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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
May 25, 2015 9:19 AM CST
We are drowning here! The irises on this side of the house are doing ok for now, on the north side everything is getting a lot of leaf spot and rot, looking pretty bleak!


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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 25, 2015 9:23 AM CST
We had about 3/4 inch last night and so far this morning....but ,we are "behind" for the year by over 4", so it's not really a "bad" thing to get the moisture. It's not helping with the rot issues in the beds, but, nothing ELSE is helping with the rot issues in the beds , either Shrug!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
May 25, 2015 1:44 PM CST
I doubt if we're getting any more rain here this season...I'm wondering if that's why I've had to stake so many
irises - some of them falling over at the base. Not a very big root system, even though the flowers have been
beautiful. Do you suppose that's because there wasn't enough moisture for the roots to go far down for? (sorry for the ungrammatical sentence!).
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Ashton & Terry
Jones, OK (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
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kidfishing
May 25, 2015 1:55 PM CST
I was going to ask if the irises were floating in Enid! Hilarious!
More storms are coming.
Kidfishing
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 25, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Saturday's image. About to get hit again.
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If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 25, 2015 2:37 PM CST
I just can't believe this crazy weather. It is fixin' to rain here again too. We needed it so bad but dang.

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UndertheSun
May 25, 2015 2:41 PM CST
So that's what water looks like.

Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
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grannysgarden
May 25, 2015 2:43 PM CST
yep. the ground is making gulping noises..... It has not rained this morning but is due to start this evening for another round. I will not mind as long as it is not severe weather.
Jan, I had not thought of the iris roots not going deep because of lack of moisture in the soil. I know it is better to water other garden plants infrequently and deeply than often and shallow as the roots will form along the surface only. .... (am I making sense to anyone but me today?)
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 25, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Yep Bonnie you are! However, we have been in a severe drought here for how long? I have never watered my irises except for the first couple of days after I planted them and they do fine
I guess what I am trying to say is I just don't know janwax but I wouldn't think that should be the problem.
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 25, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Four years for the drought, here, Lori. Well, it's all over now. Sticking tongue out The dogs and I just got out of the closet--still raining hard and some lightning, but, thankfully, the straight-line winds had diminished before getting to me and the tornadoes formed to the north and to the south. Thumbs up Thumbs up

Jan, interesting question.

You are, Bonnie. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 25, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Oh, stay safe Debra. That line is heading my way. I HATE tornadoes!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 25, 2015 4:08 PM CST
We've been so conservative with water. I'm going to give
the iris beds a long drink tomorrow...and I'll pass up my own shower!!!

Seconding the "stay safe" wishes for you, Debra! You too, Bonnie!

(Any doubts about climate change now?)
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 25, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Nope!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 25, 2015 8:23 PM CST
I must be tired, it took me awhile to figure out the NOPE was about climate change. I thought there for awhile you were "not safe" from the storms and I was trying to figure out what the heck you were doing on the computer if you were in the line of fire...(tornadoes, straight line winds and such) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I better go to bed!!
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 25, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Lori
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 25, 2015 8:33 PM CST
Actually Lori I was in my hidey hole trying to take my mind off the fury. No power anyway. It is mostly passed me now. Whew.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
May 25, 2015 8:34 PM CST
....I was typing on my cell phone.
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
May 25, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Scary business. Glad everyone is ok.
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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 25, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Owie, Bonnie. Blinking Happy it wasn't worse for you. Group hug
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
May 25, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Oh my Bonnie. I for one would not be in my fraidy hole typing on the cell phone. I am pretty sure I would be drinking something strong and praying it was over soon because if I was drinkin' I know peein' is next!

So glad it has passed for now, this weather is really getting old! I don't even know if we can go to work tomorrow there are so many roads closed that we are not sure we can get the semis where we need to be.

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