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May 14, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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Irises come in about every imaginable color except true red. They grow well almost anywhere in Zone 5a/b when given adequate care. No garden in this region is complete without them. Pictured in the banner are some very favorites; Vanity's Child, Sunshine And Snow, Holy Night, Elizabeth Poldark & Dynamite.

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Now that this banner is up I am posting a complete photo of the irises used in it.
For me they are a little nostalgic since they were among some that I kept, even
though I've downsized considerably over the years. I am especially fond of Holy
Night and Elizabeth Poldark in this group. I have since eliminated Dynamite
not because of dislike, but simply because of time and space.

Vanity' Child is exceptionally nice in every way. Sunshine And Snow is a good looking iris from Schreiners.
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Holy Night was introduce in 1983 by K. Mohr, and is listed as a 'purple' with a deep 'purple' beard. It is an
exquisite iris because of its velvety texture, and shifting of color hues between sun and shady conditions.
As the old saying goes, 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. This one and Elizabeth Poldark need no
explanation why they have become favorites.
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And of course there's Dynamite. If possible I would grow them all. But, time, age, space and other
constraints do not allow that.
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May 14, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Name: Vickie
southern Indiana (Zone 6b)
Bee Lover Garden Photography Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: United States of America
Region: Indiana Garden Art Annuals Clematis Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 2
Absolutely gorgeous banner! I tip my hat to you.
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
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May 14, 2015 6:29 PM CST
Name: Catmint/Robin
PNW WA half hour south of Olym (Zone 8a)
Region: Pacific Northwest Region: Mid-Atlantic Region: Maryland Butterflies Bee Lover Native Plants and Wildflowers
Echinacea Azaleas Forum moderator Cottage Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Beautiful! Hurray!
"One of the pleasures of being a gardener comes from the enjoyment you get looking at other people's yards”
― Thalassa Cruso
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May 14, 2015 7:01 PM CST
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
Daylilies Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level
Lovely blend of colors Leon I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
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May 14, 2015 7:22 PM CST
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Morning Glories Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
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Such a cheerful banner with all the colors. Thumbs up
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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May 15, 2015 8:44 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
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I agree with everything everyone else stated! Thumbs up
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May 15, 2015 5:24 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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Thanks for all your comments & thumbs. Iris week was really nice and I'm sorry to see it go so soon.
Please enjoy a safe and pleasant week end.
Thank You!

(Edited to add: Marilyn those bunnies have my total attention! Adorable!)
Even a fool, when he shuts his mouth, is counted (as being) wise.Proverbs 17:28
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May 24, 2015 12:00 AM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
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Leon,

Thanks! Sorry I didn't see your comment til now.

They were adorable and were bunny buddies! We had Cuddles for 12 years (black/white one) who passed away March 10, 2014 and Scout for 13 years (gray/white one). He passed away April 15, 2015. They were our precious babies/kids. Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
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May 24, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
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No problem at all. Smiling We have our babies too!
It's just a 'natural' thing for us.

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May 24, 2015 7:05 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
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They look like they're family with the same coloring.
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May 24, 2015 7:55 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
They were from the same litter last April at our neighbor's farm. Our pets had died the previous year: Two cats age 18 & 19, and our little dog age 12+ (from liver failure). It is amazing how attached we get to our animals! And they are 'family' in every way. We also have five chickens so we don't lack pets now! Smiling

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May 24, 2015 8:12 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
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We don't have any kids, so our bunnies were spoiled rotten, pampered and catered to every day we had them. We miss them very much every day, especially Scout, since it is so recent.

Are your chickens pets?

So sorry for your loss. Group hug
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May 24, 2015 8:30 PM CST
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
Light is the shadow of God!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Region: United States of America Region: Indiana Vegetable Grower
Garden Ideas: Master Level Peonies Hummingbirder Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
We do treat them as pets, but not as much as the cats. The cats we talk to as though they were 'people'! And they are treated as indoor 'babies'. Smiling It is difficult to treat them any other way. They have bonded to us just like our kids (the people kids). And, yes, they are spoiled rotten! Hilarious!

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May 25, 2015 6:50 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Laughter is the Best Medicine!
Region: United States of America Rabbit Keeper Hummingbirder Salvias Charter ATP Member Birds
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Hilarious!
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