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May 17, 2012 7:11 AM CST
|Oh, I love Japanese iris.|
I know you may enjoy these too....
This one bloomed in April.
May 17, 2012 10:05 AM CST
|You're doing a great job growing those. They couldn't have gone to a better home:)|
May 17, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Wated! Seeds of species Hippeastrum, Lilium and Narcissus. Contact me anytime.
Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky...
May 17, 2012 10:52 AM CST
|Love these iris. I do have them in a little bog, where they stay year round. |
The blue ones in first picture were in the ground, got them same time as these. But they were not happy. So i moved them to their own little bog.
I have no regrets except when they stop blooming.
Let me know if you want to see the total package holding the iris, will be glad to get you a picture...
May 17, 2012 5:27 PM CST
|Hey Charleen, JI seasons upon you. |
Nice Iris. Love all three. Looks like it's fun experimenting.
May 17, 2012 6:24 PM CST
|Yes, Charleen was kind enough to help me trial JIs in Georgia. Where they are not supposed to grow. She came up with the bog, and Wow!|
May 17, 2012 8:14 PM CST
|Very cool, thanks for posting them ~Jan|
May 18, 2012 6:49 AM CST
|Beautiful Charleen. I'm trying one for the first time this year. I don't have a bog, but the guy I bought it from said to keep it under the house overhang. I'll create a bog for it later.|
May 18, 2012 7:53 AM CST
|I made bogs out of rubber feed troughs you can get at Feedstore. also Sometimes you can find Containers on Clearance that are good for bogs. I really loved playing with the Iris to see what would work...|
Thank you All.
May 18, 2012 9:37 AM CST
The one on the left is the bog....
These are the ones blooming now...
My little Radar.....Sorry I goofed....
May 18, 2012 2:07 PM CST
|Oh, now I get it. and what a great idea. Do they stay in that bog overwinter?|
May 18, 2012 6:18 PM CST
|Yes, one year, it even snowed on them...|
May 18, 2012 7:15 PM CST
|Deebie, if you wanted Japanese irises, Charleen's method should work for you, too. It wouldn't work north of zone 7. |
A lot of people in the south think they can't grow Japanese irises, but this might be the perfect answer.
May 18, 2012 8:33 PM CST
|What a great idea for those bogs! ~Jan|
May 19, 2012 8:24 AM CST
|See, Polly , I didn't know any different, so it worked.... |
but I do love my bogs.
Jun 5, 2012 9:58 AM CST
What a beautiful bloom, I discovered....
Jun 5, 2012 6:31 PM CST
|Yep, I'm amazed at how well you are doing with them, Charleen. And the president of our iris society says Japanese irises don't grow outside the Northeast. How funny.|
Jun 5, 2012 7:46 PM CST
|Those are really nice Charleen. The blooms look huge.|
I was thinking of your bog garden earlier this Spring. I potted up a really small division I received this Spring in a 1 gallon pot and placed in an oil drip pan, about 3" deep, so it always had water. It had grown enough that I planted it out last week. I also picked up a feed trough and am growing some Colocasia in it. They're doing great as well.
Jun 6, 2012 8:25 AM CST
|Something happened did it Polly??? The Iris didn't get to read what the Iris society book says. |
It may be because I do have it in the water and some soil or peat.
It rained yesterday afternoon, it looked so pitiful...
The blooms are large and if you bury your nose in them, there is even a light scent. That just adds up to a total package to me...
that group there was the ones in the soil. They bloomed but not like this. The water is a huge factor in their survival.
Jun 6, 2012 8:30 AM CST
|LOL, Charleen, the irises didn't read the book. I can't wait until our next meeting to tell them.|