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

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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 4, 2017 7:48 PM CST
I am just blown away that you all have blooms already in North Carolina. I would expect I would have bloom before you. Love your photo of "Killarney Green". I actually thought I had ordered it but don't see it on the list. Maybe i need to do an add order:) Well enjoy your early season!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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 8:46 PM CST
Thanks Elsa! Most years you would definitely have bloom before us. This year is just crazy.

Had frost last night. I noticed that there is frost damage on some of the TB fans from the roller coaster temps. It's those small fans that are all squashed and folded. Have a couple central fans looking that way too. Dang.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hybridizer 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
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Cuzz4short
Mar 4, 2017 9:26 PM CST
I have about 7 more on the way very soon. Maybe more as the weather slightly spikes this week. SDB Nosferatu may put up a few mini stalks.
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
Mar 4, 2017 9:50 PM CST
I think Gizmo The Gremlin will be my next to bloom.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 5, 2017 10:38 AM CST
Ahh Sorry Leslie (and I am assuming Gabe) to hear about your frost. I completely understand the anxiety that comes with the temperature spikes/falls because we get those weather patterns here too. We are about to hit 80 degree days this coming week which is unusally warm and sounds just great, and it is, as long as we don't have any more hard freezes. But freezes have been known to happen here clear up to early April. So as exciting as the warm whether is, because it can bring early blooms, I understand that healthy fear as well, cause one bad frost will make you wish you never had those warm days to start with. Hopefully the freeze did not affect too many of your Irises.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hybridizer 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
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Cuzz4short
Mar 5, 2017 12:24 PM CST
I guess there's my NOID #1 that also bloomed. I posted it on FB page, but here it is again for those who haven't seen. My official first bloom of the 2017 season. This bloom was 20 days earlier than last year.




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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 5, 2017 7:03 PM CST
Very pretty Gabe!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Mar 5, 2017 9:47 PM CST
We appreciate the early ones so much!
let the mystery be
Name: Pol Bishop
London, UK (Zone 1a)
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polbishop25
Mar 6, 2017 5:47 AM CST
Lovely, keep those pic coming. Smiling
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 6, 2017 6:25 AM CST
Welcome! Pol!
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 6, 2017 6:27 AM CST
Gabe - do post here too as not everyone is on fb.

Pretty NoID!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lilli
Lundby, 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 6, 2017 7:36 AM CST
Welcome! Pol! Hurray!

If you like iris pictures, you have joined at the very best of times!
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
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Mar 6, 2017 2:00 PM CST
Welcome, Pol! Welcome!
let the mystery be
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Mar 6, 2017 6:00 PM CST
welcome pol

you've come to the right place! we're just starting our bloom season. you're going to be in for a photo treat from all of the members!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Mar 6, 2017 6:33 PM CST
Pol, Another Welcome! from me too.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
Daylilies Irises Roses Peonies Butterflies Birds
Bee Lover Region: Canadian Ponds Garden Art Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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touchofsky
Mar 6, 2017 7:28 PM CST
It is nice to see blooms from the Carolinas. I hope the weather cooperates and you do not have more freezes. I know how heartbreaking that is. I am hoping we hold on to our snow cover for a couple of more weeks, because we are having roller coaster weather, with abnormal warmth followed by severe cold.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Mar 6, 2017 9:10 PM CST
Welcome Pol! Welcome!
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 6, 2017 9:46 PM CST
We are free of frost now for the rest of the week. Killarney Green is on it's third bloom now. Footloose still threatens to bloom earlier than any TB should.

Tomorrow I will post "intermission" pics since Gizmo isn't quite ready...
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lilli
Lundby, 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 7, 2017 2:55 AM CST

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Intermission')??? Big Grin
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 7, 2017 6:20 AM CST
Hilarious!
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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