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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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Cuzz4short
Jul 31, 2016 5:39 PM CST
This will be a hopefully fun thread.
Rules:

Every so often show the progress of a newbie in your garden or pot(s). Hopefully by next year we'll see some great progress. There may be losses due to mother nature, but that's ok.

Pick 1 to 3 cultivars and let's see occasional progress over time till bloom...if your lucky enough. Doesn't matter if the rhizome(s) are big or little. Over a year there should be plenty of time to see a change from cacoon to butterfly.
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Hybridizer
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Cuzz4short
Jul 31, 2016 5:43 PM CST
I choose one potted and one in the ground. Here's the mugshots

Affair To Remember
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Evening Rounds giving you all the finger
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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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
Jul 31, 2016 6:58 PM CST
I will have to start with some of the new boxes. Hope I don't jinx the poor rhizomes, but sounds like a fun idea Gabe!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Jul 31, 2016 7:06 PM CST
I got Evening Rounds recently too, Gabe. It will be fun to see how we do! Good idea!

...and Evening Rounds is a Robin Shadlow (Iris Sisters) introduction. Let's see who will
be the first to get our photo of it into the database! :)








Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Hybridizer
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Cuzz4short
Jul 31, 2016 7:24 PM CST
I might chose 1 more tomorrow or so in a early stage. Just make sure to take at least a monthly or so of progress. Hopefully it survives, multiplies...and become shareable Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing

Good Luck!
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 1, 2016 10:54 AM CST
So hard to choose of a few! I think I will go with...

Trumped

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Valley of Dreams

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Sand Dancer - I'm choosing this one because Rick sent this to me as an experiment to see if a 1/2 AB can be successful in New England. Crossing Fingers!

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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Hybridizer
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Cuzz4short
Aug 1, 2016 1:53 PM CST
Perfect for the thread!
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
Aug 1, 2016 3:42 PM CST
Here's my Evening Rounds - might move it to a bigger pot!

On with the research Thumbs up

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Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Hybridizer
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Cuzz4short
Aug 1, 2016 6:01 PM CST
For my 3rd and final one I choose Tijuana Taxi. I don't know if this one will survive. It's replanted since I noticed some greenish mold after the first two days. It's been cleaned and rehabbed. The roots aren't taking as of now either. Guess we'll see what happens.
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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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
Aug 1, 2016 6:05 PM CST
Crossing Fingers! Gabe!

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 1, 2016 6:09 PM CST
Oh man, that's a gorgeous one. I hope it makes it! I got in a couple with mold that I had to clean, but I did it right away before planting and everything seems ok now. Definitely nerve-racking when they start off with an issue.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Aug 1, 2016 8:11 PM CST
Sounds like a fun idea Gabe! You have lots of inventive thread ideas. I will have to survey my meager group of newbies to see if I can find some suitable guinea pigs.
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Hybridizer
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Cuzz4short
Aug 1, 2016 8:53 PM CST
Please do as I hope others do as well. Do it soon so we can capture stages though..
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Aug 1, 2016 9:43 PM CST
I want to know what vendor sends rhizomes with increases already on them. None of my rhizomes from reputable growers have any increases. I remember that last year our club ordered from Superstition and his had lots of increase when sent.
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 1, 2016 10:17 PM CST
Superstition sent me ones with a lot of increases, so did Iris Sisters, as well as Bay View. Actually even Schreiner's sent a few with increases this year.
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
Aug 2, 2016 7:43 AM CST
Besides those listed above, I have gotten ones with increases from Napa, Stout and Aitken's. Even one of my rhizomes from Breezeway had several increases (Scary - which was a very large rhizome).
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 2, 2016 8:09 AM CST
You're right Leslie, I feel like I got some with increases from pretty much all the vendors. I haven't gotten all my orders in yet but I'm sure there will be more. Very exciting!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Aug 2, 2016 6:08 PM CST
Also Napa Country Iris and Keith Keppel Iris in addition to those Liz named.
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Aug 3, 2016 8:36 AM CST
Interesting! But which ones to pick? Blinking

Well, guess I have time to think about that, as I don't think my camera will like taking pictures in the rain anyway... Thumbs down
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Aug 3, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Choices made....

These are all recent purchases or trades. They are typical east coast sized rhizomes.

The first is Bravery, a 2012 Ghio. It is potted temporarily in a mixture of half potting soil and half garden dirt. This will get transplanted to the hillside garden in about a month, when the weather is cooler and it has had a chance to grow some new roots. Currently it is placed near the barn so that it gets shade in the afternoon.

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Next is Put Another Nickel In by Howard Bushnell 2011. This was a club sale purchase from a couple of weeks ago. Bought it mainly cause of the name. Found out later that it is a lavender-pink-purple blend. Currently in the same soil mix and location as the above.


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And last is Howler a pink 2011SA by Thomas Johnson. Another trade from Greg. Thank You! This one is planted under the peach tree. in a slightly lighter soil mix. Showing some growth already! This is its permanent location. (Ugly leaves in the back round have been trimmed since the picture was taken.)

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These were all potted / planted on the same day.

A shot of the barn garden.

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