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IMYoung
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RickR wrote:

We had our Chapter plant sale this past Saturday.....
  I am the Plant Sales Chair and a major donator
.........

And as such, Rick, to be thanked and congratulated for your support of the chapter - such efforts make our  world go round!

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

IMYoung
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Joined: 2010-01-31

RickR wrote:

Iris sintenisii ssp. brandzae seems to like some shade.  I see you have an empimedium growing near yours, too, Krish.  Behind mine, one can see the leaves of Colchicum x agrippinum and there is the tentatively named Epimedium pauciflorum there, also.  The hosta is Mr. Isami Improved.
         

What a charming plant grouping, Rick.

( Am  I jealous of the unchomped Hosta ?  Heck, yes!)

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

Tony Willis
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Joined: 2011-02-01

RickR wrote:

Iris sintenisii ssp. brandzae seems to like some shade.  I see you have an empimedium growing near yours, too, Krish.  Behind mine, one can see the leaves of Colchicum x agrippinum and there is the tentatively named Epimedium pauciflorum there, also.  The hosta is Mr. Isami Improved.
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Rick on the one time I found I. sintenisii in the wild it was growing in dense pine forest in complete shade. my collection of it which I have had for many years has only flowered once.

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Thanks, Maggi.  Volunteering, even at this busy time for gardeners is a joy.    And I actually have a couple eager Chapter members now having fun trying their hand at seed starting, who enjoy my and another member's mentoring.  Our Chapter's continuing participation in seed packaging for our seed ex really helps quell the "fear" factor that hampers new seed starters, and builds curiosity, too.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Tony wrote:

Rick on the one time I found I. sintenisii in the wild it was growing in dense pine forest in complete shade. my collection of it which I have had for many years has only flowered once.

This one grows in dappled shade all day except in early morning and very late afternoon.  I had two others growing in morning sun to about noon, than shade the rest of the day; though they both flowered equally well, but they only lasted 3-4 years.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Iris tectorum and Iris tectorum album.  The crested irises seem to have taller crests this year here.  Our late spring and early summer has been very wet.  I am thinking this is the reason (?).

                   

 

Iris sanguinea and Iris typhifolia.

                   

 

Two Iris sibirca x I. sanguinea crosses.  The first is the "normal" result, and the second is quite spectacular for a primary cross.  I am wondering if it is not really what it claims to be....

         

 

Iris setosa x I. ensata

 

 

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Longma
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From a handful of seed from a very dried up plant, growing in the mountains North of Arzignano, Italy, this has flowered for me for the second year. I think it must be a very pale I. sibirica.

roadside, approx 15  miles north Arzignano Italy

53.69° N, Dedicated to West Coast Fritillaria, plus three other members of the subgenus Liliorhiza. I grow other Genera, as time permits !

Toole
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Longma wrote:

From a handful of seed from a very dried up plant, growing in the mountains North of Arzignano, Italy, this has flowered for me for the second year. I think it must be a very pale I. sibirica.

Nice Ron.

Here's the first flowering from seed sown back in July 2006 of Iris histrioides 'Major'.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

Fermi
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The dwarf bulbous iris are in full flight here!

Retic Iris Pauline

Retic Iris Cantab

Retic Iris Harmony

"Retic" iris George

cheers

fermi

 

 

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

Fermi
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Here's the first flower on Iris aucheri grown from NARGS Seedex 2005 - donated by Erich Pasche, ex Turkey KPPZ  90158.

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C

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