Post a reply

Image
Mar 30, 2018 8:53 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
Thumb of 2018-03-30/Lestv/d27f52


And SDB Route Sixty Six popped:
Thumb of 2018-03-30/Lestv/abf130

You can see all the dirt sprayed up by the heavy rains we have been having.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Image
Mar 30, 2018 9:06 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
Thumb of 2018-03-30/Lestv/c4de8b


SDB Yummy Accent is always ready to go. Gave me my first dry and wet pair of the year. Hilarious! Hilarious!

Thumb of 2018-03-30/Lestv/a06472
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Image
Mar 30, 2018 9:24 AM CST
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
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
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Image
Mar 30, 2018 9:34 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Lovey dubby Giggles and Grins Lovey dubby
Avatar for Deebie
Mar 30, 2018 9:40 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant Identifier Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
The Carolina show has begun. Hurray! Hurray! Lovely beginnings, especially Giggles and Grin, Leslie. Lovey dubby
Image
Mar 30, 2018 10:26 AM CST
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
Looking good Leslie- Hoping for better weather down there (and here). Thumbs up
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
MY BLOG
Image
Mar 30, 2018 10:26 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Gizmo is one that color can vary a bit from year to year, and garden to garden. Great start to your season!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Image
Mar 30, 2018 10:45 AM CST
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
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
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Image
Mar 30, 2018 12:40 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
Thumb of 2018-03-30/Lestv/c4e0f8
Thumb of 2018-03-30/Lestv/654b2c
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Image
Mar 30, 2018 12:48 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Your pictures are outstanding Leslie! I tip my hat to you.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Image
Mar 30, 2018 12:51 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thank you!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Image
Mar 30, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
iciris said:Your pictures are outstanding Leslie! I tip my hat to you.


I agree Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Image
Mar 30, 2018 2:02 PM CST
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
Me too. Next best to being there. Smiling
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Image
Mar 30, 2018 2:17 PM CST
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
I agree Hurray!
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
MY BLOG
Image
Mar 30, 2018 2:50 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
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.
Image
Mar 30, 2018 3:37 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I'm pulling up a chair to enjoy your garden too. Green Grin!
Image
Mar 30, 2018 3:37 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Last edited by Lestv Mar 30, 2018 3:38 PM Icon for preview
Image
Mar 30, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Love the name Flaming Lips. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Image
Mar 30, 2018 4:35 PM CST
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
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.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Image
Mar 30, 2018 5:10 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
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

Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: Lestv
  • Replies: 1,719, views: 47,419
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Zoia and is called "Ipswich Bounty"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.