OT first Iris Blooms

organic_kitten(8)April 16, 2013

This poor iris was trying to open when an all day rain beat it badly...For Lovers Only:

And Brat is a neat little bloomer:

I expect to have a lot more iris blooms in the near future.

kay

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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

Very pretty, Kay.The only blooms I have is 2 purple verbena blooms.My hanging basket with purple verbenas is starting to bloom again,after looking dead all winter. all my flowers are way behind.I had daylilies starting to bloom april 2nd last year.so far this year I have not even seen a scape.JUST WEEDS. I think this is going to be the year of the weeds.I have never seen this many weeds before in none of my beds.haven't seen this type of weeds either... but this time last year I had pulled up every weed and was putting mulch down.This year, the body wont cooperate with me..

jean

    Bookmark   April 16, 2013 at 11:48PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I am looking forward to the iris show at your house Kay. Mine are just getting started growing here.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 7:09PM
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Julia NY(6)

Very pretty Kay even if it they did take a beating. Can't wait to see the rest when they open.

My TB Iris are growing but I lost a couple that I planted last year. Hopefully I get some bloom this year.

Julia

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 8:16PM
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avedon_gw

Here;s what we have blooming in the Iris department--don't know the names, these were all 'kicked to the curb' several years ago. Have to give these credit, they are survivors for we do nothing for them. Avedon

Yellow Iris Clump

Very fragrant white irises

Closeup purple irises

Here's the clump shot of the purple irises

This is a closeup of a blue(?) toned iris. This is a big flower. I know at one time we had an iris named Victoria Falls that would have been about this color, but I can't say for sure if this is it.

    Bookmark   April 18, 2013 at 11:40PM
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mantis__oh

Here is Victorian Falls with the pink Vanity. I would like to see more pictures of For Lovers Only, as I was considering getting that one.

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 12:20AM
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gardenofeden777(8a central Louisiana)

So nice to see any and all blooms rain beaten or not. I have a few FFE iris blooming daily.

Rena'

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 1:47AM
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dementieva(Zone 9 - Houston)

If you want to have some NOID iris identified, there are some really nice folks on the iris forum who are helpful.

Nate

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 7:29AM
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houstmag

Beautiful iris photos from all of you. I sure wish I could grow them in FL.
Linda

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 8:44AM
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dani_plus_2

I used to have a lot of irises but everytime we have a wet Spring, they rot. I gave up on it. Now I love Siberian Iris. They don't rot. Yet.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 6:07AM
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ruthz

All of the Iris are beautiful.
I've had different ones over the years that didn't survive.
I only have two old NOID's now. This one has a grape soda fragrance.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 9:07AM
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organic_kitten(8)

Lady Friend has started blooming:

And Socialist:

Jurrasic Park:

Batik:

And a couple more

kay

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 10:10AM
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avedon_gw

Love the streaking on Batik. Avedon

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 10:56AM
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ruthz

Purple Iris are always my favorite, but I love the color of Lady Friend. It's just beautiful.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 11:03AM
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shive(6b TN)

I loved looking at all these early iris pictures. I only have one German iris cultivar and one Siberian iris, both of which bloom in May each year. Batik really catches my eye. I may have to add that one. And I'd love to add to a white one. Any suggestions?

Debra

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 1:30PM
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Julia NY(6)

Loving the photos everyone has posted so far.

Debra: I got 5 whites last fall from Schreiners based on recommendations from a forum on ATP: Laced Cotton, Nordica, Skating Party and Winterfest and they sent me Mr Moonlight as a gift. I always love a frilly white mixed in with the colors.

Julia

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 2:08PM
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organic_kitten(8)

Well, I like Skating Party really well. If I was getting only one, that would be my choice. Debra, My Batik has always streaked like this, but I remember someone, maybe Nancy, saying her's streaked only the first year or two.

kay

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 3:04PM
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shive(6b TN)

Julia and Kay - Thanks for the white suggestions!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 10:28PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

Now,I like that LADY FRIEND. its very pretty.

jean

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 11:05PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

I am enjoying all the iris blooms. It is way too early for iris here as mine have just grown out their nice new green leaves after winter.

Here is the iris bed that I made from those iris I moved out of Tower Sqare last August. You can see nothing is going on. Too early!

    Bookmark   April 23, 2013 at 4:53PM
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