 2015 10:19 PM CST
Hi, Betsy. Smiling I'm envious. Had all these lovely warm temperatures for most of the winter, expecting to see Iris stalks coming up in the next couple of weeks, and then two whammers in one week. Nice to see the bright yellow. Thumbs up
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 27, 2015 5:00 AM CST
Debra, at this rate I will not see any bloom until April. Betsy, thanks for sharing your iris photo. It sure is a beautiful sunny color. Do you have any more blooming?
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Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Feb 27, 2015 5:23 AM CST
I have Skating Party blooming. I didn't get time to take a photo 2 days ago when I noticed it and was gone all day today, so the bloom may be pretty sad by tomorrow. I'll try to catch it when the next one opens up. I also have stalks emerging on several other plants...but I don't remember which ones right now. I think one of them may have been Boysenberry Buttercup. It seems all my re-bloomers are making an early appearance.
Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Feb 27, 2015 10:31 PM CST
I'll have to go take a closer look at my Skating Party to see if anything is going on... I haven't noticed obvious signs on most of mine yet. I had a stalk on Indian Chief that I cut and brought in the house... I'm getting lots of good growth right now. Everything is waking up. Several more Narcissus popped into bloom in the past couple of days. The roses are pushing out their beautiful spring flush of growth.. Moving into the giddy season..

I got great news today... I had a gardener that I absolutely loved. He's got really high skill levels, and he's great to work with... He left a few months ago to just do design work. He called today and said things have slowed down and was wondering if I could use him. I'm doing a happy dance...
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Feb 28, 2015 7:15 AM CST
Excellent news, Sherry! Now put that boy to work!! Big Grin (think it's called making hay while the sun shines)
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Feb 28, 2015 9:30 AM CST
Sherry, that IS good news! Hurray!
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Feb 28, 2015 9:50 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 28, 2015 9:54 AM CST
If he still has too much time on his hands can you send him my way? Hilarious!

Glad you have the help!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Feb 28, 2015 10:48 AM CST
Lucky you Sherry! Thumbs up
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Feb 28, 2015 7:47 PM CST
No kidding.....................
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