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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 3, 2014 1:03 PM CST
I've got an open iris!
This one was given to me, and was called Pussy Toes, not sure if that's for real or not, but it's open and such a tiny mite.

Also have my first tulip open today! Oh what joy!
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This one opens yellow, then turns orange.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 3, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Hurray! ....Arlyn

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UndertheSun
May 3, 2014 1:16 PM CST
I don't know about the name, but it's a cutie!

Lovely tulip too! Thumbs up
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 3, 2014 1:20 PM CST
If it is a Willott iris, I think that is the correct name.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
May 3, 2014 2:15 PM CST

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Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Pussytoes')

It's a Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris so should be among the first to blooms. The description seems consistent with your iris, Tom. No pictures in the database yet, but the iris wiki has some that look very similar to yours.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 3, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Hurray Tom!!! If I could do a cartwheel for you, I would!! Hilarious! Hurray!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 3, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Mary Ann
Hurray, Tom! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 3, 2014 4:38 PM CST
Thanks, It was a splendid day today, sun shining all day, a bit windy, but after a week of clouds and rain it was sure nice to be outside and find a little one open. Got the yard mowed at least. Now I can look forward to rain tomorrow. Last year I looked in the data base, and couldn't find it, this year I see it, but no pictures to compare, so I didn't want to put it in unless I was certain. Guess I will now.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 4, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Congrats to the start of your spring!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 4, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Yes, my first tiny iris, tulip and daff all on the same day!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 4, 2014 4:49 PM CST
Good combination. Thumbs up
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 7, 2014 12:31 PM CST
Another one opened today! Meet "Lemon Tart" I know it is very much like Pussytoes, but it's bigger and taller and later.

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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 7, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Lovely!
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 7, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Thumbs up ...Arlyn
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
May 7, 2014 2:31 PM CST
Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
May 7, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Your Iris Parade has started Tom!! Hurray!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 7, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Yah, but it's a pretty short parade yet, lol 3 steps and is't over. I have a couple more coming soon though. These are all near the house where it's warmer.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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
May 7, 2014 8:39 PM CST
Little parades become big ones! A few days ago I only had a couple Iris to show -- now they're popping open like crazy. Got a bunch of pictures in the wind today. Prolly won't be able to upload them until tomorrow. And I can't wait until tomorrow -- I have several about to open that I've never seen before!!! Hurray!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
May 8, 2014 3:14 AM CST
That will be nice to see the new ones for sure. It's supposed to be warmer for a few days, that should speed things up here.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
May 8, 2014 7:29 AM CST
Yup, my parade has expanded one more! This is supposed to be Stitch Witch, but when I looke at the data base, it doesn't apear to be it.

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