Irises forum: Season 2020

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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 8, 2020 2:35 PM CST
Hurray! cannot tell if this is leftover from my rebloom in december, but a separate stalk of 'clarence' was my first iris opening of 2020 on 1/7/2020.
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couldn't get a very good photo of it; the angle, proximity to other irises,, and slight incline where it's planted.
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William
Jan 8, 2020 2:56 PM CST
What a lovely start to the new bloom season!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Jan 8, 2020 3:45 PM CST
Hurray! The 2020 blooms have begun
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Jan 8, 2020 8:11 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Let the blooms begin Smiling
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 8, 2020 8:33 PM CST
shizen said: Hurray! cannot tell if this is leftover from my rebloom in december, but a separate stalk of 'clarence' was my first iris opening of 2020 on 1/7/2020.
Thumb of 2020-01-08/shizen/6ce874
Thumb of 2020-01-08/shizen/e00111

couldn't get a very good photo of it; the angle, proximity to other irises,, and slight incline where it's planted.


Daphne ~ Congratulations for the first iris bloom of the year!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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AndreaD
Jan 8, 2020 9:23 PM CST
Hurray! Daphne, Your season has begun!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 8, 2020 9:58 PM CST
thank you evelyn and andrea, yes, it seems that i always ( or almost always begin my iris season with'tb's'). i have fewer bb', ib's and sdb's. not by choice, but by climactic limitations. my sdbs' have all but perished, with the exception of 'teagan', which a generous member shared with me from her garden.

but i am afraid it's languishing in the ground, and may have to be potted up again in order to thrive.

a stalk is forming on 'midnight seas', me thinks. it's either that one or 'autumn rain'. it's too dark and cold right now to check. but here's a pic of it from yesterday.

Thumb of 2020-01-09/shizen/94cc52 i'm pretty sure it's the former, and they're both sutton's.

sutton irises do well here, and they rebloom, too. whether or not they're supposed to.

Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jan 8, 2020 10:05 PM CST
Whoohoo!
Daphne I always love your succulents in the mix!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 8, 2020 10:23 PM CST
thank you, dirt. i always have some to share. unfortunately, most that i cultivate are of the tender variety, and do not fare well in the cold. i've shared many with a friend who lives in sherry/henhouse's neck of the woods. she's lost almost all, with the exception of a few that she's kept in pots, sheltered on her porch.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 11, 2020 2:23 PM CST
Look at what is blooming now?! Three more what's to come in the next few days and weeks. coming soon 'carpe diem', midnight seas, and ab 'tabriz'.

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Thumb of 2020-01-11/shizen/d59e33blooming very, very short nary an inch above the "v" in the leaves. i didn't even see the pregnant fan.

same for the bud on this fan. i just noticed it because of the color showing.
Thumb of 2020-01-11/shizen/c44808 looks like a bloomout, though. ffe, maiden bloom, and no increases showing.🥴😟
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Name: Elsa
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GreenIris
Jan 11, 2020 2:41 PM CST
They are popping out all over for you. How Exciting Hurray!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 11, 2020 2:42 PM CST
thank you elsa. i'm excited that my season has begun.
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 11, 2020 3:51 PM CST
Daphne ~ Does your bloom season usually start this early? Wow! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 11, 2020 4:43 PM CST
yes, evelyn. mika and i usually have an early post in january. it's usually blossoms from her garden in france, which i suspect may have about the same or at least similar temperatures.

however, i think she's more sucessful with the "littles", than i am.
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Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Jan 12, 2020 6:46 AM CST
I have an iris about to open a bloom, its been about 3 weeks now goin thru the growing and opening process.
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Jan 12, 2020 1:35 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Jan 12, 2020 4:54 PM CST
It sure takes the edge off the wait, just to see your seasons beginning. I still have 2 months but seeing others seasons start, make me hopeful mine is not too far away. It's always so exciting. What will bloom, what I will see for the 1st time ever, and then even on those I have seen, what new and different aspect to this years blooms might pop up.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Richard or Shawn
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creativeclover
Jan 12, 2020 5:51 PM CST
We have had only a few days of winter. It's almost like an early spring weather in a way. Nights do get down anywhere from 38 to 45, but days up into the low 70s.
Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Jan 12, 2020 9:27 PM CST
GreenIris said:It sure takes the edge off the wait, just to see your seasons beginning. I still have 2 months but seeing others seasons start, make me hopeful mine is not too far away. It's always so exciting. What will bloom, what I will see for the 1st time ever, and then even on those I have seen, what new and different aspect to this years blooms might pop up.


And, even when there's nothing new or different, it's still like spending joyous and familiar time with a good old friend you only get a chance to hang out with once a year Hilarious!
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We are getting buried in snow and it will be a long time 'til anything peaks out around here




Name: Richard or Shawn
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jan 13, 2020 5:55 AM CST
I don't know if I could handle a lot of snow. I do like it though.

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