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Jul 21, 2021 12:14 PM CST
Name: Jim
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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I just bought this jap iris Lion King this year and thought it was done for the season. Saw a bud the other day and now it's blooming. Is it unusual for them to bloom this late? I'm on Long Island, zone 7a.
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Jul 21, 2021 1:05 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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I will let someone else answer that question, since in my arid climate, I do not grow them. There are others here that do.

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Jul 21, 2021 2:23 PM CST
Name: Jim
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas
Thank you seems like a great place.
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Jul 21, 2021 9:20 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
BTW, beautiful garden area! Where are you located?
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Jul 22, 2021 6:49 PM CST
Name: Jim
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas
evelyninthegarden said:BTW, beautiful garden area! Where are you located?


I'm in Long Island, New York. Unusual property it's only 50' wide but 300' deep. I've planted gardens on both sides about 10' deep along most of the yard. There's a small stream and woods on the back and part of the sides. It was a neglected blank space [except for trees] when i moved in 5 years ago and is finally getting to what i envisioned when i got here. For me it's always about next year hopefully next year it will be just perfect.
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Jul 22, 2021 6:59 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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It is a beautiful piece of property. Lovey dubby
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Jul 22, 2021 9:30 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
Yes, that lovely stream! Lovey dubby
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Jul 23, 2021 4:56 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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I'm in a smiliar zone and I have an ensata iris in bloom now, so it might be a little late for them, but not entirely unusual.
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Jul 23, 2021 4:22 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Welcome! jpm! What a neat little stream. Sounds like you have a great place to work with!
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Jul 25, 2021 8:22 PM CST
Name: Jim
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas
lauriemorningglory said: Welcome! jpm! What a neat little stream. Sounds like you have a great place to work with!


The problem i have with the stream is it becomes a mini raging river with a heavy rain. If i plant too close to the edge it gets pulled out and washed away. Even the shoreline changes as sand gets shifted. I've been learning by trial and error. More failures than successes but i'm learning.
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Jul 25, 2021 9:04 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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A challenging dilemma. Might have to secure new plants with deeply placed stakes until they develop a good root system. Good luck! Smiling
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Jul 26, 2021 1:31 PM CST
Name: Jim
Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Hydrangeas
lauriemorningglory said:A challenging dilemma. Might have to secure new plants with deeply placed stakes until they develop a good root system. Good luck! Smiling

Thats a great idea will have to try that. I was thinking burying pots but i like your idea better.
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