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Iris Bloom Season 2020 Final Week
Posted on Nov 23, 2020 5:29 PM

Black Suited
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Codicil bloomed one stalk at a time. It is planted with Colours of the Wind (Sirocco Mist in the background)
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Ring Around Rosie
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This is the end of my bloom season. My aggies and pokers are starting to bloom and I have buds on my daylilies.
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Iris Bloom Season 2020 - Week 6
Posted on Nov 23, 2020 5:26 PM

My last newbie to bloom this year is Oh James (Barry Blyth 1995). I planted it with Puccini thinking they would look nice together but Puccini had nearly finished blooming by the time Oh James started.

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Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/c63e36 with Puccini and Forever Blowing Bubbles

Forever Blowing Bubbles (Ghio 2006) Lovey dubby
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More blooms...
Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/7b37ee Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/2020ac Hint of Danger
Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/ba518e Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/3064c7 Rippling River
Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/9bba97 Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/7f25f7 Blenheim Royal. A lovely purple but the blooms are often on an angle
Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/22253d Anything Goes
Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/92d453 Thumb of 2020-10-26/Totally_Amazing/6914ea Going My Way
Thumb of 2020-10-31/Totally_Amazing/8ce9ec Thumb of 2020-10-31/Totally_Amazing/80800e Thumb of 2020-10-31/Totally_Amazing/57a644 Broken Pattern
Thumb of 2020-10-31/Totally_Amazing/f8c28d Thumb of 2020-10-31/Totally_Amazing/b73622 Thumb of 2020-10-31/Totally_Amazing/838b5a A couple of twisted Circus Stripes with Anything Goes
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Iris Bloom Season 2020 - Week 5 (Part 2)
Posted on Nov 23, 2020 5:18 PM

Mer Du Sud (Cayeux 1997) is the bluest iris I grow in the medium to dark blue tones. It isn't as blue as my camera is capturing but it isn't far from it. I remember adjusting the colour to be closer to reality when I added photos to our database. I like the paler patch on the falls just under the beards.

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Also blooming...
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Thumb of 2020-10-24/Totally_Amazing/fdbe8a Tiger Shark
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Squid Squirt (Kasperek 2002) is one of my favourite irises Lovey dubby The stem snapped but remained connected. I was surprised that every bud flowered normally.
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More blooms...
Thumb of 2020-10-24/Totally_Amazing/297915 Chickasaw Sue
Thumb of 2020-10-24/Totally_Amazing/a54b73 Danger Money
Thumb of 2020-10-24/Totally_Amazing/0ba588 Feudalism
Thumb of 2020-10-24/Totally_Amazing/341f19 Stygian Night

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Iris Bloom Season 2020 - Week 5 (Part 1)
Posted on Nov 23, 2020 5:14 PM

Some more photos of My Tasha...
The beards are orange and pink except for the tip which is cream and pink. They look more orange than pink.
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This photo shows the branching. There are 2 separate rhizomes planted together with a stalk each.
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The blooms are quite large and well spaced
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I have 2 more irises from the same nursery as My Tasha that bloomed for the first time this year. Diamond Necklace (John Charles Taylor 2013) is a bit more pink when the flower first opens and then fades to peach.

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When I purchased Diamond Necklace, I received June Brazier (Graeme Grosvenor 2000) as a gift. I started getting excited when I saw how many buds were on the stems. June Brazier is a beautiful gentle blue bloom that fades as the bloom ages. I love it and I have been photographing it everyday Lovey dubby It has 6 branches plus the bloom at the top and most of the sockets are doubles. I was gifted 2 rhizomes which have both bloomed.

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It's the first iris I notice when I walk out my front door
Thumb of 2020-10-20/Totally_Amazing/3e1535 with Tiger Shark and Blenheim Royal

Some more blooms...
Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/33abb9 Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/b9c93f Popstar
Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/62e689 Puccini
Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/497ae9 Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/d48245 Sirocco Mist (Mer Du Sud in background)
Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/04b496 Toucan Tango
Thumb of 2020-10-22/Totally_Amazing/3ecb35 Ibiza

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Iris Bloom Season 2020 - Weeks 3 and 4
Posted on Nov 23, 2020 4:59 PM

My next sdb to bloom this year is Iris Happy Easter (Gene Gaddie 1984). I love the fat contrasting beards on this one. It's a pity the bugs like it too.

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Honey Dripper (Barry Blyth 2009) is also flowering at the moment.
Thumb of 2020-10-04/Totally_Amazing/d67cac with Momentum

Storm Song (Barry Blyth 2003) has just finished flowering. It is in a spot that floods occasionally. I am going to move it and see if I can get whole clump blooming next year.
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I have been looking forward to seeing sdb Terse Verse (Barry Blyth 2000) for the first time. It's maiden bloom in my garden was a very sad looking bloom at the base of the foliage. I hope it gives me better blooms next year.
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This is what is should look like

Ballet Performance (Thomas Johnson 2007) is putting on a show
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Sdb Buttered (Barry Blyth 2012)
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Colours of the Wind (Barry Blyth 2014)
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My last sdb to bloom this year was Forfun (Barry Blyth 1993). The falls on Forfun are quite long and narrow and the base colour is lemon.

It is similar to sdb Razoo by Barry Blyth in the same year. They share the same pollen parent which is sdb Chanted.

Also blooming at the moment...
Thumb of 2020-10-17/Totally_Amazing/65610a Momentum (Mary Dunn 1986)
Thumb of 2020-10-17/Totally_Amazing/83977e My Tasha (John Charles Taylor 2014)
Thumb of 2020-10-17/Totally_Amazing/76cdd1 Winners Circle (Gordon Plough 1972)
Thumb of 2020-10-17/Totally_Amazing/5aeda6 Impulsive (Ghio 2001)

These 4 are planted together in the foreground of this photo with Honey Dripper and Ballet Performance
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