Irises forum: Bloom Season 2016 - Part 2

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Name: Carl Boro
Milpitas, CA (Zone 10b)
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coboro
May 31, 2016 12:32 PM CST
I was looking at my Japanese iris yesterday. They have been blooming for two or three weeks. One of the pots of Rainbow Darter still has 10 new bloom stalks coming. I have never had them bloom this much.
Carl
Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
May 31, 2016 12:38 PM CST
One pot, 10 stocks??? Wonderful, Carl! Hurray!
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
May 31, 2016 12:42 PM CST
OK, now I need to get into Japanese irises... bad Carl! Hilarious!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 31, 2016 12:44 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 31, 2016 2:09 PM CST
cliftoncat said:OK, now I need to get into Japanese irises... bad Carl! Hilarious!

I agree

• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
May 31, 2016 4:50 PM CST
Looks like the iris season has ended here for 2016. There are just a few TB's hanging on. Heartbreaker just opened multiple blooms today, but the wind was so breezy it was difficult to take pictures! Sad Even if it had been calm the sun was so scorching hot that everything is way off color! With that said here are my remaining best efforts from today. (All of these are re-plants from 2015.)

Thumb of 2016-05-31/TBGDN/d14e03Blackbeard in early morning shade

Thumb of 2016-05-31/TBGDN/9eaaf1Black Suited in moderate light

Thumb of 2016-05-31/TBGDN/39340eRingo in the breeze

Thumb of 2016-05-31/TBGDN/ad0c3fSong Of Norway in morning shade

Thumb of 2016-05-31/TBGDN/12ea31Starship Enterprise in hot sun and breeze

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 31, 2016 5:37 PM CST
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Name: Barbalee
Amarillo, TX (Zone 6b)
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Barbalee
May 31, 2016 5:53 PM CST
All awesome, Leon! My "must have" list just keeps growing....
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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
May 31, 2016 5:54 PM CST
Leon, they are all beautiful!!

My first Japanese of the season opened today. Hurray! I am going to try growing some in pots this year to see if they do better. Carl - do you separate them every year?
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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
May 31, 2016 5:59 PM CST
These are a couple from Mary Ann.

Let's Be Friends:
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and Black Magic Woman:

sun

Thumb of 2016-05-31/Lestv/510317 shade

and I love it in the rain! Hurray! Thumb of 2016-05-31/Lestv/4f8beb

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
May 31, 2016 6:11 PM CST
I have always loved Tanzanian Tangerine. It is a nice cheery orange in my garden, and is a pretty reliable bloomer. More so than other Kasperek's I own.


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And here is my artistic shot (actually the sun was the artist - I was just there at the right time!)



My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
May 31, 2016 6:49 PM CST
I got this one from Greg, and I just had it in my mind that it was going to be this purple iris of some sort. It had it's first bloom this year and I thought I had the wrong iris! Could Claudia really be this crazy plicata? Well, yes, yes she is!

Claudia Barton Blair:

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Yes, even in person the lines on the falls look a little out of focus. Big Grin



Last year I ordered a handful of older iris that I had always seen in catalogs but had never ordered. Snowmound last year was a bit of a disappointment so I was going in Crossing Fingers! -ed! This was the first of those to bloom and I love it. The fact that is a Blyth is icing on the cake.

Crimson Snow;

Lovey dubby

I had hoped this picture would have turned out better. I had Crimson next to Hi There Gorgeous and the color combo was really pretty.
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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
May 31, 2016 6:53 PM CST
Had one more open today, one of my favorites.

Cosmic Celebration


Extra fall and missing standard on CC
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Well, it is back on the road for a few days.....so hopefully they hold off till I get back. Bummer is that I have couple seedlings ready to bloom soon.
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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
May 31, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Good heavens, even it'd chimera is beautiful!!! Lovey dubby
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
May 31, 2016 6:57 PM CST
I have been posting a day at a time (even though I am still behind). As a teaser I just want to say that April 30th was a day for some of my favorite new iris!!! Hope you won't be disappointed! Big Grin Big Grin
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Irises Daylilies
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bramedog
May 31, 2016 6:59 PM CST
It is a beauty. I wasn't sure if chimera meant coloration differences or if it also included missing and extra parts, also.
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
May 31, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I decided awhile ago to not post as they bloomed. Just too much to do. I also took a lot of pictures at the AIS tour garden I helped at (Glenora). I will most likely post those first as mine are still blooming.

Still have a rot issue, but it is not heavy and not accelerating. I did lose "Mayan Mysteries" to rot though. I did get a picture of it before it went under. I also lost the bloom stalk of "Fine Wine", but there are other rhizomes that are not affected (I think).
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
May 31, 2016 7:11 PM CST
All beauties there, Leslie and everyone! If you stare at the one pic of Claudia Barton...the lines look like they start shifting places... or maybe my eyes are oogley today. Blinking Smiling
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 31, 2016 8:02 PM CST
My Claudia BB bloomed this year but not last year. I was so confused as it has PBF and I thought it was going to be Fiery Temper which is also PBF and planted near. It really has that many lines and is quite pretty!
I should really not plant two PBFs next to one another. Hard to tell which is which.
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
May 31, 2016 8:31 PM CST
But it leaves you some mystery! My name tags have taken away the mystery - except for the NoID's sent by vendors! Hilarious! Only had one this year of those that bloomed!
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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