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Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
May 12, 2020 7:35 AM CST
We are still under stay at home orders until May 28th here in Michigan. It's been unseasonably cold and I'm currently waiting to uncover my iris blooms and buds this morning from a frost. I've been busy lately working part time at a hospital. My garden has really been my place of peace, now more than ever.

Despite the cold temps, some of my dwarfs have started. Here's what has bloomed so far:
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Glebe Brook
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Tu Tu Turquoise
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With Castanets
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Big Blue Eyes
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Little Nugget
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Little Sighs
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Open Your Eyes-still trying to fully open its eyes (probably frozen shut)
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Gold noid I bought at a garage sale
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Dotcom
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Other things blooming:
Some daffodil shots
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One of the very few tulips critters didn't get
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Pjm rhododendron
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Pink saucer magnolia
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Trillium
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Weeping Cherry
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Wish I knew
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(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 12, 2020 10:43 AM CST
Beautiful flowers! Lovey dubby

The last unknown yellow flower could be the celadine poppy.
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
May 12, 2020 11:15 AM CST
Lindsay ~ Lovely pictures! Spring has arrived! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
May 12, 2020 1:47 PM CST
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lindsay, here's more info., and it does look like your picture. Smiling
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
May 12, 2020 6:11 PM CST
Nice beds Lindsay Thumbs up . Your magnolia is gorgeous Lovey dubby
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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lauriemorningglory
May 12, 2020 7:13 PM CST
Lots of beautiful spring blooms! Smiling
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Keeps Goats Bee Lover Irises Peonies Daylilies Bulbs
Butterflies Cat Lover
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urania1
May 12, 2020 7:47 PM CST
Lindsay

The yellow flower in your bed is a celandine poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum for short).
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
May 12, 2020 9:34 PM CST
Thank you all for the help identifying the poppy. I'm so excited to know what it is! My mother in law had a master gardener friend who was elderly and wanted to get rid of a whole bunch of plants. I showed up with a shovel and started digging. Got lots of surprises!

One more time covering my blooms and buds this evening. Hopefully the weather will come around and stay nice. I had a few more blooms open today.

Bedford Lilac
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Bad pic of Rainbow Rim. I covered the bloom, but it got yucky looking. Only bud/bloom on it this year.
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Open Your Eyes finally opened up a bit more.
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Also had a successful calving season this year. I snapped this adorable pic of a few of the calves from the season.
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Since we have more hands at home now with school being done early, we decided to raise chicks. It's been a learning adventure.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
May 13, 2020 6:20 AM CST
Where did you find Glebe Brook ? It's one I've been looking for , to add to my "Burton Bed'.
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
May 13, 2020 7:20 AM CST
Arlyn- I bought it from an NGA member in the classified/buy section a few years back. It hasn't spread much, but I think I can get you a chunk. If you send me shipping, I can send you one. Tree mail me.
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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lauriemorningglory
May 13, 2020 9:02 PM CST
Lindsay, Great picture of the calves! What breed of chicks are you raising?
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
May 14, 2020 2:13 PM CST
Laurie- Thanks. We got a dozen chicks. Half are Americauna and the other half of them are New Hampshire. Our chicken coop is a work in progress. We have enough done to put them in and are working on our run area. It is rainy today. Will hopefully get more iris pictures posted when it clears up.
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Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds Butterflies Canning and food preservation
Region: Illinois Dog Lover
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BlueFlagFan
May 14, 2020 5:16 PM CST
Great blooms, Lindsay! Thumbs up
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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lauriemorningglory
May 14, 2020 9:02 PM CST
We had Americanas when I was growing up, among other breeds. That chicken coop looks really nice! Like a little clubhouse for kids! Smiling
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
May 15, 2020 12:40 PM CST
Thanks all for the compliments! It is still raining today. Did what I could to snap some pics and included ones which bloomed before the rain came.

Boo
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Nut Ruffles
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Cat and Mouse
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Parade Lap
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A wet Jewel Baby
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Enchanted Princess
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Making Eyes-Got it out of its puddle already
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First time seeing Absolute Joy-too bad the rain got to it first
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Raspberry Jam
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Also had When Sparks Fly and It's Not Over open, but blooms are really tattered from heavy rain. Will try to get bed shots when the sun comes out and more open up.

Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
May 16, 2020 5:11 PM CST
Cat and Mouse Lovey dubby and I love the name too.
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 16, 2020 5:17 PM CST
When I was looking for (Lucy's) Sun Sprit yesterday at Eagle Ridge Iris Gardens and Cat and Mouse jumped into my cart. Hilarious!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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lauriemorningglory
May 17, 2020 2:29 AM CST
Here is a new-to-me MTB Fairly Dancing:





Has PBF, and I think I detected a faint sweet fragrance. Smiling
Name: Lindsay Smith
The thumb area of Michigan (Zone 5b)
Region: Michigan Farmer Raises cows Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Cat Lover
Dog Lover Garden Photography
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Lbsmitty
May 17, 2020 7:05 AM CST
How easily things go into our cart. Hehe. I have the same problem, too. Lol! Laurie-what a cute little one!

This is my project. I am trying to turn my pile of weeds previous veggie garden into something that looks more manicured.
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More rain today and will be on and off all week. Was beautiful yesterday. Some more blooms showed their faces.

Better pic of Raspberry Jam
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A not wet Parade Lap

Decorum starting to open
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Exotic Eyes
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Replicator
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A chimera of Little Annie
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Gingerbread Man starting to open
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With Castanets Still Going
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My sad blooms of Sparks Fly and It's Not Over
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Finished the chicken run. My daughter got in there and played with them. Good thing the hen didn't leave a present on her!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
May 17, 2020 7:16 AM CST
With Castenets is a great iris & Jayne Ritchie was a great hybridizer. I miss her very much. We were working together on trying for a SDB red amoena .

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