Iris 2013

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Fermi
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RickR wrote:

Wonderful irises, Fermi.

You seem to be growing a lot of moisture living iris .... and dryland penstemon.  Is your climate dry and then are you watering you iris "all the time"?

Hi Rick,

yes, we have a mostly dry climate and can water parts of the garden for the plants that require more than what falls from the sky. We just can't provide the coolth that some plants want! Hepaticas and such have to be kept as best we can in the Shade-house.

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fermi

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Central Victoria, Australia
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RickR wrote:

Wonderful irises, Fermi.

You seem to be growing a lot of moisture living iris .... and dryland penstemon.  Is your climate dry and then are you watering you iris "all the time"?

Hi Rick,

yes, we have a mostly dry climate and can water parts of the garden for the plants that require more than what falls from the sky. We just can't provide the coolth that some plants want! Hepaticas and such have to be kept as best we can in the Shade-house.

cheers

fermi

Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
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Here's the 3rd pic from my posting above.

 

 

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

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Hi Dave,

nice PCIs! The pic didn't appear in your earlier post when I logged on the desk-top computer this afternoon but it appears now on the iPad - twice! Very nice coloring,

cheers

fermi

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Another Spuria iris has flowered - 'Clara Ellen'

Spuria iris Clara EllenSpuria iris Clara EllenSpuria iris Clara Ellen

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fermi

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Another great colour combination, I can see the attraction to the spurias...

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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cohan wrote:

Another great colour combination, I can see the attraction to the spurias...

Hi cohan,

to me all iris are attractivecheeky and I love the spuria iris because they are so indestructible in our climate, once they are established. The species though should not be neglected because they have a grace which is lost in many hybrids which are grown for vigor and size and color.

This is Iris halophila - few flowers these year, the clump must need to be divided and the soil replenished I guess,

cheers

fermi

Iris halophila.

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Mark McD
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Just added Iris halophila to my list, love those whirligig flowers.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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I'll let you know if it sets seed this year,

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fermi

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A couple of "out of season" blooms on  Medium (Border) Bearded Iris 'Silent Strings'

MBI Silent Strings

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fermi

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