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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 24, 2014 5:31 PM CST
My first TB of the year, and it's Mexican Holiday! Just one day later then the first bloom last year.
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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
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Muddymitts
May 24, 2014 5:43 PM CST
And it's a beauty!! Green Grin! You're off and running, Tom!
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 24, 2014 5:47 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! ....Arlyn
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
May 24, 2014 6:11 PM CST
A nice one and right on time, almost.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 24, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Well, let's just say we're off! The running part is a bit slow yet! Hilarious! I have color showing on a few more, and I still have some of the little guys that haven't bloomed yet. Pulled off two rotted bloom stalks today, Not fun one was an only stalk, and too immature to try to bloom in water. It was the stem explosion thing, rotting in the middle of the stem. My poor drama queen is having stress with rot too. Don't think I'll see the queen this year. Oh, the trials of irises. Better get ready, my cook out guest should be arriving soon.
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
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
May 24, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Lovely first TB!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
May 24, 2014 7:10 PM CST
I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 24, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Very nice! Mexican Holiday is one of my favorites. Mine is not blooming this year. Sad
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
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bramedog
May 24, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Nice one Tom. Thumbs up Looks like Sorbonne is going to bloom for me this year. I have had it for four years now. The first year it got the rot, but it survived and is now sending up some stalks.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
May 24, 2014 11:01 PM CST
Boy Tom, I think I got problems with all the pathogens running rampant in my garden, and reading your post, all I can think is how blessed I am not to have stems rotting from the inside. So sing lets all sing Hallelujah for your first bloom!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 25, 2014 4:10 AM CST
Yah, and at least you spelled it right! Hilarious! When it comes to spelling I always liked Will Roger's Quote, "I never met a man I could trust who only had one way to spell a word." Oh well, we can't edit the title, so it will have to stay wrong.
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: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 25, 2014 6:07 AM CST
I cant speel very well ,too Tom. But the computor must think my words our impotant because it underlins everything in red!!....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 25, 2014 6:48 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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 25, 2014 7:38 AM CST
wish they had spell check on here! Smiling
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 25, 2014 12:14 PM CST
Well, I have my second TB iris open this afternoon. I'll post it, but you have to promise not to laugh! It's a seedling from a bee pod. Pod came off my purple seedling, and the pollen obviously was an historic that was next to it at the time. (Honorable) So it looks like an almost historic. I think it's headed to the compost pile, but it is my second bloom, so I have to share it. You promised, don't laugh!
The first two were taken in the shade the last one in bright sun.
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It does have a big beard though.
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
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 25, 2014 1:45 PM CST
I am going to put an iris catching net over your compost pile. There is nothing wrong with this little guy or that red noid you were going to pitch after bloom. Put them in pots and give them away at church, or the farmers market. Just attach a pic and I bet there will be takers. How else are we going to get the common man hooked? Just saying.....
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 25, 2014 2:18 PM CST
I'm not pitching my red noid! I'm getting close to an ID with Mary Ann and Arlyn's help. I love my red NOID. I have it in 3 locations in my gardens. But this little guy I suppose I could put in a grab bag when I have my Iris sale for someone who just want an iris.
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: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
May 25, 2014 6:43 PM CST
Note that it is an unnamed seedling so people will not later fuss with a name. for someone who just wants purple in the garden, it would be nice.
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 25, 2014 7:54 PM CST
A hundred years from now, someone will be wondering what iris that is? Maybe will be comparing holographic images to see if they can make a match. Rolling on the floor laughing It's a tough little bugger, it stayed in a pot for 2 winters with no special care, then I planted it to see if it would bloom.
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 26, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Another one open this morning.
My Purple Seedling

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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

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