Irises forum: Let's see your 2016 MTB's, Intermediates and Border Bearded!

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 8:45 AM CST
Want beauty in a smaller form? That is what the median bearded iris give you! The dwarfs have a thread of their own because it seems more of us are growing them than the other medians. But that shouldn't take away from the charms of the rest!

Sadly this one has taken a beating, but it is the maiden bloom for Eleanor Roosevelt - an historic IB from Sass. Props for blooming during a storm.

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 10, 2016 8:47 AM CST
I plan to live a long time but I don't think I will make it to 2106.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 8:57 AM CST
Gads! How do you edit a thread name??

@Calif_Sue
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 9:01 AM CST
This is how Crump's IB Tessie The Tease spent the first days in my garden (and demonstrating she lives up to her name):

Teasing me by not opening fully! Thumb of 2016-04-10/Lestv/5c42ce


Finally, several days in the falls came down.

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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Apr 10, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Love Tessie The Tease. I got a small piece of one last summer. I sure hope it makes it. It has great color saturation.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Apr 10, 2016 10:00 AM CST
First flower has stayed flat on my Tessie..
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I think I've posted these already on the blooming thread..
'Star in the Night'
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'Hot Spice'
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'Redondo' (from my phone)
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MTB 'Foxy Ferret'
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'Concertina' opened in mid February..







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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
Apr 10, 2016 10:01 AM CST
I love the beards on Concertina. Mine has not bloomed yet.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 10:12 AM CST
I agree With Bonnie. Love those beards!

I think my Star In The Night might bloom this year. Hope so.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 10, 2016 10:47 AM CST
No irises in bloom as yet but I can show older photos of Burton MTBs.
Thumb of 2016-04-10/irisarian/f27584 Isabella Anna (John)


Thumb of 2016-04-10/irisarian/661bc6 Billie the Brownie (John) W-White Medal winner.


Thumb of 2016-04-10/irisarian/5ca1b0 Sprig Muslin (Lucy)

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 10, 2016 10:51 AM CST
I can't show you one as the photo was sent to me by someone who sells photos so I don't think I can put it on the internet, but here is a photo of my Twilight Calm taken by Rita Gormley. Again a MTB.



Again, these are not this year's photos.
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
Apr 10, 2016 10:58 AM CST
gorgeous, Lucy! Thanks for showing them.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 10, 2016 11:25 AM CST
I agree
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
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Calif_Sue
Apr 10, 2016 11:45 AM CST

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Lestv said:Gads! How do you edit a thread name??

@Calif_Sue


Fixed! Hilarious!
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Apr 10, 2016 12:08 PM CST
Loving Isabella Anna , Lucy!

Here's a first bloom for Aeolius - a Marky Smith intermediate.
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Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 4:45 PM CST
Thank You! Sue!!!

I really like Billie The Brownie! Who carries that one Lucy?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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Boxergirl
Apr 10, 2016 4:50 PM CST
I have my first stalk on October storm! Hurray! now hopefully it doesn't bloom all wierd from our freeze so I can post it. 😁
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 10, 2016 4:54 PM CST
I sure know that feeling. Hope mine aren't all chimeras when they bloom.....
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Apr 10, 2016 6:20 PM CST
Boxergirl said:I have my first stalk on October storm! Hurray! now hopefully it doesn't bloom all wierd from our freeze so I can post it. 😁


Yay!!! Hurray!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Apr 10, 2016 7:11 PM CST
'Bold Statement' opened today... Love this little one..
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
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Calif_Sue
Apr 10, 2016 9:19 PM CST

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Today's shot Intermediate Bearded Iris (Iris 'Sue Zee')
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