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Sam's Irises

Postby Sam » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:43 pm

This yellow one is a mystery. Clare identified when the flower stalk appeared and of course, I said "No, must be a freesia" (stem was tiny by comparison to irises).

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note the stalk


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make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Sam's Irises

Postby Sam » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:46 pm

These are the usual suspects:

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(Have also been playing with the macro filter for the camera.)
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make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Sam's Irises

Postby midgin » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:59 pm

Lots of lovely colour, Sam... the blue is very striking...and as for the yellow, well I have never seen a yellow before, I like very much. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Sam's Irises

Postby colour-me-blue » Thu Dec 22, 2011 4:26 pm

I was very happy to see that you're from Brissy and are growing Iris. I've read (still just learning about gardening) they prefer temperate zones. So was just wondering, what do you do to get your Iris looking so lovely.

Also, what are you growing them with? (i.e. other plants).
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Re: Sam's Irises

Postby Sam » Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Um...CMB...nothing. They're mulched and that's about it.

They're bulbs I got from GE in one of the fundraisers a long time ago...we sometimes plant more...but they just keep multiplying and coming up. I don't dig them up. We refer to them as 'set and forget'. Dutch iris grow beautifully up here...the bearded ones are supposed to be harder but we've got some of those, too. They came from a friend's grandparent's garden and are treated the same.

They are in the front garden amongst the roses...we also have freesias, ranunculis, babianas and that type of thing.

Otherwise, we grow vegies and natives.
“Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian, wine and tarragon
make it French, sour cream makes it Russian, lemon and
cinnamon make it Greek, soya sauce makes it Chinese, Garlic
makes it good.” Alice May Brock, Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
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Re: Sam's Irises

Postby colour-me-blue » Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:57 pm

Thanks Sam for your reply. Will definitely give them a go in my area then. :)
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