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RE: Re: First Iris Of the year
  • Subject: RE: Re: First Iris Of the year
  • From: El Hutchison <eleanore@mymts.net>
  • Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 09:33:58 -0500


Ah, but Adam, I have them in several different spots, just to see how they do, plus to extend my bloom times.  I actually have a few MDB's in my front shade garden, where it does get early morning sun for a few hours.  They all bloom.  Sleepy Time is extra lovely in the shade.  I guess because of that, I have a self sown iris in amongst the hostas, just across the path.  It gets less sun, but looks like it might bloom this year.  :)
A few years ago, the powers that be updated the climatic zones.  My area went from 3 down to 2b, which I refuse to be.  :O  However, I think a 3 here is equivalent to your 4.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3

To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
From: cordesview@speednetllc.com
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 23:38:23 -0400
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: First Iris Of the year


If you've got a purple bud on an MDB, and you're in Zone 3, maybe you should re-evaluate your zone!  (Big smile!)  I have no obvious signs of even a stalk yet, here in Zone 4 (and a half. . . )!  :-)  

But, I see promises!  yay!


Adam Cordes
President - Mio Irisarians
Region 6
Zone 4 (and a half . . .J)
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On May 11, 2011, at 8:53 PM, El Hutchison wrote:


Nice one, Chuck.
On Mother's Day, I noticed MDB Glenwillow was setting buds above the foliage, but lots of other MDB's are starting to form buds, as I can see the swelling near the base of the foliage.  Same for some SDB's as well, including your Ruby Eruption.
Plus, tonight I saw one of the pumila's now has a purple bud, whereas I never even saw a bud this morning.  Had to go back & look at it a couple of times.
El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3

To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
From: irischapman@aim.com
Date: Wed, 11 May 2011 20:25:17 -0400
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: First Iris Of the year

Here is a photo of the first iris to bloom in my garden this year.

Iris bucharica, a juno. It opened two days ago. Beat the first first of MDB iris which opened today.

First time bucharica was first to open.

Chuck Chapman
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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