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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
Jan 13, 2019 4:37 PM CST
Lots of rain overnight here. Much more than I expected.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 14, 2019 12:03 AM CST
Leslie ~ I am so sorry. You have already had enough rain for the year!

I wish there was something that we could do about it. Sticking tongue out
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
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
Jan 14, 2019 8:56 AM CST
Nature will do what it will do. I am sure losses will level off and those that endure will have lots of room to spread.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 14, 2019 10:55 AM CST
I was thinking the same thing about mine. The ones that don't survive my weather conditions may be a waste of time and money. I have only a few without mold at all. Good luck! Crossing Fingers!
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 14, 2019 11:41 AM CST
I try to look at it as Mother Nature helping me cull some irises.....since I can't seem to do it myself.
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
Jan 14, 2019 12:19 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I try to look at it as Mother Nature helping me cull some irises.....since I can't seem to do it myself.


...and hopefully it won't be a fifty dollar iris that the Mother is culling. I have one on the way out...all the rest are doing fine!
let the mystery be
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 14, 2019 9:40 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I try to look at it as Mother Nature helping me cull some irises.....since I can't seem to do it myself.


But...but...I want them all!! Rolling my eyes.

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Jan 14, 2019 10:01 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:

But...but...I want them all!! Rolling my eyes.



This ^ Rolling my eyes.

Good luck with all the wet, Leslie. We're not doing any better here. Thumbs down
What a beautiful sunset!
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
Jan 16, 2019 1:24 PM CST
I bet you're not Monty. Now we both have a cold spell coming in this weekend. I don't mind if it stays just cold without the wet.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 16, 2019 8:28 PM CST
We three. We're having a few nights in the 20s next week. Brrr....... Right before a scheduled trip to Florida . Grumbling
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
Jan 17, 2019 12:08 PM CST
Should still be warmer in Florida, no?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 17, 2019 6:43 PM CST
Yes, 70-80 degrees in West Palm Beach. I'm pulling out winter clothes for early next week and summer clothes for the week after. Good grief! That's going to be quite a shock to my body. Blinking
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
Jan 17, 2019 7:45 PM CST
I suspect that your body will be more in shock coming back to the cold, but could you possibly bring the heat back with you?
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jan 18, 2019 8:52 PM CST
I'll do my best. Big Grin Come to think of it, If I do that, I won't have to worry about my body being shocked returning to the cold. Whistling
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 18, 2019 11:01 PM CST
If only we could have that control of the weather! nodding
“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Jan 19, 2019 2:45 PM CST
Yes, this constant rain is depressing. It is 46 degrees now and going down to 9 tonight! We have not seen the sun in maybe 10 days. Rain, rain and more rain or cloudy getting ready to rain.
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
Jan 19, 2019 2:59 PM CST
Sorry to hear that Jane. Sad They said it would be warm today, then lots of rain overnight. Well the temps have already dropped quite a bit, and the rain has started. Thumbs down

I was outside digging up 10 rescues from a section of garden that is just done in from all this rain. I decided to dig the rhizomes left in that little section before they disappeared completely. The biggest amount of rhizomes left were the Burseen's No Fear No Peer and Burr Scene, then others included SDB's Beach Baby, Granny Apple and Tantara, IB Moon & Stars, and TB Dipped In Dots. This should be the final rescues for now. Will pot them up inside while it's raining.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Jan 19, 2019 3:11 PM CST
I think that Moon & Stars might be a BB, check with winterberry gardens/
Name: Will Currie
Hoke co NC (Zone 8a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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UncleWill
Jan 19, 2019 5:59 PM CST
Good luck on your rescues Leslie. Crossing Fingers!
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
Jan 19, 2019 6:33 PM CST
Lucy, I didn't check before I wrote. My bad. Always bloomed more like an IB in my mind.
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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