Irises forum: Some favorites from 2018

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Sep 8, 2018 1:20 PM CST
Let's brighten up the iris forum with some of your 2018 iris photos!
Here's some of mine:
Thumb of 2018-09-08/janwax/3a1581 - I'm watching this cross of mine - Creamsicle (temp name)



Pewter and Gold


Thumb of 2018-09-08/janwax/8085ad - Aloha Spirit



- She


- Royal Sterling



- Star in the Night


- Volcanic Glow
let the mystery be
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AndreaD
Sep 8, 2018 1:31 PM CST
Ooh, ooh, pretties!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Sep 8, 2018 3:35 PM CST
Thanks Andrea! I love looking at photos of irises! Hope to see more of the members' "greatest hits" or just photos you like.
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Name: Leon
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TBGDN
Sep 8, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Hello Jan-
Your 'Creamsicle (temp name)' is nice! Also Aloha Spirit & Royal Sterling are outstanding. It's cold, wet and rainy here today. Perfect for looking at pictures. . You said, "Hope to see more of the members' "greatest hits" or just photos you like." Here are some of mine from 2018; just some I like. Hope they will help brighten up the place a bit. I took it as an invite. Smiling

Black Comedy, IBThumb of 2018-09-08/TBGDN/b6b710

Blue Shimmer; Historic favoriteThumb of 2018-09-08/TBGDN/d244ff

Bundle Of Love, BB, P. Black, 2007Thumb of 2018-09-08/TBGDN/2923db

Code Of Honor, Johnson, IB, 2015

Thumb of 2018-09-08/TBGDN/74a2e5Bundle Of Love, Dalmatica, Happenstance & Hello Darkness

Thumb of 2018-09-08/TBGDN/4bb6cdFriendly Fire, TB, Keppel, 2003

Londonderry, IB, Keppel, 1996Thumb of 2018-09-08/TBGDN/fe3dfb



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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Sep 8, 2018 6:32 PM CST
Beauties! You have such an inviting garden, Leon!
You'll notice that there's a tag for a cross made using Creamsicle (temp name)
as the pod parent.Something broke it before it could make a pod! So I brought it inside. Glad you like it.

I think I may have to have Black Comedy, Leon!
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 8, 2018 6:59 PM CST
janwax said:Thanks Andrea! I love looking at photos of irises! Hope to see more of the members' "greatest hits" or just photos you like.


Jan ~ They are beautiful! Lovey dubby
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 8, 2018 7:35 PM CST
Leon ~ You have such a beautiful garden. It shows that you put a lot of work into it, and that you have rain! You might have to be inside today, but at least your irises and other plants are watered...and that beautiful lawn!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 8, 2018 8:18 PM CST
I guess my first favorite iris from 2018 is Thornbird.


I received it as a clump and it was vigorous from start to finish.

The second one is Elegance in Blue


It isn't quite at the clumping stage yet, but it was tall and a strong bloomer.

The third outstanding bloomer was Chasing Rainbows


I am hoping it will grow to the size of Richard's clump here.
(I could NOT set a pod on it, however!)
Edited to say that these were all first year bloomers in my garden.
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William
Sep 9, 2018 6:05 AM CST
I haven't even finished posting all of my images from 2018 so it is to early for me to select any greatest hits, but I'm enjoying the posted pics. Aloha Spirit, Black Comedy, Code of Honor and Chasing Rainbows are particular appealing to me. Lovey dubby
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Sep 9, 2018 11:58 AM CST
pretties jan, leon, and evelyn. love looking at all of them! cannot waitfor william, and the southern hemisphere to start their iris explosion. Hurray!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Sep 9, 2018 12:12 PM CST
shizen said:pretties jan, leon, and evelyn. love looking at all of them! cannot waitfor william, and the southern hemisphere to start their iris explosion. Hurray!


That's an explosion I'd welcome! Bring it on! Hurray!
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Sep 9, 2018 1:29 PM CST
janwax said:That's an explosion I'd welcome! Bring it on! Hurray!


I agree I agree I agree
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AndreaD
Sep 9, 2018 6:24 PM CST
Water Waltz (Johnson 2014) was a very pleasant surprise this year. I planted it in 2015, got no bloom in 2016 or 2017, but this year, wow! It put on a beautiful show. By its third year, it had increased to eight fans and each put up a stalk. This is a big iris. The stems were about 1/2 inch thick and the rhizomes are only slightly smaller than my fist. Its color would rival Absolute Treasure. I would call it my favorite blue except that it was so slow to bloom. WW got an Honorable Mention this year, rather late in its career.

Thumb of 2018-09-10/AndreaD/2801bf

The picture above is mine. The one below is from the database to show its size


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AndreaD
Sep 9, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Another iris with a checkered blooming career but that was absolutely stunning this spring was Wicked Good. I got a very small rhizome of WG in 2016. It didn't bloom in spring 2017 (no surprise) but then it bloomed in February 2018.

Thumb of 2018-09-10/AndreaD/cd7288

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Then it bloomed again in May!

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The falls of WG are almost black. It is really is quite beautiful.

Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Sep 9, 2018 9:53 PM CST
Gee, golly, and gumdrops. All of these irises are fantastic! Particularly Wicked Good, Thornbird and Dalmatica (I may have Dalmatica, but I'm not sure).

Good luck with your seedling 'Creamsicle,' Jan. I hope it does well for you as it is really pretty.

I love your gardens, Leon. That's something I'd aspire to have my gardens look like. Fabulous! Drooling

All of my pictures (a lot of which y'all have seen) are noids since I am so new. I've taken on 27 new varieties in just the span of about five weeks - there's a lot of hopefulness towards 2019's bloom season! May that mark the year I have more than four varieties blooming at once.

Andrea - Is Wicked Good a rebloomer? (I suppose that is a dumb question since a February bloom). That is absolutely gorgeous and I will have one at some point!! Sticking tongue out
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AndreaD
Sep 9, 2018 11:17 PM CST
Monty, Actually, Wicked Good is not a rebloomer. It just got confused!
Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Sep 10, 2018 4:57 PM CST
shizen said:pretties jan, leon, and evelyn. love looking at all of them! cannot waitfor william, and the southern hemisphere to start their iris explosion. Hurray!


I'm starting to see some buds. Bloom season is not far away...
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AndreaD
Sep 10, 2018 5:43 PM CST
Totally_Amazing said:

I'm starting to see some buds. Bloom season is not far away...
Thumb of 2018-09-10/Totally_Amazing/0dea32



Hurray! Hurray!
Name: daphne
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shizen
Sep 10, 2018 6:01 PM CST
hip, hip Hurray! robin. waiting is the hardest thing. soooo much anticipation!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Sep 11, 2018 7:28 AM CST
It is so hard for me to choose a favorite. I will narrow it down by choosing from new ones to my garden.

This is SDB Antsy. I loved the colors and pattern on this one.




SDB Helmsman. A Marky Smith iris that is just colored with lines.


Then there is this little seedling/noid
Thumb of 2018-09-11/grannysgarden/484d65

One I was waiting on each day during bloom season..... Gypsy Tart
Thumb of 2018-09-11/grannysgarden/597153

Gotta stop now before this is the longest post ever...... Rolling on the floor laughing

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