Irises forum: Your Best Bloomers 2018

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Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 21, 2018 7:00 PM CST
So which irises in your garden were the most vigorous bloomers this year?

For me:
Córdoba
Poem of Ecstasy
Alice Harding
Brilliant Idea
Ruby Morn
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
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cbunny41
May 22, 2018 4:02 AM CST
Just a starting list as I am not quite at peak yet
SDB Dark Matter 2yr
Purple Tiger 2 yr

IB Rimaround 4 yr
Spectator 4 yr
Miss Mauve 2 yr
Sonador 2 yr

TB Pretty Edgy
Money in Your Pocket
Lady Friend
Wintry Sky
Fruited Plain
Merry Amigo
Party's Over
Stop Flirting

Rest are 3 yr clumps
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 22, 2018 2:11 PM CST
Give us a couple of months! The people in the north are just starting their bloom season and mine is not over yet. The Japanese haven't even started so I don't know yet what will end up the best of the best bloomers.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 22, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Les,

You can start with your TBs now. As other people's seasons end, they can add their observations. Besides if we start now, I can more successfully spend those last few dollars that are burning a hole in my pocket purchasing iris from iris vendors—those shameless hussies, hussars, and purveyors of temptation. Whistling
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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
May 22, 2018 8:24 PM CST
Some of my best bloomers this year are:
Absolute Treasure
Fancy Aflutter
Blue Rising
Roaring Twenties
Star in the Night (not a TB)
Eagle Control
I'm Back
That's All Folks
Ghost Train
Clarence
Outspoken (sdb)
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 22, 2018 8:53 PM CST
Mary, true but I have most all of my TB's yet to post and a picture sells a thousand iris.... ( to paraphrase). Hee
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 22, 2018 10:20 PM CST
Mary ~ Mine are just starting here, 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
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
May 23, 2018 11:33 PM CST
Advanced Degree - 2 year clump

These were three year clumps and their bloom was phenomenal:

Magical
Haunted Heart
Pink Fire
Nouveau Riche
Coffee Trader
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
May 23, 2018 11:35 PM CST
Advanced Degree - 2 year clump

These were three year clumps and their bloom was phenomenal:

Magical
Haunted Heart
Pink Fire
Nouveau Riche
Coffee Trader

Best first year bloom was from:

Got the Picture
Dragon King
Golden Panther
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 24, 2018 1:33 AM CST
For starters...

I'm Back
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/a7346e

Fancy Ideas
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/6ad6c9

Show Your Colours


Smart Money
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/dc160d

Parvin's Pinot
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/6c7517

Florentine Silk
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Jurassic Park
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/1e6bd9

When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 24, 2018 4:41 AM CST
Henhouse said:
Fancy Ideas
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/6ad6c9


I love this photo Lovey dubby
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 24, 2018 7:13 AM CST
Totally_Amazing said:

I love this photo Lovey dubby


Me too.
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
May 24, 2018 9:26 AM CST
Sherry, Beautiful photos. I'm Back did well for me, too, although I don't have the big clump you do. Maybe next year. Smiling

I'm glad to see you posting on this forum again. We've missed you!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 24, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Thank-you..
Andrea, That whole bed is three years old.. Need to divide most of it this year.

Triple Whammy was a standout.. It's very tall, and you just couldn't miss it..
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'Rheingauperle'... seriously!
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 24, 2018 10:45 AM CST
Beautiful clump shots Sherry and it's great to see you posting again.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 24, 2018 11:32 AM CST
UndertheSun said:Beautiful clump shots Sherry and it's great to see you posting again.


I agree Just beautiful!

And Welcome! back Sherry!

“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: Haley
South Carolina
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aikenforflowers
May 24, 2018 11:39 AM CST
Cranfil's Gap
Grapenut
Royalty Remembered
High Master
Sweet Latte
Thundery
Jealous Guy

All maiden bloomers for me.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 24, 2018 2:59 PM CST
spectacular clump shots, sherry. thanks for sharing😃 Hurray!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
May 24, 2018 6:31 PM CST
Oh, 'Jealous Guy' was beautiful for me, but only one stalk.

'Broadband' was one of my best this year... I don't have a decent clump shot, so here's a cheesecake shot. It bloomed for about 3 weeks..
Thumb of 2018-05-24/Henhouse/edc2c0

In the historic dept., I got 'Perfection' a couple/few years ago from one of our members.. It's been just delightful...
Thumb of 2018-05-25/Henhouse/55307d

'Oil Painting' was wonderful.. In the foreground here w/ Mango Queen, Stop the Traffic, Golden Panther & Chocolate Ecstasy.
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A gold star for 'Stop the Traffic' too.. aptly named.
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In the front of that same bed is 'Love the Sun' from another member.. The darned thing was in full bloom (although on the short side) on Feb 6th, then bloomed again nicely in May.
Thumb of 2018-05-25/Henhouse/b65c11

When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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urania1
May 24, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Henhouse said:In the historic dept., I got 'Perfection' a couple/few years ago from one of our members.. It's been just delightful...
Thumb of 2018-05-25/Henhouse/55307d


Love this. Lovey dubby

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