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Mar 13, 2015 12:13 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 know this will be a little slow to begin with...but I figured we need a place for everyone's new bloom photos. I finally have a descent bloom...even if it's a little stunted from being in a pot!

Pure As Gold

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Mar 13, 2015 12:17 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
See you in July Sad
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Mar 13, 2015 12:43 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
By July I will be desperately wanting to see your blooms...mine will finish in early May. I hope the photos help a little in the meantime while you have to wait!
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Mar 13, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I'm jealous. Like Lucy, it will be a long time before I see any blooms. Just today I was finally able to see some dirt through the snow that has covered my garden.
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Mar 13, 2015 1:08 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
I guess we all have to try to accept both the good and the bad about where we live. Easier said than done. Sticking tongue out I am jealous of all the rain and snow that you guys have had. I know it's been waaaay too much this year for you guys, but we have had so little and everything started out dry to begin with...I'm really worried about where we will be water-wise by the time you guys are beginning to see your first blooms. Sad

Oh well...we all have to take what mother nature brings...and do our best to appreciate it. So I'm sorry you guys have to wait...and sorry that we didn't get rain, but I'm also happy to have blooms, and happy that you have all had lots of rain and moisture to nourish your flowers. Thumbs up Gotta look at the bright side! Big Grin
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Mar 13, 2015 3:43 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
That is a gorgeous bloom, Marilyn.
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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Mar 13, 2015 4:18 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Gorgeous bloom and we would gladly send you this torrent of rain we are having today - all day and all night. Not sure how the winter will affect bloom time here.
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Mar 13, 2015 4:34 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
Thanks Bonnie! Thank You! This is it's maiden bloom. It's an older cultivar (1989) but a re-bloomer that looked like it might be a nice one. I am very pleased with it so far! Big Grin
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Mar 13, 2015 5:45 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
It's a beauty, Marilyn. Thumbs up
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Mar 13, 2015 7:06 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
All is good Marilyn. We just will be posting a tad bit along from you, then Tom and Co. start posting a tad bit along, and so it goes with the re-blooms coming yet another tad tad tad bit along. Gives us obsessives a much longer time to enjoy the blooms we love! Hurray!
"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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Mar 13, 2015 8:14 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
That's kind of how I see it Leslie! Gives us a much longer show that way! Big Grin Hurray! Hurray!
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Mar 14, 2015 3:45 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
I have one bed that is mostly made up of late bloomers. I'm hoping that I can extend that bloom season some.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Mar 14, 2015 6:25 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 have a neighbor with some early iris. I have to go see how they're coming along. Mine start a m8nth or so after theirs.

An extended bloom season seeing all of yours is going to be great!
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Mar 14, 2015 6:48 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
For the past two years, and after really weird winters, my irises have not kept to their bloom schedules. Mediums have bloomed first and the ones that are usually very early bloomed along with the rest. This year my only bloom stalk is on a medium blooming variety. I don't know if it will be a good bloom or not. We have had constant drizzle for awhile but rain is supposed to slow down and stop this weekend. On Monday 75 degrees is predicted with sun...... in mid March!!! I hope I can get through the weeds to see what is going on in the iris beds.
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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Mar 14, 2015 8:18 AM CST
Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
Amaryllis Region: Southwest Gardening Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Hybridizer Container Gardener
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Garden Photography Cactus and Succulents Bulbs Aquaponics Region: California
Iris pallida

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Mar 14, 2015 11:23 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
Well I walked about in the garden a bit. It was misting and I managed to get wet. I have 20 different dwarfs that are starting a tiny bloom stalk! I am so glad to see the promise of blooms. smiles
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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Mar 14, 2015 11:27 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
Hurray!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Mar 14, 2015 11:36 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
20! Oh that is wonderful!
"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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Mar 14, 2015 1:17 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
Wow Bonnie! It won't be long now!!! Hurray!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Mar 14, 2015 1:35 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
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! That's great Bonnie!

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