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May 25, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
We are drowning here! The irises on this side of the house are doing ok for now, on the north side everything is getting a lot of leaf spot and rot, looking pretty bleak!


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May 25, 2015 9:23 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
We had about 3/4 inch last night and so far this morning....but ,we are "behind" for the year by over 4", so it's not really a "bad" thing to get the moisture. It's not helping with the rot issues in the beds, but, nothing ELSE is helping with the rot issues in the beds , either Shrug!
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May 25, 2015 1:44 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
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I doubt if we're getting any more rain here this season...I'm wondering if that's why I've had to stake so many
irises - some of them falling over at the base. Not a very big root system, even though the flowers have been
beautiful. Do you suppose that's because there wasn't enough moisture for the roots to go far down for? (sorry for the ungrammatical sentence!).
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May 25, 2015 1:55 PM CST
Name: Ashton & Terry
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Windswept Farm & Gardens
Butterflies Keeps Sheep Pollen collector Region: Oklahoma Lilies Irises
Hybridizer Hummingbirder Hostas Daylilies Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I was going to ask if the irises were floating in Enid! Hilarious!
More storms are coming.
Kidfishing
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May 25, 2015 2:30 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Saturday's image. About to get hit again.
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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 25, 2015 2:37 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
I just can't believe this crazy weather. It is fixin' to rain here again too. We needed it so bad but dang.
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May 25, 2015 2:41 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
So that's what water looks like.
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May 25, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
yep. the ground is making gulping noises..... It has not rained this morning but is due to start this evening for another round. I will not mind as long as it is not severe weather.
Jan, I had not thought of the iris roots not going deep because of lack of moisture in the soil. I know it is better to water other garden plants infrequently and deeply than often and shallow as the roots will form along the surface only. .... (am I making sense to anyone but me today?)
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 25, 2015 3:00 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Yep Bonnie you are! However, we have been in a severe drought here for how long? I have never watered my irises except for the first couple of days after I planted them and they do fine
I guess what I am trying to say is I just don't know janwax but I wouldn't think that should be the problem.
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May 25, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Four years for the drought, here, Lori. Well, it's all over now. Sticking tongue out The dogs and I just got out of the closet--still raining hard and some lightning, but, thankfully, the straight-line winds had diminished before getting to me and the tornadoes formed to the north and to the south. Thumbs up Thumbs up

Jan, interesting question.

You are, Bonnie. Smiling
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May 25, 2015 3:51 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Oh, stay safe Debra. That line is heading my way. I HATE tornadoes!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 25, 2015 4:08 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
We've been so conservative with water. I'm going to give
the iris beds a long drink tomorrow...and I'll pass up my own shower!!!

Seconding the "stay safe" wishes for you, Debra! You too, Bonnie!

(Any doubts about climate change now?)
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May 25, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Nope!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 25, 2015 8:23 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
I must be tired, it took me awhile to figure out the NOPE was about climate change. I thought there for awhile you were "not safe" from the storms and I was trying to figure out what the heck you were doing on the computer if you were in the line of fire...(tornadoes, straight line winds and such) Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing I better go to bed!!
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May 25, 2015 8:28 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Lori
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 25, 2015 8:33 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Actually Lori I was in my hidey hole trying to take my mind off the fury. No power anyway. It is mostly passed me now. Whew.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 25, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
....I was typing on my cell phone.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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May 25, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Scary business. Glad everyone is ok.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 25, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Owie, Bonnie. Blinking Happy it wasn't worse for you. Group hug
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 25, 2015 8:54 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Oh my Bonnie. I for one would not be in my fraidy hole typing on the cell phone. I am pretty sure I would be drinking something strong and praying it was over soon because if I was drinkin' I know peein' is next!

So glad it has passed for now, this weather is really getting old! I don't even know if we can go to work tomorrow there are so many roads closed that we are not sure we can get the semis where we need to be.

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