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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
May 31, 2015 1:56 PM CST
What were/are your favorites? I have two more just opening - Reckless in Denim and I've Got a Secret - nearly all of mine are 1st year blooms. So I'll post my list tomorrow. It won't be easy! Rolling my eyes.

Pictures appreciated!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 31, 2015 2:00 PM CST
you are right, it will not be easy. I may post one and have to go back and delete it just to keep it under ten. LOL
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Ten would be almost ALL mine. Lol But here goes...

My only luminata. My very favorite.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:42 PM CST
#2, War Chief

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:46 PM CST
#3, Ambroisie. It's like the little black dress of the garden. Simple, elegant and goes with everything.

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:49 PM CST
#4, Captain's Choice. It bloomed very short this year(its first)but next year will be better. I hope because I really like the color.



Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:51 PM CST
#5, I. germanica.

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:54 PM CST
#6, any of the I. pallidas.

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 2:58 PM CST
#7, Louisiana Black Gamecock. My only one. I do need more. Thumbs up

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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 3:01 PM CST
#8, Jurassic Park.



Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 3:05 PM CST
#9 is two. This deep purple and yellow. They compliment each other so well.




Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 3:09 PM CST
At #10 is Anvil of Darkness. Mine didn't bloom this year but one I gave to a neighbor did. This is blurry but accurate.

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That's it. My top 10. Ask me again next year and you'll get a different answer. Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
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janwax
May 31, 2015 3:29 PM CST
I like Ambroisie a lot, Celia. Beautiful color. Must check it out in the Database!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
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Linneaj
May 31, 2015 3:42 PM CST
We are still in the middle of bloom season in Maine. I put all my new iris pics in the same folder, so I can pic 10 when they are done. Smiling
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 3:43 PM CST
You have some pretty ones. Can't wait to see what you choose. Lovey dubby
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 31, 2015 3:44 PM CST
Since Celia broke the ice on favorites, here's my preliminary 10. Had to leave out a lot!

1. Emblematic (Ghio)



2. Coffee Shop (Blyth)




3, Center Line (Thomas Johnson)




4. Strawberry Shake (Keppel)






5. Care to Dance (Schreiner)




6. Samba Queen (Blyth)


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7. Fuzzy Wuzzy Rocket (Jedlicka)




8.Bravery (Ghio)


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9.Dinner Talk (Blyth)



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10. Jamaica Me Crazy (Blyth)



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Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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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
May 31, 2015 3:48 PM CST
Holy moly - that is an impressive top ten Jan! Hurray!

And that is one very happy bee on your Black Gamecock Celia.

I haven't finished yet, but will post a top 10 (really 10, can I do it?) when I am done. Big Grin
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
May 31, 2015 6:10 PM CST
Not in order of preference but top 10 are:

1. Thornbird

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2. Shirvan

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3. Snow Blanket
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4. Magic Masquerade


5. Casa Morena

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6. Ziggy

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7. Voltigeur

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8. Timeless Moment



9. Lindbergh
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10. Nora's Thrill

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I could have done at least 15 favorites this year! Darcy's Choice, Queen's Circle, King Tut, French Maid, Tropical Fruit, Barbara Jean...I could go on and on. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
May 31, 2015 6:19 PM CST
Such beauty! Lovey dubby Thanks to both of you!
Name: Nancy Jentzsch
Southern Colorado (Zone 6a)
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ColoradoNan
May 31, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Lori, you (and numerous others) have convinced me that one of my first forays back into the world of irises has to be Strawberry Shake! What a beauty!
Hurray!

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