Irises forum: My 2019 Northern Blooms

Page 1 of 9 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9
Views: 3396, Replies: 179 » Jump to the end
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
Image
Lbsmitty
May 14, 2019 7:40 PM CST
Cold weather has made things at least a week later than records from last year. Things are just starting to open here.

Unknown variety..always first to bloom. Have had for years before iris virus hit.
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/917769
Making Eyes
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/f50621
Cherry Garden getting ready to bloom
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/fd5232

Will keep posting as things open!

Not an iris, but enjoying some wild trilium in my woods.
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/7421f7

Also keeping busy raising an orphan calf.
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/02cb34
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Image
iciris
May 14, 2019 11:45 PM CST
Lovey dubby You orphan calf is so cute! I'm so sorry it was orphaned, that would be a lot of work taking care of it.

Great start on the little guys, can't wait to see more bloom pictures.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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
Image
lovemyhouse
May 14, 2019 11:48 PM CST
And more artwork. Big Grin Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
Image
Lbsmitty
May 15, 2019 5:33 AM CST
Thanks Barbara for the condolences. 😀 My dogs are loving the calf too! My oldest dog slept next to the calf its first night. It's been especially tough losing the calf's momma. She was from our very first group of calves on the farm. She was named CC, so we named our little one Dee Dee (DD).
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/b463cc
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/3d4d94
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
Image
Lbsmitty
May 15, 2019 5:47 AM CST
Thanks Debra! I haven't painted any cows over the winter. These are some of my favorite ones I painted while I taught small groups.
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/54fa78
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/c97f84
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/babce2
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/cd24b5
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/0fb62b
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/fe22f4
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/a687c4
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/f9883b
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/5475ae
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/a46d2a
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/5b4564
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/b34143
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/ec71de
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/e57317
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/30fa8f
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA (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
Image
evelyninthegarden
May 15, 2019 1:37 PM CST
Lbsmitty said:Thanks Barbara for the condolences. 😀 My dogs are loving the calf too! My oldest dog slept next to the calf its first night. It's been especially tough losing the calf's momma. She was from our very first group of calves on the farm. She was named CC, so we named our little one Dee Dee (DD).
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/b463cc
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/3d4d94


Lindsay ~ How absolutely beautiful!!! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

Animals can care for ones outside of their species. It is so wonderful! You can put the videos on You Tube!
"June is busting out all over!"🎼🎶🎵🦋🌹🌸🌾
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA (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
Image
evelyninthegarden
May 15, 2019 1:39 PM CST
Lbsmitty said:
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/54fa78
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/c97f84
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/babce2
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/cd24b5
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/0fb62b
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/fe22f4
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/a687c4
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/f9883b
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/5475ae
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/a46d2a
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/5b4564
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/b34143
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/ec71de
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/e57317
Thumb of 2019-05-15/Lbsmitty/30fa8f


I'm loving your art work, too! Lovey dubby

"June is busting out all over!"🎼🎶🎵🦋🌹🌸🌾
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
Image
Totally_Amazing
May 15, 2019 4:56 PM CST
I love your art too Lovey dubby Are they painted in oils or acrylics?
Sorry you lost your mamma cow.
[Last edited by Totally_Amazing - May 15, 2019 4:57 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1974886 (8)
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
Image
BlueFlagFan
May 15, 2019 6:24 PM CST
Lindsay,

Welcome back to the forum! Glad to see you're bloom season has begun. Keep the photos coming!
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
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
Image
lovemyhouse
May 16, 2019 11:45 AM CST
This one is my favorite of your Cow paintings. Lovey dubby Wanted one of the mugs when they were available, but the listing said ceramic and I drop things. A lot. Hilarious!

https://fineartamerica.com/fea...
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Image
iciris
May 16, 2019 6:46 PM CST
That's my favorite cow painting too.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
Image
Lbsmitty
May 17, 2019 7:14 AM CST
Thanks all for the artwork compliments. Great idea, Evelyn, about YouTubing my calf. I love it when they run and kick their heels up and snort. So cute! Robin, I paint with acrylics. Hope to get going on some of my own stuff soon. Definitely more cows and farm animals! 😀

Opened up the last few days.
Eyebright
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/3a84c8
Cherry Garden
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/a063b1
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/739da2
My viburnum and magnolia smell soooo good!

Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/71bd16
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/647410
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/fe1867
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/b67d08
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
Image
Lbsmitty
May 17, 2019 7:33 AM CST
Big bloom day this morning. Took some pics early this morning before work. May get some rain and strong storms today. Not all blooms opened, but had to try before they got tattered.
Glebe Brook (sorry about unsightly Preen)
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/e806d1
Dot Com
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/7833d5
It's Not Over
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/8ba346
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/26d28c
Sapphire Gem
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/9b372f
With Castanets
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/687c0d
Awhanee Princess
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/74d3b4
I have to check diagrams when I get home...either Fires of Fiji or Ocean Pearl edit: checked diagram and is Fires of Fiji
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/f2a2d7
Bought as Sarah Taylor, but am questioning the bloom edit: checked with distributor and is Forever Blue
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/5ed9b7
Nut Ruffles
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/b119e4
Some more of Nut Ruffles and Glebe Brook
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/75d0b6
Thumb of 2019-05-17/Lbsmitty/50409f
[Last edited by Lbsmitty - May 18, 2019 2:59 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1975988 (13)
Name: Susan B
East Tennessee (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member
Image
lakesidecallas
May 17, 2019 8:15 AM CST
They're all lovely!
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
Image
tveguy3
May 17, 2019 8:34 AM CST
Looking good!
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: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 17, 2019 10:37 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA (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
Image
evelyninthegarden
May 17, 2019 10:50 AM CST
Lindsay ~ What a nice parade of gorgeous blooms!

When you post your videos of your sweet animals on YouTube, then you can send us a link. Lovey dubby
"June is busting out all over!"🎼🎶🎵🦋🌹🌸🌾
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
Image
lovemyhouse
May 17, 2019 11:24 AM CST
I second that idea. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Image
UndertheSun
May 17, 2019 11:33 AM CST
Adorable photos of your dogs with the baby calf. Lovey dubby

Beautiful paintings!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
May 17, 2019 12:10 PM CST
yes, Sarah Taylor is yellow. wonder where you found John's Glebe Brook?

Page 1 of 9 • 1 2 3 4 5 ... 9

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Hellebore Sunset"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.