Irises forum: Bonnie's Bloomers a.k.a. Fellowship of the Garden

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Mar 18, 2019 9:45 AM CST
Fellowship....... a feeling of friendship that people have when they are talking, doing something together, or sharing their experiences about a common interest. I enjoy this fellowship when others join me on the Bonnie's Bloomer's thread with thier photos, experiences, advice, encouragement, adventures, stories and just plain garden joys. Hoping to continue that tradition I thought the 2019 thread needed a name to reflect that fellowship.

The garden gate is open.... come on in!

Here bloom season will be slow to start. I had almost no winter so do not expect many of the older MDB's (the ones with more pumila in the cross) to bloom (I hope that they surprise me). Hopefully the newer ones should perform as usual. Since the SDB's require the same care and environment as the taller varieties I am looking forward to a normal amount of spring bloom. Two little varieties have bloom stalks. Smiling

I did have a bloom on my indoor twelve disciples iris or walking iris.



Also this little unguicularis iris has bloomed since Christmas.

Thumb of 2019-03-18/grannysgarden/8c0a77
This one grows in a bucket by a gate.

Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 18, 2019 12:09 PM CST
A fellowship of little hobbit irises! I can't wait!! Hurray!

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Mar 18, 2019 3:32 PM CST
Awesomeness! Can't wait to see your blooms, Bonnie!
What a beautiful sunset!
Southern Ohio (Zone 6b)
Save the cows
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hippie
Mar 18, 2019 4:52 PM CST
I hope you have this beautiful iris!
Iris Grower and Hippie Lives Matter
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Mar 18, 2019 7:50 PM CST
Thanks for welcoming me into your garden. I look forward to seeing your beautiful blooms Smiling
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
Mar 18, 2019 8:14 PM CST
I love the idea of indoor iris. Going to have to look into some. Yours are so nice.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Mar 18, 2019 9:46 PM CST
Thank you so much for the invitation to fellowship. I think twelve disciples is one of the prettiest Irises I have ever seen and by now I have seen a few Smiling Do you know if it can be purchased anywhere?
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 18, 2019 10:59 PM CST
Bonnie ~ Thank You! for your wonderful invitation to your virtual garden.

Please take care and we hope to hear from you soon! Group hug
“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
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
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
Mar 18, 2019 11:00 PM CST
Thank you for allowing entry to this great thread, Bonnie. It shouldn't be long until you have more blooms, aye?

I was just looking at the 2018 edition. March 17th last year is when you posted about Making Eyes (SDB) blooming as your first iris. Did it this year? I'm all ears!
What a beautiful sunset!
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
Mar 19, 2019 6:18 AM CST
Bonnie,
Thanks for the invitation to this new adventure. Looking forward to the bloom season ahead! Thumbs up
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
MY BLOG
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
Mar 19, 2019 8:55 AM CST
We are going to have a wonderful garden party!!! Big Grin Thumbs up Welcome to the garden Everyone!

I don't grow Gandalf the Grey but it is lovely, Hippie!

Leslie, I grow a lot of indoor plants that spend the summer outdoors. I think the iris foliage lends a lot of beauty indoors even when they are not in bloom.

Elsa, it is more commonly called the walking iris but is species Neomarica. The name walking iris was given because the bloom stems keep growing after the little bloom wilts and eventually the stem bends over to the ground and starts a new plant. I put pots of soil under these bending stalks and as soon as the roots grab the soil I cut the stem and another plant is born. The name 12 Disciples was given because the iris almost always grows 12 leaves in a fan before a bloom stalk forms. Yes, I count the leaves. Hilarious!

Leon @TBGDN, you are mainly responsible for this garden party. Hurray! You began posting last year as my irises finished their spring bloom season and your fellowship kept me from moping. So, bring it on.!

It will be a slow start as the heavy frosts overnight are making the irises pout. I keep checking the little stalks progress and they are just creeping along..... but they are still there. Thumbs up
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 19, 2019 10:08 AM CST
Bonnie ~ I am looking forward to all of your wonderful blooms. (Leon, too!)

Thank you for letting us be part of your garden experience and sharing so much with us.
“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
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Mar 19, 2019 11:58 AM CST
I also want to thank you Bonnie and Leon. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.

Come-on weather, and let the garden party begin!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Mar 19, 2019 6:33 PM CST
thank you bonnie for opening the garden gate to let us through to enjoy your garden, too. Lovey dubby
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 19, 2019 6:53 PM CST
Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
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irisarian
Mar 19, 2019 8:01 PM CST
all we hare are snow drops & that is only because they are growing next to a brick porch.
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
Mar 20, 2019 6:55 AM CST
Bonnie: Thank you so much for the Walking Iris info!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Sharon Rose
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all
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Altheabyanothername
Mar 20, 2019 7:41 AM CST
Hurray! Bonnie...been lurking around the iris forum. Your title was such a nice invitation I just could not turn it down. Looking forward to this.

May your blessings be many and powerful...and your troubles disappear!
Sharon
One to take to heart....1 John 4
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
Mar 20, 2019 7:50 AM CST
Sooooo glad to see you here Sharon. Lovey dubby

It's only a matter of a few days, if the weather cooperates, That I will have blooms. In the meantime I am talking to them.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
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Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Mar 20, 2019 7:56 AM CST
"ORDERRRR! Orderrrr!" ?? Big Grin
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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