Irises forum: Bloom Season 2016

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Feb 18, 2016 10:40 AM CST
And how long will you have blooms for Rob and Sherry? Do they keep going through May?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Feb 18, 2016 11:23 AM CST
Well, last year was an anomaly, and it looks like this year is going to be as well.. I've got buds coming on several right now, but most of the pack isn't close.. I do suspect our normal bloom season will be at least a week early.. I've tried to time my trip to the Netherlands at the end of March so that I wouldn't miss most of my Iris going off.. Now I'm not so sure...
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Feb 18, 2016 11:39 AM CST
Sherry, how long will you be in the Netherlands? You may have to assign someone to take photos for you!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 18, 2016 11:42 AM CST
The end of March you say....hmmmm... Whistling
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Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 18, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Leslie, last season I had something blooming nearly non stop until July. Then nothing for a couple of weeks, then some blooms again in late August that lasted only a day in the heat.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 18, 2016 3:06 PM CST
Posted in the general Iris garden thread--forgot about this one. Hilarious!

Lest We Forget
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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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coboro
Feb 18, 2016 3:21 PM CST
What's the name??? "Lest We Forget"?
Carl
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 18, 2016 3:26 PM CST
Sorry, Carl *Blush* Yes, the Iris name is Lest We Forget.
Moderation in all things…except chocolate, coffee...and potato chips.
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Feb 18, 2016 6:10 PM CST
It's there, I just wasn't sure that was the name or the thread.
Carl
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Feb 18, 2016 6:12 PM CST
We discovered a bloom in the Airlbred bed. It's one of Marilyn's arilmed seedlings.
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Hell's Fire is starting to put on a show.


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Carl
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 18, 2016 6:13 PM CST
It is confusing where it is and I just edited. Thank you. Smiling
Moderation in all things…except chocolate, coffee...and potato chips.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 18, 2016 6:15 PM CST
Those colors. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Feb 18, 2016 8:08 PM CST
Lest We Forget is a beautiful red and the photos are very nice.
Carl
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 18, 2016 8:48 PM CST
Carl, I don't particularly like the open form and was thinking of rehoming the whole thing, but it has performed so brilliantly the last few months I have to keep at least a piece of it around.
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Feb 18, 2016 8:59 PM CST
Oh wow, is Hell's Fire really that dark? I've been looking for a dark vibrant red and if that lighting is accurate I must have it!!!
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Feb 18, 2016 9:42 PM CST
I'm feeling left out! I live about 1.5 hours away from Rob and 2.5 hours away from Sherry. As of 3 days ago I didn't have a single stalk forming and many of my irises are very small...just getting started. I wonder if the warm winter and the lack of water last summer have 'stunted' them.

I asked Rick and Roger about fertilizing and they said they do it about mid February. I'm going to pick up some more fertilizer from them early next week and treat my plants in hopes that it will give them a boost!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Feb 18, 2016 10:51 PM CST
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 18, 2016 11:01 PM CST
All we have is snow & no plants in bloom. Come the end of March, crocus might start.
Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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coboro
Feb 19, 2016 2:32 AM CST
But you will probably have water in August. We had some rain last night, but not that much. This dry February is starting to worry me.
Carl
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Feb 19, 2016 8:42 AM CST
coboro said:We discovered a bloom in the Airlbred bed. It's one of Marilyn's arilmed seedlings.
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Hell's Fire is starting to put on a show.


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Carl - that seedling is a gorgeous color! And I am enjoying seeing more of Hell's Fire.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

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