Irises forum: My first Iris ever!

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Name: Tracy
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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lakecountrygirl
Feb 11, 2019 9:27 AM CST
This is one of the first flowers I planted in my garden at my new house probably 20 years ago! I have divided it many times over the years and it continues to bless me beautiful with beautiful blooms Smiling
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Feb 11, 2019 11:14 AM CST
It is very pretty. Stay with this forum and you will find yourself wanting to get it some companions! We enable. Now that you are warned - Welcome! Welcome! Big Grin
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Feb 11, 2019 11:17 AM CST
Tracy ~ Welcome! to the Iris Forum! Hurray!

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 11, 2019 11:43 AM CST
Welcome Tracy! Welcome!
Southern Ohio (Zone 6b)
Save the cows
Irises Organic Gardener
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hippie
Feb 11, 2019 12:06 PM CST
welcome Tracy.
Iris Grower and Hippie Lives Matter
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Feb 11, 2019 12:24 PM CST
Welcome! tracy
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Butterflies Canning and food preservation
Region: Illinois Dog Lover
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BlueFlagFan
Feb 11, 2019 12:55 PM CST
Welcome Tracy! Welcome!
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 11, 2019 1:44 PM CST
Welcome! Tracy
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Feb 11, 2019 4:21 PM CST
Welcome! Tracy!

Leslie speaks truth. I'm fairly new here and by the end of last year (I joined in August of 2018) and ended up with somewhere around 80+ irises gifted by the amazing members here. They enable you. If you stay, you WILL end up with more irises.. Whistling
We'll miss ya, Lilly.

Sometimes life isn't fair. Sometimes you have to hold on tight to what you love. Hold onto your friends and family as you will never know the last time you will see them.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 11, 2019 7:46 PM CST
Another Welcome! Tracy

• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Feb 11, 2019 8:16 PM CST
Welcome! Tracy
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Feb 11, 2019 10:06 PM CST
Welcome! Tracy!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Tracy
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
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lakecountrygirl
Feb 12, 2019 9:38 AM CST
Thank you all for the warm welcome! It is much needed today after 6 inches of snow dropped overnight and still going... Sighing!

I am keeping myself busy planning my garden and ignoring the fact that I have a ton of shoveling to do! Whistling
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Feb 12, 2019 10:59 AM CST
Welcome! and good luck with the shovelling! Big Grin
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises
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ShawnSteve
Feb 12, 2019 11:07 AM CST
@lakecountrygirl Hi Tracy. Glad you joined up! & I had in my mind, that it was going to be a matter of questioning .. What was your first Iris ? I think it definitely wasn't what I had purchased it as, but I am fairly certain,when it flowered, I figured it may have been named 'Stepping Out'.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Feb 12, 2019 6:22 PM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum Tracy
Name: Jim
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Wisconsin
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brozeus
Feb 14, 2019 10:09 AM CST
Welcome from a fellow WI resident! Shoveling was definitely no fun Tuesday, but luckily I got a big assist from a friendly neighbor with a snowblower who did a nice portion of our sidewalk. Welcome!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Feb 16, 2019 5:58 AM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum, and take heed of the warnings! Rolling on the floor laughing It's good to see more of us "Northerners" on here.
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
North Dakota (Zone 4a)
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comgoddess
Feb 16, 2019 4:27 PM CST
As a fellow northerner, you'll find that this site is good for what ails us. It alleviates cabin fever, seasonal affective disorder and subzero rage. Hope springs eternal. Big Grin

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