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Oct 20, 2015 4:41 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
The weather is getting colder. We mostly have our new iris buys planted or potted, and we have the long wait ahead to see them bloom next spring. So why not post a random picture or two of those that have bloomed for you in the past? They don't even have to be this year's blooms. I am sure there are worthy pics lurking on all of your computers, tablets, phones, etc.

I suggest you keep your posting to no more than 3 a day because we have a long winter ahead, and need a daily iris fix!!

Kid Gloves - sort of overlooked by all the showy newcomers this year, but this little newcomer is sweet too.



Footloose - an oldie but goodie:


Now it's someone else's turn to play! Smiling Hurray!
"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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Oct 20, 2015 5:10 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
I just came in from watering and as I did a walkabout I was counting the new ones for next year and paying homage to the old tried and true ones. Here are a couple that I enjoyed this spring.

TB Call Me Reba


TB Shipmate First Class


These were created by an Arkansas hybridizer, Mark Grumbine. Mark is going out of the iris business now but he is still a world of information. I am glad that I have a few of his in my garden.
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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Oct 20, 2015 5:23 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
Oooh, I love the pale hints of lilac and gold on Shipman. You are fortunate indeed.
"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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Oct 20, 2015 5:38 PM 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
I sure like Kid Gloves. Smiling

My three favorites this year were:

By Jeeves


Cotillion Gown


Trillion
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Oct 20, 2015 5:47 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
This is Ball Room. I've had it for a while, and it just keeps doing well every spring. I've shared it down to about 3 rhizomes this year, and the ones I have left are pretty small, but I bet it will still bloom this spring.
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Oct 20, 2015 5:51 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
This is Brilliant Idea. It's a very good grower, bloomer and all around nice one to have in the garden. I look forward to it's nice blue color and big yellow Caterpillar beards every spring.
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Oct 20, 2015 5:54 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
You guys are posting beautiful pictures. Amazing shot of Trillion Debra, and also Brilliant Idea Tom! It is nice too because I am already seeing iris I have never seen before. How wonderful is that!!! Hurray! Hurray!
"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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Oct 20, 2015 5:59 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
This is Sharp Dressed Man. It too is a great performer, growing fast, and blooming a long season, and oh the fragrance.
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Oct 20, 2015 6:45 PM 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
I received Sharp Dressed Man this year as an order bonus.
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Oct 20, 2015 7:10 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
Now I can't wait until tomorrow to post a few more. Lol. I love seeing garden favorites.
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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Oct 20, 2015 7:18 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Here is a few of mine. Its from years past but they always give at least a few good weeks,


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Oct 20, 2015 8:06 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
They don't have to be favorites. You probably all have some you take for granted. Or maybe just forgot how much you liked. Variety is the spice of life, and this gives us an opportunity to share some that maybe we forgot, or have a photo of that we never posted. Just a revisit of iris past as it were. Tomorrow I think I will post some bonus iris because I have been blessed with some amazing iris. You didn't order them, but are ones you wouldn't do without. I have a lot of these!
"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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Oct 20, 2015 8:07 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
tveguy3 said:This is Sharp Dressed Man. It too is a great performer, growing fast, and blooming a long season, and oh the fragrance.




And thanks Tom, fragrance is a big extra selling point to me!
"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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Oct 20, 2015 8:10 PM CST
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Irises Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Here are my 3 for today, these are my tired and true happy with whatever happens to them, and they bloom every year no matter what.
Great gatsby

Connection

Jurassic Park
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Oct 20, 2015 8:13 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
I am starting to really appreciate the tried and true. You get all these lovely iris and some work for your garden, some don't. Lovely ones you have to count on Jen!
"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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Oct 20, 2015 8:21 PM 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
Leslie, I don't care much for Space Age Iris, but I am in deep and abiding love with the gold dusting on Trillion. Lovey dubby
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Oct 20, 2015 8:29 PM CST
Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
Irises Lilies Region: Idaho
Boxergirl said:Here are my 3 for today, these are my tired and true happy with whatever happens to them, and they bloom every year no matter what.
Great gatsby

Connection

Jurassic Park



Connection is gorgeous,Jan. I love a vivid amoena. I tip my hat to you.
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Oct 20, 2015 8:38 PM 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
Forgot to say that Cotillion Gown was a bonus from a Keith Keppel order. I spent what to me was an unimaginable amount of money on getting Ride the Waves from him. By Jeeves was a 'nice, but just to fill out the order' choice and I ended up happier with Cotillion Gown and By Jeeves than I was with Ride the Waves. Hilarious!
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Oct 20, 2015 8:58 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
I have some that worked out that way too. Sometimes you make such a fuss then the first bloom makes you wonder.... I am hoping that they grow on me!

And glad to see you posting Debra. Looks like Texas is in for some flooding. Hope your area will be okay.
"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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Oct 20, 2015 9:09 PM 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
I do like Ride the Waves, it is gorgeous. I just was amused that I liked the other two in the box better. Hilarious!

Thank you, Leslie. Feeling better these days. We are so dry (back to the Exceptional Drought stage) that I will be happy to see whatever we get. Smiling
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