Irises forum: First Seen in My Colorado Garden

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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Jul 13, 2018 2:36 PM CST
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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LizB
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jul 13, 2018 2:45 PM CST
Beautiful!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Jul 13, 2018 2:49 PM CST
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....

LizB
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Jul 13, 2018 2:57 PM CST
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.
LizB
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Jul 13, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Looking forward to seeing more photographs as the new Iris mature. Smiling Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
Jul 13, 2018 5:08 PM CST
Why don't I have Stir it Up??
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
Jul 13, 2018 5:18 PM CST
Nice pics. You sure are going to have a whole lot more to photograph next year! Big Grin
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Jul 13, 2018 7:25 PM CST
I sure hope so!!!!
LizB
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Jul 13, 2018 10:38 PM CST
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.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Jul 14, 2018 1:58 PM CST
Back Track was new to our garden & had 3 buds which is nice for an SDB. Thank you for posting it.
Name: Nancy
Bowling Green Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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alilyfan
Jul 14, 2018 7:29 PM CST
They may have gone through storms, but you can't tell it from here. Beautiful collection!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 14, 2018 10:00 PM CST
alilyfan said:They may have gone through storms, but you can't tell it from here. Beautiful collection!


I agree
There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Beverly Sills, born May 25, 1929, died July 2, 2007
WA (Zone 8b)
Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
Jul 15, 2018 12:56 AM CST
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!
Name: Paula
CO (Zone 5b)
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Keysfins
Aug 8, 2018 7:15 PM CST
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?
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Aug 8, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Welcome! keysfins, glad you joined the iris forum.
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Aug 8, 2018 9:26 PM CST
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!
LizB
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Aug 8, 2018 11:07 PM CST
Big Grin Liz. I am SOOOO looking forward to seeing those photographs. Lovey dubby
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
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lovemyhouse
Aug 8, 2018 11:08 PM CST
Oops *Blush* ...

Welcome, Keysfins Smiling
Welcome!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Aug 9, 2018 10:38 AM CST
congratulations liz! a noteworthy celebration these days🎉🥂 happy anni!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Aug 9, 2018 12:04 PM CST
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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