One of the bonuses to being a host garden is seeing guest irises rebloom. Several different guest irises rebloomed in one or more gardens. You can see a summary including several photos of what was observed in the central Iowa host gardens as they prepare for next year’s AIS Convention “Rhythm of the Prairie” May 23-27, 2017. Check out the other details of the Convention while you are on their website.
Thank you to Eunice Cernohlavek for this November 10, 2016 report and photos from November 4th and 5th. You can click on the photos to see a larger version.
Sightings at Bentfork Gardens by Eunice Cernohlavek
This last week I was taking pictures of reblooming iris at Gary and Linda’s gardens. Here are pictures of two.
Two tall bearded varieties really put on quite a show. Daughter of Stars by Donald Spoon 2000 is a rebloomer and received the Award of Merit in 2005 and Wister medal in 2007. It had 1 stalk with 2 blooms, 2 buds and another stalk with 1 bud. The other TB is Aunt Mary, a 2000 introduction by Tim Stanek. It is not a rebloomer, but indicates it’s a late bloom, but this is really late!! It had 3 open blooms, 3 buds, and 6 spent blooms.
And Rosalie Figge has a bud stalk showing color as of this week also.
Among the other plants blooming in the garden are various clematis, and roses. Do these plants know that winter is coming?
Kris Jurik has another rebloomer in her garden. This is ‘Clarence’ by Zurbrigg (1991) in a November 2, 2016 photo. This rebloomer was a Wister Medal winner in 2000.