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ImagePollyK
Aug 31, 2010 6:48 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Becky and Marian, I think in about a month or so would be fine for the Lousianas. They like the heat.
Imageirisloverdee
Aug 31, 2010 7:00 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Marian glad you got the iris and you are happy with them...hope George got a kick out of the one.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Imagebeckygardener
Aug 31, 2010 9:21 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Thanks, Polly. Best to divide them when they are going dormant as the weather cools?
Another Day in Paradise!
ImagePollyK
Aug 31, 2010 9:24 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Probably just before, Becky. Actually I'm surprised they go dormant there. Mine don't go dormant here until we get a hard frost.

I can learn a lot from you about irises in the south.
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 31, 2010 9:41 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Polly - Mine have already started winding down. More blades turn brown and die in the Fall than any other time of the year. And the frost usually kills any green blades left. The pot is full of rhizomes right now. Many of them are exposed (under shallow water), which I will need to cover with more soil to protect them from the cold in winter. They came back last year after we had record lows. Coldest and longest Winter I can remember here in Florida in almost 35 years. So they are tough as long as I don't kill them when I divide them. If we have a mild winter, the foliage doesn't completely die back. But last year they did. I thought I lost them until I saw new blades popping up in the containers. Thank goodness! I lost so many tropical plants last year. I lost every single Passiflora vine I had. And those were huge vines that cover the entire east side fence. I had to grow more Morning Glory vines to cover that bare fence this year! Whistling
Another Day in Paradise!
ImagePollyK
Aug 31, 2010 9:46 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Losing those passifloras must have been devastating. Although growing more morning glories probably didn't break your heart, LOL.

What's the coldest temp you normally get in the winter?
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 31, 2010 10:04 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
We may get down into the low 30's for a few hours. But last winter, we had 30's for days on end and that is why we lost so many plants. And the farmers lost crops here because of it, too. Lost many of the strawberry and tomato crops. That was such a weird Winter we had.
Another Day in Paradise!
Imageirisloverdee
Sep 1, 2010 7:07 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Here we lost alot of bearded iris because of 30" in 3 months then because of the colder weather and the rain we lost alot of different plants one of the hardest for me beside the iris was my armandii evergreen clemetis of 4 years, my friends was 10 years old and lost it...

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImageTBGDN
Sep 12, 2010 7:35 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana
If it ain't broke don't fix it!
I feel a little hesitant to jump in here because I don't see many other guys in the forum. But for what it's worth I'm known as TBGDN at what used to be "Dave's" Garden. I see a lot of familiar names over here (from there) so it's not like a totally new experience. I've raised irises since I was 15 when my dad found a job for me at a large iris/peony nursery to help pay for my first car. After three summers of "irising" I swore I would never look at another iris as long as I lived. Now here I am at retirement age with a wonderful wife and a two-acre country homestead. And we grow irises, irises and more irises; and assorted cats, dogs and a bird! I;ve attached a picture of one of my pink seedlings below. I have my own web site where I spend a lot of time here: http://countrylivingandgardens.com/index.html I would like to say THANKS to Dave & Trish for the Cubits idea; and also Polly & Dee for their great work in this forum! Also thanks for allowing me to introduce myself.Thumb of 2010-09-13/TBGDN/20eeeb
I was country back when it really was.
Blog: http://garden.org/blogs/view/TBGDN/
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ImagePollyK
Sep 12, 2010 7:51 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hi TBGDN! Welcome!

Actually we have quite a few male members on the Cubit. It's just kinda quiet now, with the irises done blooming, and everyone out planting and dividing, but it will pick up soon.

Love your website. That baby bird is awwww.

Can you tell us your real first name? I know I've seen you over on DG.

Glad to have you here.
Imageirisarian
Sep 12, 2010 8:55 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Does Second Opinion rebloom for you? It did so once for the hybridizer, hence the name. We love median irises.
Imageirisloverdee
Sep 12, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Welcome and you will love it here. Many old faces and now many new faces coming from what used to be a good place but not any more

Love the baby birdie...

How many cats? I have four Razz, BC, Domino and Charlie...one dog who is a pup named Elli May.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

CLUSIANA
Sep 13, 2010 2:24 AM CST
Hi TBGDN
Went to your website and I love it. Beautiful pictures, easy reading website. Thank you for sharing.
C.
ImageTBGDN
Sep 13, 2010 5:00 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana
If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Thanks for your warm welcome! I'm known as "Leon". Cat's names are "Ole Puss" 16 years old, "Blackie" her "baby" 15 years, and "Oliver" new born this spring, found orphaned. Ollie now belongs to our grand-daughter Rachel. Our little dog's name is Pricilla, "Priss" for short; she's a rat terrior: Picture below.

Lucy, I've never had Second Opinion to re-bloom. It & Among Friends are two of our favorites; and both do well here. We've downsized considerably in the past couple of years primarily due to "age, arthritis & ailments", but still grow over 100 irises in TB, BB, IB,SDB, MTB & MDB. And we have kept a few seedlings just for fun.

Again, thanks to all for the warm welcome.

Thumb of 2010-09-13/TBGDN/d041fd
I was country back when it really was.
Blog: http://garden.org/blogs/view/TBGDN/
ImageRidesredmule
Sep 13, 2010 6:34 AM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I enjoyed your website. The little bird is precious. Hope it gets to be healthy and strong.
Very nice meeting you too,Leon.
Imageirisloverdee
Sep 13, 2010 6:34 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Leon
When we got our pup from Save Haven a NO KILL shelter they told us she was Corky mix. Litter was 4 tan taller ones and 3 short black and white ones. Well the taller ones all had smooth coats and the one we got had a wild hair going every which way on her face...tan and tall, my son got one of the shorter black and white ones.

Elli May looks and acts like a terrior and her brother looks like a Corky with Border Collie.

They were born on 1-26-10

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Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

Imageirisarian
Sep 13, 2010 9:18 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
We love the median irises here. In the process of cutting back for the same reasons. My husband has skipped the arthritis, thank heavens.
Imagebeckygardener
Sep 13, 2010 12:09 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Leon! Welcome! Lots of gentlemen here on Cubits! Love your animal family introduction and your photos are wonderful!

Dee - Your dog is so cute! Funny about how different the litter was!
Another Day in Paradise!
ImageTBGDN
Sep 13, 2010 2:50 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana
If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Dee,
Elli May looks like she has some Jack Russell terrier judging from her ears and the type of hair and the short legs. She will make a great companion. They are so sensitive and very intelligent. Mine can almost tell what I'm thinking. I'd probably have a truck-load if I could afford them. All the strays seem to know that I have a soft spot. Also I want to thank you & Polly again for making this forum available.
Leon Thumb of 2010-09-13/TBGDN/f9fb7c
I was country back when it really was.
Blog: http://garden.org/blogs/view/TBGDN/
ImageTBGDN
Sep 13, 2010 3:03 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana
If it ain't broke don't fix it!
Thanks Becky!
BTW, were you ever in Arizona? Just curious.Thumb of 2010-09-13/TBGDN/f47f46
I was country back when it really was.
Blog: http://garden.org/blogs/view/TBGDN/

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