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Anybody into Iris's?......

Discussion in 'Others-Electronics, Photography, Gardening?' started by vichris, Feb 11, 2018.



  1. vichris

    vichris Seeker Seeker

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    My wife and I have bought/sold and traded for Iris's over the past several years. Our favorites are the tall bearded variety but we do have several others. Here's a small sampling of some of my favorites

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    Ours aren't doing so well right now!
     
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    No but they are on our short list.
     
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    Beautiful photos vichris, are they yours? (the photos, I mean).

    Unh, but I always thought your avatar was a mushroom...
    silly me

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    Well ours aren' t doing all that hot either. BUT spring is just around the corner
     
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    No these pics are not mine. These are pics from the growers we buy some of our Iris from...... here are a few of my pics mostly taken with my phone camera....


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    I have a bunch at my house. They grow like weeds. Purple in color. Was told they are walking iris but they don't look like pictures on the internet. In fact, I assume they are somewhat common since they are quite hardy. I'll post some pictures when they bloom.
     
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    Some breath taking photos there, vichris, especially with a cell phone camera.

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    These are at 96 dpi, do you have one at 300 or above?

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    Not sure but these were taken with my Nikon camera


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    didnt realize people were into those....we have some that come up where a old homestead used to be ...purples and yellows.....had visitors comment that they are a old variety (and will dig some up) because they are smaller ...but they are hardy we mow and horses graze the area during the summer but they come back every year...will hafta get pics this year
     
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    They need to be dug up and separated every few years. They will bloom much better with more and bigger flowers . I separated mine about every 4 years and take the rizomes and trade them for different varieties.
     
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    Nice photos, vichris, they are at a higher resolution (300 dpi). Thanks for posting.

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    A few more from my phone......

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    Ok I give up. Iris's what?

    Iris's Irises? :don't    know2:
     
  16. vichris

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    Or Iris??
     
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    I's didn't notice butt I see the spelling police have shown up.

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    Have a friend that collects daylillies. And he has 100s of varieties. Some are so rare that when he posted a few blooms on Facebook, someone from the Botanical Garden in St. Louis was trying to talk him out of one of the varieties. Lol... Last fall he gave me a couple dozen, I hope they do well, they do kinda grow like weeds.
     
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    Not an Iris and can't recall the name cause I'm 1/5 retarded. Blooms onto my back door(when it's open).

    I've also got a couple of varieties of Iris(no pics) growing on the property and have some Italian Iris' in a pot that I'll transplant.
     

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    Do they flower up the stalk? Looks like a gladiolus....
     
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    Tiger lilly from side yard
     

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    That's it! Thank you Ms. BD. I kept thinking Geranium but knew it wasn't right. She's a beauty though eh'?
     
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    Yup I concur gladiolus it is. I've grown them here in the past but they don' do as well as Iris. There's lots of varieties of them but no where near as many as Iris.
     
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    Thanks for startin' this thread, vichris, beautiful, colorful shapes are good medicine.
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    Day lilies have a strong following too. Not near as strong a Iris but I know several Iris enthusiast who also collect day lilies. I wish I had more room to collect a bigger variety of Iris. I do have a few day lilies too but we're both more attached to Iris. Both Iris and Day lilies have multiple Face book pages. I've started posting here more because I've about given up on fb.
     
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    Not a problem.....I enjoy sharing one of my many hobbies.
     
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    Here's a few we bought and planted last summer. These should all bloom this coming spring.


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    One of your hobbies collecting Amanita muscaria as well?
    Somewhere in my photos I have a picture just about like the one you use for your avitar.
    From my long time ago backpacking days.

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    I have .... *Oh shut up Michael*

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    Actually NO. I just happened upon several of them one fall when I was out archery elk hunting (which IS one of my many hobbies). I always thought it would make a good avatar. I'm about 6 months shy of retiring. I often have people ask me why I'm retiring early (I'm 61), most of them asking what I'm gonna spend my time doing. These are a few of my favorite things.........

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    I'm 71 and the strange thing about being retired is, I'm having a hard time trying to remember how I found time to work. Work just always seemed to interfere with my hobbies.
     
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    Is that a HAND FULLA SNAKES?!

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    Why yes.....yes it is. Lampropeltis mexicana thayeri or Variable kingsnakes, AND Lampropeltis alterna or Gray-Banded kingsnakes. I used to have a small business breeding and selling them. Unfortunately the BIG python and other large snake breeders DESTROYED our hobby. I keep a few as pets these days. I also keep box turtles and geckos as pets. Box turtles are by far my favorite. This time of year they are in brumation (hibernation). That's the cool thing about most reptiles they brumate for half the year. Gives me a nice break.
     
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    Snakes — way cool, vichris. You must have some good photos of 'em, why don't you post a few in this here thread; Snake picture of the day over in the Cigar Room?

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    Will do
     

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