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Mar 12, 2013 7:56 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I only have 3 Noids that need to be ID. They were a gift along with my Daylily trade. I would like to see which ones you grow. Anyone growing Payne winners?
Teresa
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Mar 13, 2013 5:35 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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In order of appearance; Silverband
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(labeled) Moonlight Waves - 1st year bloom
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Lion King
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Oriental Eyes - 1st year
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Blue Twilight Moon - 1st year. Very rigid leaves, and Dirigo Red Rocket - 1st year.
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Evan
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Mar 13, 2013 6:18 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Thanks, Evan those are beautiful! I need to add a white and blue one. I may try posting a pic of mine when they bloom. I bet they are older ones and someone could ID them.

Does Silverband have a lighter leaf? Or is it just the camera? Have you ordered from Ensata before?
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Mar 13, 2013 7:03 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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My iris friends all told me that they have never been successful growing Japanese Iris here but I saw a gorgeous plant at a nursery last summer and decided to give it a try. It was covered with leaves this winter which I removed today and I can see green. Lion King
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mar 13, 2013 8:24 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Teresa, Silverband (Variegata) has variegated leaves. I have purchased from Ensata Gardens, last year and this. They're real pros by all accounts and that's been my experience as well. Polly has a Vendor List of top notch Iris growers as a sticky at the top of the forum.

Anyone who can grow Hosta like you do Paul is the one I'll put my money on. Just remember what Polly said about Miracide.
Evan
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Mar 13, 2013 8:41 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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We don't grow JI, but Ensata is a reliable vendor.
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Mar 13, 2013 10:17 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Thanks Evan.......should I start Mir-acid this early?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mar 13, 2013 10:21 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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I don't know Paul. Seems too early here. Hopefully one of the pro's will chime in. PK, Dee, Connie???
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Mar 14, 2013 5:36 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b and Fl
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If Miracid isn't used, would an enriched oak leaf and pine needle compost get the job done?
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Mar 14, 2013 7:28 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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I used pine needles around my clumps last yr and they put on a show! I am glad to know about their need for it I just lucked out I guess.
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Mar 14, 2013 9:08 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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In my fertilizer stash I found some Osmocote Azalea-Camellia- Rhododendron Soil Acidifier 9-6-6 with sulfur. I scratched a little around the plant hoping that when the plants needs it it will be available.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mar 14, 2013 10:06 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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I usually put Miracid on first when the shoots are up a couple of inches. Water in well Also again late summer.
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Mar 14, 2013 10:48 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Thanks Polly...our soil and water are alkaline here so I think I might try some very dilute Miracid several times during the summer......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Mar 14, 2013 11:03 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
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Believe me, you won't be able to get it too acidic.
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Mar 14, 2013 5:55 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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Are yours still buried under snow Polly? I've never used an acid fertilizer for anything since the few times I've tested it was about 6.5. Maybe a once a year application would help?
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Mar 15, 2013 11:23 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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Sure, it would help. But if your irises look as good as those pics, I don't think I would bother. Probably all it would do would be to increase faster. Yes, we're still under snow. Probably until around the first couple of weeks of April.
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Mar 15, 2013 12:14 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
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I was afraid of trying them also. I don't have a pond or damp place to plant them so I had never tried them, but after getting my noids I planted them near my well. I give them a drink often thru the Spring and summer because of their location. Now I want more because they are so pretty.
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Mar 15, 2013 1:49 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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JI do quite well in ordinary garden soil. Just keep an eye that they don't dry out.
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Mar 15, 2013 3:36 PM CST
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Name: Evan
Pioneer Valley south, MA, USA (Zone 6a)
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PollyK said:Probably all it would do would be to increase faster.

Faster increase is a darn good incentive. Thanks.

When shopping for a JI I haven't seen in person I now make sure to look at as many photos as possible. Are they affected by climate like sibs?
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Mar 16, 2013 3:22 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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Teresa: Dont hold back treating yourself to more JI's and Siberians.I have JI's in a partl sun garden.
Altay
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a Double Siberian


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Chio no haru is more shade
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Gay Gallant Sib. in part shade alos.

Honore
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