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May 25, 2015 8:54 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 -- it's all winding down. This is the saddest time of the year. Still some blooms in the garden, including one that just started yesterday.

Breakers:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/4378ca The bloom stalk on this Iris is a whopping 46" tall!!! It kept growing.....and growing.....and growing....
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/42cfb9 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/13e551 And would ya look at all the diamond dusting!!

Rustler's last bloom is missing something -- actually, a couple of somethings:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/d8bc42

Brazilian Art is wrapping up the season:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/173c6c

Whispering Spirit:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/54fb3e

Darcy's Choice was looking pretty this year -- thanks Lori!!!
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/2b02b9 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/828ee5

Peppermint Cream's blooms are a little soft -- but there's still a couple of buds left:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/a27217 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/d33edc Green Grin!

Haute Les Voiles:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/bff0cb

Fringe of Gold getting ready to close up:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/c057aa

Poem of Ecstasy:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/e3513e

Slipping Away (appropriately named):
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/993d20 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/92ab14

Goodbye *Blue Reflection* -- see you next spring:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/596ca0

French Riviera has been a stand-out this year:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/1f32d8

Ring Around Rosie:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/b79f2c Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/e94fe9

Calamity Carol (this is a beautiful iris):
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/75ee57 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/11c1e4

Last clump of the season:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/9d0771

And a surprise appearance -- my NOID Yellow/White -- where I didn't know it was planted!! Whistling
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/923296 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/e807c8

First summer flower this year -- an unusual Gerbera Daisy -- love the feathery petals:
Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/270cf2 Thumb of 2015-05-25/Muddymitts/b437e2

Green Grin!
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May 25, 2015 9:34 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
A very nice "closing act", MaryAnn ! Thumbs up
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May 25, 2015 9:34 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
It comes all too soon. But now you can plan for all the new ones! Smiling
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May 25, 2015 9:41 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
Oh Tom - some of us, who may have ordered a few, are already making plans (and beds) for the new ones... Whistling Whistling

Beautiful finale Mary Ann. Love your pic of Whispering Spirit!
"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 25, 2015 10:45 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
Nice ending, Mary Ann. I'll be just getting started here in a few days with the TB's. I think it is going to go fast... almost all of them are getting bloom stalks... quickly.
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May 25, 2015 11:11 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Nice ending Mary Ann! Thumbs up Love the Gerbera Daisy, I've never had any luck in growing those. Nor have I ever seen one that looks like that one.

Things are almost over here for me too. However, part of one bed thinks it's time to start things off. Gismo The Gremlin is blooming Blinking and I have stalks coming up on Head Games and American Maid.

I also have a few rebloomers that bloomed in March that are sending up some new stalks.
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May 25, 2015 11:16 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
Nothing wrong with blooms that want to keep on coming Rob!
"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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