Bearded Iris Chelsea Flower Show 2010 traditional
 

Bearded Iris Chelsea Flower Show 2010

Credit: Frank Organ

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Frank Organ added this to Lessons from Monet's Garden
There are bearded irises to suit all sizes and styles of gardens, and as with Monet's garden, selection of differing cultivars can either extend the flowering season or give you a blaze of color just when you want it.The season starts with the miniature dwarf bearded iris, which is the first to flower in April; it ends in late June or early July with tall bearded iris. Growing tip: Most irises need well-drained soil in full sun. To keep these irises at their best they should be divided and replanted in July or August every two to three years. Any poor or diseased plants can be discarded, while the best are replanted.
I also need to dig up my bearded iris plants, divide them and then replant with their knuckles visible. Overenthusiastic mulching has buried them too deep, so they didn't bloom well this year.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to 12 Classic Bulbs for Spring Blooms
Bearded irises. These come in an array of sizes, but almost all have the same needs. Tall bearded irises, which bloom in midspring, grow from 2 to 4 feet tall. Most of the smaller ones reach a height of 8 to 28 inches, and the miniatures may reach only 2 inches tall. They’re available in an overwhelming range of colors and can find a place in almost any garden. To grow, place bulbs in well-draining soils, starting in July (for very cold climates) through October (where winters are warm), about 1 to 2 feet apart, just below the soil surface. Point the leafy part of the rhizome in the direction you want the growth to head, water to get things started, then water cautiously until you see growth really start. Water regularly (unless the weather is at the freezing point) while the plants grow and bloom in spring until the flowers fade. They need little water in summer; maybe every couple of weeks if it’s warm to once a month if it’s cool. Fertilize when the plants begin to grow in fall.Aril and arilbred irises fall into the bearded iris category.The true aril iris can be difficult to grow; arilbred irises are similar to bearded irises for care, though they do need good drainage and alkaline soil.

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Beverly Wright-Juste added this to webuser_2982503's ideas
October 1, 2014
Aww! Fall color, so pretty
dawnbc1 added this to garden
September 24, 2014
irises. Plant now
rdennis60 added this to Exterior Ideas
September 24, 2014
Bearded irises. These come in an array of sizes, but almost all have the same needs. Tall bearded irises, which bloom in midspring, grow from 2 to 4 feet tall. Most of the smaller ones reach a height of 8 to 28 inches, and the miniatures may reach only 2 inches tall. They’re available in an overwhelming range of colors and can find a place in almost any garden. To grow, place bulbs in well-draining soils, starting in July (for very cold climates) through October (where winters are warm), about 1 to 2 feet apart, just below the soil surface. Point the leafy part of the rhizome in the direction you want the growth to head, water to get things started, then water cautiously until you see growth really start. Water regularly (unless the weather is at the freezing point) while the plants grow and bloom in spring until the flowers fade. They need little water in summer; maybe every couple of weeks if it’s warm to once a month if it’s cool. Fertilize when the plants begin to grow in fall. Aril and arilbred irises fall into the bearded iris category.The true aril iris can be difficult to grow; arilbred irises are similar to bearded irises for care, though they do need good drainage and alkaline soil.
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September 24, 2014
Love the color
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September 24, 2014
bearded iris Bearded irises. These come in an array of sizes, but almost all have the same needs. Tall bearded irises, which bloom in midspring, grow from 2 to 4 feet tall. Most of the smaller ones reach a height of 8 to 28 inches, and the miniatures may reach only 2 inches tall. They’re available in an overwhelming range of colors and can find a place in almost any garden. To grow, place bulbs in well-draining soils, starting in July (for very cold climates) through October (where winters are warm), about 1 to 2 feet apart, just below the soil surface. Point the leafy part of the rhizome in the direction you want the growth to head, water to get things started, then water cautiously until you see growth really start. Water regularly (unless the weather is at the freezing point) while the plants grow and bloom in spring until the flowers fade. They need little water in summer; maybe every couple of weeks if it’s warm to once a month if it’s cool. Fertilize when the plants begin to grow in fall. Aril and arilbred irises fall into the bearded iris category.The true aril iris can be difficult to grow; arilbred irises are similar to bearded irises for care, though they do need good drainage and alkaline soil.
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July 3, 2014
Bearded irises
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December 22, 2013
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December 2, 2012
Irises germanica gold
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November 14, 2012
Love this color
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November 14, 2012
painting
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October 28, 2012
Love this color, I enjoy my irises, but, this one is striking!
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October 27, 2012
PRETTY FLOWERS...
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October 19, 2012
bearded iris
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October 17, 2012
Iris camel
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October 17, 2012
bearded iris 2 - 4' tall
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October 17, 2012
neat flowers
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October 17, 2012
spring bulbs for fall planting
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October 1, 2012
Divide Iris
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September 30, 2012
Bearded iris
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July 26, 2012
Inspiration for garden
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July 16, 2012
yellow iris
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June 17, 2012
Beautiful orange bearded iris
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irises
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June 15, 2012
Indescribable
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June 13, 2012
Most irises need well-drained soil in full sun. To keep these irises at their best they should be divided and replanted in July or August every two to three years
Faux Home added this to in the garden
June 12, 2012
love adding the orange!
writerlyn added this to writerlyn's ideas
June 12, 2012
Love the deep apricot shade against the green
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June 10, 2012
bearded iris of various colors
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June 10, 2012
love this orange color
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June 10, 2012
bearded irises
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June 10, 2012
Monet's irises
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June 10, 2012
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June 10, 2012
love this fleur
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June 10, 2012
The hues of gold
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June 10, 2012
tips on irises
Donna Talley added this to more ideas
June 10, 2012
There are bearded irises to suit all sizes and styles of gardens, and as with Monet's garden, selection of differing cultivars can either extend the flowering season or give you a blaze of color just when you want it. The season starts with the miniature dwarf bearded iris, which is the first to flower in April; it ends in late June or early July with tall bearded iris. Growing tip: Most irises need well-drained soil in full sun. To keep these irises at their best they should be divided and replanted in July or August every two to three years. Any poor or diseased plants can be discarded, while the best are replanted
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June 10, 2012
Growing tip: Most irises need well-drained soil in full sun. To keep these irises at their best they should be divided and replanted in July or August every two to three years. Any poor or diseased plants can be discarded, while the best are replanted.
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