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Tall Bearded Iris "Alizes." Compared to the Japanese variety, these tall bearded iris are fussy pains in the neck, but when they bloom they are magnificent.


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May. 27th, 2015 09:43 pm (UTC)
Another beauty! Are these the same or more trouble than roses? I really want to have flowers but the roses I've tried manage to get every possible combination of pest and disease. :C
May. 27th, 2015 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I don't think anything is as much trouble as a rose, except for maybe tomatoes XD.

Tall bearded iris need to be divided every two years and hate excessive watering/rain. If you hit on a good cultivar you will have a friend for life, though...I have a blue one called After the Storm that is so productive that my whole yard is full of its babies.
May. 27th, 2015 09:56 pm (UTC)
Excessive rain? Hm...sounds like it's off the list for Western Washington! That might explain why I don't see them around much. Foo.

We have pretty decent luck with tomatoes around here, unless we get a particularly chilly summer. That hasn't been happening as much lately though. The last couple summers people have been reporting tomatoes coming up near as easily as squash. I suspect a bit of exaggeration there. :D
May. 27th, 2015 10:51 pm (UTC)
We usually get too much rain over here, too! I think you could definitely still grow them, but Japanese iris would probably do better.

Vegetable gardening in southern New England is a nightmare! We have such drastic temperature swings. I wish I could grow tomatoes. Everybody always wants tomatoes...
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