• Same story, different day...........year ie more of the same fiat floods the world
  • There are no markets
  • "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding high finance, politics, constructionist Constitution, and mental masturbation of all types"

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

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#1
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

Teasing_Tiger.jpg


Aardvark_Lark.jpg


House_AFire.jpg


Waimea_Canyon_Sunrise.jpg


Draculas_Kiss.jpg
 

Lt Dan

Gold Pirate
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
3,654
Likes
5,672
Location
VA Psych Ward
#2
Ours aren't doing so well right now!
 

Bottom Feeder

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
3,536
Likes
5,720
Location
Seattle
#4
Beautiful photos vichris, are they yours? (the photos, I mean).

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

:D
BF
 

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#6
Beautiful photos vichris, are they yours? (the photos, I mean).

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

:D
BF


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....


2017-05-03 09.00.18.jpg


2017-05-07 03.27.46.jpg


2017-05-09 12.32.39.jpg


2017-05-07 03.30.27.jpg


2017-05-07 14.55.00.jpg


FB_IMG_1494598000154.jpg
 
Last edited:

oldgaranddad

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
3,694
Likes
5,530
Location
On the top shelf.
#7
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.
 

ttazzman

Midas Member
Midas Member
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
4,853
Likes
4,302
Location
mid-usa
#11
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
 

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#12
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
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.
 

Bottom Feeder

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
3,536
Likes
5,720
Location
Seattle
#13
Nice photos, vichris, they are at a higher resolution (300 dpi). Thanks for posting.

BF
 
Last edited:

Lt Dan

Gold Pirate
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
3,654
Likes
5,672
Location
VA Psych Ward
#17
I's didn't notice butt I see the spelling police have shown up.

popo.png
 

birddog

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter
Joined
Feb 28, 2011
Messages
2,542
Likes
2,976
#18
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.
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.
 

newmisty

Duppy Conqueror
Midas Member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
10,301
Likes
10,194
Location
Omerica
#19
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.
 

Attachments

birddog

Gold Member
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter
Joined
Feb 28, 2011
Messages
2,542
Likes
2,976
#20
Do they flower up the stalk? Looks like a gladiolus....
 

newmisty

Duppy Conqueror
Midas Member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
10,301
Likes
10,194
Location
Omerica
#21
Tiger lilly from side yard
 

Attachments

newmisty

Duppy Conqueror
Midas Member
Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
10,301
Likes
10,194
Location
Omerica
#22
That's it! Thank you Ms. BD. I kept thinking Geranium but knew it wasn't right. She's a beauty though eh'?
 

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#23
Do they flower up the stalk? Looks like a gladiolus....
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.
 

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#25
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.
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.
 

Bottom Feeder

Hypophthalmichthys molitrix
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
3,536
Likes
5,720
Location
Seattle
#28
one of my many hobbies.
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.

BF
 

michael59

heads up-butts down
Platinum Bling
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 1, 2014
Messages
7,785
Likes
4,273
Location
on the low side of corporate Oregon
#29
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.

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

edit: I hate spell check when it goes unchecked....
 

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#30
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.

BF
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.........

100_2546_edited.JPG
 
Last edited:

Lt Dan

Gold Pirate
Gold Chaser
Site Supporter
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
3,654
Likes
5,672
Location
VA Psych Ward
#31
I'm retiring early (I'm 61), most of them asking what I'm gonna spend my time doing.
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.
 

vichris

Seeker
Seeker
Joined
Feb 8, 2013
Messages
197
Likes
157
Location
In a van down by the Rio Grande river
#33
Is that a HAND FULLA SNAKES?!

BF

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.