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May 3, 2014 1:03 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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I've got an open iris!
This one was given to me, and was called Pussy Toes, not sure if that's for real or not, but it's open and such a tiny mite.

Also have my first tulip open today! Oh what joy!
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This one opens yellow, then turns orange.
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May 3, 2014 1:14 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Hurray! ....Arlyn
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May 3, 2014 1:16 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
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I don't know about the name, but it's a cutie!

Lovely tulip too! Thumbs up
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May 3, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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If it is a Willott iris, I think that is the correct name.
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May 3, 2014 2:15 PM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris (Iris 'Pussytoes')

It's a Miniature Dwarf Bearded Iris so should be among the first to blooms. The description seems consistent with your iris, Tom. No pictures in the database yet, but the iris wiki has some that look very similar to yours.
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May 3, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Hurray Tom!!! If I could do a cartwheel for you, I would!! Hilarious! Hurray!
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May 3, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Hurray, Tom! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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May 3, 2014 4:38 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Thanks, It was a splendid day today, sun shining all day, a bit windy, but after a week of clouds and rain it was sure nice to be outside and find a little one open. Got the yard mowed at least. Now I can look forward to rain tomorrow. Last year I looked in the data base, and couldn't find it, this year I see it, but no pictures to compare, so I didn't want to put it in unless I was certain. Guess I will now.
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May 4, 2014 2:03 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Congrats to the start of your spring!
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May 4, 2014 4:02 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Yes, my first tiny iris, tulip and daff all on the same day!
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May 4, 2014 4:49 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Good combination. Thumbs up
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May 7, 2014 12:31 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Another one opened today! Meet "Lemon Tart" I know it is very much like Pussytoes, but it's bigger and taller and later.

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May 7, 2014 12:47 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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Lovely!
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May 7, 2014 1:04 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Thumbs up ...Arlyn
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May 7, 2014 2:31 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Thumbs up
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May 7, 2014 4:18 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Your Iris Parade has started Tom!! Hurray!
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May 7, 2014 5:21 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Yah, but it's a pretty short parade yet, lol 3 steps and is't over. I have a couple more coming soon though. These are all near the house where it's warmer.
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May 7, 2014 8:39 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Little parades become big ones! A few days ago I only had a couple Iris to show -- now they're popping open like crazy. Got a bunch of pictures in the wind today. Prolly won't be able to upload them until tomorrow. And I can't wait until tomorrow -- I have several about to open that I've never seen before!!! Hurray!
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May 8, 2014 3:14 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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That will be nice to see the new ones for sure. It's supposed to be warmer for a few days, that should speed things up here.
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May 8, 2014 7:29 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Yup, my parade has expanded one more! This is supposed to be Stitch Witch, but when I looke at the data base, it doesn't apear to be it.

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