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Nov 30, 2014 1:52 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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We all have lists of irises we want to have. I have lists of my lists. But when I think about the iris I'd like to have the very most, it is a Blyth Seedling - (I think the # is V1591). I saw it on Facebook. What's your #1?


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Nov 30, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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Jan, if I HAD to decide on ONLY ONE..... I would have to breath into a paper bag! I have a top twenty and when I look at them I love them best for different reasons..... yes, best. I will enjoy watching what others choose.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Nov 30, 2014 1:59 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
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Oh Jan that seedling is gorgeous!!! But how does one choose a single iris they want most? I'll have to think on that for a bit!
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Nov 30, 2014 2:03 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Oh Jan, that is a beauty!

It's impossible for me to narrow it down to one.
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Nov 30, 2014 2:08 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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My most wanted is one of Kent's seedlings.
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Nov 30, 2014 2:13 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Beautiful choice, Debra!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Nov 30, 2014 2:23 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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My most wanted would be:

Patchwork Puzzle
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Nov 30, 2014 2:37 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Not possible! Hilarious! Way too many to choose just one!
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Nov 30, 2014 2:41 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
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Yes, Patchwork Puzzle is my #2, Greg - and probably should be my #1 because it is accessible, since it's been introduced! (Maybe seedlings shouldn't count? Will we ever have a chance to buy it?)

Please post a picture of your favorite.
That seedling of Kent's is gorgeous!

Let's not get tooooo serious about this. It's a game. Which one makes you catch your breath? The most? Today. Post a picture of it.

Patchwork Puzzle:
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Nov 30, 2014 3:00 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Imagine that Santa said you could pick just one new iris for your Christmas present. Out of all the ones you're
salivating over.
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Nov 30, 2014 3:15 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Ok, I'll bite, if it's just for today I can deal with that... Hilarious!

My most wanted (at least for today) is Duplication



It is a luminata, with a pronounced sweet fragrance and is a re-bloomer!!!
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Nov 30, 2014 3:45 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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I would want to pick one from the 2015 intros of Keppel, Ghio, Blyth, Black or T. Johnson. I haven't seen them yet. Years ago my sweet Wife ordered Beverly Sills for me for Christmas one year.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Nov 30, 2014 3:56 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Well, the first dozen, or so on my list are impossible to add pictures of, as, as far as I know...there aren't any! That brings me to this one:

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Zuni (Ayers 1931)
very, very similar to "Indian Chief", another Ayers introduction.
But, I really suppose you're thinking of more "modern" irises, so, Zuni Echo (Blyth 1986), a BB, is up pretty far on my list. it "sounds" very nice (haven't seen a picture of that one ,either !).
But that one's getting a little "long in the tooth", also, I guess! So , sticking with the "Zuni" theme, there's an SDB from 2012, Zuni Thundercloud, that's up towards the top of the list, as well.
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Nov 30, 2014 3:57 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
Just for today and one that is commercially available?

Lemon Lunar Lander
http://mariposairis.com/maripo...
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Nov 30, 2014 4:18 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
One? One Iris? Only ONE Iris? Awh -- not possible -- just not...... (walking away shaking head and mumbling)..................
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Nov 30, 2014 4:29 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
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I have Duplication on one of my lists,too, Marilyn. Such great form. But I didn't know that it's a re-bloomer. Moving up my list for sure!
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Nov 30, 2014 4:33 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
Just one for today, Mary Ann. Or even for this hour. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Nov 30, 2014 5:34 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oh yes! Lemon Lunar Lander is a great one! ...can't wait for tomorrow, I already have an idea for one! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Nov 30, 2014 5:47 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
So we get to have a favorite each day and it can change???? Cool
Today's fav. is:

Super Hero
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Nov 30, 2014 6:05 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
Woops, I miss understood, we're supposed to choose one that we don't have, but I have Super Hero, so I guess that doesn't count, now I have to go look at my wish list.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.

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