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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 25, 2019 12:49 PM CST
Everyone please share some of your favorites from spring to get us through the winter. I know you have been looking in the online catalogs, but some of our pictures are better, or at least as pretty.

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Reckless Abandon - Ride the Tiger
Spice Trader - Thunder Spirit
Strange Brew - Cool Operator
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Dec 25, 2019 5:02 PM CST
Good idea, Evelyn. What the names of the cultivars you pictured?
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Dec 25, 2019 5:12 PM CST
The last image is Cool Operator. Hilarious! Because I see it's name is in the image. Hilarious!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 25, 2019 5:20 PM CST
Andrea and Barbara ~ Thank you for reminding me. D'Oh! I added the names.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Dec 25, 2019 7:09 PM CST
Just had a real scare! I went to my photo site to find pictures of irises to post and found that all my photos had disappeared. Ack! My computer ate all my pictures! Crying

Fortunately, DD aka Tech Support was home for Christmas and retrieved them. Hurray! I will post some of my favorites tomorrow.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 25, 2019 9:23 PM CST
Andrea ~ Whew! Thumbs up Sticking tongue out
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Dec 25, 2019 9:57 PM CST
Hurray! that would have been a scare if all my pictures disappeared.... i don't have any tech support.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 25, 2019 10:18 PM CST
Nor do I! Sticking tongue out
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Dec 25, 2019 10:20 PM CST
It would have been terrible. I have my photos labelled by name, height, and bloom season. They are also sorted into albums according to color, bloom season, and planting locations which represents a lot of work which I really didn't want to do again! So grateful to DD!
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 25, 2019 10:23 PM CST
Andrea ~ Do you have a paper copy of your records? Like printouts or a master notebook? Sometimes computers fail us.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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William
Dec 26, 2019 10:09 AM CST
Evelyn, this thread is perfect for me. Hurray!

I actually just recently finished processing and selecting the remaining photos for the year and I was looking for a good place to put them after I upload to the database.
The 2019 bloom thread starts to feel a bit outdated at this time of year, so this will be much better. Thumbs up

Starting light with a couple of SDB's:


'Cat's Eye', the richness of the colors this year was very satisfying, probably because it was cooler during bloom than the last two years. This actually was the first time I saw this iris looking really good in my own garden. I know it looks good in other peoples gardens, but it has never been so good here before. This is a long exposure, 1.3 seconds at ISO 200, very late evening, so this helps to emphasize the richness of the colors too.



'Ostinatamente', a Loic Tasquier iris. The beard on this deep purple SDB often looks darker purple, but it can also look blue, as it does here in early and warm evening light.
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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
Dec 26, 2019 11:20 AM CST
That's a lovely photo of Cat's Eye, William!

Here's Gilt by Association from this past May.

Auto-correct is my fiend.
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Irises Birds Region: United States of America Region: Kentucky Clematis
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janielouy
Dec 26, 2019 8:18 PM CST
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Cranberry Cloisonne
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Thumb of 2019-12-27/janielouy/2a80fd Strawberry Shake

For some reason these photos do not look as bright as they do on my picture folder but here they are. I have tons.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 26, 2019 8:27 PM CST
William ~ That is an excellent picture of Cat's Eye.

Jan ~ I do not recall seeing Gilt by Association. It is lovely.

Jane ~ Those are all very pretty!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Dec 26, 2019 9:44 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:Andrea ~ Do you have a paper copy of your records? Like printouts or a master notebook? Sometimes computers fail us.


I have maps of what I have planted where and I also keep the packing lists from my iris orders. Those are my only hard copy records. Otherwise, I rely on computer records. I could reconstruct my records from those hard copies - I just don't want to.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 26, 2019 10:13 PM CST
Andrea ~ I understand. It is very time-consuming.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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William
Dec 27, 2019 8:17 AM CST
Jan, 'Gilt by Association' is such a beautiful small flowered TB. I just loved mine this past spring. Lovey dubby

Jane, 'Absolute Treasure' is a mega favorite here. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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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
Dec 27, 2019 1:35 PM CST
Thumb of 2019-12-27/janielouy/e49a89 Miami Beach
Thumb of 2019-12-27/janielouy/cfa961 Toasted Watermelon
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Crowned in Glory with I Feel Lucky
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Rite of Spring with Hollywood Nights
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Dec 27, 2019 3:36 PM CST
Your Toasted Watermelon is just beautiful. Lovey dubby
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Dec 27, 2019 3:56 PM CST
iciris said:Your Toasted Watermelon is just beautiful. Lovey dubby


I agree but actually all of them are beautiful!
I have never seen Toasted Watermelon before! (I don't think I would eat it though! Hilarious! )
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson

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