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ImagePollyK
Aug 26, 2010 9:02 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Sorry, I haven't. I don't even know what language that is.
lovelyiris
Aug 27, 2010 4:55 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
Ok folks I need a little help here. I decided I'd post some of my iris photos to the database and it's not working right for me. I need a few pointers on EXACTLY how to post them and how to do more than one at at time on the bulk posting are whatever you call it. Thanks for any and all help.

Love all you iris addicts and hoarders,
Marian

PS. I'm off to Church for a gospel singing be back online later this evening.
ImagePollyK
Aug 27, 2010 5:36 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Sent Marian a cmail.
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 12:37 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Hi y'all! Polly invited me here to the Iris forum. Awesome forum!!!

I am on the east coast of central Florida and my passion plant is Ipomoea nils (morning glory vines). I am growing a couple of bearded irises in a container and have grown Siberian Irises here as well. Unfortunately, I have knot root nematodes that have invaded my ground soil, so most of my plants are grown in containers now. I lost the Siberian Irises to those nasty nematodes after the second year in the ground. Sad I have yellow flag irises growing in containers as well. I know yellow flag is probably considered a weed, but I love mine when it blooms! I also received a large amount of daylily seeds from several online friends and now have a very nice NOID cross selection of daylilies that I have growing in my 3-tiered bed.

This is my plain jane Yellow Flag irises.
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Another Day in Paradise!
Imageboojum
Aug 29, 2010 1:17 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Hmmm. Look like Louisianas, not yellow flag!
ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 1:45 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi Becky. Thanks for joining irises.

If anyone loves morning glories, Becky has quite the Cubit going. I just joined, and plan to spend some time there. Morning glories have come a long way from Heavenly Blue.

Here's Beckys cubit.

http://cubits.org/MG/

Yes, those are definitely Lousianas. Gorgeous ones at that. I think the Lousianas are called flags in the south, Kath. Pseudacous here, versicolor some places, LAs down south.
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 1:48 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Thanks for the nice welcome!

Let me understand this ... my yellow flag are not yellow flag or are they? LOL! They were once prohibited in my state because they are water irises. But I keep mine in containers to protect my environment. They are no longer prohibited here and I plan to keep it that way! :-) But I also love them, so will enjoy them in confinement! Big Grin
Another Day in Paradise!
lovelyiris
Aug 29, 2010 2:43 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
Hey Becky thoses irises are what we here in East Texas call LI's. What would it take to get a small start of it from you to go in my pond in front of my house? LOL I have several different colors but I don't have any yellows. I need another plant like a need another hole in my head. However I'm always looking for plants to add to my pond. By the way does anyone here have any water lettuce? I lost all mine last year and I can't find it anywhere close by. It's beautiful in the ponds and filters the water very well.

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I don't know the name of this one. So don't even ask...lol as a matter of fact I'm not even sure where it's growing. It could be in the pond out front, the pond near the back door, are the pond way out back. LOL I just put them in the pots are the ground and let them do their thing. Polly, is this one I got from you????
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 2:50 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Water Lettuce. My little pond is covered with it you can't even see the fish or anything else.
I'll get you a pic. If this is it. It's yours.
Imageboojum
Aug 29, 2010 3:11 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
Well maybe they call them flag irises in the south (like my mother called ditch lilies "tiger lilies") but they are not yellow flag and therefore not invasive. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_pseudacorus
lovelyiris
Aug 29, 2010 3:12 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
Ahh Charlene that would be wonderful. I really have missed having my pond full of it. The fish also eat on the roots, that's probably why mine didn't survive last year. LOL Can't wait to see your photo. Thanks for the kind offer.
Marian
Ayrica
Aug 29, 2010 3:32 PM CST
uuhhhh ooohhh !! I REALLY like those iris'.. wonder what some of the locals would think if I planted them right along our slews??? lol well that'll be a project for next year !! does anyone have a good source?? Big Grin
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 3:43 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
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1 is the pool I made with the water lettuce
2 is close-up of waterlettuce
3 is waterhyacinth in another pond.
why the wire? why the boards?? Water-loving dogs-to keep them out!!!!!
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ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 4:12 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Yes, they are definitely not the invasive yellow flags. It's a beautiful Louisiana.

See, here's where common names get plants messed up. In many of the southern states the Louisiana iris giganticaerulea is called the blue flag. It's a Louisiana, so people have just attached flag to the name of any Louisiana, so the yellow ones are called the yellow flag, purple ones are called the purple flag. But as Kathy said it's not the common yellow flag, iris pseudacorus, which is banned in so many states.

They probably would not be hardy for you, Ayrica Sad

Yes, Marian, I think so.
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 4:26 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Polly & Kathy - Thanks for the ID on mine. Mine do spread though. They filled up the container in no time at all. But I have never seen any seeds form.

Marian - Your purple irises are beautiful! Maybe we could do a trade? I have very few irises. Last year was the first time the yellow ones bloomed. And they bloomed profusely for about a month and haven't since then.

My only problem is that they spread so densely in the container that I have to chop them up to get them out. I had to pot them up last year and killed several of them doing it. So I am worried I might send you some pieces and they might not make it. Maybe someone here can clue me in on how to separate them safely?
Another Day in Paradise!
Imageboojum
Aug 29, 2010 4:50 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
A chain saw??? Big Grin
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 4:52 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Oh geez! NOT THE CHAINSAW!!!! Ack!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Another Day in Paradise!
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 4:54 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
A good old butcher knife Might help or garden shears, Becky.
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 5:03 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Let me tell ya ... a sharp knife is what I had to use. And even then ... it was a fight! Rolling my eyes.
Another Day in Paradise!
ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 5:05 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

People talk about how well the Louisanas grow for them, or should I say how vigorously. Dee won't even sell them, though I try to get her to, because they take over. And here, I'm lucky if I get a bloom.

If they are growing that vigorously, and considering Marion is in Texas, I would suspect even little bitty pieces will do well. Just pull or cut them apart as best you can. They grow rhizomes on top of rhizomes, so the top most rhizomes are going to be the best to transplant.

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