Irises forum: Bonnie's Bloomers ~ 2016

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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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:03 AM CST
I am getting a late start this year but I am going to attempt to catch up. My irises are blooming out of their class this spring. A few of the TB's beat the MDB's but with such odd weather patterns this last fall and winter I guess that is to be expected. I never know what will be blooming, or where, so I have to make my rounds daily. I have had a lot of garden visitors as there are more than just irises blooming now. Between visitors, and taking and uploading photos, it is keeping me busy.

This is a clump shot of SDB Plicutie, 1966 by Alta Brown. I love this little one. The battery commercial could have used it instead of the energizer bunny!

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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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:07 AM CST
Here is a lovely little blue MDB, Sleepy Time, 1987, Schreiner.

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This is a little self in pale blue. Really cute.
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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:10 AM CST
This is one I bought several years ago and it was a wrong one. I replaced it and something ate that one. The third time was a charm and it bloomed this spring.

Aitken, 2006, SDB Absolute Joy



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?
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
Mar 30, 2016 11:13 AM CST
It looks like Absolute Joy was worth the wait!
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:15 AM CST
This is a MTB that I bought from a 'rescue' sale. Some keen irisarians were given the opportunity to go a long way and rescue irises from a garden that was being 'left behind'. I was fortunate enough to be able to get one or two from them. Some are newer and some are older. Here is one of the newer ones.

MTB, New Encore, George Sutton, 2008

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And, it is pink!
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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:16 AM CST
It was, Marilyn! Once I think I have to have an iris there is no power..... well, almost. LOL I hope it clumps well.
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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:20 AM CST
And then wouldn't you know it a big stalk from a TB emerged.

TB, Wired, Michael Sutton, 2011



This appeared on March 12, and it is still blooming. A lot of buds on a stalk and when you cut a spent one another takes its place. A new stalk has appeared now so when the older one is spent I will have this iris still blooming. Love it, thanks to Tom.
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?
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
Mar 30, 2016 11:21 AM CST
I hope so too! New Encore is beautiful!!! I love the delicate color! Lovey dubby
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:26 AM CST
Marilyn I was concerned that it was not New Encore because of the faint lilac color on the end of the beard so I emailed Suttons and got an affirmative. I was pleased but in the process she emailed me that they no longer have a photo of it. How can a hybridizer not have a photo of one of their own creations. I would probably carry one around in my purse. LOL
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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:40 AM CST
One of my favorite little guys to bloom this year was SDB Wizard Of Id, Perry Dyer, 1981.



My photos do not do him justice, well, my photos do not do anything justice. This little guy looks like velvet. He is a warm brassy tan with a brown interior. He is beautiful in the garden.
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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:46 AM CST
This sunny yellow one bloomed early this year.
IB Bottled Sunshine, Hooker Nichols, 1994
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On an overcast day this iris is really bright and cheerful.
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?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 11:52 AM CST
One I always look forward to.
Cristata

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This iris grows in the shade of an old oak. It seems to move about. I guess because where some rhizomes diminish others flourish.

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?
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Mar 30, 2016 12:51 PM CST
Some nice Boomers you got there Bonnie! Whistling Whistling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 12:56 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing yup!
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?
Name: Patrick Alan
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Clematis Irises Region: New Jersey Roses Dog Lover Lilies
Cactus and Succulents
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AlanJ
Mar 30, 2016 1:10 PM CST
Bonnie - TB 'Wired' is stunning ! What a beautiful Iris. Thanks for sharing it. Thumbs up Thank You!
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle ~ Plato
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 1:18 PM CST
You are welcome. That one was from an ATP member. One of the great things about trading irises, or reimbursing postage for rhizomes, is that each time you walk about in your garden and read the name, or in the spring when the iris is blooming, you will remember where this one particular iris came from. If it was a gift from a family member, a friend, or from a generous ATP enabler you will feel like you are getting a little wave and smile from them. You will never be 'alone' in your garden. I don't often enough say thank you on this forum for all the shares I grow but I say it when I am out in the garden. Thank You! I tip my hat to you. Thank You! to all you enablers for your generosity Smiling .
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?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
Mar 30, 2016 1:55 PM CST
grannysgarden said:One of my favorite little guys to bloom this year was SDB Wizard Of Id, Perry Dyer, 1981.



My photos do not do him justice, well, my photos do not do anything justice. This little guy looks like velvet. He is a warm brassy tan with a brown interior. He is beautiful in the garden.


I like the little dart on the falls! Thumbs up
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 30, 2016 1:56 PM CST
I can't believe it! Twice over!!! First -- as I was walking out there around my Iris beds -- I found blooms! Omigosh -- I was so excited. I ran in the house and grabbed my camera -- and as I snapped pics, I was thinking "when I post these, I'll start a new thread and call it Mary Ann's Bloomers!!!"

Bonnie beat me to my own good idea. Crying

On the other hand -- great minds and all.......... Green Grin!

Back later with pictures. I'm so excited!!!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2016 2:03 PM CST
WhooHoo, Mary Ann. Get crackin' and get em posted! I'll bet they are little guys. Smiling
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?
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 30, 2016 2:05 PM CST
All but one!! I'll have to post them tonight, Bonnie -- the storms you've got are headed this way and I've got to finish my barn work and get horses in before it gets here!! Blinking
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

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