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.
this morning , a hint of blue opening..
The first ones are winding down.
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
Can yopu see what I was talking about. All very pretty.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
I moved my Babies. got another two opened. Can't get much better than this. I love it!
Have trolly, will move. I'm in Japanese Iris heaven. Look at these. Polly it is like nothing I've never grown before...This one has a slight smell; deliscious.
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???
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....