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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2009, 23:10:35 PM »
As promised, the next bunch:

Stately Art (Aitken)


Sea Power


Bewilderbeast (Kasparek)


Prince of Pirates (Black)


I've got rhythm (Schreiner)


Avalon Sunset


Wench (Miller)


Enjoy!
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2009, 23:21:09 PM »
Joyce

 :clap: :clap: :clap:

They all are stunning - my favourite is I've got rhythm - but I'd love them all in my garden! I reckon the iris bug is very addictive.......
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2009, 23:42:01 PM »

They are all so lovely  :)

The WENCH has beautiful complimentary colours  :love:

How many different varieties of tall bearded irises have you got Joyce  ???
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009, 07:14:57 AM »
Your Irises are fantastic  :love:  Very difficult to say which one is the nicest, they are all special  :woohoo:

Gives me something to think about. Not all of mine are flowering that well  ???, maybe I should move them to sunnier spots.

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2009, 13:40:38 PM »
WENCH is a beautiful wench!! 
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2009, 20:30:56 PM »
Hello dears,

in my last garden I had more than 50 different varieties, many Dykes winners among them. Now, after moving and getting a new site for them, it seems only about 20 have survived. Reasons: In the former place they could 'bake' in the sun during summer, what they prefer. They originate from the steppes, so regular sunlight is a must. That is the same here, but the new site is much wetter in autumn and winter - something they don't like at all! There was no other place where I could have put them, I used heavy drainage and didn't think it would be so wet here...
My former situation was that I planted them on top of the little hill where my terrace was, so the water would always flow down and they could never get wet feet. Hardly any snails and other critters... Normal rainfall and a bit of watering and feeding was all they got, and they grew fantasically.
Now I think that the hardiest of them have survived, many of them have multiplied, and I have no room for more what I regret - the Iris bug is as addictive as the Clivia bug, believe me!  ::) ::)

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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2009, 11:32:52 AM »
 :woohoo: Your Irises got me all excited, so I went out to hurry mine along and look what I found with winter just around the corner.

Iris Dawn of Change with Scapes with Salvia and Narcissus in the background :D


I do hope it opens before winter is upon us, maybe we are going to have a mild winter ???
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« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2009, 13:02:46 PM »
Joyce - you are so lucky to have such beautifull irisses! I have bought a lot of them about 2 years ago from a lady called Linda (Lindas irisses).But mine just doesnt seem to thrive - i think it is because it doesnt get cold enough in our winters.My Louisiana irisses is very happy - maybe because they grow in the water.Isnt it funny how bearded and louisianna irisses needs totaly the oppisite conditions?The one loves water the other one rot from too much water.The ones likes acid soil and the other one the opposite.

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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2009, 21:06:24 PM »
Abby, very interesting - so your Dawn of Change is a repeat bloomer? Will keep fingers crossed for you that she can open her flowers  :)
Susan, my Louisianas didn't do it, they lost their lives in the hard winter we had - about minus 17. But all my other Water Irises are fine (laevigata, kaempferi) and are about to flower soon.

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Re: Iris TB
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2009, 21:17:12 PM »
If you are not too tired, a few more:

Helen Dawn (Grosvenor)


Ruffled Copper Sunset


Movie Magic (Mohr/Williamson)


Coastal Mist


and the iris bed in full bloom:


Enjoy!
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« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2009, 21:26:04 PM »
They are all magnificent, Joyce - makes me wonder if I shouldn't be looking for more space for more irises and not daylilies............ :mmm:
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #26 on: May 27, 2009, 03:19:03 AM »

Joyce

I suspect it thinks it is spring already - we had a weeks cold snap a few weeks ago and now that it has warmed up I have roses reblooming the second time in autumn - usually that is a minor flush not followed by a rebloom, at this rate I will not get the opportunity to prune them - I usually do that mid July.

There are others that are out of season too.

Katja also posted pix of either early or late bloomers (daylilies. primulas and narcissus) under the monthly blooming thread.
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2009, 10:30:40 AM »
Sooo beautiful Joyce, my first love will always be irises   :love:
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2009, 00:22:49 AM »

Just checking Joyce
 
To see if any more of your beauties appeared - they are so lovely.  :woohoo:

Cool 10C in the garden this morning when I was feeding my chooks - hope it rises to 20C but it rarely does when it is raining. My out of season iris scape continues to grow and actually shooting up a second one. Our coldest months are July And August so it has a little time yet to show off its glory.
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Re: Iris TB
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2009, 22:59:55 PM »
Dear all,

here are the last of my TB Irises for this season:

Eastertime:


Silverado:


Prince of Pirates (again):


Above the Clouds (Schreiner):


Talk to me:


Star Sailor (Schreiner):


Enjoy!
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Joyce.