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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 23, 2014 7:07 AM CST
Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay -- I got blossoms!! I got buds!! The Iris Parade in Kentucky is about to begin!!

This is the little purple NOID that grows under the cherry trees next to the deck. I don't remember where I got it, or why -- but it's the first to bloom every year and I just noticed this year for the first time that it has bright white beards!! Why did I never notice that????

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Apols for the crappy photo -- I was in a hurry and only took one. Sad

And here's a picture of a bud on Daughter of Stars -- look at the size of it!!



Tom -- buds on your purple seedling:

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And your NOID red:

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I'm SO excited!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 23, 2014 7:27 AM CST
Thumbs up Hurray! ...Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 23, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Oh Arlyn -- I just saw your photo on the Purple Irises thread -- and mine looks like your Eleanor Roosevelt. Could it be?????
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Apr 23, 2014 7:55 AM CST
Yahoo, Mary Ann!
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 23, 2014 8:40 AM CST
I think yours is a little too "light colored" ( more "bluish, than purplish Sticking tongue out !) One of the parents of Eleanor, was a selected form of i.germanica, called AMAS, so they do have many similarities. I really think your noid is "farther back in the evolutionary scale", than Eleanor, and probably another form of i.germanica. Take some more pics, and we'll do some more looking!...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Apr 23, 2014 8:53 AM CST
Could it be Amas itself?
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Apr 23, 2014 9:16 AM CST
Yes, I'd say it's quite possible. I'm pretty sure MaryAnn's is one of the germanica variants. ...Arlyn
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Misawa77
Apr 23, 2014 10:16 AM CST
doesn't ER re-bloom as well? There is height difference too (between Amas & ER)
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 23, 2014 10:40 AM CST
Yes, ER has a re-bloom tendency, the "other" parent, I think, was I. pumila, so that made ER shorter than AMAS, or the other "germanica", and also gave it the "re-bloom", as well as a shorter stature...Arlyn
Name: Vi
Ocean Springs, MS (Zone 8b)
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stetchworth
Apr 24, 2014 4:15 AM CST
Mary Ann, After this long winter it is your time to shine now, make sure you keep plenty of batteries for your camera we want to see all the photos. Hurray! Hurray!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 24, 2014 7:01 AM CST
Glad to see your season is starting Mary Ann. Are you having a cold spell this week like we are?
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Apr 25, 2014 12:19 PM CST

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 28, 2014 6:41 PM CST
Got some photos to share this evening! Green Grin!

But first -- Tom, I'm sorry I missed your question several days ago -- we've had out-of-town guests and I have been breezing through the threads quickly. To answer your question -- no it's not been cold here, just the opposite. Last few days have been pretty pleasant. Guess there's a cold front on its way though -- just behind this storm front that rolled through here the past 24 hours. We've had so much rain that roads are flooded -- and my Irises are sitting in standing water!!! Blinking

First is *Let's Be Friends* unfurling:


*Dragon Flight* bud:


*Clarence* bud:


Unfurling *Honey Glazed*:


and Tom's Seedling, unfurling:
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By tomorrow I'll have flowers in my gardens!!! Hurray!

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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 28, 2014 7:36 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Apr 29, 2014 3:55 AM CST
Maybe later today you'll see them open. You're on your way. I have a couple of fat leaves on some minis starting to show.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Apr 29, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Apr 29, 2014 7:12 AM CST
Can't wait to see what they look like fully open. Curious about Dragon's Flight and Let's Be Friends. And we have your rain now in NC. Hope the flooding isn't contagious!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 29, 2014 7:27 AM CST
I can see from the house that Let's Be Friends and Tom's seedling are fully open. Honey Glazed must be too.

Tom's seedling is beautiful -- richly purple and standing tall next to my Japanese Red Maple! Lovey dubby Pictures later!!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Apr 29, 2014 2:37 PM CST
Here they are -- *Let's Be Friends*, *Honey Glazed* and Tom's seedling:

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Also got a bud-shot of *Comfortable*:


and *Feedback*:


They're fighting to survive!! Thumbs up

Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Apr 29, 2014 3:10 PM CST
Hurray! ...Arlyn

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