Irises forum: Irises 2017: Wet, Cold & Muddy

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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
May 25, 2017 6:28 AM CST
I hate to start another thread, and maybe I should not. But I don't like "leeching" from others' threads and this will likely be a short thread if the weather does not improve. May has been a bummer here locally with lots of rain, cold temperatures and wind. We've had some thunderstorms with hail too. I've had to wait between storms to get a few pictures, and then the lighting in some cases was not good enough for sharp details. So there is very little that can go into the data base. Yesterday (5/24 & 5/23 too) were possibly my best days where I could get some half decent pictures but there just was not enough natural lighting. I do not like to see the iris season gone without a few pictures. Anyway that's my story.
These were all from Tuesday, May 23rd.
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/e63685 Black Suited
Batman
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/704696 Bundle Of Love
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/71f23e Different World
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/9e2e07 Mixed Perennials
Monsignor (Thanks Arlyn)
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/8665f1 Ringo (An old fave)
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/504942 Part of Garden #2
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/9c813a Sultry Mood
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/b2d5cd Shadows Of Night
This is a gorgeous iris & the lighting is very poor so not a good picture.

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 25, 2017 6:46 AM CST
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
May 25, 2017 7:59 AM CST
Love the irises even if some look a little worse for wear - the garden shots are great! Hurray!
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(Zone 9b)
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UndertheSun
May 25, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Look at that long bed! I'm turning as green as your lovely garden. Green Grin!
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
May 25, 2017 10:13 AM CST
Very nice irises. I love the long bed too. Lovey dubby
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 25, 2017 10:23 AM CST
Leon, I like that you have a separate thread--this former Hoosierite sometimes misses all that green. Smiling Plus, you always have interesting things to see. Thumbs up

Is the blue and white-ish Iris in the lower right corner of the garden shot Stairway to Heaven?
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 25, 2017 10:36 AM CST
That is a beautiful clump of Different World. Wow.

I have garden envy with all your clumps in Garden #2.
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
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TBGDN
May 25, 2017 11:25 AM CST
Debra,
@lovemyhouse
Yep that's Stairway To Heaven. It is one of the nicest (and fastest) growing irises on the place. I started that garden two years ago with just 3 or 4 rhizomes of each plant and most of them have exploded into huge clumps. Ringo just left of it does the same thing. I couldn't get a decent picture close up of STH because of low lighting. Today is all wind so no pictures! This is the best I could do.
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/c7243c

(P. S. as a former Hoosierite I would bet you don't miss our weather! Smiling )
May has been a nightmare this year! Thumbs down

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Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
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Lbsmitty
May 25, 2017 11:48 AM CST
Beautiful photos Leon!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 25, 2017 12:12 PM CST
Another thread with more pictures is okay with me. Hurray! Lovely irises! Lovey dubby
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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TBGDN
May 25, 2017 12:38 PM CST
Thanks Lindsey & Celia, Just don't want to become repetitive or boring. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 25, 2017 12:40 PM CST
Pretty sure that won't happen. Thumbs up
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 25, 2017 12:54 PM CST
Leon, I have STH, also, and it is as vigorous for me--I like it when I can now recognize some Irises as soon as I see them, even in photographs. Big Grin

Um, yeah...the weather there...think it is safe to say...I will take a Texas stinkin' hot summer over an Indiana winter any day...ANY day. Glare Sticking tongue out Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
May 25, 2017 1:03 PM CST
Debra, Wise beyond your years: Weather-wise especially. Smiling
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 25, 2017 3:55 PM CST
Lovely irises, Leon, and I love the garden shots. I like individual threads so when I think to myself "hmmm I think Leon posted a photo of a Bundle of Love.... but where......". I will first check your thread and most of the time I will find what I am looking for. Big Grin
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
May 25, 2017 4:19 PM CST
Thank you Bonnie. This year I did something different. I started putting pictures of irises for 2017 in my blog. So if you ever need to check on something I'm working on putting them over there. I can send you a rhizome or two of Bundle O L should you have room. (or want it) (Hope that didn't sound pushy. *Blush* )
https://garden.org/blogs/view/...
Thumb of 2017-05-25/TBGDN/c1c086

Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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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
May 25, 2017 4:22 PM CST
Never pushy, Leon, always friendly and generous. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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TBGDN
May 25, 2017 4:35 PM CST
This is another TB I've wanted to get a photo of, but there hasn't been enough light or too much wind. I didn't even try today. The best I could do is from 5/23 in low light overcast. Shepherd's Delight from England. I've had it for years. Storms really beat it up yesterday, so I'm lucky.
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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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
May 25, 2017 4:39 PM CST
Very nice beards on Shepherd's Delight.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 25, 2017 4:51 PM CST
Lovely irises, Leon. Love Ringo, outstanding color in your iris bed.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous

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