Irises forum: Carolina Show and Tell - 2018

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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 30, 2018 8:53 AM CST
Well, over a month later than last year the iris are starting to bloom. We had a very warm February followed by a very nasty March with 3 different snow events. Needless to say the iris are confused, a bit frost beaten, and so far the dwarfs are opening on short stalks. Gabe has some better ones popping and he will be posting those soon.

Have a couple just opening today:

SDB Giggles and Grins - not fully open but such great color.
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And SDB Route Sixty Six popped:
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You can see all the dirt sprayed up by the heavy rains we have been having.

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 30, 2018 9:06 AM CST
The first iris to open for me this year was Gizmo the Gremlin. He is a bit frost damaged, but more will be opening soon in my front garden.
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SDB Yummy Accent is always ready to go. Gave me my first dry and wet pair of the year. Hilarious! Hilarious!

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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 30, 2018 9:24 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

More fantastic blooms to pass the time while waiting for things to thaw here! Thumbs up

Really, really want yummy 'Yummy Accent'! Lovey dubby
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Mar 30, 2018 9:34 AM CST
Lovey dubby Giggles and Grins Lovey dubby
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Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Mar 30, 2018 9:40 AM CST
The Carolina show has begun. Hurray! Hurray! Lovely beginnings, especially Giggles and Grin, Leslie. Lovey dubby
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Mar 30, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Looking good Leslie- Hoping for better weather down there (and here). Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 30, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Gizmo is one that color can vary a bit from year to year, and garden to garden. Great start to your season!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Hurray! Leslie! Your bloom season has begun! I hope your weather cooperates and you have endless blooms. Thumbs up Big Grin My Yummy Accent and Giggles and Grins did not bloom this year so i am sure enjoying yours. Big Grin
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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 30, 2018 12:40 PM CST
Well now I have to tell you all something embarrassing. This little guy has not one but two blooms open and I walked by it and around it all morning before I saw it had bloomed. *Blush* *Blush* I just had it in my mind that it wouldn't bloom for a few more days. Never assume when it comes to blooms! Whistling Hilarious! Hilarious!

This is SDB Irish Harp. Great dependable bloomer.
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My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Mar 30, 2018 12:48 PM CST
Your pictures are outstanding Leslie! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Mar 30, 2018 12:51 PM CST
Thank you!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 30, 2018 1:31 PM CST
iciris said:Your pictures are outstanding Leslie! I tip my hat to you.


I agree Lovey dubby
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2018 2:02 PM CST
Me too. Next best to being there. Smiling
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Mar 30, 2018 2:17 PM CST
I agree Hurray!
Lux Umbra Dei
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Mar 30, 2018 2:50 PM CST
I am surprised that your season is a month late. I just looked out this morning and have three stalks on Iris Germanica that are a foot tall. That is way early for us in KY and we have had the same thing, early warm weather then lots of cold and snow.
I think they are all mixed up!!!
Glad you are seeing your little ones popping out, Leslie.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Mar 30, 2018 3:37 PM CST
I'm pulling up a chair to enjoy your garden too. Green Grin!
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 30, 2018 3:37 PM CST
Jane - i Germanica has two stalks with several buds here. It will open really soon. And I have a stalk on one of the Burseen's starting. Otherwise I have several dwarfs ready to open in the next day or two.

Bonnie - I finally have pregnant Desert Oranges! Having yours bloom last year must have spurred mine on. Hurray! Good thing it is a small one not taking up much space because 5 years is a long wait! And Flaming Lips, after 4 years, has a stalk. The extra shot of cold in March may have been good for the dwarf iris.
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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Mar 30, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Love the name Flaming Lips. Big Grin
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 30, 2018 4:35 PM CST
WOO HOO, Leslie. You are going to have a mass of blooms soon. Hurray! can't wait for pics. Big Grin I'll be in the chair next to Rob's.
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Mar 30, 2018 5:10 PM CST
So happy your season has started Leslie!! I bet that extra month was tough to wait for. I keep pacing my own beds even though I know I won't see anything until the end of April/early May. Love all the pictures, especially the vibrant colors of Giggles and Grins Lovey dubby

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