Blog post: 19th June 2015.: Beautiful flowers and photos

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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 19, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Beautiful scenes and flower photos. I think my favorite is the red Fuchsia.
I went shopping early this spring for some Louisiana Yellow flag Iris, but what I ended up with were what is commonly called "Walking Iris" , they were just signed and labeled as"Louisiana Iris".
Here is a link to an article showing some of the different Iris plants in Louisiana. They have a hot humid climate similar to what we have here and I thought the Yellow Flag Iris would be great down in the bog area. I did find out also that there are several different plants called 'Walking Iris". I planted mine in the full sun and it scalded them, now the are in the shade but even after several months have not fully recovered. They are in a very dry spot, next to an oak, I think that is the problem now. I need to remember to water them more often. Hmmm...I just remembered I did plant one in the shade near the big fountain in the back, it has been swallowed up by the ferns growing there and I forgot all about it. I need to check and see how long a walk it has been for!
http://www.zydecoirises.com/Imposters/Imposters.html
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Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Jun 19, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Interesting reading on the European Flag Iris and how it is sometimes sold as an American Iris.

Yes i was thinking that if i took home some Flag Iris i would need to give them plenty of water up to say May,.. then ease off the water as they bloom here in June.
Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
Region: Alabama Composter Garden Photography Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Identifier Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Seedfork
Jun 19, 2015 6:14 PM CST
I noticed the article said that they bloom more reliably "in water", I have never grown them, do you see them over there blooming "in water"?
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Jun 19, 2015 6:22 PM CST
The river has just dropped in the past week,..some of the Iris are well above the water level while those in the Canal are blooming in water,..its hard to believe that those Iris are covered by water for Winter and Spring.

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