Post a reply

Image
Nov 11, 2021 9:11 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Just thought I'd start a fun thread for folks to share their most anticipated new spring blooms. Those of you in the southern hemisphere can list what hasn't yet bloomed for you---or maybe what you are hoping to acquire in the coming year. Smiling

I have so many new-to-me irises that haven't bloomed that I am really looking forward to seeing, it is hard to choose. Here are four:

TB Don't Doubt Dalton
Acquired this year at the Iowa Arboretum iris sale. Such a whimsical iris---it reminds me of a Dalmatian puppy! Hilarious! This is my first space-ager, too.


SDB Neon Dream from our own Kent Pfeiffer


TB Shocker Unusual color combo and has a sweet fragrance.


MDB Zheng Elf from Winterberry. A darling little bloom! Lovey dubby


Please share your most anticipated blooms! Smiling
Image
Nov 12, 2021 1:36 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Laurie, do let us know how you like Shocker when it blooms. That one has been on my wish list!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
Image
Nov 12, 2021 2:35 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
I am lookng forward to maiden blooms on:

Adriatic noble:

Bluebeard's Ghost (my first dwarf):

Sib. China Spring:

Daughter of Stars (my second attempt- I belong to the "i killed Daughter of Stars" Club):

Double Platinum:

Drinks at Sunset:

Ink Patterns:

Magical:

Marry the Night:

Sib. Miss Apple:

Money in Your Pocket:

My lady's Manor:

Navy Blues:

Pagan Dance:

Sib. Pink Haze:

Sib. Ruffled Velvet (had this many, many years ago):

Rustler:

Sib. Ships are Sailing:

Skating Party (had this many many years ago):

Starwoman (my first intermediate):

Tom Johnson:
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
Image
Nov 12, 2021 5:54 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Lots of gorgeous ones, Daisy! It will be interesting to hear how these all do for you. I have Bluebeards Ghost, and it is one of my favorites. I've had Shocker for a year now---no bloom this year, so it should bloom next year. I hope!

And Richard, Xanthippes Halo is so colorful. I hope you do get a few blooms---didn't you say you were potting them for now?
Image
Nov 12, 2021 6:08 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Leslie. I'm potting them up till I get a better place which hopefully will be last move.

I want blue beards ghost. It's on my list with like 125 wanted irises (I know, to ma y).


I also have some daffodils potted as well.
Image
Nov 13, 2021 6:46 AM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Birds Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower
Here are some of the ones I am looking forward to seeing first blooms on this year. They were planted in 2020 but did not bloom this year.
TB Art Deco

TB Lady Juliet

TB Pinafore Pink

Here are a few that I received this year so not sure if I will see blooms in 2022 or not. I am hoping I do. I will only list a few now and more later.
TB Accessorized

TB Arctic Express

TB Autumn Sapphire

TB Emma's Laughter

TB Espionage

TB Ida Red

TB Glacier Point

The above Iris came from an NGA member for postage. I hope I get to see them bloom this next year but some of them are iffy.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Image
Nov 13, 2021 6:34 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Fun thread with beautiful photos.

I'm looking forward to meeting 'Dark Universe'. I got a non-blooming size rhizome of it as a door prize in 2020, potted it, then planted it in the ground in September. It has put out three increases already, so I'm hoping it'll bloom next spring.

Image
Nov 13, 2021 8:02 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
AndreaD said:I'm looking forward to meeting 'Dark Universe'. I got a non-blooming size rhizome of it as a door prize in 2020, potted it, then planted it in the ground


Andrea ~ I hope it does bloom for you. What a beauty! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Image
Nov 14, 2021 4:03 AM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Thanks, Evelyn! I'm going to be really disappointed if it doesn't bloom.
Image
Nov 14, 2021 5:13 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
AndreaD said:Fun thread with beautiful photos.



It's growing on me. I might just need to get it.
Image
Nov 14, 2021 4:25 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
:

i'm looking forward to 'moonglint', a similarly colored iris. it was a very generous gift, from a keppel order this year. it suffered from a rot set back early after its arrival, we were experiencing a lot of wet and then hot and sunny days. i'd water because the pots were newly planted and the soil was dry, then we'd get days of drizzly cool days, then scorching hot days in-between.

very confusing time….'wealth' another bonus, suffered as well. i sprinkled comet, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best.

at the moment, they look okay; they've even sprouted increases. they'll continue to live in the small pots until summer next year. this schedule seems to work best for the iris in my garden. (pot for a year, then plant in the garden.)
Image
Nov 14, 2021 4:55 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Daphne, hopefully they will thrive for ya. It's always disheartening when they don't make it.
Image
Nov 14, 2021 4:58 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Moonglint is very pretty. Sprouting increases is a good sign - glad that you managed to rescue it!
Last edited by AndreaD Nov 14, 2021 4:59 PM Icon for preview
Image
Nov 14, 2021 8:07 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Moonglint and Dark Universe are both beautiful! Crossing Fingers! that they put on a show this coming spring!
Image
Nov 14, 2021 8:20 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
Jeanne, you have lots of pretty white ones. I'll be interested to hear which ones you like best. That photo of Accessorized with the hint of blue on the beard is pretty. Smiling
Image
Nov 15, 2021 3:32 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
I am looking forward to seeing Crimson Tiger and Big Break because the broken pattern on the blooms vary a lot.



Tijara Hidden Agenda is my first streaky plicata. The pbf is gorgeous
https://wiki.irises.org/TbPthr...
Thumb of 2021-11-15/Totally_Amazing/4901bb
Image
Nov 15, 2021 8:32 PM CST
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Birds Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower
WOW Robin. Those Iris are really interesting looking. I have never seen an Iris like those.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Image
Nov 16, 2021 11:49 AM CST
Name: Wheezy
Cincinnati (Zone 6a)
Irises Dog Lover Frogs and Toads Bee Lover Region: Ohio
I'm so excited for some i planted this year.

1)
King's Reign (look at the wee orange beard!)

2)
Gay Romance


I'm more anxious about others -- not exactly buyer's remorse... but maybe...
3)
Flash of Light (I bought this one instead of Wabash for a reason I can't recall. On paper, I regret not getting wabash now.
... In real life, we shall have to see what she can do.)

4)
Australian Rose (... it's so much more *yellow* in some photos than others)
(for comparison)
It's just a world of difference (to me, and you all think it's crazy).
If she comes up really very yellow, things may not work out between us.
The Allergic Gardener salutes all of you wheezing on your hands and knees in the garden for love of your flowers.
Image
Nov 16, 2021 5:24 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Gay Romance is pretty. I took one look at it and said to myself, I'll bet this one has Bluebird of Happiness in its ancestry. So, I went to it in the database and checked, and sure enough, it has BBoH not just once, but twice in ts ancestry.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams

Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by arctangent and is called "Mirror, mirror"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.