hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: TB: I. germanica
  • Subject: Re: TB: I. germanica
  • From: "El Hutchison" <eleanore@mts.net>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:49:02 -0500


It was IB Chatterbox, sold to me as SDB Pixie Princess.  I had Chatterbox growing in one of my nursery beds, in similar conditions to my other sunny spots in the garden.  I leave new iris in the nursery beds til they've bloomed and I can confirm their id before moving them out into the landscape.
I remember I was just lollygagging about, putting off that neverending weeding task, when it struck my brain that I'd just seen that iris blooming somewhere else.  Normally, I'm quite aware of which iris I want to compare to others, but this one in the nursery wasn't even on my compare list.
Luckily, I had my trusty little garden fanny pack, with my scissors, so I hopped up into the bed, nipped off a stalk and dashed to the other side of the garden, and voila!
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: I. germanica

Cool! we need more thrills like that. Which one was it?
Barb in SWMO where it has turned 'cold' here too.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:36 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: I. germanica


Very nice clump, Linda.  It almost looks like one I've been trying to id here, but alas, my purchased I germanica didn't survive long enough to bloom.  I'll have to hunt it down again, but I also have quite a few other historics I'm trying to id as well.
Last year, I finally managed to id an iris I've been growing for close to 20 years.  What a thrill that was!
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@lock-net.com>
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2010 7:16 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: I. germanica

> First iris I fell in love with as a child. Wish they would all grow and
> bloom like this. every year.
> Under the eave drip line (no gutters), buried in leaves that blow in,
> undisturbed for ~30 yrs.  Bright red-purple moneywort in the foreground
> and blue & white blue-eyed Mary farther back.
> This one usually is at least partly frozen out by erratic winter and
> early spring freezes.  It must have liked our record cold winter - never
> have seen it put up so many stalks.  If it did this every year, I
> wouldn't have started pollen daubing!
> Linda Mann
> east TN zone 7 USA
> ------------------------------------
> Statements made on and attachments (including but not limited to photographs of irises or people) sent to this list are the sole responsibility of the individual participants and are not endorsed by, or attributable to, or under the control of the moderator of this list. Yahoo! Groups Links
> <*> To visit your group on the web, go to:
> <*> Your email settings:
>    Individual Email | Traditional
> <*> To change settings online go to:
>    (Yahoo! ID required)
> <*> To change settings via email:
> <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
> <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to:

JPEG image

Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index

 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement