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Feb 7, 2021 3:56 AM CST
Plants SuperMod
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
Köppen Climate Zone Cfb
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My weather has been distinctly odd this past few weeks... enough so that 'Thunderstick' decided to rebloom (and 'Moment to Savour' tried to, with a bud stuck right down in the neck of the fan) and both my jonquils and a couple of my terrestrial orchids, which aren't supposed to appear for months yet, have decided to emerge way too early!

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I've never had this happen before.
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Feb 7, 2021 7:38 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Something odd with the plants here too. It is supposed to be winter but my daffodils started coming up in January, the flowering quince bloomed in December, and my Daphne is about to go bloom crazy. All way ahead of schedule. Meanwhile my hellebores are behind schedule.
"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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Feb 7, 2021 9:10 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Joshua: Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Congrats on being the 1st to post a 2021 bloom here. I really thought it would be Daphne based on her year round rebloomers but yes, it makes sense that New Zealand could be having rebloomers right now. Thank you for sharing
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Feb 7, 2021 9:50 PM CST
Plants SuperMod
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Thanks Elsa. Yes, Australia and New Zealand could be experiencing rebloom at the moment, although 'Thunderstick' is not a rebloomer!
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Feb 8, 2021 9:28 AM CST
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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I agree Joshua !So nice to see the first iris bloom of 2021!
Can't wait for many more to come this year!
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Feb 8, 2021 3:56 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Hurray! Our weather is a bit like spring at the moment with the cooler temperatures and extra rain. I am not surprised that some irises are confused but I am surprised that it is your Thunderstick that decided to rebloom.
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Feb 8, 2021 9:55 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Hurray! Hurray! joshua. i had irises blooming earlier, but couldn't get them loaded so i gave up.

let's see if they'll load now.
Thumb of 2021-02-09/shizen/1b2854 'hyenasicle' #2 or 3 bloom. couldn't load earlier ones from last week.


other things blooming and ripening because the plants think it's spring.
eureka lemons

Thumb of 2021-02-09/shizen/2fc4fanoid red cordyline fruticosa flowers
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Feb 15, 2021 9:38 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Deleted! Was supposed to be a text to my friend about meeting for coffee(lol). I wondered where it went(lol)
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Feb 15, 2021 9:51 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Daphne: Hurray! How exciting for you...Your season has begun!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Feb 15, 2021 11:43 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
I think I have a ways to go still. Here are some pics:
Erlicheer Daff buds got hit as well as some other Daffs. I think they can handle it but we will see:
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Hyacinths got hit. In the past, snow didn't phase them but this guy looks frozen solid.
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I left the Seed bins uncovered since I hear they like cold and none had yet sprouted.
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Iris beds...I had had some new tender growth but most had not started really growing yet.
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I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Feb 16, 2021 4:35 AM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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thank you, elsa for the acorn.

yes, it's exciting, but i think it's going to be a strange season. not many of the iris are sending out very many leaves, and some of my best performers are looking rather sad. they look as tho' they're having fungal issues. i've got to spread more sulfur when i get some. in the meantime, i've got to do some 'comet' dusting.
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Feb 16, 2021 8:31 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Daphne: Oh that is sad. I sure hope you get fungal issue ID'ed and under control quickly!! I have received bad rhizomes from vendors twice before and it spread to others in the general area very quick. I was able to save most of the ones around through TLC but lost a few. Anyway, I feel your pain!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Feb 16, 2021 5:32 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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thank you elsa. i'm about to don a mask and head out the door to get those tasks completed.
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Feb 24, 2021 4:42 AM CST
Plants SuperMod
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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More unexpected rebloom (although in this case 'Moment to Savour' didn't actually bloom in Spring, so what I think has happened is that this rhizome is now big enough and the weird weather of the past month has made it think it's Springtime):

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Feb 24, 2021 11:28 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Beautiful for a fall bloom. Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Feb 24, 2021 12:42 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
a beauty, joshua.
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Feb 24, 2021 1:53 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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Enjoys or suffers cold winters
nice! It may settle down next year.
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Feb 24, 2021 2:43 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
tveguy3 said:Beautiful for a fall bloom. Smiling


I agree
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Feb 24, 2021 4:58 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
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I agree I may have to add that one to my wish list!
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Feb 24, 2021 5:24 PM CST
Plants SuperMod
Name: Joshua
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Thanks all. It's one of my favourites, although isn't as vigourous for me as some of the others I have. It's bloomed in the past but clearly after I moved it, it decided to skip flowering last Spring. Wasn't expecting it to appear now!
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