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May 27, 2016 4:46 PM CST
Name: Ruth Schlegel
Fowler, CO (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Heucheras Irises
I have several iris that bloomed for the first time this year that I had never grown before. I was thinking today what my favorite new iris is.

When I first saw 'That's All Folks', I fell in love with it and couldn't stop taking pictures of it, so that has to be my favorite. Lovey dubby

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'That's All Folks'

But then, there's 'A Grape Fit' , a bonus iris sent by Schreiners. I fell in love with it the minute it started blooming. Thumbs up

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'A Grape Fit'!

Oh, but wait a minute! I forgot about 'Mango Entree'! My mouth watered every time I looked at it: Drooling

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'Mango Entree'

But I can't leave out 'Jump for Joy'! I hadn't seen it in years, and then suddenly this year, there it was! Maybe this is my favorite "new" iris this year: Confused

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'Jump for Joy'

Oh, well, Guess I can't pick just one. Shrug! Anyone else out there have some new favorites you grew for the first time? Thank You!
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May 27, 2016 5:06 PM CST
Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Region: North Carolina Keeper of Poultry
I had a lot of first time bloomers this year that were beautiful but if I had to pick one it would have to be:
Pretty Ballerina
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I guess I couldn't pick just one because 1b was amazing. I didn't get a good pic of it but it was Louisa's Song. Simply amazing!
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May 27, 2016 5:36 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
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These four were all new to me this season and I could not choose but they were all drop-dead gorgeous as well as large flowers.
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May 27, 2016 6:14 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, I have a lot that haven't bloomed yet so it's a bit early for me to pick a favorite, then again I'd have a new one every day. I'll have to give this some thought and see what I come up with.
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May 27, 2016 7:04 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Changes by the minute!
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May 27, 2016 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
Oh my. I do have favorites that bloomed for the first time. Just need to get the pics ready to post. And then to narrow it down ..... I got over 200 last year so this is going to be hard! You just want first time blooms or all blooms?
"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 27, 2016 8:12 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
Oh Eric!!!!!!! Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 27, 2016 8:18 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Lestv said:Oh my. I do have favorites that bloomed for the first time. Just need to get the pics ready to post. And then to narrow it down ..... I got over 200 last year so this is going to be hard! You just want first time blooms or all blooms?



All of them...of course!! Sticking tongue out Hilarious!
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May 27, 2016 8:19 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
My Pretty Ballerina didn't bloom this year. Sad

Guess I should put you down for future increases Mary Ann?
"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 27, 2016 8:21 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
Oh heavens Pam, that could go on a bit!!! Hilarious!
"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 27, 2016 8:25 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
'Finishing School'
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'Sharp Edge' (thanks Tom)... a veritable bloom factory, & is fast growing..
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'Poodle Parade' was another that outdid itself blooming... and those fat red beards!!
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'Rare Coin'. Huge flowers and long bloom.
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'Jungle Shadows'.. pictures don't do it justice.. There's nothing like it.
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'Oil Painting'. Just lovely.
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'French Lavender' was just beautiful!
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'American Original'... wowser!
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'Sights Unlimited'.. great colors, long bloom & horns!
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There were most likely more that had finished blooming at the time my computer died... so these will have to be my favorite Mid to late bloomers..
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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May 27, 2016 8:29 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
Lestv said:My Pretty Ballerina didn't bloom this year. Sad

Guess I should put you down for future increases Mary Ann?


But of course!!!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 27, 2016 8:36 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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May 27, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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May 27, 2016 10:46 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Another one that I loved
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May 27, 2016 10:53 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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May 27, 2016 10:56 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Can't forget this beauty.
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May 28, 2016 5:31 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
My favorite first bloom this year was Star Appeal, but it seems to be a slow and weak grower.

Simply Coral was gorgeous and is way up on the list.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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May 28, 2016 5:37 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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May 28, 2016 6:28 AM CST
Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Region: North Carolina Keeper of Poultry
Muddymitts said:

But of course!!!! Green Grin!


If Leslie can't I probably can. I'm guessing the moratorium will be over by then? Hilarious!

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