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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 1, 2016 11:06 AM CST
Mother's Day is always considered the first "safe" time , here. They say we are looking at a freeze Sunday, and Monday nights, so......there go my apricots Shrug!
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
Apr 1, 2016 11:09 AM CST
So sorry, Arlyn. That's the way my plums go.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
Garden Art Daylilies
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Linneaj
Apr 1, 2016 11:37 AM CST
For southern Maine, Memorial Day is the safe day. I choose the second full or new moon in May....or whenever I can get the garden put in. Dad's birthday bash is Memorial Day weekend. I am never in the garden.
Don't make fear based decisions.
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
Apr 1, 2016 1:18 PM CST
I like your *Ancient One* Mary Ann Smiling I do have I. germanica, and the rhizome is doing very well, so I do expect decent blooms from it. I don't have any smaller ones, except a Dwarf bearded that someone told me is an ancient form of I. germanica. It was here when I bought the mobile home. It desperately needed thinning out, which I did, but now I need to add more rhizomes, so I chose 'Royal Maroon' an 8-inch MDB to fill in the empty spaces. It's lovely. I had originally wanted 'Cherry Garden' but it is to tall at 11-inches. I don't expect any blooms on my Iris until May, unless 'Crimson King' blooms out for me early.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle ~ Plato
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Apr 1, 2016 3:06 PM CST
The "Weather Channel" says it will be going down to 26 degrees on Tuesday night! It was almost 80 today here!!
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Apr 1, 2016 3:34 PM CST
We have chances for "hard Freeze" or hard frost on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. I have bloom stalks on a few and two blooms. I am worried also about my hydrangeas. They really get zapped when we have a late freeze/frost.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Apr 1, 2016 3:37 PM CST
Mid 70's to low 80's early next week, with next Wednesday topping the chart at 87.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 1, 2016 6:20 PM CST
It's cold and windy here right now, lots of freezing days ahead yet. Arlyn what cultivar(s) of apricots do you have. I have 3 different ones. All bloom at different times. The Manchurian has Pink showing on the buds now. Not a chance for that one. Even if the buds survived, there are no insects around to pollinate them.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 1, 2016 6:50 PM CST
I *think* it's a "Moorpark".....I'd have to check to be sure, though. It is one of the few that I found that was *supposed* to be self fruitful . I'd say about 1/2--3/4 of the blossoms were open, today, and, during the few sunny hours we had, the honey bees had found them. I have heard that apricot blossoms can stand more cold than peaches, so, maybe if it doesn' get TOO cold Shrug!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 1, 2016 6:55 PM CST
I've had them take up to 4 nights of temps at 28 degrees and still produce.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Jolana
Seguin, Tx (Zone 8b)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bee Lover The WITWIT Badge Region: Texas Garden Art Irises
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froggardener
Apr 1, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Mary Ann, short or tall, love the colors of all of them Green Grin!
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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
Apr 7, 2016 9:51 AM CST
April 6th -- and there's lots of blossoms!!!

Ruby Tuesday -- looking a little ragged from the wind and rain:
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Two Thumbs Up -- not quite fully open:
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Little Sighs:
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Casper's Shadow:
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Two Thumbs Up -- open:
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Sparks Fly is gonna do it!!!
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Little Sighs close up -- such a pretty little bloom:
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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
Apr 7, 2016 9:54 AM CST
YAY! Mary Ann. You have little guys playing in your garden!
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 7, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Hurray! Thumbs up
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
Apr 7, 2016 11:56 AM CST
Hmmmm, I see some Tom box selections! Great pics!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Apr 7, 2016 2:47 PM CST
Nasty wind & rain here. Glad nothing is in bloom.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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
Apr 11, 2016 9:56 AM CST
I've been taking pictures all along, but have not had time to post them. So here's a few from the past several days. Smiling

This is Snitch:
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Giggles and Grins:
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Cafe Mocha:
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Pippi Longstockings -- I think my favorite little guy so far:
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Kilarney Green: Green Grin!
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And Deb -- wouldja look at the size of the clump..................
Thumb of 2016-04-11/Muddymitts/5769a5 People -- that's from one rhizome planted last June!!!!! Rolling my eyes.

And -- finally -- I get to see Sparks Fly!! Thanks to Debra for this one too!!
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And here's little Dapper -- another enthusiastic little guy:
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That's all for this morning. There are TB bloom stalks all over the place -- won't be long now!! Hurray!

Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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
Apr 11, 2016 9:58 AM CST
Wow Mary Ann, what are you feeding the little guys? They sure are a happy bunch for sure. Thumbs up
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Apr 11, 2016 10:02 AM CST
holy crap! that's from one Rhizome? that's one hell of a grower!
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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
Apr 11, 2016 10:05 AM CST
I'm gonna have to move all the Irises in that one raised bed -- it would appear that Kilarney Green wants it all to itself................... Blinking
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

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