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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Aug 10, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Just for fun, what is everyone's new favorite or most exciting purchase so far this year?


I have 2, as of today but I still have 4 orders coming sooooo maybe I might get a super awesome bonus Iris somewhere in those. Smiling

1.). Good morning sunshine ( I got this one in our local Iris society member raffle, I believe it's from mid America). It had 5 nubs on it!

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2.) Love to Party. ( got this one from Iris sisters)



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Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Aug 10, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Welcome, Boxergirl Welcome!
My favorite that I received this summer is Triple Dip from our society raffle last week. Don't have a picture but it is from MidAmerica and is supposed to rebloom.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 10, 2015 12:44 PM CST
I will have to think on this one. So many to choose from it is hard to narrow down the choices. I guess if I had only one to say its the most valuable it would have to be a seedling from an iris friend that is trusting me to enjoy it when it blooms. I am really looking forward to seeing it bloom next spring. Of the ones that I have swapped for..... they are extra precious because they are connected with an ATP friend. hmmmmm....
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Region: North Carolina
EJarrett
Aug 10, 2015 12:51 PM CST
I'll have to think about it as well. I'm expecting more boxes so I'm hoping for some really nice ones. However, of those that I have already planted this year, I would have to say it would be
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Aug 10, 2015 12:51 PM CST
It doesn't have to be just one! Lol. Sometimes it's too hard to decide!


Sooo. I have to share because I am seriously seriously happy with a new vendor I tried this year! Iris sisters! If you have not purchased from robin, you don't know what you are missing! I just received my last order from her for this year! This was my second order! I placed it on Tuesday last week and received it today. I also got as many bonus Iris as iris I ordered!!! Boy did she figure out how to keep a customer for life! I love it! They are huge and super healthy!
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Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Aug 10, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Eric, that is beautiful!
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Aug 10, 2015 12:55 PM CST
janielouy said:Welcome, Boxergirl Welcome!
My favorite that I received this summer is Triple Dip from our society raffle last week. Don't have a picture but it is from MidAmerica and is supposed to rebloom.


Here is a picture of your triple dip Jane! Smiling She's beautiful!

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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
Aug 10, 2015 12:56 PM CST
Iris Sisters are fantastic vendors. They always give bonuses and try to give you something along the lines of what you have ordered. I usually order the SDB's and my bonuses are all medians.
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
Aug 10, 2015 12:59 PM CST


Triple Dip from our ATP database.
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
Aug 10, 2015 1:00 PM CST
cross posted. lol
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Aug 10, 2015 1:10 PM CST
Bonnie, great minds think alike!

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UndertheSun
Aug 10, 2015 1:17 PM CST
Welcome Jen! Welcome! Those are some nice looking rhizomes! Thumbs up

There's too many I'm looking forward to seeing. I could (maybe) narrow it down to 40. Hilarious!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 10, 2015 1:56 PM CST
Well, My favorite new Keppel (all of these are based on pictures) is

My favorite new Blyth is

My favorite new Paul Black is

My Favorite new Tom Johnson is

My favorite new Ghio is


Well, that's today, ask me tomorrow and I might have a while new bunch. Just call me the Fickle Cheese Head!
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
Aug 10, 2015 2:02 PM CST
Then There's the MTB's and I can't decide between

and
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
Aug 10, 2015 2:10 PM CST
What A Beauty is an exceptionally beautiful pink...... and Mordor is a must have. I only have about forty of the MDB's and am trying not to add many new ones as I want to add some historics but that little Elf Esteem would be an exception. sigh
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Aug 10, 2015 2:12 PM CST
tom, im going to have to invest in the marring kind! that is amazing!!!! I love the watercolors also, and I plan to add that to my collection down the line especially since I have 2 grandmother and a grandfather that were amazing watercolor artists.
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
Aug 10, 2015 3:32 PM CST
Gosh, I can't choose just one so I'll go for a few.

First up has got to be Thornbird.


Second, Silverado


My third is an historic, Rhages.

I am so much looking forward to seeing all the new ones but these in particular. Everyone's choices are beauties!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 10, 2015 3:34 PM CST
I am interested in SDB Portland Pink from mid America. It blooms late so will extend the SDB season. I wonder what happens when crossed with Mordor.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 10, 2015 3:53 PM CST
irisarian said:I am interested in SDB Portland Pink from mid America. It blooms late so will extend the SDB season. I wonder what happens when crossed with Mordor.


Spoken like a true hybridizer!!! Green Grin!
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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
Aug 10, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Jen, welcome!...and I can't agree more with your praise for Iris Sisters!
Robin gives such personalized service - and so many bonuses! She's just
about my fave!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.

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