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Imagetveguy
May 29, 2013 5:36 PM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
They took their time, but they are finally starting to bloom.
Mariposa Skies and Rock Star clumps
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Cat Call and NOID Red
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Going Dutch and Rare Treat
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Reckless Abandon and Ring Tone
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Special Kay and Sofia
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Regal Nave and Fancy Dress
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Mystique and My purple seedling
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And for the historic lovers William A Sitchell and Siva Siva
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Imagecrowrita1
May 29, 2013 5:42 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Look real nice, Tom! Strange how weather patterns are, I'm in a somewhat "colder" zone than you, even tho I'm quite a bit south, and I'd say my TBs are about half over!When we were at Breezeway,the IBs werejust finishing up and TBs were in bud, but no bloom.And Jerry is cleaning his beds, just a ways south of me! I'm glad we can share each others pics, here on the forums! We can really extend the season that way!!...Arlyn
ImageMuddymitts
May 29, 2013 6:04 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Your clump shots are beautiful, Tom. All your Irises -- every one of them -- are beautiful and look healthy. I recognize your red one!! Hilarious!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagetveguy
May 29, 2013 6:18 PM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
Glad you like them. I'm having a strange problem. We have had so many days without sunshine, that the stalks are kind of tall and weak. They are starting to lean, these are plants that ususally don't have that problem. wierd.
I only have 3 blooms that are in beds away from the house, but loads of buds. A couple that I've been waiting on for 2 years are going to show their stuff this year, I can't wait.
ImageMuddymitts
May 29, 2013 7:22 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I know the feeling!! Big Grin

All kinds of weird problems this year. It's been a weird year.
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagecrowrita1
May 29, 2013 7:50 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Weather man said this morning that last year, this date, we were 10.3 inches of rain "behind", and THIS year, we're 12.7 AHEAD ! Weird don't hardly cover it !!....Arlyn
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ImageMShadow
May 30, 2013 10:13 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Your irises are beautiful, and especially love your purple seedling. Thumbs up
Imagebrettttt
May 30, 2013 12:44 PM CST
Name: Brett Barney
SE Nebraska
Beautiful, all of them. I was making mental notes of favorites but gave up when I realized that the list included everything. Thanks for giving me more bad ideas. Smiling
Imagesgardener
May 30, 2013 12:54 PM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Illinois
Beautiful irises Tom. Nine on the list so far... Smiling

I also have that problem of tall and weak stem. Here is Mandarin Music that ended up as a cut flower.

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Imagetveguy
May 30, 2013 6:11 PM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
Thanks for the nice comments. I had several open tis morning and it was so windy, I couldn't get many good pictures, so I quit trying. Now it's still very windy, and a big storm moving in. I had to rescure a nice branch of Champagne and Strawberries. I hate that, as they colors are never as nice when they have to open inside. I braced one other stem that was falling over. Really makes me mad. Angry
Brett, that means I'm doing my job:thumbsup:
Here's some pics of the ones I got.
Adoree - Blyth 2009 and Christmas Eve - Van Liere 2010
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Dutch Custard - Van Liere 2010 and Eagles Flight - Schreiner 1986
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Edge of the World - Sutton 2011
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Invitaion Only - Chrostopherson 2005 Sharp Shooter - Keppel 2000
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Imagecrowrita1
May 30, 2013 6:59 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Yes, I'm afraid the wind has ruined most of my remaining bloom. If it ever quits blowing and raining, I'll try to prop some up, but it looks like a lot of stalks broke Crying ..That's life , I guess!...Arlyn
ImageMuddymitts
May 30, 2013 8:00 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Oh -- I hate that Arlyn -- we wait so long in between............... Crying
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagecrowrita1
May 30, 2013 8:11 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Anticipation is the spice that flavors the meal! I.ve had quite a bit of bloom, and there will be SOME left. And then the rebloom season! All is not lost ! And there's always next year!....all platitudes aside...it IS kind of a bummer Sad ...Arlyn
Imageirisarian
May 30, 2013 9:45 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Bring the stalks indoors to enjoy, if possible. Sorry it has messed up the garden.
Imagetveguy
May 31, 2013 3:56 AM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
I am afraid to go out and look. What I could see in the dark when I took the dogs out didn't look too bad near the house. I think you had a worst storm by you Arlyn, It didn't last too long with the heavy rain, but we had a whole day of strait on winds here. Sure beat up the flowers. At least there was no hail, and we can be thankful it wasn't what they had in Oklahoma.
Imagecrowrita1
May 31, 2013 5:25 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
You are right again, Tom! It could be lot's worse If nobody's hurt and homes are not damaged...it's not too bad at all! Just looking out the window, things appear much better than I thought they would! I saw(or heard!) no sign of hail here, either...Arlyn
Imagetveguy
May 31, 2013 6:38 AM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
There's more predicted for today here, and a chance of hail. Hope they're wrong
Imagecrowrita1
May 31, 2013 6:55 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Similar forecast here ! I was suprised to see the iris doing as well as they are ,after our storm! I sorta' "shook ' the water from the blooms, and most are standing up again, without staking. I was complaining about this being a "short stalk" year, but I ain't now ! Only had to stake 2-3, but I'm not putting the stakes away yet! I'm taking these storms as a sign that I need to plant more medians!( as if I need an excuse !). I did notice that when an iris was laying down, it was a newer, larger, more ruffled cultivar. All the old ones seem to have stood it very well(another reason to plant more historics, as if I need one !) But I suppose to be fair in my judgement, I should plant some more of the newer "fancier' types, to give them a fair shake.(Hmmm...Plant 'em ALL, and let the strong survive !!)....Arlyn
Imageirisarian
May 31, 2013 8:50 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
The placement of the stalk on the rhizome can be a difference of falling over. Personal preference in TBs of for stalks 36" or lower, certainly the 2nd.
ImagePollyK
May 31, 2013 3:47 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Lot's of pretties there, Tom!

Mandarin Music is gorgeous, Lily!

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