Irises forum: TBI season has begun!

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
Feb 25, 2012 12:44 AM CST

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Some of my historics have been blooming all winter, but this is the first fancy TBI to bloom. Unfortunately, I don't know the name. It came in a box of unlabeled (but free!) rhizomes from DG's Weegy12.

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And here's the first bloom on a Pacific Coast Iris, so that season's starting too. Hurray!

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Feb 25, 2012 10:06 AM CST
Really beautiful, Zuzu! I didn't realize the PCI's bloomed this early too -- what a wonderful treat!

My AGAIN AND AGAIN has bloomed twice over the winter for me now, even after my sister whacked it back to about 6"! She cut all my irises back to 6"-8" fans for me back in November before I had my knee surgery, and I totally forgot to tell her to leave the rebloomers alone. But my AGAIN AND AGAIN was right in there, blooming away at about 10" tall. What a trooper! In fact I noticed yesterday that I still have two buds left on the last stalk.



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sandnsea2
Feb 25, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Fantastic colors, Zuzu!! Lovey dubby

Think I want to move to California. Big Grin
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Feb 25, 2012 11:41 AM CST
Oh, I am green with envey, it was 12 degrees here this morning, and the ground is covered with snow. I'm glad it's blooming somewhere. Thanks for sharing, Tom
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ARUBA1334
Feb 25, 2012 11:56 AM CST
Im with Tom its Winter Wonderland here we got 6 " of snow Thursday Night but we are over the hump another month and it should finally be gone
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PollyK
Feb 25, 2012 12:00 PM CST
Just beautiful, Zuzu!

It's not snowing here, but it's so windy the snow is blowing around the house, and we can't see out the windows.
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CindiKS
Feb 25, 2012 5:32 PM CST
Polly that sounds so cozy! I would love to have just one deep snow.
Winter is so ugly here, just shades of brown.
Well I guess we did have white on the ground this week, but it was 2" deep hail!
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philljm
Feb 26, 2012 1:29 PM CST
Oh, lucky you to have iris blooming! Thanks for the photos, that NOID is beautiful.

Like Tom, I have had frigid weather and snow. And it's too soon to see what TB's have survived the winter. Wish I could say "another month and winter will wind down" but this year things have been so weird that I don't trust any comment like that at least where I live. I have had more snow this month, than the previous months this year, and that is unusual here.

Haven't even seen any daffodils or crocus peeking out yet, although the migrating geese are back.

And the days are getting longer - which I LOVE. ~Jan
Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Feb 26, 2012 7:11 PM CST
Beautiful. I easpecially love the first two. Going to be a long time till iris bloom around here.
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CindiKS
Feb 27, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Jan,
I was outside late in the evening, admiring the stars, when your migrating geese flew over at a high altitude. I'm used to flocks of a few hundred, and that's musical enough, but the flocks that went over the other night numbered in the thousands, maybe tens of thousands. All Canada geese, maybe a few snow geese. The noise was incredible! I listened to one continuous flock for more than 10 minutes. Such a beautiful sound! We've had a few species visiting this past week that we don't normally see, so that's a clue the ducks and geese think winter is over. Yesterday we had coots on the pond, and the day before it was a beautiful black and white duck...still need to look that one up. lovely blue bills on those.
I love this time of year. All the birds seem busier and happier.
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Calif_Sue
Feb 27, 2012 2:46 PM CST

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I am getting excited too Zuzu! All the ones I planted are clumping up nicely as are the ones still in pots, I have got to get busy and get them in the ground. It's going to be a fun spring seeing many new blooms!
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Feb 27, 2012 2:56 PM CST
Ha, not around here. The TB iris have barely begon to think about making new leaves. This is my Tower Square TB iris garden (has columbines in the small mid square). As you can see, nothing growing. All those leaves blew in over the winter.


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