Kay R
Kay R
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  • Jefferson, GA
Asked on Jul 25, 2012

July Surprise

Julia PaxDORLISKay R
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I don't think an Iris is supposed to bloom in hot weather? I checked all of the others but don't see any buds or blooms but what a beautiful surprise on a hot July day!
july surprise, flowers, gardening
17 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jul 25, 2012

    you can take your pleasure wherever the happen to be....My lavender is just now starting to bloom.

  • Kay R
    on Jul 25, 2012

    I just love lavender but can't seem to grow it. I plant, it dies and on and on. Do you have any growing tips??

  • Susan S
    on Jul 25, 2012

    Hi Kay! Where have you been?? The last post I remember seeing from you, you were giving your husband a much needed break from all the projects!! Has he recuperated yet?? As to your Iris - maybe it's a re-bloomer. It seems like I've heard some talk here on HT about there being some Iris that do bloom more than once.

  • Joyce
    on Jul 25, 2012

    Is it perhaps a reblooming Iris?

  • Solar Energy USA
    on Jul 25, 2012

    Wow! That is rare late bloom for our southern region. It's beautiful though!

  • Kay R
    on Jul 25, 2012

    Hi Susan Well, he's still on a much needed break and is fishing as we speak. Let's see, I've put my order in for a rock walkway to the swing, an irrigation system (I'm so tired of watering) a tiled patio and quite a few others. It's really too hot to do any of this now so I'm giving him a break until fall. Bless him. :) Joyce, I've never heard of a reblooming iris - didn't know there was such a thing. My daughter-in-law gave this to me so I'm not sure what type it is but I sure am loving it.

  • Susan S
    on Jul 25, 2012

    Kay - I hear ya on the too hot!! Be sure to keep us posted on all the new projects once it cools down!!

  • Kay R
    on Jul 25, 2012

    I'm really doing all of this for his own good - I just think for a man of his age all these "little" jobs give him a reason to get up in the morning. I'm just too good to him sometimes. :) Oh, and I want one of those flower pot people that are so cute.

  • Susan S
    on Jul 25, 2012

    EEEWWWW - your HONEY DO list just keeps growing!!

  • Kay R
    on Jul 25, 2012

    I do my best!!!!!

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    on Jul 25, 2012

    Kay, lavender needs plenty of air flow and careful watering, not too much, not too little. In our area the Lavendula angustifolia seems to thrive a bit better or ones that don't have 'thick' leaves. Give it a slightly alkaline soil. The French lavenders (the ones usually with the really big bloom stalks) will not survive our winters and have to be taken inside.

  • Kay R
    on Jul 25, 2012

    I've planted them twice already this year but with no luck. I wonder if they don't like the red clay? I've had such good luck with lilies, roses, camellias, etc. but none with the lavender and I just love the smell and would love to have some to survive.

  • Jeanette S
    on Jul 26, 2012

    I have had iris in Georgia for years (north Atlanta) and they love clay. But iris usually do not bloom the first year you plant them. Give htem some time. My sister gets more rain on the coast than we do so her lilies and sometimes iris bloom twice! It has never happened to me.!

  • Kay R
    on Jul 26, 2012

    I'm still trying to get used to this red dirt. We moved here from the southern part of the state where we had rich black sandy soil. The red clay here stains your hands, your clothes and everything else it touches. I miss my black dirt!!

  • DORLIS
    on Apr 19, 2015

    I have one, it is a reblooming iris.

  • Julia Pax
    on Aug 4, 2016

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    on Aug 4, 2016

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