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Jul 13, 2018 2:36 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
I have been so busy this sping/early summer that I have not posted a single picture of my irises! So, so sorry--you all are such a supportive group and give such great advice and are SUCH AMAZING enablers that I feel absolutely guilty for not getting them out here. I did manage to take pics along the way and think I have them all labeled so--my entire iris bloom season in a single (or a couple when it won't let me add any more pics) post!
Adventurous
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American Maid
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Armageddon
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Autumn Echo
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Back on Stage
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Backtrack
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Blue Shimmer
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Bunny Slope
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Cherry Tart
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Comic Opera
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Courtney Rucker
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Devil Baby
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Jul 13, 2018 2:45 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Beautiful!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jul 13, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
Devil's Delight
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Devoted
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Dew Buzz Bye
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Dusky Challenger
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Edge of the World
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Epicenter
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Fanciful Whimsy
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From Within
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Fancy Dog
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Firestorm
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Glitzy
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Heart of Hearts
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Impressionist
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Insaniac
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Ionic Bond
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Lightshine
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Loremaster
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Man's Best Friend
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Moonlit Water
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Raspberry Swirl
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Remember the Vee
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Ring Around Rosie
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Some Like It Hot
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Stir It Up
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Vermeer
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Waterline
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Wisecrack
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Not a very informative way to post blooms, I promise I'll try to post more as they bloom next spring. I found myself overwhelmed this year, working more than normal then dealing with weeding, watering and volunteering at EIS... How do you all keep up? Think I need to be retired NOW....
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Jul 13, 2018 2:57 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
On a few of the pics you can see evidence of the nasty hail storm we had in mid May. It absolutely shredded my peonies, had the worst bloom year I think I've ever had, and did a number on several irises as well. I was pretty happy that I had as many blooms as I did considering that storm and that 99% of the irises were completely new to my garden or divided last summer. I don't think any that I divided bloomed at all but all except 1 variety survived.
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Jul 13, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Looking forward to seeing more photographs as the new Iris mature. Smiling Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jul 13, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Why don't I have Stir it Up??
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Jul 13, 2018 5:18 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nice pics. You sure are going to have a whole lot more to photograph next year! Big Grin
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jul 13, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
I sure hope so!!!!
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Jul 13, 2018 10:38 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Thankyou for taking the time to post photos of all those lovelies. It's nice to see some blooms when there aren't many around.
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Jul 14, 2018 1:58 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Back Track was new to our garden & had 3 buds which is nice for an SDB. Thank you for posting it.
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Jul 14, 2018 7:29 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
They may have gone through storms, but you can't tell it from here. Beautiful collection!
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Jul 14, 2018 10:00 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
alilyfan said:They may have gone through storms, but you can't tell it from here. Beautiful collection!


I agree
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 15, 2018 12:56 AM CST
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Keeps Horses Irises Region: Oklahoma Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
Liz what a beautiful collection! Thanks for sharing Smiling Love American maid, heart of hearts, back on stage, insainiac, Man's best friend.....etcetera....etc. ok, ok, all of them!
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Aug 8, 2018 7:15 PM CST
Name: Paula
CO (Zone 5b)
Beautiful colors! I am only about 25 miles from you, Liz, and I am just getting ready to plant irises for the first time, so it is nice to see what yours look like.

How did your garden fare this week with the hail storms?
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Aug 8, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Welcome! keysfins, glad you joined the iris forum.
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Aug 8, 2018 9:26 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
Hi Keysfens, welcome to the forum! That last hail storm completely missed us, wish I could say the same of the ones in May! I have been planting pretty much non stop the last couple of weeks....not all for me, though. After the EIS sale we tilled the beds that were divided for the sale, added a couple of truck loads of compost and replanted.....didn't think we'd EVER get done! Then I came home and started planting mine, still have around 100 in boxes ready to plant. I get Friday and Saturday morning in the garden because of commitments (one being my own 28th wedding anniversary!) and probably most of the day Sunday, need to weed as well and prepare for around 60 new peonies coming in Sept/Oct.....getting tired just thinking about it but it'll be worth it next spring!
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Aug 8, 2018 11:07 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Big Grin Liz. I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing those photographs. Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 8, 2018 11:08 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Oops *Blush* ...

Welcome, Keysfins Smiling
Welcome!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 9, 2018 10:38 AM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
congratulations liz! a noteworthy celebration these days🎉🥂 happy anni!
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Aug 9, 2018 12:04 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Welcome Keysfins, I hope you enjoy the iris forum.
Liz, my 28th anniversary is in a few day too. Congrats on yours.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous

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