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    Confused Iris

    I did a double take today when I saw a lone iris scape with multiple buds on it ! It's right next to the gargage door and I've been working outside for the past 4 days and I just today saw it !
    I don't know 'who' it is. I thought maybe a rebloomer but that would be a neat trick beacuse I haven't seen any of my 2 rebloomers bloom the first time. Long story--I didn't take all my iris-that's the only thing I regret about the plant moving. Not all bloomed this spring and I really don't know who I've got.
    BUT, what a funny sight. AND the scape is really quite hefty-- much wider than I see them normally.
    I think I'll name it 'Last Horrah'.

    again...highs in the 30's Wednesday and Thursday , so it's name after that will be 'Toast'.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Cathy, Maybe you should cut it and bring it in. Maybe it will bloom.
    Toast would be too warm a name. Maybe Icee Slush would be better.
    LOL
    tennessee sue

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    Sue- I just now cut it and brought it in. I put it downstairs where it is theoretically cooler and not in direct sun. It has some growing to do so I am not expecting much. If it poops out, I might dissect it to see what color it would have been. I think it's one of my white with very pale blue caste to it but the stem is so thick it just doesn't sync up with any one I've seen bloom.
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    I think that is SO neat!

    I used to cut gladiolus blooms a lot before they actually opened, just so that I could have pretty flowers in the house. The cats love them so much, so I stopped doing that.

    You just reminded me that I need to start some more Gladiolius in the spring so that I can have flowers on my desk.

    Most iris do not do well here, not in the ground anyway. I have seen such gorgeous displays of huge clumps in the north. Green with envy, like Rebecca says.
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    It has bloomed !

    I went down to the basement tonight and found...the iris in full bloom ! On December 6th !
    It was not one that had bloomed in spring. It was white with yellow beards AND very very fragrant ! What a treat !
    I figured out that it is Glowing Seraphim. The interesting part about GS is that it is a rebloomer ! But , since it didn't bloom in spring, I'd say it's the proverbial 'late bloomer' !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    WHAT! No picture? Wah, I wanna see it!



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    Oh girl ! I was up at 5:15 am yesterday, home at 9 pm and to bed at 11:45 PM, up at 5:15 am today, home at 8 pm and to bed at we'll see, gotta be up at 5:15 tomorrow.....
    Won't get a pic of this one--sorry it's a little droopy anyway.
    If the other bud opens though, I'll get a pic !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Good News...another bud is working towards blooming. I WILL get a photo this time !
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Fantastic! Does that mean you are recovering from the work overload?
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    very slightly
    "If I keep a green bough in my heart, a singing bird will come"




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    Hang in there, and get lots of rest tonight!!!!

    Glad to see you back!!!!
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    Just in case I miss the peak photo of Glowing Seraphim's second bloom(I think it will bloom tomorrow but have to go to a work holiday dinner), here is exactly what it looks like. Funny, I wondered about the name and read that a seraphim is an angel with 6 wings emanating from its head. Some of these hybridizers are pretty intellectual with those names.
    What you cannot experience is the wonderful fragrance --just wonderful like spring time.
    Once I identify all my iris I will be happy to share.
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    Cathy,

    That is beautiful! Iris are difficult to grow here. I do hope you will share lots and lots of pictures.

    Somehow, when I look at that picture, I can almost smell the fragrance...

    Thanks for sharing!
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    Here it is ....

    bloom number 2......
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    Cathy, How lucky you are to have an Iris in bloom this time of year. The iris is Tn.'s state flower and I love them. The white is just right for the season. Prettier that a poinsettia for sure.
    Lucky you!
    tennessee sue

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