Irises forum: Best Beards!

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 8, 2017 3:07 AM CST
After Bonnie posting about starting a Beard garden I was hoping we could start a thread with our favorite pics of them.
Please join in! One of mine is Paul Black, sadly mine rests in peace Angry

Thanks,
Teresa
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Apr 8, 2017 4:41 AM CST
Yes, this is a great idea! Hurray!

We already mentioned

and


We do not have a picture of TBI Dali (Bianco 2015), but I like it because I think it really does invoke the image of that iconic artist:
http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie...
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 8, 2017 5:17 AM CST
Good thread, Teresa. After all, what would a bearded iris be without its beard..... don't answer that. I like Paul Black but have never grown it. Shrug!

Lilli, Thornbird is a unique iris in my garden having long horns and fat spoons on the same clump.

One of my little guys with a neat beard is Bad Boys. The thing with it is you have to get close to the bloom to enjoy the beard because its color does not distinguish it that much.

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Apr 8, 2017 5:23 AM CST
SDB Chicklet is supposed to have a wonderful contrasting full beard. Mine is yet to bloom but there are some photos from the database that look promising.



I think this photo is from the vendors site. Can anyone on the thread post a photo from their garden of SDB Chicklet?
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Apr 8, 2017 6:17 AM CST
My Thornbird does the same thing, Bonnie:
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You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 8, 2017 6:18 AM CST
If l can ever get mine to bloom I will.post a pic. Hilarious!
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Apr 8, 2017 6:19 AM CST
I like this one too:
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Apr 8, 2017 6:29 AM CST
Lestv said:If l can ever get mine to bloom I will.post a pic. Hilarious!


Chicklet or Thornbird??
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Apr 8, 2017 6:35 AM CST
I am going to pot my Chicklet and move it about and feed it a bit and see if that will make it bloom. Glare It does not increase either just keeps coming back from the original rhizomes. Shrug!
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
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
Apr 8, 2017 7:18 AM CST
Chicklet Lilli. Thornbird always blooms!

Here it is with a horn and a spoon:
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And this is a shot of Oso Good's nice beard:


My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Apr 8, 2017 7:20 AM CST
I think a friend gave me one Thornbird. I hope it blooms it is in a pot. Hurray!
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 8, 2017 7:31 AM CST
Little Black Belt has lovely blue beards against dark, velvety falls. It is very hardy, too. I have had it for over 20 years.

Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 8, 2017 7:32 AM CST
I bought Thornbird in 2016 and ordered Power Point this spring Hurray!
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
Apr 8, 2017 7:35 AM CST
A new member of my garden, planted in 2015. Great beards on this one.

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Apr 8, 2017 7:35 AM CST
I got Chicklet for the name (used to be my favorite gum), but it disappeared. Shrug!

Lilli, can see why Dali got its name. Big Grin

Frosted Velvet MTB


Abbey Chant
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Absolute Treasure
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All Ruffled Up
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Art School
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Barbanera
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Tentative ID: Brigadoon
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Blaring Gale
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Blue Oasis
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Boulevard Jazz
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Broadband



Brilliant Idea
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Bullwinkle
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By Jeeves
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It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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
Apr 8, 2017 7:46 AM CST
I have said it before, but it still looks like a bunch of iris sticking their tongues out at me! Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Apr 8, 2017 7:49 AM CST
Those are great beards, Debra, especially on Brilliant Idea. Has anyone grown SDB Mordor? The vendor shows quite a lovely beard but I would like to see them in person, er, flower.

Here it is from TOM!



definitely adding this one to my garden. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
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
Apr 8, 2017 7:49 AM CST
The beards are what makes Here Comes The Clowns:


And also Gongolo:


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
Apr 8, 2017 7:50 AM CST
No pics yet of my Mordor Bonnie.
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
Apr 8, 2017 7:51 AM CST
Leslie, I love Here Comes the Clowns. Big Grin
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown

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