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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 1, 2017 6:01 PM CST
in mid october i planted 'autumn explosion', that i acquired from our local iris society auction. it is trying to bloom. here's a shot of the stalk. i hope to post actual pics of the flowers in the next few weeks. the stalk happened during the two weeks we were in florida.


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i will post my photo later. for some reason the camera/phone is being uncooperative in transmitting the photo to my ipad. so i can post my pic that i took this morning.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jan 1, 2017 7:11 PM CST
Glad to see you created a 2017 version Daphne!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 1, 2017 10:03 PM CST
You are certainly first out of the gate.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 2, 2017 5:48 AM CST
Iris blooms in January! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jan 2, 2017 11:21 AM CST
I was out taking down Christmas lights this morning and walked around to where I'd put in some dwarf Iris's that were given to me in 2014 and to my surprise


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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jan 2, 2017 12:56 PM CST
It's lo lovey. Does it have a name?
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Jan 2, 2017 1:59 PM CST
Thank you and no, it's just another of my NOIDs
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Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 2, 2017 4:30 PM CST
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here's the photo of the iris stalk i was trying to upload with the initial post.

a hint of color on one of the lower buds that's not visible from this angle. it's been rather chilly for us.....daytime high is just 59 deg. hopefully, we'll see it bloom by next week? 'ae' is considered a re.

when i planted the rhizome this fall, it looked as though something had been munching at the top. now, the wound has turned dark, and there's still an indent to trap moisture. i guess i have to keep a more watchful eye on it since weve been having showers every other day or so.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jan 2, 2017 10:02 PM CST
none here until April unless one counts the bulbs earlier.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jan 2, 2017 10:09 PM CST
None until April for us either. Glare
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 3, 2017 5:25 AM CST
Same! So looking forward to your blooms! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jan 4, 2017 8:16 PM CST
Daphne, I'd scrape that wound to see what's going on.. If it's rot, you don't want it getting to the increases.

I had several stalks poking us, but it's been so cold and wet, I'm sure they're mush by now. Haven't had a chance to get out to the garden other than to get wood and dig some ditches (river of mud and woodchips running through my carport Glare )
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 5, 2017 3:34 AM CST
Yikes, Sherry! Hope the irises and other 'preciousses' are well rooted as not to come floating by too! Blinking
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jan 5, 2017 4:31 AM CST
Wow, Sherry, that's sure a different weather scenario then it's been in a while for you.
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UndertheSun
Jan 5, 2017 6:59 AM CST
Hang in there Sherry! There's a reported 4-8 inches of rain coming to the Santa Cruz mountains this weekend. (We're supposed to get another 2-4 inches.)

It's also going to rain all next week.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Jan 5, 2017 11:32 AM CST
The long-range forecast for us is a lot more rain all month, I really can't complain, We've
prayed for it for so long. I just hope the irises hang in there. They look good so far.

I heard on the radio that CA reservoirs (maybe just those in N CA? ) - are at 53% of full.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 5, 2017 1:06 PM CST
I'm not complaining either, but it's going to ugly this weekend. Stay safe and stay dry. Group hug

I think my other blooms stalks must have froze. They've stopped growing and the flower buds are turning brown.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jan 5, 2017 3:25 PM CST
@Henhouse

thanks for that tip sherry....right now it's been too wet and cold to go outside. but when the rain stops i'll go outside with a knife and some comet.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jan 6, 2017 5:49 AM CST
Good luck, Daphne! Crossing Fingers!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Jan 6, 2017 4:06 PM CST
We've got our firewood in for this rainy period ahead. It's cold, but not freezing today.
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.

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