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veilchen(5b southern Maine)June 18, 2009

As you can see I'm a sucker for the color blue. I have collected some special Siberian irises that begin blooming just a bit earlier than the roses, but often share part of the interlude with roses that open early:

'Harpswell Haze'

'Circle Round' and tall bearded iris

'Harpswell Haze' with Fantin Latour

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aurora1701e

Your irises are beautiful!!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 11:04AM
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le_jardin_of_roses(zone 10)

I want to paint my bedroom the color of your irises. So dreamy and gentle. They are captivating to be sure.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 11:57AM
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canadian_rose(zone 3a)

I found that I didn't like Siberian irises - too short, small blooms, etc. But yours ARE different - I would get those in a heartbeat!!! What are they called?

Carol

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 1:03PM
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kristin_flower(4a)

I love irises! Yours are so pretty and sooo blue.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 1:20PM
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veilchen(5b southern Maine)

Carol, these are really different. I have some "common" S. iris in my garden as well, the usual purple or white ones, and the flowers on my Maine iris are about 3x as big as the others. These also get quite tall as well, they still make quite a statement in the garden after they're done blooming, sort of like an ornamental grass. Foliage holds up beautifully til fall.

My favorites are the ones bred by Dr. Currier McEwan who had a nursery in Harpswell, Maine. He passed away a few years ago at 101, still crossing Siberian and Japanese irises. His cultivars are sold up in Harpswell and at Fieldstone Gardens in ME. Google Fieldstone Gardens, they have a good collection and do mail order. The ones pictured are Harpswell Haze and Circle Round. There are many other nice ones.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 1:46PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Your Siberian Iris are just stunning. I just bought some Sibs myself this spring and one of the places I ordered from was Fieldstone Gardens. They send great plants.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 3:22PM
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Krista_5NY

Wow, spectacular iris pics.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 4:59PM
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texaslynn

Wo ho ho! My eyeballs went out and back like some cartoon character when I saw that first picture! I'm not sure I saw the rest after that!

Seriously - bee-yoo-tiful. Nuff said.

Lynn

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 6:49PM
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gnabonnand(Zone 8 Texas)

I don't think Siberian Iris will grow too well here. At least I've never seen any grown around this area.
Your are very impressive!

Randy

    Bookmark   June 20, 2009 at 8:37PM
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