Iris 2011

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cohan
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deesen wrote:

Grown from seed sown in February 2007 and flowering for the first time-Iris spuria ssp musulmanica

Have to say I'm liking these 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/

Fermi
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The iris season is starting in the Southern hemisphere! The Retics are in bud and the winter iris are also out.
In the Sand bed this Juno, Iris planifolia has flowered for the second time!

It was grown from seed and even produced a pod itself last year!
cheers
fermi

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

Fermi
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Some of the "retics" have started,
"Harmony"

"George"

cheers
fermi

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

Tom Waters
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Are those cumquats?

[i][color=#8080FF]Tom Waters ~ Telperion Oasis[/color]
[color=#A0C0FF]Cuyamungue, New Mexico, USA ~ USDA zone 6[/color][/i]

RickR
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Hello Tom, and welcome to the NARGS forum!  Very glad you stopped in.  I looked at your website, too, and am impressed.  I went to bookmark it, and found I already had it bookmarked!  (So many good sites I don't want to forget - but I do anyway!)  your site kinda says you started with iris only in 2010.  But your knowledge indicates a much longer iris love affair.  Did you garden somewhere else previously?

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

Fermi
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Tom wrote:

Are those cumquats?

Hi Tom,
no they are fruit of the Mexican Hawthorn (Crataegus pubescens, syn CC mexicana, stipulacea).
cheers
fermi

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

Fermi
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More retics:
Pauline

Springtime

Alida

Pixie

Natascha

cheers
fermi

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

Fermi
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A Dwarf bearded iris raised in NZ by Jean Stevens and named for her home town is "Wanganui Gem"

cheers
fermi

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

Anne Spiegel
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Fermi, my best bulb catalog carries some of the Iris reticulatas you mentioned, like Pixie and Natascha, but unfortunately not Pauline.  Looks like a wonderful little iris.

deesen
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Iris retic. 'Pauline' is quite common in the UK as is 'Natascha' but I never have any luck with it.

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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