Irises forum: Landscape pics

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 29, 2016 5:30 AM CST
Hello,
I was hoping that you could share some landscape pictures of your iris gardens/beds. We post mostly the picture of the bloom.

I need ideas on how to layout a new bed out and what might be some good companion plants. I have some of mine now with daylilies but they are not liking the extra water that dls need so I will be removing the majority. I do like to see some Spring color in the drifts. Hurray!
Thanks,
Teresa
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Aug 29, 2016 5:45 AM CST
I have a few I can share. It IS great to see what others are doing. It really does help our future plantings.

This bed was new last year.
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This one has been here for awhile.
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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 29, 2016 9:07 AM CST
Great idea! Thumbs up

This is what my lilac/brown iris bed looks like in March:
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Same bed in May:
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My white/red/burgundy bed in April:
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Same bed in May:
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You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Aug 29, 2016 10:16 AM CST
Teresa,
For what it's worth: We stick them anywhere. Bear in mind I'm way out in the countryside in a semi-isolated farming area. Shown here in a mix: Celebration Song, Hello Darkness, (upper left) I. Pallida (upper right) & English Charm (lower right). All planted around either Sarah Bernhardt or Edulis Superba Peony. (I've lost track which.) Second picture is I. Pallida planted at the side of an out-dated cast iron well. Third picture: Monsignor in a mixed bed of perennials including chives and daylilies.

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The next picture below is an 'over-flow' row of SDB's out in a vegetable garden. The second photo is near the garage with mixed perennials & Japanese Maple. I tore part of the fencing out this year due to rot. The third picture is in the same bed showing Tweety Bird, Raspberry Jam & Wish Upon A Star.

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In the next photo we have Honorabile growing wherever it wants in a semi-shaded location along with ferns and bleeding hearts. The middle photo is of Joe Ghio's Olympiad in a mass planting of mixed TB's. These require a lot of maintenance every second year. The third picture below shows Happenstance & Gypsy Romance in a mixed perennial setting. Still working on some of these plantings- a never ending job!

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 29, 2016 10:33 AM CST
I am so jealous of all those beautiful clumps Leon! I have yet to get my TB's to grown and bloom in large mass like that. Just beautiful!
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Aug 29, 2016 10:59 AM CST
Lestv said:I am so jealous of all those beautiful clumps Leon! I have yet to get my TB's to grown and bloom in large mass like that. Just beautiful!

Thanks Leslie!
It's been a lifetime labor of love! And now that I am into my senior years I am starting to feel it. I can't keep up like I used to. But I'll go on if time permits as long as possible! Smiling
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Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 29, 2016 11:16 AM CST
Lovely photos everyone Thumbs up I can't wait to see what others will post.
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UndertheSun
Aug 29, 2016 11:17 AM CST
Lestv said:I am so jealous of all those beautiful clumps Leon! I have yet to get my TB's to grown and bloom in large mass like that. Just beautiful!

I agree

Very beautiful Leon, Lilli and Celia! Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 29, 2016 11:47 AM CST
All nice pictures. Leon, on that second set of three, the second picture near the garage, is that iris Knock Em Dead? It very a very nice iris. I don't really have any pictures of beds that I haven't posted a jillion times before, so I'll just enjoy yours. Smiling
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UndertheSun
Aug 29, 2016 12:17 PM CST
Thanks for asking that that one was Tom. I meant to ask, but I got lost in the moment and forgot. The tag is blurry , but it looks like it says "Different World". It's beautiful and has been added to the never ending want list.
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
Aug 29, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Sorry guys & gals I was out mowing, and mowing and mowing! It's never ending with all this rain.
Tom that's Different World from the late Rick Ernst. Its related to Knock Em Dead, Competitive Edge and I think maybe even Afternoon Delight. He had a lot of intros using that blood line. All of them nice. Sad we lost him at such an early time in his career.

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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 29, 2016 6:07 PM CST
I checked out the name on the label for Different World too. It's beautiful.
There is a thread called "What type of property do you have to plant Iris" from a few months back with some great photos of people's gardens.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Aug 29, 2016 6:42 PM CST
I should have known I wasn't Knock Em Dead, I meant Competitive Edge. I have both of those. I agree, Ernst had some very nice ones, my favorite of his is Finishing School, which I lost last year. I have to replace it for sure. I do have Dandy Candy which is a lot like it.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
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bluegrassmom
Aug 29, 2016 9:23 PM CST
Thanks so much for posting pics! I have had such a busy/crazy day. I enjoy the before and after shots of the same bed too. Leon, your huge clumps are stunning!

Please share more pics, I think I am not the only one enjoying this thread Hurray!

If I can find a few landscape pics I will post. I am surprised how many blooms only pics I have Angry
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Aug 29, 2016 11:57 PM CST
I agree Tom... I was blown away by Finishing School..
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Celia, I think I see a little Ice Plant that I just got this year in your pictures..

Beautiful clumps Leon!

Thank-you Lilli for showing the progression of your garden through the season... I wish we could grow some of those bulbs here.. We're a little warm for some of them, and some the gophers treat as candy... Glare

I've probably posted these at one time or another...


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Roses love Irises...
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Fun companions
Ipheon spread into this old clump..
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Iris pallida 'Argentea Variegata' w/ Echeveria elegans
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a better use for the vegetable garden..
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 30, 2016 12:08 AM CST
I am constantly adding irises to my garden beds, but here are some photos from previous years. I'll take better shots this bloom season.
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Looking away from my front door and towards my front door.
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The view from my second storey and looking across the garden. I used to have a row of proteas along the blank fence (the one in my avatar) but most of them died so I have replaced them with aggies and red hot pokers since that photo was taken.


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iciris
Aug 30, 2016 12:19 AM CST
Gorgeous yards Sherry and Robin. I love Finishing School too.
Name: Daniel Erdy
Catawba SC (Zone 7b)
Permaculture Sempervivums Hybridizer Xeriscape Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener
Bee Lover Daylilies Region: South Carolina Garden Ideas: Level 2 Herbs Region: United States of America
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 30, 2016 12:55 AM CST
I agree they both are amazing Lovey dubby
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 30, 2016 1:49 AM CST
Thanks guys. I love your garden Sherry and your mix of colours in the flowers and the foliage is beautiful.
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 30, 2016 5:19 AM CST
Totally_Amazing said:... I love your garden Sherry and your mix of colours in the flowers and the foliage is beautiful.

Exactly what I'm thinking every time you show us pictures from your garden! Lovey dubby

Robin, your garden has such a light and airy look to it, which I just love! Thumbs up

You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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