Irises forum: Carolina Show and Tell - 2018

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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hybridizer Garden Photography Region: United States of America Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener
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Cuzz4short
Mar 30, 2018 6:57 PM CST
Spring us finally here!! The colder winter worked magic in the garden. Shouldn't be much freeze damage.

I'll start with the most recent bloom. This one did receive freeze damage. Luckily more buds are forming. Shrug!

SDB Going In Circles(Paul Black 2013)
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My first bloom at my house was 3 days ago. This one loved the winter here. Buttonwood (Tasco 2005)







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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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 7:17 PM CST
Love Going In Circles. Really cute.

Buttonwood looks like it bloomed on a short stalks. Have many here doing that too.

Great pics!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
Mar 30, 2018 7:24 PM CST
Yay for all the littles blooming Hurray!
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
Mar 30, 2018 8:12 PM CST
oooohhhh, Buttonwood. Lovey dubby Great photos.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 30, 2018 11:42 PM CST
janwax said: Lovey dubby Giggles and Grins Lovey dubby


100% agree...Different and just lovely!!!

Gabe: Yay!!!! Great to see your garden in bloom too!!!! Pretty Reds
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Mar 30, 2018 11:49 PM CST
Lestv said: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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Well I have something of equal embarrasment. I had one bloom and didn't even know it until I took a photo of one right by it. Later when looking at the photos I saw this Brown Iris in the background and thought what the heck...Ran outside and there it was, in very close proximity to the other I had just photographed.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Mar 31, 2018 3:38 AM CST
Hurray! I will pulling up a chair next to Rob and Bonnie to watch the Leslie and Gabe show Big Grin
I love Giggles and Grins Lovey dubby
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
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IrisLilli
Mar 31, 2018 5:20 AM CST
Iris show! I'm sure I too can find a chair somewhere! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Mar 31, 2018 6:03 AM CST
We will all be lined up in chairs together! Keep 'em coming. Hurray!
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
MY BLOG
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
Mar 31, 2018 6:05 AM CST
Robin, Lilli, Leon...... ready for the close-ups. This is the best time in the south. Big Grin
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Mar 31, 2018 6:19 AM CST
Bring on the close-ups! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Mar 31, 2018 8:02 AM CST
Hurray! ! Glad your season has started All these "southern" irises will tide us over till the "northern" season kicks in !
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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cliftoncat
Mar 31, 2018 8:04 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Mar 31, 2018 9:41 AM CST
Yes, loving the show! Hurray!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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
Mar 31, 2018 11:19 AM CST
tveguy3 said:Yes, loving the show! Hurray!


I agree Me too!

“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
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 31, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Should I build you all some bleachers? Hilarious! Hilarious!

Today is Gingy Day! Gingerbread Man popped out everywhere.
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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: 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 31, 2018 11:28 AM CST
Gizmo opened in the front garden and is basking in a lovely sunny day.

Gizmo The Gremlin Thumb of 2018-03-31/Lestv/dd813c


And this is a sneak peek of one that hasn't bloomed yet for me. So excited for it to open!

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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: 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
Mar 31, 2018 11:41 AM CST
oh, Leslie, love the sneak peek!!!
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
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
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IrisLilli
Mar 31, 2018 11:49 AM CST
Lestv said:Should I build you all some bleachers? Hilarious! Hilarious!



As long as they are _comfy_ ones! We're here for the whole show! Thumbs up Big Grin

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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cliftoncat
Mar 31, 2018 11:53 AM CST
that sneak peak is Lovey dubby Lovey dubby

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