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Jan 12, 2015 7:50 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
I saw the Daylily folks doing a neat thing -- every day the members of the group picked out one of their favorite Daylilies whose name began with the designated letter for the day -- and posted a picture of that Daylily. I thought it was a great way for members to share their favorite Daylily -- without making a large project out of it. So I thought I'd start that here -- hope everybody likes the game!

Today's letter is *A* -- and will run until tomorrow night when we will move to *B*.

My choice for *A* is Arizona Sandstone, a 2000 cultivar hybridized by Terrell Taylor


I love the color and form of this Iris. This particular bloom stood itself up in all of its perfection and just begged for a picture to be taken. I did so!! Green Grin!
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Jan 12, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
I had a great deal of difficulty with this exercise (It's tough to choose JUST one). I chose from what I own rather than what I want; and then even yet, only what has bloomed for me (which means all of the 2014 accquisitions were not available for inclusion).

I narrowed it down to; Alpenview, Antiquity, & Amazon Bride.

Amazon Bride 1988 Hager TB



it is sooooo "Crisp" Lovey dubby
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Jan 12, 2015 8:27 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
I should have stipulated that, Greg -- it should be an Iris that you already own. And I had the same problem that you did -- only ONE??????? If everyone likes the game, we can always do a Round 2!! Hilarious! Yes -- it eliminates 2014 acquisitions -- but there's always next year...................(need a winking icon!)
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Jan 12, 2015 8:28 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
Amazon Bride is pretty!! Lovey dubby
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Jan 12, 2015 9:39 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Most of my named Iris were received in 2014, so I won't have many to add to the game unless I pick which one I think I will like best based on photographs? Big Grin

Going to pick Adriatic Waves. Blue is about my favorite color. Smiling
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Jan 12, 2015 9:46 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I have several 'A' iris that I like, but many of them are new, so I don't have pictures of them blooming yet.

Of the older ones, I'll go with Alpine Butterfly.


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Jan 12, 2015 10:33 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
Oooh, that is one pretty butterfly, Pam! Lovey dubby
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Jan 12, 2015 11:20 PM CST
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator Plant Identifier Region: Nebraska Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Jan 12, 2015 11:20 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Pretty!

I have one A, Ambroisie.

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Jan 12, 2015 11:21 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Kent, that is gorgeous!
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Jan 12, 2015 11:21 PM CST
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
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Jan 12, 2015 11:52 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
"A" is for "All of them" *Blush*

Some beautiful choices you have all made!
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Jan 13, 2015 1:35 AM 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
I'm with Rob Smiling

'Absolute Treasure'
Thumb of 2015-01-13/Henhouse/f25bb7
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Jan 13, 2015 2:00 AM 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...A stands for Arthouse!! Hurray!

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Jan 13, 2015 4:03 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Fun thread, thanks Mary Ann, I'm afraid some of my favorites here will be from the new ones I planted last year, but I don't have pics yet. Also many of them have been posted already, so I'll choose "All About Spring"


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Jan 13, 2015 7:28 AM 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
Oh -- this is great. I'm seeing Irises I either haven't seen before, or saw in a group so didn't fully appreciate.

Marilyn -- my first *A* thought was Arthouse! I'm glad someone picked that one!! I love that Iris!!

Debra and Sue -- I love both of those Irises! Had to go check my database to see if I have them -- I do!! Got them in 2013, so may have bloomed last spring. I still haven't finished my database work with the 2014 photos, so couldn't use one of those for my *A* Iris. Oh -- and special *dispensation* for you Deb -- you're an Iris newbie, so haven't had time to make your photographic collection.

Good choice Kent -- that is one gorgeous Iris!!

Sherry -- I keep looking at Absolute Treasure, every time I see it, and think *I need to get that one*. Your picture is beautiful! Lovey dubby

Celia -- what a wonderful color on your Iris. I'm going to check the database here on ATP to learn more about it!

Pam -- Alpine Butterfly is a delicate beauty. Going to check it out in the database too.

Tom -- same goes for yours. I've got a question -- do the falls fade in color as the bloom ages, or are the lighter falls in the second picture the result of lighting? I sure love the bright yellow rim around the standards.
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Jan 13, 2015 7:38 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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No it doesn't fade, must be just the lighting. The picture is the same bloom taken seconds apart.
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Jan 13, 2015 7:42 AM 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
OK -- I checked it in the database, and all of the photos look like your first one, so I thought that was likely the case. It sure is a pretty thing!!
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Jan 13, 2015 7:45 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
It's very pretty, but it sure likes to pout for about the first 2 years, then it kind of takes off and does OK.
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Jan 13, 2015 7:54 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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Since Absolute Treasure has already been posted ~thanks Sherry~ I will post Alpine Lake.



It is icy blue with a lot of blue splatters and a few purple ones. It is an MDB and gorgeous.
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