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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
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 11, 2016 5:07 PM CST
Our season here is winding done. A few more with buds coming. We've had some
great moments. Here's a list of just a few that knocked my socks off:

Noble Gesture - big, deep purple

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Royal Storm - in my garden, this iris was huge, long lasting

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Center Line - the combo of peach with purple lines is so pretty. beautiful branching.

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I Feel Lucky - the color really got me.
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Which ones of yours left a lasting impression?




Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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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
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 12, 2016 9:17 AM CST
Hmmm?
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
May 12, 2016 12:35 PM CST
Jan,

My TBs are just starting and I am going to visit a garden next week so it will probably be two weeks before I reply.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 12, 2016 12:56 PM CST
My first one just opened Hurray! .....only about450 more to go Crossing Fingers! ......but I WILL get back to you on that.... Sticking tongue out
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
May 12, 2016 1:31 PM CST
Thumb of 2016-05-12/janielouy/7247f9 As always, That's All Folks.

Thumb of 2016-05-12/janielouy/854000 About Town, always a stunner.

Thumb of 2016-05-12/janielouy/5b7b38 Crowned in Glory - wow!

Thumb of 2016-05-12/janielouy/49281a Hold My Hand

Thumb of 2016-05-12/janielouy/fa3c76 Bottle Rocket - love it!

All but the first two are new bloomers for me this year.

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 12, 2016 1:46 PM CST
I forget sometimes that we're in so many different time and planting zones
I'm hoping for some re-bloomers to perform! It's been a good show so far.

Janie, I like That's All Folks too. I didn't think I'd like a bright yellow iris, but
its form is on steroids! It has great confidence!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 12, 2016 3:21 PM CST
I fell for several irises that I saw bloom for the first time this year. I took well over 3000 photos this bloom season. Blinking They weren't all of irises, but the majority of the photos were. So I'm sure I'll make several posts highlighting some of my favorites from this season.

For starters here are 2 of them:

Hollywood Lights
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The size and beauty of Grand Classic
Thumb of 2016-05-12/UndertheSun/f98d87That's a tennis ball, not a fuzzy onion haha




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 12, 2016 6:47 PM CST
War Chief. This flower is big!
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Witch's Wand. A first for me this year. LOVE the colors!


Captain's Choice. Who doesn't love amoenas!
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Secret Service just opened today. Wow!
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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 12, 2016 8:32 PM CST
Omigosh, Jan -- I had so many new-to-me blooms this year -- and I haven't had time to post my bloom pictures -- I'm just not really ready to get to this part.

But -- I have to tell you -- I actually fell in love with a new-to-me Iris this year. "New Face" just blew me away.
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I also swooned over Role Reversal:
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And Friendly Advice:
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All three of these were gifts from generous ATP'ers -- you know who you are. I thank you. Lovey dubby

Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Region: North Carolina
EJarrett
May 12, 2016 8:33 PM CST
I had so many new (for me) blooms this year. It's hard to narrow them down but I really liked


Love the blends!


Love the color

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So many open flowers crowded on the bloom scape that the flowers were scrunched together

But they all placed a distant second to

Just an amazingly beautiful bloom!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography
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Totally_Amazing
May 12, 2016 8:59 PM CST
There is one iris in my garden that everyone stops to admire and asks me what it is ... Momentum
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I also love the colours in Honey Dripper
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
May 13, 2016 1:05 AM CST
Mary Ann, I'm jealous! My 'New Face' didn't bloom this year... and now I apparently have to get 'Role Reversal'..

I had a lot of pretty blooms this year.. I was surprised at how much I liked 'Beaux Arts' from 1969.
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I'll do some of the older ones that were first time bloomers this year..

'Ola Kala' is just a happy presence in the garden. It's that perfect color of yellow.
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'Mary Frances' is just lovely and has had a lot of blooms.
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When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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 13, 2016 3:39 AM CST
Great pictures everyone, In a week or two I should have some too if the frost on Saturday doesn't hurt them.
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: 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 13, 2016 6:16 AM CST
Can't wait to see them!
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 13, 2016 7:29 AM CST
I'm glad that your season is slow this year Tom -- mine will be over by then and it will be nice to have another one via yours!!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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 13, 2016 9:48 AM CST
My thoughts exactly, Mary Ann. Ours may be over but here come Tom's! Hurray!

oohhh. New Face! With a lavender beard. Scrumptious!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Irises Daylilies
Region: United States of America Cat Lover
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bramedog
May 13, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Nice pics everyone. Just getting flower stalks on the sdb's here. Maybe they will be starting to bloom when I get home Monday. Crossing Fingers! if the frost doesn't get them, as with Tom.
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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
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 13, 2016 10:05 AM CST
How could I forget these two? They fall under my personal
category of turn of the century, velvet and mahogany, corsets
and plumed hats. champagne and oysters!:
Prague



Roaring Twenties (not quite a flapper - but so elegant!)





Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 13, 2016 11:49 AM CST
Here are a few more of the first time bloomers that I really liked. (I liked everything that bloomed, so be prepared to see several posts.)

Haunted
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Fancy Woman (in regular light and at sunset)
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Italian Master
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Wild Jasmine
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More to come later....

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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 13, 2016 2:36 PM CST
Just wonderful, Rob!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Big Grin
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