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ImageRidesredmule
May 12, 2011 5:28 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
The black one is similar to mine, I got mine for an old horse that has crossed the Rainbow Bridge but his feeder is here and it is even more special now. The plastic one will work til you get another, I've found after awhile they will disintegrate. What I use for my carnivorous ate the tubs used to mix concrete in. Mine are black, have a hole drilled near the top for overflow.
ImageRidesredmule
May 13, 2011 2:05 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
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this morning , a hint of blue opening..Thumb of 2011-05-13/Ridesredmule/6a6c95
The first ones are winding down.Thumb of 2011-05-13/Ridesredmule/8db572
The blue one opened but The bloom won't last as long as the first ones. It is already showing a wrinkle, but still pretty. Last picture of them Thumb of 2011-05-13/Ridesredmule/6900ff
Can yopu see what I was talking about. All very pretty.
Imageboojum
May 13, 2011 5:11 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
The wrinkle is on the way to more open. That is very fast turn around on the first ones. How hot is it there in the day?
ImageRidesredmule
May 13, 2011 5:29 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
mid to upper 80's, was a couple day with 90 tho. Durn, I haven't been paying attention to that. Thank you Kathy. It is supposed to be in upper 70's by Sunday, we will see. the ones in the ground have buds but no blooms.
ImagePollyK
May 13, 2011 5:47 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

An area with more shade might keep them open longer. Not that I expect you to move them, but that might be a consideration next time.
ImageRidesredmule
May 13, 2011 5:50 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I could, Want me to and see what happens??? I got a little dogwood I could move them too. got to put wheels on that bog. ;-)
ImagePollyK
May 13, 2011 5:52 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Well I don't want you to go lifting something heavy.
ImageRidesredmule
May 13, 2011 6:05 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I'll bend over and drag it that's how I got it on that hump in the sun. No problem, if it hurts too bad I'll get Robert to drag it.
Imagebeckygardener
May 13, 2011 7:08 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Charleen - WOW! That blue one is stunning, too! Mine get some shade during the day, but mostly sun. Growing blades nicely, just no bloom buds in sight. I'm going to fertilize again this weekend and see if Bloom Booster won't help produce a bloom or two. I am so jealous of your blooms, Charleen. Seems mine would've bloomed by now since you are further north of me by quite a bit. I think your cold winter helped yours set blooms.
Another Day in Paradise!
ImageRidesredmule
May 13, 2011 7:26 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Don't be jealous dear. They just wanted to bloom. I just had the right thing to put them in at the time.
Yes, we did have a cold winter. Polly could Becky keep the iris in a crisper pan until Spring. Wonder would that work? Or just long enough for the cold to set them.
ImagePollyK
May 13, 2011 7:32 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

No, they get so much of a set back when they're taken out of the soil.
Imagedahlianut
May 13, 2011 8:59 PM CST
Name: Dahlianut
Calgary, AB Zone 3a
PollyK wrote: I don't know if they're going to grow too well


I HATE when that happens Rolling on the floor laughing

edification: chiming in from zone 3ish.
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Imagebeckygardener
May 13, 2011 11:06 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Well, if they don't bloom this year or next, I'd have to say they may not be suited to the southern most regions of the USA. But ya never know ... they might just surprise us all and put on a show! I'm hoping so ... Thumbs up
Another Day in Paradise!
ImageMShadow
May 14, 2011 9:32 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Charleen, how wonderful! Hurray!
ImageRidesredmule
May 14, 2011 12:17 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I moved my Babies. got another two opened. Can't get much better than this. I love it!
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Have trolly, will move. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thumb of 2011-05-14/Ridesredmule/6d0782
Thumb of 2011-05-14/Ridesredmule/7fb0cc I'm in Japanese Iris heaven.
Thumb of 2011-05-14/Ridesredmule/8ee5b0 Look at these. Polly it is like nothing I've never grown before...This one has a slight smell; deliscious.

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Here is their new home til we decide to move them again. Isn't this fun????
There is a white one getting ready to open, see it???
Imagebeckygardener
May 14, 2011 1:41 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
You are so lucky! Those are absolutely beautiful! Do they only bloom once a year in the Spring/Summer? Or are they re-bloomers?
Another Day in Paradise!
ImageRidesredmule
May 14, 2011 2:52 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I have no idea. Polly will give us an answer, I'm hoping...
ImagePollyK
May 14, 2011 4:10 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

They only bloom once. And for people in the south it will probably be a short bloom period. I have JIs that bloom early, mid and late, and cover about 6 weeks altogether.

Which one do you like the best, Charleen?
ImageRidesredmule
May 14, 2011 5:43 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
The last one, the purple so pretty. but you know what, it had tiny teeny liitle white bugs on it. i washed them off with water hose. Wonder what they where????
They are not all the same are they Polly??? I love the little strips on the blue but love the purple color. But Now the Light lavenders are pretty too. they are the winner in being first. The blooms lasted about three days on them. They still are not difficult to look at. Very nice plants....
ImagePollyK
May 14, 2011 6:09 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Aphids are attracted to JIs, so that could be it. Washing them off usually works fine. Usually in warm areas you can find some aphids on most types of irises.

I like them all too. Never seen a JI I didn't like.

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