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Feb 10, 2019 5:24 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
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Loving dwarf iris is a fairly new thing for me. For a few years it was tall bearded all the way. That was until some generous members sent me some littles, and then I bought a few, and then I discovered that half a wine barrel made a good "raised bed" for the littles. What are your favorite dwarves?

Thank you, Bonnie!
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Feb 10, 2019 5:43 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Jan ~ I think that Giggles and Grins is one that Leslie lost and cannot find.

"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Feb 10, 2019 5:57 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Hopefully, G & G will make some increases! Very nice photos of it by Leslie.
It was planted here last year, and I'm hoping to see a bloom in the spring.
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Feb 10, 2019 7:24 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Jan - it was a good grower while I had it so hope you get nice blooms! It is really a sweet iris.

As for my favorites? Oh my. I will have to think, but my very favorite for some reason is Inner Space. I love dwarfs with the round form, and this one has an interesting mix of color. And always looks so sweet.
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"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Feb 10, 2019 7:33 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Lestv said:Jan - it was a good grower while I had it so hope you get nice blooms! It is really a sweet iris.
As for my favorites? Oh my. I will have to think, but my very favorite for some reason is Inner Space. I love dwarfs with the round form, and this one has an interesting mix of color. And always looks so sweet.
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Oh Leslie ~ How pretty! I really like that one , too! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Feb 10, 2019 7:38 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Those are both really nice! Thumbs up

I hope Bonnie is alright, haven't seen her in awhile.
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Feb 10, 2019 7:40 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I hope so too.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Feb 10, 2019 8:08 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Hands down: Teagan. I keep cutting on it to share with others and the clump just keeps growing. It's my Clarence of the SDB world. It has blue, it has green and just encompasses Spring for me. Also it blooms in abundance.

I get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Feb 10, 2019 8:26 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I love it's colors too Elsa. Just doesn't grow as well for me.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Feb 10, 2019 8:26 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I got Teagan in 2018, from a sweet lady on this forum. I tip my hat to you. I hope it blooms for me this spring.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Feb 10, 2019 8:54 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I keep calling it Negan, stupid Walking Dead corrupting my mind.
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Feb 10, 2019 8:58 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I've never watched the Walking Dead…
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Feb 10, 2019 9:02 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
You're not missing much, it's no longer worth watching....yet I still watch it. Shrug!
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Feb 10, 2019 9:05 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Blinking that's funny. Creature of habit. nodding
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Feb 11, 2019 7:16 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Inner Space! Lovey dubby
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Feb 11, 2019 11:41 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
GreenIris said:Hands down: Teagan. I keep cutting on it to share with others and the clump just keeps growing. It's my Clarence of the SDB world. It has blue, it has green and just encompasses Spring for me. Also it blooms in abundance.




Elsa ~ Teagan is a delicate beauty for sure.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Feb 11, 2019 12:09 PM CST
Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
Irises Organic Gardener
This little fella is a spring and fall blooming machine.
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Feb 11, 2019 4:41 PM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7b)
Do you ever wonder if you have too
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
I think I saw on this forum in the various blooming threads that Teagan is a prolific rebloomer? YES please! Shrug!

Hippie, Autumn Jester is cute! I need to purchase some of the Spoons' tiny rebloomers and bloomers. I'm sure it would help appease me when nothing is blooming after around September by having a tiny one bloom!
TB 'Starting Fresh' blooming for me in May of 2022. It bloomed for a week and a half with nine buds.
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Feb 11, 2019 6:16 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
An sdb called Plum Wine has a bud that's showing color ! Calif.Sue sent me home with a variety of smalls when we visited her garden in 2016. Thank You! Suzanne!
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Feb 11, 2019 9:12 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Monty - the Spoons' iris should do really well for you being VA born. They take a year to establish themselves here but then do very well.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black

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