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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Jul 31, 2016 5:39 PM CST
This will be a hopefully fun thread.
Rules:

Every so often show the progress of a newbie in your garden or pot(s). Hopefully by next year we'll see some great progress. There may be losses due to mother nature, but that's ok.

Pick 1 to 3 cultivars and let's see occasional progress over time till bloom...if your lucky enough. Doesn't matter if the rhizome(s) are big or little. Over a year there should be plenty of time to see a change from cacoon to butterfly.
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Jul 31, 2016 5:43 PM CST
I choose one potted and one in the ground. Here's the mugshots

Affair To Remember
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Evening Rounds giving you all the finger
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Gimme it and I'll grow 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
Jul 31, 2016 6:58 PM CST
I will have to start with some of the new boxes. Hope I don't jinx the poor rhizomes, but sounds like a fun idea Gabe!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jul 31, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I got Evening Rounds recently too, Gabe. It will be fun to see how we do! Good idea!

...and Evening Rounds is a Robin Shadlow (Iris Sisters) introduction. Let's see who will
be the first to get our photo of it into the database! :)








Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Jul 31, 2016 7:24 PM CST
I might chose 1 more tomorrow or so in a early stage. Just make sure to take at least a monthly or so of progress. Hopefully it survives, multiplies...and become shareable Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing

Good Luck!
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peonies Organic Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Daylilies Clematis Region: Northeast US Birds
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Dachsylady86
Aug 1, 2016 10:54 AM CST
So hard to choose of a few! I think I will go with...

Trumped

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Valley of Dreams

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Sand Dancer - I'm choosing this one because Rick sent this to me as an experiment to see if a 1/2 AB can be successful in New England. Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Aug 1, 2016 1:53 PM CST
Perfect for the thread!
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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
Aug 1, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Here's my Evening Rounds - might move it to a bigger pot!

On with the research Thumbs up

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Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Aug 1, 2016 6:01 PM CST
For my 3rd and final one I choose Tijuana Taxi. I don't know if this one will survive. It's replanted since I noticed some greenish mold after the first two days. It's been cleaned and rehabbed. The roots aren't taking as of now either. Guess we'll see what happens.
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Gimme it and I'll grow 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
Aug 1, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Crossing Fingers! Gabe!

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)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peonies Organic Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Daylilies Clematis Region: Northeast US Birds
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Dachsylady86
Aug 1, 2016 6:09 PM CST
Oh man, that's a gorgeous one. I hope it makes it! I got in a couple with mold that I had to clean, but I did it right away before planting and everything seems ok now. Definitely nerve-racking when they start off with an issue.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Aug 1, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Sounds like a fun idea Gabe! You have lots of inventive thread ideas. I will have to survey my meager group of newbies to see if I can find some suitable guinea pigs.
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Aug 1, 2016 8:53 PM CST
Please do as I hope others do as well. Do it soon so we can capture stages though..
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Aug 1, 2016 9:43 PM CST
I want to know what vendor sends rhizomes with increases already on them. None of my rhizomes from reputable growers have any increases. I remember that last year our club ordered from Superstition and his had lots of increase when sent.
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peonies Organic Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Daylilies Clematis Region: Northeast US Birds
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Dachsylady86
Aug 1, 2016 10:17 PM CST
Superstition sent me ones with a lot of increases, so did Iris Sisters, as well as Bay View. Actually even Schreiner's sent a few with increases this year.
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
Aug 2, 2016 7:43 AM CST
Besides those listed above, I have gotten ones with increases from Napa, Stout and Aitken's. Even one of my rhizomes from Breezeway had several increases (Scary - which was a very large rhizome).
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)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peonies Organic Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Daylilies Clematis Region: Northeast US Birds
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Dachsylady86
Aug 2, 2016 8:09 AM CST
You're right Leslie, I feel like I got some with increases from pretty much all the vendors. I haven't gotten all my orders in yet but I'm sure there will be more. Very exciting!
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
Aug 2, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Also Napa Country Iris and Keith Keppel Iris in addition to those Liz named.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Aug 3, 2016 8:36 AM CST
Interesting! But which ones to pick? Blinking

Well, guess I have time to think about that, as I don't think my camera will like taking pictures in the rain anyway... Thumbs down
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Aug 3, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Choices made....

These are all recent purchases or trades. They are typical east coast sized rhizomes.

The first is Bravery, a 2012 Ghio. It is potted temporarily in a mixture of half potting soil and half garden dirt. This will get transplanted to the hillside garden in about a month, when the weather is cooler and it has had a chance to grow some new roots. Currently it is placed near the barn so that it gets shade in the afternoon.

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Next is Put Another Nickel In by Howard Bushnell 2011. This was a club sale purchase from a couple of weeks ago. Bought it mainly cause of the name. Found out later that it is a lavender-pink-purple blend. Currently in the same soil mix and location as the above.


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And last is Howler a pink 2011SA by Thomas Johnson. Another trade from Greg. Thank You! This one is planted under the peach tree. in a slightly lighter soil mix. Showing some growth already! This is its permanent location. (Ugly leaves in the back round have been trimmed since the picture was taken.)

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These were all potted / planted on the same day.

A shot of the barn garden.

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