Irises forum: Carolina in Blooms, 2020

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 12:11 PM CST
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

"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
Irises Organic Gardener
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Hybridizer
Apr 5, 2020 12:14 PM CST
I love Lili.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 12:25 PM CST
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:
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/0eaf1b
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Irish Harp in sun and rain:

Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/29d8ef Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/6933ed

"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 5, 2020 12:25 PM CST
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
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 12:27 PM CST
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
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Apr 5, 2020 12:53 PM CST
Hurray! I agree wonderful start to your season, leslie.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Apr 5, 2020 12:56 PM CST
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
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 1:27 PM CST
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
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/62c6eb

Blyth's Rumours:
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/425aa4 Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/6eb2d9
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
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Apr 5, 2020 1:45 PM CST
Lestv said:

Blyth's Rumours:
Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/425aa4 Thumb of 2020-04-05/Lestv/6eb2d9
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
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 1:48 PM CST
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
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 5, 2020 1:53 PM CST
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
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBManOR
Apr 5, 2020 2:17 PM CST
..... 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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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 2:56 PM CST
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
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 5, 2020 3:15 PM CST
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
SDB Stop and Stare
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 3:19 PM CST
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
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 5, 2020 4:43 PM CST
TBManOR said:..... 'Dad Gum Nice'


Timothy ~ Very pretty. And excellent photo! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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
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tveguy3
Apr 5, 2020 4:46 PM CST
Nice start to your show.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
NE Oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBManOR
Apr 5, 2020 5:09 PM CST
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
Name: Casey
North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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greenappleagnes
Apr 5, 2020 6:06 PM CST
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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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Apr 5, 2020 10:49 PM CST
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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