Irises forum: Nothin' Could Be Finer Than to Be In Carolina - 2019 blooms

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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
Apr 5, 2019 3:28 PM CST
Have had some bloom stalks popping up, and the race was on to see which would be first bloom. Lots of TB's in the race, but this dark horse snuck up a stalk while attention was focused on the forerunner. So the winner of first for 2019 is:

Hugh Stout's SDB Fruit On The Bottom, a new intro last year. Of course it decided to rain on it's opening but there are more stalks on the way! Hurray!

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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 5, 2019 3:34 PM CST
And the race is on Hurray! Thumbs up !
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 5, 2019 3:38 PM CST
Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Apr 5, 2019 3:40 PM CST
Hurray! leslie!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 5, 2019 4:22 PM CST
Thumbs up Awesome! Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnd their Offfff! Fruit on the Bottom takes an early lead!
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
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Apr 5, 2019 5:01 PM CST
Hilarious! Tom Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 5, 2019 5:32 PM CST
YAY! Leslie! I am glad its a dwarf in the lead. And a pretty one too. Hilarious!
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Apr 5, 2019 5:44 PM CST
Congrats Leslie! So exciting! Hurray!

Ha! Too funny Tom. 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
Apr 5, 2019 6:33 PM CST
Hope to see yours here too Casey! Big Grin

Tom- the runner up still hasn't crossed the finished line so stay tuned. Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
Apr 5, 2019 6:52 PM CST
Woo Hoo! Looking forward to your show, Leslie! Let's hope for a turtle's race... nice and long!
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Apr 5, 2019 7:35 PM CST
Strawberry sorbet is catching up fast,

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He spent to much time at

Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
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UndyingLight
Apr 5, 2019 9:36 PM CST
Yay, Leslie! I was wondering when this thread would be revitalized. Great bloom(s), Leslie and Richard! Thumbs up
What a beautiful sunset!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 6, 2019 4:00 AM CST
Every time I see that picture of Dragon's Lair I wanna cry, Lost it, and would so much like to get it back. Just doesn't seem to be out there any more.
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
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Apr 6, 2019 5:18 AM CST
Okay Leslie, here ya go. First bloom for Concord NC - Gizmo the Gremlin!

The first bloom was Sunday, but it was pretty wonky. This is the bloom from Thursday. I acquired it last summer and so desperately need more. Hope it's happy and multiplies. Just love it. Lovey dubby

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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
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
Apr 6, 2019 5:20 AM CST
Casey, I love little Gizmo. It is always among the first to bloom here but it did not put up one stalk this year. I think my oaks are covering more area with shade and I will probably have to move some irises this year. Your photo is lovely. Smiling
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 6, 2019 5:22 AM CST
Gizmo grows like a weed here. Smiling
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
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Apr 6, 2019 5:30 AM CST
Oh my! PLEASE let it grow like a weed here!! That would be a very welcome weed in my garden.

Thank you Bonnie! Coming from you, that means a lot. You take great pics. Smiling
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Apr 6, 2019 6:05 AM CST
I really like that little sdb, they are so cute. I have not been out but may have a couple blooming today. I saw some tip color yesterday, may have to run out in my jammies and see Hilarious! SDB iris either seem to love me or hate me. A few bloom dependably every year, others just when they feel like it, and that may be every 3rd year.
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
Apr 6, 2019 7:43 AM CST
They are sure cute! I agree Though for me, it is in general that some of my varieties (noids) bloom inconsistently. Noids are all TBs though.
What a beautiful sunset!
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
Apr 6, 2019 8:14 AM CST
Casey - Gizmo is quite the survivor so chances are really good that it will give you increases! Nice picture of it too!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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