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Apr 5, 2020 12:11 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Iris season, well all of spring actually, started pretty early this year in North Carolina. Going to mix it up a bit this year so you can see all the other things that are blooming with the irises in the Carolinas. I am sure Casey and other fellow Carolinians will have wonderful pictures to add.

My first iris to bloom were a few dwarfs.

First time bloom came from Lili: Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/289c8e

She was worth the wait!


The very first to bloom was Gizmo The Gremlin:
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Along with Lili came Yummy Accent:
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I also had this cool mini multi-petaled daffodil come up. Anyone know what it is? It came up in my LA iris bed.

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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 12:14 PM CST
Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
Irises Organic Gardener
I love Lili.
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Apr 5, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Poor Skyray got both frost damage then eaten.
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I got some new narcissus last fall, and they all did a great job of blooming. I planted Pipit and Golden Echo together because they are opposites in coloration. I think Pipit is just lovely. It open light yellow, then the cup and petal base turn white.

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Golden Echo: Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/ab3851 Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/f483fc

Fairy Berry and Irish Harp opened together: Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/84343e

Fairy Berry:
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Irish Harp in sun and rain:

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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 12:25 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Lestv said:Iris season, well all of spring actually, started pretty early this year in North Carolina. Going to mix it up a bit this year so you can see all the other things that are blooming with the irises in the Carolinas. I am sure Casey and other fellow Carolinians will have wonderful pictures to add.

My first iris to bloom were a few dwarfs.

First time bloom came from Lili: Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/289c8e

She was worth the wait!


The very first to bloom was Gizmo The Gremlin:
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/63381e Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/67363c


Along with Lili came Yummy Accent:
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/9052ec Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/619183


I also had this cool mini multi-petaled daffodil come up. Anyone know what it is? It came up in my LA iris bed.

Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/604a44
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/ccff2d


Leslie ~ All beauties...especially Lilli and Gizmo!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Apr 5, 2020 12:27 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks Hybridizer. I do too. Lili is a Blyth median. I really like the medians he produced but they are hard to find in the US, unlike his tall bearded.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 12:53 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Hurray! I agree wonderful start to your season, leslie.
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Apr 5, 2020 12:56 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I agree, and Lilli just went on my want list. Lovey dubby
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Apr 5, 2020 1:27 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
The SDB Being Busy in sun and shade:
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And a trio of IB's all bloomed.

Remare's Violet Moon: Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/4ae86f
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Blyth's Rumours:
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Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/e5d015 so cute!

The historic Eleanor Roosevelt. She always grows a bit floppy for me, but she is hardy!
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The narcissus Kedron: Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/5a8034
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 1:45 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Lestv said:

Blyth's Rumours:
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Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/e5d015 so cute!

Lovey dubby another one for the want list Lovey dubby
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Apr 5, 2020 1:48 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Glad to be inspiring you Barbara! lol
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 1:53 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
iciris said: Lovey dubby another one for the want list Lovey dubby


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I agree Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Apr 5, 2020 2:17 PM CST
Name: Timothy
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
..... speaking of bloom season 2020 -- do you still need a "Dad Gum Nice"? seems i promised you/someone a rhizome of it last year, and was unable to deliver, if i remember due to illness. You had alot of rain in your locale, last year and yours/someone's didn't survive. I've got a small but nice set of increases on my clump.
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Apr 5, 2020 2:56 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yeah that was me. I am still without it. Smiling
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 3:15 PM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7b)
Do you ever wonder if you have too
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
Lovely start to your year, Leslie! I am liking all of the narcissius blooms as well. Most of mine are already done and out.

Smiling
TB 'Starting Fresh' blooming for me in May of 2022. It bloomed for a week and a half with nine buds.
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Apr 5, 2020 3:19 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanks Monty. Mine still have a few days left.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Apr 5, 2020 4:43 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
TBManOR said:..... 'Dad Gum Nice'


Timothy ~ Very pretty. And excellent photo! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Apr 5, 2020 4:46 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nice start to your show.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Apr 5, 2020 5:09 PM CST
Name: Timothy
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
Lestv said:Yeah that was me. I am still without it. Smiling


ok, will do -- may need a reminder, made a note of it myself on my calendar in July
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Apr 5, 2020 6:06 PM CST
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
Thank you Leslie for starting this thread! And inviting me to post my blooms too. I tip my hat to you.

So many lovelies blooming in your garden! I just adore Gizmo and Irish Harp. I've had both at some time, need to find them again. Lilli and Blyth's Rumours went on my wish list too. Lovey dubby

Kedron, Pipit and Golden Echo are so pretty! Your NoID daff may be Erlicheer. Thoughts?
Double Daffodil (Narcissus 'Erlicheer')

My first iris to bloom was MDB Storm Compass on March 20. Such a sweetie!
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Solomon's Seal was just beginning.
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Thalia, one of my favorites.
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NoID Daffodil. (Previous owner planted it.) Sometimes the backs are as lovely as the fronts.
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A tulip I planted about 12 years ago and it blooms every year. (I'm sure I planted at least 100 and there are three left. Hilarious! )
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And my lovely Yoshino. So pretty this year. Lovey dubby
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Apr 5, 2020 10:49 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Your cherry tree is so lovely. Thanks for the erlicheer suggestion. Will have to look it up! And try to figure out where it came from!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black

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