The latest Greater Omaha Iris Society newsletter also has some reblooming notes. Thanks to Linda Wilke for these items.
Reports are streaming in from all around the region. ‘Best Bet’ was reblooming in Scottsbluff back in August. ‘Barn Dance’ was blooming in Southwest Omaha. There have been numerous reblooming plicata sightings. While there are no signs of stalks, yet, in my gardens it is only a manner of time before my faithful rebloomers start in. What fun the fall show is, I’m always grateful for those perky blooms seemingly popping up overnight.
Last year I was intrigued by an article in the AIS bulletin written by a California hybridizer of reblooming iris. What caught my eye was less the content and more the photograph that showed a line of iris all sporting long tube socks!
Hmm, I thought, would it work in Nebraska where our cold snaps are much more severe? I’m pleased to report that yes, it did. I was able to save blooms well into November with ‘Lady Emma’ making a beautiful fall arrangement mixed with gold chrysanthemums for the Thanksgiving table.
The complete items in the newsletter can be seen from our Newsletter page. Just follow the 2013 33 Number 7 link to download or open the PDF of the newsletter.
You probably know there is a Section of AIS focusing on reblooming irises. The Reblooming Iris Society website can be found here.