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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 1:27 PM CST
My first little iris opened two weeks ago. It was a little purple NoID less than four inches tall.

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Today my first SDB is open. It bloomed during the thunderstorm that came through this morning. It is still rain wet but it is blooming.

Double Byte, George Sutton, 1996
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I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Mar 26, 2015 1:28 PM CST
It's so good to see blossoms!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 1:39 PM CST
It is, Arlene. And today it is so cold and the wind is really blowing after the front moved through. It really is nice to see blooms. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Mar 26, 2015 1:44 PM CST
Any bloom is welcome right now but yours are special. We can't expect irises for another months and even they will just be tiny yellow irises, so your photos are a delight.

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Mar 26, 2015 1:51 PM CST
Nice Bonnie! Thumbs up

I'm looking forward to seeing all your little beauties!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 1:51 PM CST
This thread will be slow but as the blooms increase I will try to keep on task so I can keep track of their bloom dates here. Lazy, huh? lol
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Mar 26, 2015 1:57 PM CST
Haha! That's why I take pictures... to keep track of bloom times... I've got a book, but am also somewhat lazy. nodding
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Mar 26, 2015 1:59 PM CST
I for one am really looking forward to seeing your SDB collection! And if you slowly feed us photos then it will just whet our appetites for more. You call it lazy, I call it clever. Hilarious! Hilarious!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 2:01 PM CST
I keep an online spreadsheet but when the irises are really blooming and there is work to do in the garden and other gardens to tour I fall behind in keeping up with the spread sheet. It is easier to post a photo and let the ATP site remember for me. I can always go back and fill in my spread sheet later.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 2:05 PM CST
I counted 80 different cultivars showing bloom stalks yesterday. Some are just barely showing but they are there and I expect more. This is my crazy time of year. I think it was Neal who said he could just sing and dance in his garden as it comes alive. I think waiting all year for a bloom just makes the bloom wonderful. IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......

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UndertheSun
Mar 26, 2015 2:08 PM CST
80? Wow that's going to be some amazing eye candy!

My first little one (Rainbow Rim) bloomed for me and now I'm hooked. I knew this would happen... Glare
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Mar 26, 2015 2:21 PM CST
Aww. Poor Rob! Hilarious! I am weeks away from blooms so bring on the 80!!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Mar 26, 2015 2:32 PM CST
Me too. Weeks away. Sad

Both of them just beautiful, Bonnie -- and a sight for sore eyes.

I have just one complaint -- I think you should have titled the thread *Bonnie's Bloomers*!!! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 2:43 PM CST
Too funny!!! Mary Ann! I was afraid some of the gents might never look.... might even go off ATP for good. I am such a thoughtful person. lol
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Mar 26, 2015 3:00 PM CST
I keep a notebook with the days of blooms. No I do not keep it on the computer. Not able to take my tower around the garden. Thumbs up

so glad that you bloom has started, Bonnie.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 3:04 PM CST
Thank you, Lucy. It is supposed to be sunny tomorrow and if the temps warm up a bit..... Killarney Green is close to blooming.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 26, 2015 5:10 PM CST
Nice ones Bonnie, and looking forward to more!
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: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 5:30 PM CST
Rob, my Rainbow Rim has a bloom stalk but it is another week from blooming unless we get some really warm weather. The little guys are beautiful and so cute too that you will not be able to resist growing a garden of them. I grow all sizes and there is a lot to like about all of them.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Moiris
Mar 26, 2015 6:14 PM CST
I only have a couple of the little ones. This one bloomed a couple days ago and I have a new Noid. It was given to me as Buccaneer...which is an historic TB so I was guessing it was Little Buccaneer. Wrong! So now I have no idea what it is.
The snails chewed it up a little but you can still see what it looks like. Any suggestions for an ID would be welcome!

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Oops! Bonnie...I should have put this on a different thread! The talk about SDB's just reminded me about this one. Sorry!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2015 6:24 PM CST
No problem. It is a very interesting little SDB. Do you have more photos and the average height of all bloom stalks? I don't grow Little Buccaneer but I have been looking for it. Found it yesterday at the site Sunrise Orchard in, of all places, New Zealand.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......

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