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Aug 10, 2015 12:20 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Just for fun, what is everyone's new favorite or most exciting purchase so far this year?


I have 2, as of today but I still have 4 orders coming sooooo maybe I might get a super awesome bonus Iris somewhere in those. Smiling

1.). Good morning sunshine ( I got this one in our local Iris society member raffle, I believe it's from mid America). It had 5 nubs on it!

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2.) Love to Party. ( got this one from Iris sisters)



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Aug 10, 2015 12:32 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Welcome, Boxergirl Welcome!
My favorite that I received this summer is Triple Dip from our society raffle last week. Don't have a picture but it is from MidAmerica and is supposed to rebloom.
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Aug 10, 2015 12:44 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
I will have to think on this one. So many to choose from it is hard to narrow down the choices. I guess if I had only one to say its the most valuable it would have to be a seedling from an iris friend that is trusting me to enjoy it when it blooms. I am really looking forward to seeing it bloom next spring. Of the ones that I have swapped for..... they are extra precious because they are connected with an ATP friend. hmmmmm....
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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Aug 10, 2015 12:51 PM CST
Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Region: North Carolina Keeper of Poultry
I'll have to think about it as well. I'm expecting more boxes so I'm hoping for some really nice ones. However, of those that I have already planted this year, I would have to say it would be
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Aug 10, 2015 12:51 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
It doesn't have to be just one! Lol. Sometimes it's too hard to decide!


Sooo. I have to share because I am seriously seriously happy with a new vendor I tried this year! Iris sisters! If you have not purchased from robin, you don't know what you are missing! I just received my last order from her for this year! This was my second order! I placed it on Tuesday last week and received it today. I also got as many bonus Iris as iris I ordered!!! Boy did she figure out how to keep a customer for life! I love it! They are huge and super healthy!
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Aug 10, 2015 12:53 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Eric, that is beautiful!
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Aug 10, 2015 12:55 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
janielouy said:Welcome, Boxergirl Welcome!
My favorite that I received this summer is Triple Dip from our society raffle last week. Don't have a picture but it is from MidAmerica and is supposed to rebloom.


Here is a picture of your triple dip Jane! Smiling She's beautiful!

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Aug 10, 2015 12:56 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
Iris Sisters are fantastic vendors. They always give bonuses and try to give you something along the lines of what you have ordered. I usually order the SDB's and my bonuses are all medians.
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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Aug 10, 2015 12:59 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


Triple Dip from our ATP database.
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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Aug 10, 2015 1:00 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
cross posted. 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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Aug 10, 2015 1:10 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Bonnie, great minds think alike!
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Aug 10, 2015 1:17 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Welcome Jen! Welcome! Those are some nice looking rhizomes! Thumbs up

There's too many I'm looking forward to seeing. I could (maybe) narrow it down to 40. Hilarious!
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Aug 10, 2015 1:56 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
Well, My favorite new Keppel (all of these are based on pictures) is

My favorite new Blyth is

My favorite new Paul Black is

My Favorite new Tom Johnson is

My favorite new Ghio is


Well, that's today, ask me tomorrow and I might have a while new bunch. Just call me the Fickle Cheese Head!
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 10, 2015 2:02 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
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 10, 2015 2:10 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
What A Beauty is an exceptionally beautiful pink...... and Mordor is a must have. I only have about forty of the MDB's and am trying not to add many new ones as I want to add some historics but that little Elf Esteem would be an exception. sigh
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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Aug 10, 2015 2:12 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
tom, im going to have to invest in the marring kind! that is amazing!!!! I love the watercolors also, and I plan to add that to my collection down the line especially since I have 2 grandmother and a grandfather that were amazing watercolor artists.
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Aug 10, 2015 3:32 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
Gosh, I can't choose just one so I'll go for a few.

First up has got to be Thornbird.


Second, Silverado


My third is an historic, Rhages.

I am so much looking forward to seeing all the new ones but these in particular. Everyone's choices are beauties!
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Aug 10, 2015 3:34 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
I am interested in SDB Portland Pink from mid America. It blooms late so will extend the SDB season. I wonder what happens when crossed with Mordor.
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Aug 10, 2015 3:53 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
irisarian said:I am interested in SDB Portland Pink from mid America. It blooms late so will extend the SDB season. I wonder what happens when crossed with Mordor.


Spoken like a true hybridizer!!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 10, 2015 5:17 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Jen, welcome!...and I can't agree more with your praise for Iris Sisters!
Robin gives such personalized service - and so many bonuses! She's just
about my fave!

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