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May 16, 2015 5:44 PM 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
Raspberry Swirl Opened about 8:00 a.m. Hasn't completely relaxed yet for a good picture, but it's what I have right now with a thunderstorm looming in the west. Have two others trying to open too, but didn't quite make it. One will have "birth defects", but the other looks normal.

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May 16, 2015 5:55 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
Happy first TB to you Tom!
"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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May 16, 2015 6:03 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thank Leslie, I'll take a better pic of a later bud. This was the FFO and not to shapely.
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May 16, 2015 8:09 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
Yes -- but it's begun Tom -- happy, happy day!!! Hurray!
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May 16, 2015 8:14 PM 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
Hurray! Just getting stalks on my TB's here...so it won't be long.
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May 16, 2015 8:17 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
YAY Tom and Ken!!! Mine are done so I will enjoy yours.
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May 16, 2015 8:31 PM 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
Hurray! Did you go put an umbrella over it to protect it? Hilarious!
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May 17, 2015 3:52 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
There's two more open on Raspberry Swirl this morning, and they are nicer blooms, it has 14 bloom stalks and I can't wait to see the clump later. I also have another one open I noticed in the dark when I took the dogs out this morning.
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May 17, 2015 5:33 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
Well, I guess I'm just not supposed to take pictures yet. Have a few open, took lots of blurry pictures, so I guess it's not light enough out yet. Only one turned out, and it's more blue then it should be but I'll show it to you anyway. This is Number 2 of the TB's and it's Mariposa Sky Looking a bit blue and fuzzy.
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May 17, 2015 5:35 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
It may be blurry a bit but its still an iris, Tom. lol
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May 17, 2015 7:44 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
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 17, 2015 7:54 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
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May 17, 2015 7:56 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
Number 3 is my own Purple Seedling.
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May 17, 2015 8:37 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Love the lavender edge on Raspberry Swirl!
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May 17, 2015 9:15 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
Tom, I really like that beard on your seedling!
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May 17, 2015 10:54 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Your "purple" has been blooming here, for about a week, Tom.....and, by the way...it got LOTS of comments yesterday from those touring the beds Thumbs up
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May 17, 2015 11:40 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
That's nice. Smiling
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May 17, 2015 3:12 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
First IB opened 'Carriwitched' last year's photo.
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May 18, 2015 6:21 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
Number 4 of the TB's opened yesterday, but it was so windy I couldn't get a good picture. This morning there are two of them open. This is Fancy Dress.
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May 18, 2015 6:46 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
That's a nice, nice, color. Tom Thumbs up ! I noticed many of mine are opening "all at once"...several blooms on several stalks......it's going to be over pretty quick this year, I' afraid ! Although, it's supposed to cool way down for the next few days, that should help.

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