Irises forum: Iris have started to bloom here in my garden

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 30, 2012 12:59 PM CST
The first TB iris to bloom here is KICKAPOO KANGAROO
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Blockbuster is also open today
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The very earliest of my Siberian iris started to bloom. This is CHINA SPRING.
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Clump shot of CHINA SPRING. None of the other Siberian iris I have are even showing bloom stalks yet but this extra early is blooming.
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And here is the first of my dutch iris blooming. This one is Apollo.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Apr 30, 2012 2:13 PM CST
Great start Rita!! I'm glad that our Iris seasons are different -- I've enjoyed mine, most of them almost done now, but now I can live vicariously through yours!! Hurray!
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Apr 30, 2012 2:18 PM CST
This is the craziest year. I have not even bought my annuals yet as it has been cool lately. But I guess all that hot weather back in March really kick started everything. I have NEVER had TB start this early. No where even near this early.

I have iris blooming and still have tulips and daffodils blooming. I woould never have though TB iris and tulips and daffs could all be blooming at the same time here in my garden.
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
May 2, 2012 4:50 PM CST
Awesome Rita!!

There was a lady in the iris society who used to say that those 80 degree days make the bloom stalks pop out, she was right.

Dot
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 2, 2012 5:23 PM CST
That first one is something else, Rita. Smiling
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 2, 2012 5:45 PM CST
They look good Rita. About a month early here too, mine are just starting, but things should be going big time in a week or so.
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Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
May 2, 2012 8:09 PM CST
Rita I like Blockbuster nice flower.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 2, 2012 8:11 PM CST
I am waiting for more to open but nothing's been happening. Maybe tomorrow.
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
May 4, 2012 11:05 PM CST
Some iris blooms from today.

Dutch iris
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The backyard iris bed where those Dutch Iris Are Blooming.
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Amazing Don
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Iris corner just about ready to bloom.
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China Spring clump.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 5, 2012 4:29 AM CST
More nice ones, Amazing Don is a new one to me, never saw that one before. Interesting colors. I have 4 new ones this morning, will take some pics as soon as it get light out. I planted a few dutch iris last fall, and they are getting some bloom stems on them too. I never had them before. It's starting to get exciting.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 5, 2012 7:08 AM CST
You have beautiful, healthy-looking Iris plants Rita -- you must be doing something right!! nodding
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 5, 2012 10:16 AM CST
nodding I agree
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
May 5, 2012 10:21 AM CST
'Amazing Don' was bred by Don Nebeker and named and introduced by Brad Kasperak, Zebra Gardens. Don is amazing. At 90+ he still attends our UIS meetings and brings a few to the shows.
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 5, 2012 10:31 AM CST
Hey, thanks. I don't do much to the iris. But I sure do love those iris blooms. When I set up that mid backyard iris bed (my biggest) I had the idea to plant afew dutch iris between each iris clump. So that is what I did.

I like to plant tall skinny things between the iris. My tower square iris garden has spring builbs of daffodils and tulips between the iris clumps and some mini glads between for summer color.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 5, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Some pictures from this morning.


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Iris row in the backyard just starting to bloom.


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RIO ROJO

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again.


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Trumpet Call

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Trumpet Call again.


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Visiting Royalty


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Blue Dutch Iris
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 5, 2012 12:33 PM CST
nice! Hurray!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 5, 2012 1:22 PM CST
nodding nodding
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 6, 2012 6:31 AM CST
Beautiful! ~Jan
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 6, 2012 4:29 PM CST
Lots of pictures to show today-

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KICKAKOO KANGAROO still blooming.


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BLOCKBUSTER

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BLOCKBUSTER again.

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AMAZING DON

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VISITING ROYALTY

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TRUMPET CALL

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RIO ROJO
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
May 6, 2012 4:33 PM CST
pictures continue-

SPIRIT MOUNTAIN
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QUAIL ALE
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PUSUIT OF HAPPINESS
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JUMPING JACK FLASH
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EVENING DRAMA
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EVENING TIDINGS
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