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Jan 31, 2015 7:30 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
Well -- we did it again!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

So today we start with *T*! My pick is Trade Secret:



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Jan 31, 2015 7:34 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
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I should have waited 30 seconds. Lol I'll be back with my pick of the day...
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Jan 31, 2015 7:38 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'll be waiting, Celia!

In the meantime, loved Barbara's second *S* Iris -- Supreme Sultan! -- posted last night.

And congratulations to Tom whose Private Dan/Don thread and the Companion Thread were second and third in competition. I think the Iris forum had as many posts in these three threads as all the other forums combined! I gotta go and see if I'm right about that!
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Jan 31, 2015 7:43 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
Omigosh -- our top 3 threads combined contained 541 posts. All the other top threads combined contained 200 posts!! Our Alphabet thread, all by itself, was almost double all other threads combined!!

Way to go, Iris Addicts!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Big Grin
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Jan 31, 2015 7:47 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 -- and since I hurried to get Part 4 going, I only posted one picture of Trade Secret. I'd like to post a clump shot too!

This Iris is really a delicate beauty!!
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Jan 31, 2015 7:54 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
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Certainly is a beauty!

I have to pull from my wishlist again.

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Jan 31, 2015 8:00 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Jan 31, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
OK, For my "T", here's Talisman:

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Jan 31, 2015 8:05 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
That's really a cool Iris, Celia -- that white horn against the dark purple fall really stands out!!

Nice one Arlyn -- love the blend of colors on the fall. And wouldja look at that beard!!
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Jan 31, 2015 8:21 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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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
Tracy's Sunshine. Got it for the name to go in the Memorial bed for my niece Crystal and step-nephew Tracy. From the vendor photograph, didn't think I would like it all that much...then it bloomed. Lovey dubby

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Jan 31, 2015 8:24 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
Wow...Trade Secret is a real beauty and I love those horns on TLB. Gotta love that beard on Talisman.
Planted this one last summer...hoping to see it bloom this year.

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Jan 31, 2015 8:26 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
I love it Debra, seems I'm drawn to any with a combo of white, yellow, and purple- they seem to shine in the garden.

I only have a couple of new Ts, and Tropical Passion is the one I'm most excited to see bloom.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Jan 31, 2015 8:27 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
Deb -- doncha love surprises like that? nodding

Nice one Ken -- if yours blooms, we'll need pictures doncha know!!!
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Jan 31, 2015 8:28 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
Neal -- that's a beauty!! Lookit those fat two-tone beards!!
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Jan 31, 2015 8:29 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
I agree Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Jan 31, 2015 8:29 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 really like Trade Secret, Mary Ann. For my 'T' iris I will have to go with one that is a reliable bloomer and re-bloomer, and is also just a beautiful little iris.

MDB Trimmed Velvet


Someone handed me a little rhizome of this iris at a plant exchange in April several years ago. I planted it and it bloomed that fall and has never missed a bloom time since. The only complaint possible is that it is not a fast increaser. However, maybe that is just in my area.
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 31, 2015 8:31 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
Look at that little beauty -- it really does look like velvet!!
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Jan 31, 2015 8:32 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
and the little rim around the falls matching the standards is the 'trimmed' part.
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 31, 2015 8:33 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
Oh my....seeing all thes MDB's reminds me that I really need help with those this year. *Blush*
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Jan 31, 2015 8:35 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
Help Ken? with growing, getting, stop getting, loving..... ??? We are all in such need of help! LOL
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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