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Imagecrowrita1
Jun 8, 2021 10:12 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Snapped a few pix, today...not much happening out there, right now Shrug!
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Blue Spiderweb ( Ferguson 1966)
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Eternal Summer (Chapman 2012 species cross) first "official" rebloom of the year !
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Montana Dusk (Jenkins 2004 )
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Piper May (Jenkins, by Hedgecock 2009)
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Shelford Giant ( Foster 1913)
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Starship Enterprise (Schreiner 1999)
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Sunny Day (H.P. Sass 1931)
Imageevelyninthegarden
Jun 8, 2021 1:03 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Arlyn ~ OH! I am eventually have to get me some spurias!

How beautiful!
Imageredhead
Jun 8, 2021 1:14 PM CST
Name: Ed
Upstate, SC
Do spurias require different growing conditions than bearded?
Imageevelyninthegarden
Jun 8, 2021 1:54 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
I was wondering about that. I think they need a lot more growing room!
Imagecrowrita1
Jun 8, 2021 7:02 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Really, spuria are "easier" (for me, anyway) to grow than bearded ! When the rhizomes are "out of the ground", they need to be kept damp (just like SIB's) wrapped up in wet paper towels, then in plastic wrap...to ship. If you are just moving them around the yard, popping them in a pail of water works. They get planted a bit deeper than bearded, and can stand a "mulch", if it isn't too deep. They need plenty of water for the first few weeks, and after that...they are just like bearded...same soil , and moisture requirements. They never "over crowd" themselves, but will , eventually, start to develop an "empty center" in the clump...but not as bad, or as often, as SIB's No worries about leafspot, they stand well in wind, and rain...never need staking. As to space needs...about the same as bearded.
Imageredhead
Jun 8, 2021 8:25 PM CST
Name: Ed
Upstate, SC
Thank you for the info, Arlyn
Imageirisarian
Jun 8, 2021 8:33 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
What do you do about liking the dry summer? Can't turn off the rain.
Deebie
Jun 8, 2021 9:01 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
What a great show Arlyn. I keep going back and drooling over pics of all of those gorgeous bloom. I think I have fallen in love with the medians. And the histories have so much character. It’s sad that so few people grow iris here in SC. There’s hardly anyone to trade with. Sad
Imageredhead
Jun 9, 2021 5:17 AM CST
Name: Ed
Upstate, SC
Give me another year, Deebie. I should have more to share then. I may have a couple this year and will check better. I am reducing the number of daylilies too.

You're correct about iris growers. Many neighbors have 1 or 2 in their yard but don't know the name or that they even had names.
Imageirisarian
Jun 9, 2021 6:21 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Time to educate. I have this year for people who say that they have a white iris which blooms in the fall. For this climate that means Immortality.
Deebie
Jun 9, 2021 4:22 PM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Thanks, Ed. I'll keep you in mind. Another generous soul Lovey dubby has offered to share some with me. Hopefully, by next year, we'll both be able to trade. I need to update my plant list, as I lost most of my iris between the year we had the historical flood, and the following year when we had nonstop rain for nearly three months straight during the summer. They all just rotted away. Sad I didn't know about raised beds then. But since that time, DH built 2 that I grow my irises in. Thumbs up
Imageevelyninthegarden
Jun 9, 2021 11:25 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Deb ~ Take a look at my plant list and see if there are any that you want. I am downsizing a bit to make room for the seedlings and a few new ones.

I know I have your address, but send it to me again. Then I'll send you a list of my extras.

Evelyn
Deebie
Jun 10, 2021 10:37 AM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Thanks, Ev. I'll do that. Hurray! Hurray!
Imagecrowrita1
Jun 21, 2021 2:28 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Here's what's happening, today:

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rebloom stalk on "Graccus" (Ware 1884)
and "other" flowers:
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Imageevelyninthegarden
Jun 21, 2021 11:35 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Arlyn ~ Gorgeous garden! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Imageredhead
Jun 22, 2021 4:42 AM CST
Name: Ed
Upstate, SC
I like all the colors and shapes in your garden.
Imagecrowrita1
Jun 22, 2021 6:02 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
I'm a little disappointed in the day lilies, this year....doesn't seem like they are getting as many stalks as I think they should Shrug!
Imagetveguy
Jun 25, 2021 4:03 AM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
Looking good Arlyn, My DL's are just starting to open.
Deebie
Jun 25, 2021 10:24 AM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Good looking blooms, Arlyn. Deer are feasting on my daylilies. Grumbling TB Dashing did rebloom. Thumbs up
Deebie
Jun 25, 2021 10:24 AM CST
Name: Deborah
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Dupe.
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