Irises forum: Kentucky blooming

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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 7, 2018 6:51 PM CST
Irises are popping out all over. I had the littles in late April. TBs are everywhere!
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/826db7 High Master
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/bf7cf4 Fruit Sherbet & Jeanne Clay Plank falling over after a deluge of rain....
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/ca1407 Ballet Performance
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/734355 Burst of Joy
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/7c5db5Viva Mexico
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/41c843Hollywood Nights
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/a2dad6 Charmed with perfect show stalks but show is on the weekend
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/557a7c Charmed I'm Sure
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/8835b1 Silk and Honey - Blyth
Thumb of 2018-05-08/janielouy/b71024 9/11 Remembered

Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 7, 2018 6:59 PM CST
Nice start Jane!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 8, 2018 3:47 AM CST
Hurray! Nice blooms!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 8, 2018 4:47 AM CST
Very nice, Jane. Smiling
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Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
May 8, 2018 5:35 AM CST
Very pretty, especially like High Master Lovey dubby
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 8, 2018 5:52 AM CST
Thumbs up
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
May 8, 2018 6:11 AM CST
Awesome, Jane! Your talls are ahead of mine, but I do have stalks and some starting to show color. Bloom times have been wonky this year in my garden, IBs and SDBs blooming later, some MTBs and TBs blooming earlier, and various ones blooming together that don't typically.

I'm particularly loving your orange ones! Lovey dubby
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
May 8, 2018 7:56 AM CST
Jane- wonderful blooms. Thanks for posting.
Question "Hollywood Nights" above?
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hollywood Nights')
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
May 8, 2018 8:24 AM CST
Should be "Hollywood Lights" I think!

Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Hollywood Lights')
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 8, 2018 11:24 AM CST
You are right about the Hollywood LIGHTS! I have them both and saw that I misnamed it somewhere else this morning. It is a first year bloom for me. Bought it last year from Stout. It is much prettier than the picture!
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 8, 2018 2:57 PM CST
Thumbs up jane love the coloration on 'viva mexico' especially with those vivid beards.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 8, 2018 7:20 PM CST
I like your Viva Mexico too Thumbs up
Name: Mika
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cliftoncat
May 9, 2018 12:47 PM CST
Beauties, Jane! Lovey dubby
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 13, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Being the Show Chair is hard work. Well, the show is finally over and I can relax and enjoy my irises before the record setting heat comes to KY.

I won Best of Show, Best Dark Iris, Best Pink Iris and Best Design of Show. I was just thrilled!!! Ghost Train just happened to have 3 blooms open that morning all at once and none touching! They were in perfect candelabra form.

Didn't pay much attention to it when I cut it, just looked pretty and I had many more that I thought were more beautiful.
Thumb of 2018-05-13/janielouy/a377d9 My Ghost Train.Best of Show on the bench.

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
May 13, 2018 3:09 PM CST
Hurray! Congratulations, Jane! Can we see more photos please. Crossing Fingers!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 13, 2018 3:32 PM CST
I will post more photos when people send them to me cause I was so busy taking tags off and answering questions and worrying about the sweepstakes that I didn't have time to take more photos. I have some that I am in but they are not me at my best, but here goes.
Thumb of 2018-05-13/janielouy/239db8 Taken after cleaning up the venue after the show...
Thumb of 2018-05-13/janielouy/76b3d3 Best of show & Design
Notice that my shirt matches the show schedule which was beautiful. The design was a little worse for wear after transporting it home. It had By Jeeves as center with a tall white and Stellar Lights on each side plus snap dragons, purple rocket and pink hydrangeas which fell out on the way home and some lime green filler plants. I made it in about 20 minutes in order to get it on the table in time.

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
May 13, 2018 3:58 PM CST
Perfect photo, Jane! Beautiful irises and iris lady. Smiling I love the design colors you used. Thumbs up
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
May 13, 2018 4:01 PM CST
Congratulations Jane! Especially like My Ghost Train photo, but all are exceptional! Thumbs up
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 13, 2018 4:09 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 13, 2018 4:14 PM CST
Lovely iris. Lovey dubby

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