More eye candy for newbies

hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)September 15, 2010

For those of you who can spend days looking at photos of irises, here's more to get you drooling. Gmason's photo page has kept me up all night in the past.

Here is a link that might be useful: gmason's iris photos on picturetrail

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aquawise(zone 4 Utah)

WOW! I see some I WANT!!!!!

    Bookmark   September 15, 2010 at 10:43PM
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how did he get the newbies to bloom in only 2 years? I have some seedlings that are over 3 years old, & they are still just baby size. what do I need to do to them to get blooms? any suggestions?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2010 at 2:44AM
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In all my life, I've never seen iris like these! I'm very new to growing iris. I dug up some iris in my mom's yard
not knowing what they looked like. Half of them bloomed last spring, but none were very exciting, all solid peach or periwinkle colors. I have tended them all this summer, just happy that I could get anything to bloom at all. I ordered some mail order blue shades, but I never saw anything like jmason's. How could I get something like that? sles

    Bookmark   October 8, 2010 at 12:25AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Hi sleslie,
You can get all of these irises and more, for very reasonable prices. The first thing to check for is if there is a local iris society in your neck of the woods. I belong to the San Fernando Valley Iris Society. From August through October, they have sales of iris rhizomes for very reasonable prices. Google the American Iris Society to find one near you.

Second, I predict you will be experiencing a great deal of pleasure in the next few days, as you look over the online catalogs of iris growers. Here are the names of a few you can google, and in the link below is a whole list of growers you can check out. Iris rhizomes cost between $3.00 and $50.00 apiece, and there are usually shipping charges. The expensive ones are brand new irises that growers have just "introduced" to the public.

As to your question on the other page about dividing, I would wait until next year after the bloom to divide them. If you can see lots of rhizomes crawling on top of old ones, then maybe now would be better, but otherwise it can wait.

Stanton Iris Gardens
Cooley's Iris Gardens
Sutton's Iris Gardens
Napa Valley Iris
Mid America Gardens
Schreiner's Iris
BlueJ Iris
Stout Gardens
Napa Country Gardens
Wild Iris Rows
and so many more...


Here is a link that might be useful: Brighton Park Iris Links Page

    Bookmark   October 8, 2010 at 10:43PM
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