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May 31, 2015 1:56 PM 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
What were/are your favorites? I have two more just opening - Reckless in Denim and I've Got a Secret - nearly all of mine are 1st year blooms. So I'll post my list tomorrow. It won't be easy! Rolling my eyes.

Pictures appreciated!
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May 31, 2015 2:00 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
you are right, it will not be easy. I may post one and have to go back and delete it just to keep it under ten. 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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May 31, 2015 2:40 PM 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
Ten would be almost ALL mine. Lol But here goes...

My only luminata. My very favorite.
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May 31, 2015 2:42 PM 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
#2, War Chief

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May 31, 2015 2:46 PM 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
#3, Ambroisie. It's like the little black dress of the garden. Simple, elegant and goes with everything.

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May 31, 2015 2:49 PM 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
#4, Captain's Choice. It bloomed very short this year(its first)but next year will be better. I hope because I really like the color.

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May 31, 2015 2:51 PM 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
#5, I. germanica.

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May 31, 2015 2:54 PM 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
#6, any of the I. pallidas.

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May 31, 2015 2:58 PM 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
#7, Louisiana Black Gamecock. My only one. I do need more. Thumbs up

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May 31, 2015 3:01 PM 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
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May 31, 2015 3:05 PM 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
#9 is two. This deep purple and yellow. They compliment each other so well.


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May 31, 2015 3:09 PM 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
At #10 is Anvil of Darkness. Mine didn't bloom this year but one I gave to a neighbor did. This is blurry but accurate.

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That's it. My top 10. Ask me again next year and you'll get a different answer. Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 31, 2015 3:29 PM 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
I like Ambroisie a lot, Celia. Beautiful color. Must check it out in the Database!
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May 31, 2015 3:42 PM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
We are still in the middle of bloom season in Maine. I put all my new iris pics in the same folder, so I can pic 10 when they are done. Smiling
Don't make fear based decisions.
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May 31, 2015 3:43 PM 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
You have some pretty ones. Can't wait to see what you choose. Lovey dubby
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May 31, 2015 3:44 PM 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
Since Celia broke the ice on favorites, here's my preliminary 10. Had to leave out a lot!

1. Emblematic (Ghio)



2. Coffee Shop (Blyth)




3, Center Line (Thomas Johnson)




4. Strawberry Shake (Keppel)






5. Care to Dance (Schreiner)




6. Samba Queen (Blyth)


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7. Fuzzy Wuzzy Rocket (Jedlicka)




8.Bravery (Ghio)


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9.Dinner Talk (Blyth)



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10. Jamaica Me Crazy (Blyth)



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May 31, 2015 3:48 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
Holy moly - that is an impressive top ten Jan! Hurray!

And that is one very happy bee on your Black Gamecock Celia.

I haven't finished yet, but will post a top 10 (really 10, can I do it?) when I am done. Big Grin
"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 31, 2015 6:10 PM CST
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Not in order of preference but top 10 are:

1. Thornbird

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2. Shirvan

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3. Snow Blanket
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4. Magic Masquerade


5. Casa Morena

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6. Ziggy

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7. Voltigeur

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8. Timeless Moment



9. Lindbergh
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10. Nora's Thrill

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I could have done at least 15 favorites this year! Darcy's Choice, Queen's Circle, King Tut, French Maid, Tropical Fruit, Barbara Jean...I could go on and on. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 31, 2015 6:19 PM 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
Such beauty! Lovey dubby Thanks to both of you!
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May 31, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Name: Nancy Jentzsch
Southern Colorado (Zone 6a)
Lori, you (and numerous others) have convinced me that one of my first forays back into the world of irises has to be Strawberry Shake! What a beauty!
Hurray!

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