Irises forum→The 2021 AIS Awards are out!

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Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Region: Maryland Bookworm
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DaisyDo
Aug 13, 2021 8:12 AM CST
The printable list of awards is at https://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0...

As you can see, double of the usual awards were given out, because of the fact that the pandemic prevented awards being given out last year.

I am so excited because one of my very favorite irises got the Wister award: Bluebird of Happiness. It is so lovely! I may not like some of the others that got Dykes or Wisters, due to gaping tops, inverted fall edges, or color combos that are not to my liking, but Bluebird of Happiness is simply pretty all over, and does wonderfully in my own garden. So, congratulations to Bluebird, and her hybridizer, Paul Black!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 13, 2021 8:45 PM CST
Thank You! for the link Daisy Smiling
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
Aug 13, 2021 11:16 PM CST
Daisy ~ Thank You!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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lauriemorningglory
Aug 15, 2021 9:20 PM CST
Thank You! Daisy. I saw a few of my favorites on some of the lists.

Elf Esteem was top MDB


TB Award of Merit Dark Energy


SDB Award of Merit Cher's Delight
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Region: Maryland Bookworm
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DaisyDo
Aug 21, 2021 7:58 PM CST
Thanks, Rebecca, for the acorn!
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
Name: Tienito
Rhode Island (Zone 6b)
Irises Amaryllis Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Tienito
Aug 23, 2021 12:47 PM CST
Neptune's Gold (Siberian), Elf Esteem (standard dwarf), and Rare Breed (arilbred) are my wishlist items from the awards. I almost got Neptune's Gold last year - love that gold signal, and the name is perfect! Elf Esteem is darn cute. And Rare Breed has that amazing round onco form.
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Aug 24, 2021 9:12 PM CST
Daisy: Thank You! I bet you were happy to see Bluebird of Happiness. I know you mention that one quite a bit. I was happy to see Don't Doubt Dalton. It's very bizarre, in a good way.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
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dirtdorphins
Aug 28, 2021 11:13 PM CST
Bluebird of Happiness is truly awesome

except, I nearly had a bloom out, so I'm hoping the few babies left will grow
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Irises Cat Lover Plant and/or Seed Trader Organic Gardener Region: Maryland Bookworm
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DaisyDo
Aug 29, 2021 5:27 AM CST
Great photo of this loveliness, Dirt.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
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dirtdorphins
Aug 29, 2021 6:53 AM CST
Thanks Daisy!
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Herbs Plant and/or Seed Trader
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creativeclover
Aug 29, 2021 11:36 AM CST
Great photo dirt
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
Aug 29, 2021 1:27 PM CST
DaisyDo said:Great photo of this loveliness, Dirt.


I agree Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Irises Butterflies Bee Lover Bulbs Cat Lover Region: Nebraska
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lauriemorningglory
Aug 30, 2021 9:27 PM CST
Bluebird of Happiness is pretty. Aptly named. Smiling

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