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Old 05-08-2015, 09:17 AM
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Talking I love to grow Irises

Keep your fingers crossed I did this right. Here's one of my beauties.

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:20 PM
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Here is another one.
Any other iris lovers here?

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Old 05-08-2015, 10:36 PM
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and another

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Old 05-08-2015, 11:55 PM
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I used to like to grow those when I was a teen-ager. (We had a large corner lot/garden).

Don't see them much anymore. But then, don't see much of a lot of things I used to here in the city.
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:35 PM
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When I was younger virtually all the Irises were white, but now I see all colors and shades. You have three beauties there, for sure.
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Old 05-11-2015, 12:05 AM
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Thanks Jjr.
Hybridizing irises can be big business these days. There are tons of different color combinations.
I have about 60 different colors of iris now.
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Very nice flowers!
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Old 05-11-2015, 11:56 PM
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Old 05-13-2015, 02:21 AM
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I love Iris I divided some of mine this year. I haven't taken puctures yet this year. Today huge downpour so some will be tipped over.
Flowergurl yours are stunning.
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Beautiful flowers. Years ago we had a couple of guys that lived next to us that had at least a hundred different ones. Some were H-U-G-E!

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When I was younger virtually all the Irises were white, but now I see all colors and shades. You have three beauties there, for sure.
When I was young, in the 50's, all I ever saw was purple ones. White was an unusual color to see.
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:51 PM
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Those are nice. My land has a well established bed of purple ones, and this year I started some yellow, burgundy, and a mutant variety of the purple.
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Old 05-14-2015, 09:16 AM
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Thanks all! Susang what colors are yours?
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Old 05-19-2015, 12:34 PM
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Flowergurl,
Gorgeous irises you've got there!

That second one looks like my Mom's "Stepping Out" Iris. She's been gone more than 15 years, but my sisters both had pieces of it so they kept it going in her memory. Mom had a small iris that smelled faintly like licorice (which I like) but we never knew what it was because she got it in a mix.
She also had one that bloomed in the FALL, which was really cool - and although it was only a rather common looking lavender-blue, having it bloom out of season was a kick.

My iris bed has orange, black (blackish purple) and deep pink, but it doesn't look like they'll bloom this year; not enough sun. So I've got to move them to a better spot. Just keep those Iris catalogs away from me. I want everything!
I also miss the sweet tiny flag irises that grew wild in Arkansas - the most brilliant blue and yellow you can imagine, and only 4" tall.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:29 AM
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Nice to meet another iris addict CarolAnn.
There are iris that do bloom twice a year and they are called reblooming iris.
It sometimes takes irises a couple years to bloom after being replanted. How long has your current bed been in that spot?
Those colors sound brilliant together.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:46 AM
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My iris bed is only 4 years old, but I picked a bad spot.

Aint' no such thing as an ugly iris!
I'd love to try one of those huge Japanese irises - they're kind of flat, and big as a dinner plate!
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Boom! Those are blooming crazy. I've seen hundreds of them around here, but all of them are light blue and smaller. Love em though...
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