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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 7, 2018 8:06 PM CST
Lestv said:Scott - those are pretty darn good cell phone pics if you ask me!


I agree Thumbs up

“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: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 8, 2018 6:37 PM CST
The above average, 80-degree, past few days have pushed bloom along. Smiling

SDB Enchanted Princess
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SDB Heather Carpet
Such a photogenic iris!
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SDB Making Eyes
Seems to take a couple of years to rebound after being divided.
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SDB What Again
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And a couple of maiden blooms in my garden: Hurray!

SDB Boo
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SDB Shindig
Thank you Tom!
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“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 8, 2018 6:41 PM CST
A few clump shots:

MDB Atroviolacea
Arlyn, happy to see yours survived! The beard on your Atro is different than mine; if yours continues to do well, I might ask for a piece. I'm not positive on my ID. Whatever it is, it sure is a cutie! Lovey dubby
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SDB Eyebright
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SDB Sapphire Gem
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“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 8, 2018 6:45 PM CST
And a couple shots just for fun:

I LOVE the color combination of Virginia Bluebells and Eastern Redbud! Hurray! In background are some spent daffodils, a flowering almond, and hawthornes in the way back.
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And since folks seem to like teaser shots... Whistling This is a full bed on a NOID in its third year. I need to pull most of these out this summer to make room. Can't wait to see the block of color on this one! Big Grin
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“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 8, 2018 6:50 PM CST
Nice big clumps there Scott!
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 8, 2018 7:22 PM CST
Those big clumps are gorgeous! And I love that bed with the bluebells and red buds! Lovey dubby
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 8, 2018 8:04 PM CST
love Boo. hybridizer is a friend who specializes in BBs, but Boo literally blooms all over the world.
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
May 8, 2018 8:24 PM CST
Those clumps are spectacular! Drooling
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 8, 2018 10:00 PM CST
REALLY enjoying your clump shots, as well as the garden photos with distant vistas, scott.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
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evelyninthegarden
May 8, 2018 10:37 PM CST
BlueFlagFan said:And a couple shots just for fun:
I LOVE the color combination of Virginia Bluebells and Eastern Redbud! Hurray! In background are some spent daffodils, a flowering almond, and hawthornes in the way back.
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And since folks seem to like teaser shots... Whistling This is a full bed on a NOID in its third year. I need to pull most of these out this summer to make room. Can't wait to see the block of color on this one! Big Grin
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Scott ~ Do you mean that is just one NOID iris? Or a bed of different NOIDs?

In any case, it will be QUITE a show!! Drooling I like your bluebells and redbud, 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: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 9, 2018 4:43 AM CST
Thanks for all the compliments... I like big blocks of color. And Debra, thanks for the acorn! Thank You!

Evelyn, yes, that entire bed is just one NOID. nodding
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 9, 2018 5:10 AM CST
You're right about the sudden shift to "summer" temps, Scott....all manner of things are popping open...but, the blooms surely "go" fast, in this heat (and seemingly constant wind Thumbs down ).
I haven't had this one very long.....this is year 2, that it's bloomed:
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"Brassie"........it's an older one, but, it sure is bright !
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
May 9, 2018 11:42 AM CST
That is an enormous amount of that NoID Scott! Wow.
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)
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evelyninthegarden
May 9, 2018 11:58 AM CST
Les ~ I think that he likes that one. 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
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
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BlueFlagFan
May 9, 2018 7:12 PM CST
A handful more opened today: Hurray!

SDB Skip Stitch
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SDB Cherry Garden
Nice big flowers.
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SDB Tantara
Poor Tantara is having a bad day. Is this the iris equivalent to bed head?!
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Maiden blooms:

SDB Gizmo the Gremlin Lovey dubby
Thanks Tom!
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SDB Rainbow Rim
Thanks Tom, again!



“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.” -Aldo Leopold
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
May 9, 2018 7:20 PM CST
Nice start Scott and lovely pictures. My Tantara unfortunately always has bad days.
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)
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grannysgarden
May 9, 2018 7:42 PM CST
Very nice photos, Scott. Smiling
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
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evelyninthegarden
May 9, 2018 8:39 PM CST
grannysgarden said:Very nice photos, Scott. Smiling


I agree Lovey dubby

“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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 9, 2018 9:00 PM CST
Iris Bed Head Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 10, 2018 6:21 AM CST
I've fallen way behind with my "picture taking", but things are really popping, here...unfortunately, quite a few that I had *thought* were "saved from rot" last year, have finally croaked Shrug! , but, that's the way it goes, I guess! We're looking at a cool-down, with storms for the up-coming 6-8 days, and that should help slow things down.....the season will be over real soon, if it doesn't Shrug!

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