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Mar 30, 2016 2:06 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
All you gals showin' yer bloomers! What is the world comin' to?
"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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Mar 30, 2016 2:27 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
Too funny, Leslie!
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Mar 30, 2016 2:28 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
Plicutie is darling! Absolute Joy looks like a baby 'Notorious'.. I'd have either of them in a heartbeat...
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Mar 30, 2016 2:34 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
One of the first orange ones to bloom is SDB Autumn Orange, Donald Spoon, 2003. I had a hard time capturing this ones really orange color.

Here is the true color.


here is a photo taken late in the day.
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Another share and a rebloomer. Smiling
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Mar 30, 2016 2:38 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
Sherry, this is Plicutie's second year in my garden and it is a really enthusiastic historic. I will probably need to thin it this June. Whistling
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Mar 30, 2016 2:46 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
This is a little guy that has been around for a bit. It grows well and has a lot going on.

SDB Being Busy, Ben Hager, 1993


This little guy reminds me a bit of the TB Mastery. Perhaps its the yellow standards and wide rim on the falls.
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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Mar 30, 2016 2:50 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
IB Allah, Mrs.M Doriot, 1957.



The iris powers that be decided several years ago that this iris should be classified as a Standard Dwarf and then did nothing to change its class. Oh, well. It fits with the little guys but will be listed as an IB until, or if ever, it is officially changed.
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Mar 30, 2016 3:30 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nice !! I was hoping for "bloomer shots", but iris pictures are nice, too Sticking tongue out !
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Mar 30, 2016 3:52 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
ARLYN!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Mar 30, 2016 4:02 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
This is a 2003 Thomas Johnson SDB named Attendant.



The falls are very bright and the standards dark and velvety.
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Mar 30, 2016 4:06 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
SDB Baby Snowflake. A. Peterson, 1962-63




This is a little creamy white iris that has long lasting and larger than SDB average blooms.
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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Mar 30, 2016 5:01 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Baby Snowflake is *supposed* to rebloom....it hasn't offered to for ME....yet!...but hope springs eternal !!
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Mar 30, 2016 5:02 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
It sure does, Arlyn. And it will be a great color in the summer/fall garden. smiles
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Mar 30, 2016 5:13 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
This little guy is really a beauty. SDB Ballistic, Paul Black, 2002




The tops of the standards are so dark and velvety that if they were black you could not see them. It is a little guy with wide standards and falls. It has a little more yellow where my photos show all white.
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Mar 30, 2016 5:54 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
This is an SDB by Barry Blyth, 2002.



This little guy is very pale lavender with purple stripes and a lavender/blue beard. I love this one and it blooms every year.
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Mar 30, 2016 6:27 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
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Mar 30, 2016 6:48 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Are SDBs all really that short? It seems weird having a bloom practically on the ground. They are all gorgeous though.
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Mar 30, 2016 7:23 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
So sorry, Lucy. It's name is Awake.
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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Mar 30, 2016 7:26 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
Liz, MDB's are under 8 inches tall, SDB's are between 8 and 16 inches tall. Over 16 inches are the IB's. Most years, for the bearded irises, the shortest bloom first followed by the next highest and finishing with the TB's. This year they are a little out of order.
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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Mar 30, 2016 8:40 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 grow these two close together. Both are yellow with blue beards but one is pale and the other bright. The contrast emphasizes the difference.

SDB Little Blue Eyes, John Weiler, 1993


SDB Sheldon Butt, O. D. Niswonger, 1995
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