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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 19, 2020 9:57 PM CST
My garden has been glorious this year, which considering the year so far is a good thing. One must take one's consolations where one can.

The most bizarre iris I have ever planted must be Burseenesque.


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Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
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UndyingLight
Apr 19, 2020 10:17 PM CST
Gorgeous! Lovey dubby
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 19, 2020 11:01 PM CST
urania1 said:My garden has been glorious this year, which considering the year so far is a good thing. One must take one's consultations where one can.
The most bizarre iris I have ever planted must be Burseenesque.
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It's beautiful! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 20, 2020 1:33 AM CST
So mysteriously I have ended up with some unlabeled iris. Most of them are yellow, which suggests to me that they must be bonus iris. I do not, in general, gravitate to yellow iris when ordering. Not that I have anything against yellow. I think I am just over yellow by the end of daffodil season. And there is also the damn rudibeckia, which pops up everywhere, even in the shade. But I digress. Here are the yellow mystery iris.


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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 20, 2020 9:32 AM CST
The iris in the bottom left hand corner seems like it ought to be easily identifiable. I think it must be a border bearded iris because of its height. It is nicely proportioned too. Maybe an IB?
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Apr 20, 2020 11:06 AM CST
I'm love the bottom left Iris. It's so cheerful.
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Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 7:18 PM CST
Blooming in the garden today:




Name: Mary
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urania1
Apr 22, 2020 7:31 PM CST
This would have been a nice shot ... if I had swept the weeds away, had moved the iris rhizomes sitting on the block, and had blown up the unfinished building in the background.


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Viewed from the opposite direction ...
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Name: Lilli
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IrisLilli
Apr 23, 2020 2:50 AM CST
It's lovely - no dynamite required! Thumbs up
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 23, 2020 4:54 PM CST
I agree It's very pretty Thumbs up
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 23, 2020 7:12 PM CST
This has been my year for mislabeled iris. In no particular order.

The label says this is TB "Port Wine". It definitely is not.
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Labeled "Far Gal Valacia" ... not even close. Cute little space age horns though. I am a bit bewildered by this one. Pale peach irises do not really excite me, so I do not think I ordered it. The form on this iris is good. Lots of blooms, nice branching, no flopping falls. I think I will plant some variety of blue iris beside it, to offer some contrast.
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 25, 2020 5:16 PM CST
Blooming over the past few days:


Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
Apr 26, 2020 6:49 AM CST
Beautiful beds and blooms, Mary. I enjoy seeing landscape shots from others' gardens.
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 26, 2020 6:53 AM CST
BlueFlagFan said:Beautiful beds and blooms, Mary. I enjoy seeing landscape shots from others' gardens.


Thank You! Smiling Smiling

Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Apr 26, 2020 8:24 AM CST
Mary: Burseen's are often bizarre and that's what I love about them Smiling
I love all your Yellows, even without their ID. Finally, your grounds are just beautiful. Living in the desert, to see all that green is always refreshing.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Apr 26, 2020 10:46 AM CST
Lovely irises, Mary! Keep it up. Lovey dubby
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 26, 2020 3:59 PM CST
I was not hoping for rain today, but I got it anyway.




Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 26, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Thanks you all for the compliments. *Blush*
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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
Apr 26, 2020 5:52 PM CST
The iris continue to open despite the rain. I hope they do not fall over before the sun comes out ... which it is "supposed" to do tomorrow Glare . 'Home of the Blues' is a bonus iris I planted last year. I do not usually swoon over bonus iris selections, but I felt pretty swoony when I saw this one this morning. 'Guinevere's Kiss' is blooming for the first this year. I quite like her.


Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 26, 2020 6:03 PM CST
urania1 said:This is a nice shot ......
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Mary ~ I agree It IS a nice shot! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson

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