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
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Cuzz4short
Mar 31, 2018 1:43 PM CST
NoIDs in bloom at the moment. This one comes from Judy Schneider of Shady Spot Iris. An end of season noID sale 2016, $1 a rhizome I couldn't pass up on a fun mystery bloom.

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Here's a small look into how several varieties reacted to the fertilizer this year. I can't believe how big things are turning out.


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Here's one that froze last year. This one sits under the storm drain and is outright a freak of nature. This should be my biggest clump once in full bloom.


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Some really nice modern tall varieties on the way soon.
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 31, 2018 1:49 PM CST
This one is outstanding in the sun. The very well named SDB Fancy Sparkler:



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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
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grannysgarden
Mar 31, 2018 2:20 PM CST
That's one of my favorite little irises Leslie and has never failed to bloom since i have been growing it. Thumbs up Yours look very happy. Hurray!
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
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 2:44 PM CST
Thanks Bonnie. It is much happier now in it's second year.

Next up is one that a few have posted pics of recently. It is an early bloomer for me and I absolutely love the color and the velvety falls.

Sparks Fly:

This one was a bit shy -
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This one, not so much Hilarious!



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This is the first year that it beat the pine pollen!

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Mar 31, 2018 5:23 PM CST
Gabe, that first one looks to have the form of an Arilbred.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Mar 31, 2018 7:08 PM CST
Leslie it is so nice to see your iris blooming! Here there are only short stubby green things sticking up and another snow event predicted for Monday... Grumbling

I'll just plop myself down in the hammock and join the group watching yours bloom!

Somebody pass the sweet tea, please!
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 7:12 PM CST
Pam, I saw the weather forecast for your area on the national news. They say the cold could continue for two weeks? Sure hope they are proven wrong for you since PA has been getting blasted.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Apr 1, 2018 4:18 AM CST
Sparks Fly! Lovey dubby
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
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cliftoncat
Apr 1, 2018 4:26 AM CST
Yes they do! I so agree; wonderfully vibrant, wonderful texture... Lovey dubby
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
Apr 1, 2018 4:37 AM CST
lovemyhouse said:Gabe, that first one looks to have the form of an Arilbred.


Possibly could be. Judy said i could get mystery arils in the bunch. Never seen one in person so I have no comparison. If so though its a plus they can grow here.

Here's a view of it first openening. The reason i kept the bunch was in hopes of finding an aril
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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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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
Apr 1, 2018 4:39 AM CST
Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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
Apr 1, 2018 4:47 AM CST
Beautifully healthy looking foliage, Gabe! Thumbs up
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
Apr 1, 2018 7:56 AM CST
Happy Easter!

This is a newer SDB from Hugh Stout called Backtrack. The standards have a bit of frost damage so they are more crinkly than normal.

Not the best shade shot:
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It spent most all of yesterday in full sun:

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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
Apr 1, 2018 8:16 AM CST
This is an SDB from Donald Spoon called Winter Embrace. You can see it's Lumilite heritage in the lime green at the hafts. The falls are a very pale aqua that shows better in shade. I am waiting on more blooms to see if some have more pronounced fall color.

Full sun - very little of the blue photographs
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This was later in the day with softer sunlight:


This is in shade:
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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: 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
Apr 1, 2018 8:32 AM CST
So delicate, love it! Lovey dubby
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
Apr 1, 2018 8:50 AM CST
I was so rooting for this one to open today, but it alas it has other plans.

Easter:
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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: 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
Apr 1, 2018 11:28 AM CST
Whatever happened to the Lovey dubby sneak peak ??????????????
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Apr 1, 2018 1:44 PM CST
Waiting. . . . *Blush*
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: 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
Apr 1, 2018 1:56 PM CST
and waiting.... Confused
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
Apr 1, 2018 2:54 PM CST
Sorry! I was outside doing yard work! Sneak peek iris is on it's way!
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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