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Jan 24, 2015 8:56 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
We're restarting this thread because my message at 10:30 last night caused the thread to be a last-week thread rather than a this-week thread. Sorry for the confusion!!
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Jan 24, 2015 9:03 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 -- my *M* Iris pick is Morning Hymn, a Schreiner's intro from l980:

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Jan 24, 2015 9:03 AM 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
No worries. I would like to make a request of all the folks who posted their M irises on the other thread please repost them here. My M for today is

Making Eyes


This one blooms in March and is taking over one of my clumps of Jewel Baby. I hate when they do that because I can only divide as they bloom. I love this little guy.
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Jan 24, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Very cute Bonnie!
"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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Jan 24, 2015 9:09 AM 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
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I don't have any Ms. I'll just keep looking until we get to O.
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Jan 24, 2015 9:11 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
Mary Ann, I can't pick only one today... Sad

Mariposa Skies


Merchant Marine


Merry Amigo
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Jan 24, 2015 9:14 AM 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
Good choices, Debra. Love the first one.
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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Jan 24, 2015 9:17 AM 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
Matt McNames is my pick.

Hard color for my digital point and shoot to capture. I had to get underneath it and use a flash, otherwise it looks more blue... like this
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Jan 24, 2015 9:19 AM 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
Either way it is gorgeous!
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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Jan 24, 2015 9:19 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
All such good choices! We have a purple blue color scheme going on here.

Well I am going to break it up! Of mine that have bloomed (Next year will be much harder!), I am going with an older variety that I really love.

Michigan Pride:

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"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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Jan 24, 2015 9:29 AM 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
Beautiful one Leslie. I live in Michigan and don't have that one... another to go on the list.
Ooh...Mariposa Skies and Making eyes... and the rest Smiling
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Jan 24, 2015 9:31 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
I love that Michigan Pride, Leslie. Can't tell ya how many times it's been on my order list -- then bumped for something else that appealed a little bit more. But MP is gorgeous -- and I'm gonna fix this, this year!!

Ken -- I had Matt McNames, and lost it. Rhizome rotted before I ever saw it bloom. It sure is a pretty thing!

Debra -- you're gonna have to control yourself, honey. Otherwise, everyone will jump on your bandwagon and pretty soon each post will be like a page long!!! Rolling on the floor laughing I sure love your choices though.............. Lovey dubby

That's a cutie pie, Bonnie!!

Celia -- those who don't have an Iris in the current letter group can pick one that they would LIKE to have. Join the fun!! Smiling
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Jan 24, 2015 9:31 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Ken - I got it at first because I am from Michigan. It is a great grower, but since it is older it is getting harder to find. I keep thinking I should pick up another one just in case, and know I should soon.
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Jan 24, 2015 9:36 AM CST
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Sunset Zone 15
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Jan 24, 2015 9:40 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
One down, three to go........................... Smiling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 24, 2015 9:43 AM 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
My Matt McNames died before its second year. I never saw it bloom in my garden. whine...
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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Jan 24, 2015 9:53 AM 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
I wonder if Matt McNames grows better in a colder climate because it grow like crazy here. I just split it up last year and made a big clump out of it... if all goes well, I should have some extra.
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Jan 24, 2015 9:55 AM 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
I would love to have another start of it Ken. I will give it one more try before I give up on it. I love the blue/black blooms.
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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Jan 24, 2015 10:02 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
Me too, please!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 24, 2015 10:04 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
But the good news is, we had the top 3 busiest threads last week, and 4 pictures in the most popular photos, with Brad's pic at the top! Nice going. Hurray!

Brad, Magical is exactly that, what a flower, and it's good parent too!
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