Irises forum: Carolina Iris season 2017 - Let the blooms begin!

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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
Mar 3, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Well, the season has officially started a whole month early here in North Carolina! I will been posting iris as they bloom, and will be joined by Gabe as his bloom. Hopefully some of the other Carolina (North and South) iris growers will post some too. It will be nice to have a full record of what blooms here in the southeast.

On February 26th I found Killarney Green bursting onto the scene.

Thumb of 2017-03-03/Lestv/0b7e0c

And due to the very sultry 70's we had it opened in a hurry.



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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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
Mar 3, 2017 5:03 PM CST
Last year my first iris opened on March 26th, a whole month later. And that first one couldn't wait this year either!

Little Stitches

This iris was both my first and last iris to bloom last year and it really zapped it's own energy so I am really surprised to see this one single bloom right now.

Please excuse the very nearly dead rhizome behind it. That is where I lost Plot Line, Smart Money and Rare Find. Sad

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 3, 2017 6:29 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Your bloom season is here!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 3, 2017 7:10 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Mar 3, 2017 8:29 PM CST
Hurray! yay!
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Mar 3, 2017 8:30 PM CST
Lovely little beauties. Thumbs up

I don't see dead rhizomes, I see areas where new rhizomes can be planted.
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
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Cuzz4short
Mar 3, 2017 11:25 PM CST
Pink Reprise after a windy thunderstorm.



Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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
Mar 3, 2017 11:27 PM CST
Plot Line is headed your way Leslie. 2nd time's a charm.
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 4, 2017 4:43 AM CST
Great to see you have irises booming. I have an inch and a half of new snow this morning that wasn't predicted! Plot line rots off every year here, but is still alive. It did have one short stem bloom last year so I got to see it at least. Smart Money does OK here, and I might have one to share if it makes this crazy winter. Smiling
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: 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 4, 2017 6:01 AM CST
Pink Reprise is lovely Gabe. Keep the photos coming!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
Mar 4, 2017 7:05 AM CST
I agree. Pink Reprise is a cutie.
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
Mar 4, 2017 7:09 AM CST
And thanks for the Plot Line!

I need to redo that section of the garden. It needs a trench for better water runoff. I left the rhizomes that were hard but leafless just in case they wanted to grow. They just didn't take the hint. Thumbs down
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 4, 2017 7:42 AM CST
Blooms!!! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Mar 4, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Little Stitches opened up right before a big thunderstorm and then a night of freeze. Held up great to the heavy rain but curled up in the frost.

Here it is in happy times.

Thumb of 2017-03-04/Lestv/f02e51 Note that this is a early season bloom and the beard is purple tipped white.
Thumb of 2017-03-04/Lestv/e480fa Later blooms last year changed to the rust brown tipping like you see in the throat of this picture.

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
Mar 4, 2017 9:07 AM CST
And just in case you night marauders get any ideas about the iris I will be posting I need to warn you.....

the kitty cam is fully operational!
Thumb of 2017-03-04/Lestv/071343

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Mar 4, 2017 9:11 AM CST
Hilarious! Cute kitty cam! Lovey dubby
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Mar 4, 2017 9:33 AM CST
Looks so lifelike no?

Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 4, 2017 9:59 AM CST
have kibble, will maraud.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Mar 4, 2017 10:09 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing

Uh oooh! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Mar 4, 2017 11:01 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
You can tell a lot about a person by the way they handle these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

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