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May 24, 2014 5:31 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
My first TB of the year, and it's Mexican Holiday! Just one day later then the first bloom last year.
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May 24, 2014 5:43 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
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
And it's a beauty!! Green Grin! You're off and running, Tom!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 24, 2014 5:47 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Hurray! Hurray! ....Arlyn
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May 24, 2014 6:11 PM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
A nice one and right on time, almost.
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May 24, 2014 6:15 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Well, let's just say we're off! The running part is a bit slow yet! Hilarious! I have color showing on a few more, and I still have some of the little guys that haven't bloomed yet. Pulled off two rotted bloom stalks today, Not fun one was an only stalk, and too immature to try to bloom in water. It was the stem explosion thing, rotting in the middle of the stem. My poor drama queen is having stress with rot too. Don't think I'll see the queen this year. Oh, the trials of irises. Better get ready, my cook out guest should be arriving soon.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 24, 2014 6:33 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Region: United States of America Irises Lilies
Seller of Garden Stuff Garden Ideas: Level 1
Lovely first TB!
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May 24, 2014 7:10 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree I agree Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 24, 2014 7:48 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Very nice! Mexican Holiday is one of my favorites. Mine is not blooming this year. Sad
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May 24, 2014 7:59 PM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Nice one Tom. Thumbs up Looks like Sorbonne is going to bloom for me this year. I have had it for four years now. The first year it got the rot, but it survived and is now sending up some stalks.
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May 24, 2014 11:01 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Boy Tom, I think I got problems with all the pathogens running rampant in my garden, and reading your post, all I can think is how blessed I am not to have stems rotting from the inside. So sing lets all sing Hallelujah for your first bloom!
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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May 25, 2014 4:10 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yah, and at least you spelled it right! Hilarious! When it comes to spelling I always liked Will Roger's Quote, "I never met a man I could trust who only had one way to spell a word." Oh well, we can't edit the title, so it will have to stay wrong.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 25, 2014 6:07 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I cant speel very well ,too Tom. But the computor must think my words our impotant because it underlins everything in red!!....Arlyn
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May 25, 2014 6:48 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 25, 2014 7:38 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
wish they had spell check on here! Smiling
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 25, 2014 12:14 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Well, I have my second TB iris open this afternoon. I'll post it, but you have to promise not to laugh! It's a seedling from a bee pod. Pod came off my purple seedling, and the pollen obviously was an historic that was next to it at the time. (Honorable) So it looks like an almost historic. I think it's headed to the compost pile, but it is my second bloom, so I have to share it. You promised, don't laugh!
The first two were taken in the shade the last one in bright sun.
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It does have a big beard though.
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May 25, 2014 1:45 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 am going to put an iris catching net over your compost pile. There is nothing wrong with this little guy or that red noid you were going to pitch after bloom. Put them in pots and give them away at church, or the farmers market. Just attach a pic and I bet there will be takers. How else are we going to get the common man hooked? Just saying.....
"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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May 25, 2014 2:18 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm not pitching my red noid! I'm getting close to an ID with Mary Ann and Arlyn's help. I love my red NOID. I have it in 3 locations in my gardens. But this little guy I suppose I could put in a grab bag when I have my Iris sale for someone who just want an iris.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 25, 2014 6:43 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Note that it is an unnamed seedling so people will not later fuss with a name. for someone who just wants purple in the garden, it would be nice.
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May 25, 2014 7:54 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
A hundred years from now, someone will be wondering what iris that is? Maybe will be comparing holographic images to see if they can make a match. Rolling on the floor laughing It's a tough little bugger, it stayed in a pot for 2 winters with no special care, then I planted it to see if it would bloom.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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May 26, 2014 6:22 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Another one open this morning.
My Purple Seedling

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