Irises forum: My First TB Bloom of the year!

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Mar 27, 2012 10:37 PM CST
SNOW MELT - by Mike Sutton, I believe




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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Mar 28, 2012 12:38 AM CST

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What a beautiful sight!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
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Misawa77
Mar 28, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Did you loose the tag? arghhh

I like the edges of the Falls!
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
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Ladylovingdove
Mar 28, 2012 7:03 AM CST
Simply stunning. I am getting a few talls now also. Blooms are scarce this year on the talls for me, just not enough winter this year.

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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Mar 28, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Greg I checked the garden & we do have 'Foreign Storm'. I have not been to the spot where 'comma' might be.
Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Mar 28, 2012 9:15 AM CST
That is really nice Betty the first one of the year is always great
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 28, 2012 9:22 AM CST
No Greg, in addition to buried labels I have a map of every plant in those three beds, so that wasn't it . I was unsure whether it was hybridized by Mike Sutton or by his dad George. I think it was Mike. My first TB bloom of the spring is always special to me, and I'm thinking that about half of the time it's SNOW MELT -- or one of the yellows: GOLDEN ROAD, FOREVER GOLD or PLEASANT PEASANT. But I'm not seeing a ton of stalks/buds this year, unfortunately...

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Name: Jake
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jakedasnake89
Mar 28, 2012 1:25 PM CST
It's beautiful Betty, my DW always loves blues so I think of her anytime I see them.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Mar 28, 2012 1:56 PM CST
Betty, it is a beauty. So nice for your first bloom of the year.
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Misawa77
Mar 28, 2012 4:10 PM CST
Betty-You CAN"T have a drought! I NEED your pictures (and lots of them) Drooling
Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Mar 28, 2012 4:58 PM CST
Betty is this early for you as well to have blooms at the end of march from what I have been reading most of the country is way early so Im just wondering if this is your normal start for the bloom season.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Mar 29, 2012 10:09 AM CST
We're maybe just a little ahead, like a week or two at most -- I'd say more like a week ahead. And we've had some much needed rain this month too, I'm pleased to say. We'll still be in a drought status, but our 1.25" of rain this month helps. We only get about 5"-6" of rain annually here anyway, and I'd guess that now we're about 1.5" behind. But who knows -- this rain last weekend may have been out last rain until next fall/winter here. And they're keeping our Isabella Dam up the river at something like only 24% capacity now, since they discovered it's leaking and the earthquake fault that runs underneath it is active again. Oh happy day!



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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
Mar 29, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Hopefully it improves for you it always seems like a few showers will really make them start to come on fast, Im looking forward to all your pictures this year and wondering how the weather is in Oregon if they are ahead of schedule like the rest of us or if it has been a normal spring
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lovemyhouse
Mar 29, 2012 8:31 PM CST
Hurray!
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