General Discussion forum: 2017 season has already started 0n March 5th

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Imagecrowrita1
Mar 6, 2017 5:14 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Blinking Blinking I'll get some pix (haven't unpacked the 'camera box" yet *Blush* )tomorrow, but, darn if there isn't an I. reticulata blooming ! I overlooked it yesterday ,(it's obvious it has been open for several days) thinking it was a crocus. Last year, the first was on the 26th of March....so...is it "climate change" ? "Global warming" ? "Seasonal cycle differences" ? I dunno', but, I'll take it !
Losses don't look to be TOO bad...nowhere near what it was last spring, anyway....but I do see a few (mostly newly planted last season)that are goners. another 2 weeks will show , for sure, what survived...and what didn't .
Imageirisarian
Mar 6, 2017 11:09 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Our reticulata (Eyecatcher) opened March 1 a day earlier than last year, but we had some really warm weather in Feb. Colder again.
Imagecrowrita1
Mar 8, 2017 1:25 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Here's the promised pic.......I got industrious and unpacked a few things Sticking tongue out !
Thumb of 2017-03-08/crowrita1/9b7c76
I. reticulata var. "Spot On"

this is the only one in bloom, and, in fact, I see quite a few "bare spots" in the bulb iris area....so, either the foliage hasn't pushed up yet....or I had a bunch "die out" Confused
Imagegrannysgarden
Mar 8, 2017 2:01 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
None of my bulb irises came up this year, Arlyn. Well, I take that back the dutch irises all have tall foliage. But the little early irises... nothing. I am giving up on them. Yours and Lucy's look a treat!
ImageMShadow
Mar 9, 2017 6:17 PM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Awesome. So pretty. Hurray!
Imageirisarian
Mar 9, 2017 8:50 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
I am sorry about no photos. John took some, but on film, in the camera.
ImageSpringGreen
Mar 14, 2017 7:42 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Utah
First bloom is Snow Crocus.

Thumb of 2017-03-15/SpringGreen/2b0d33
ImageSpringGreen
Mar 14, 2017 7:44 PM CST
Name: Betsy
Utah
Very pretty tulip leaves coming up.


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Imageirisarian
Mar 14, 2017 7:56 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
new snow covering everything.
Imagecrowrita1
Mar 17, 2017 7:33 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
The snow pretty well ruined anything that was opened...but, now that it's all meted...and warming a bit...there should be some "fresh" !flowers
Imageirisarian
Mar 17, 2017 2:45 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
still 5-6 inches of icy snow on the ground.
Imagetveguy
Mar 18, 2017 3:42 AM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
The snow melted here yesterday. Today supposed to be overcast and cooler, maybe some sun shine tomorrow.

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