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Oct 20, 2016 10:09 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I have little time this morning, so sitting here with my cup of coffee I decided to make a top 10 most wanted list for next year. I left off the 2015-2016's (soon to be 2017's) because that could be a list in itself.

Today, my top 10 list looks like this:
Captain Thunderbolt
Carousel of Dreams
House Arrest
Maggie Beth
Midnight Embers
Patchwork Puzzle
Seasons In The Sun
Strut Your Stuff
Touch of Mahogany
Tuscan Summer

I'm sure it will change a little when Spring rolls around.
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Oct 20, 2016 10:19 AM 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 could help you with 4 of those.......
"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, 2016 10:50 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Really? Thank you! Hurray!
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Oct 20, 2016 10:58 AM 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
Rob, I thought my Patchwork Puzzle was a goner - but it's got 3 increases! We'll see.
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Oct 20, 2016 11:01 AM 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
Is that one a slow grower Jan?
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Oct 20, 2016 11:11 AM 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
Liz, it was in the least desirable bed, far from the house and the hose, and it got dry. So I dug it up and found the three increases. It's in the deck "nursery" and doing well.

This photo "sold" me on Patchwork Puzzle!

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Oct 20, 2016 11:33 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Rob- already told you I would send you Tuscan Summer. Also have Touch of Mahogany, Maggie Beth and Strut Your Stuff.
"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, 2016 11:40 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
During the heat of the Tuscan Summer, Stan went up to Maggie Beth and asked her "Would you like a Touch of Mahogany?". For which Maggie replied, "go ahead and Strut Your Stuff"...
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Oct 20, 2016 11:43 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Yippy! Hurray! Thank you Leslie! Thumbs up

Anyone else sharing their top 10?
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Oct 20, 2016 11:44 AM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I think you should be put under house arrest for that one, Rob. And who is Stan? Rolling my eyes.
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Oct 20, 2016 11:50 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Oct 20, 2016 11:57 AM 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
My top 10 doesn't include the irises I'll be ordering from Tempo Two since they won't be on my wishlist for long Sticking tongue out

Magic Mirror
I Meant to Do It
Big Band
Mood Ring
Sergey
Party Rock
Edge of the World
Big Hat No Cows
Chocolate Soup
Sutton’s 2017 Mego intro – name in progress
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Oct 20, 2016 12:00 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Liz, I can send you Edge of the World next year. Chocolate Soup is still a single rhizome, but she plumped up nicely. I left off some Mego's that are on my list too.
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Oct 20, 2016 12:24 PM CST
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Foliage Fan Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses
Hostas Birds Multi-Region Gardener Cat Lover Dog Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
UndertheSun said:Mika, here's the story of Stan, Don and Teenybopper:
The thread "Amazing Don, Private Eye - Case of the missing Teenybopper" in Irises forum

Its companion thread:
The thread "Amazing Dan Companion thread" in Irises forum


OK now I know who Stan is.
Those threads are absolutely hilarious and brilliant - I looked at the start thinking I'd skim a few posts, and ended up completely hooked. If you read it all at once, as a story, it's tears-down-your-face funny. Rolling on the floor laughing Congrats to everyone who contributed. And Thank You! for the laugh.
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Oct 20, 2016 1:09 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
My top ten right now would be....
Burlesque cutie
Mordor
Canine Caper
Mesa Sunrise
Orange Obsession
Here Come The Clowns
Morning Hues
My Cher
Mordor
Comic
Scroundel

All SDB's of course. I have a few more (few!!!) I am looking for but for now these are at the top of my list.
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, 2016 1:19 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
Thanks Rob, that would be great!

Bonnie, I got a lot of those this year and they came with a bunch of increases already so check back in with me next Spring if you still need/want them.
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Oct 20, 2016 1:32 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, tree mail me possibilities so I don't order them. I know a lot can happen to a garden between now and sharing time but I would rather trade, or for postage, and order the ones from vendors that no one has to share.
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, 2016 1:32 PM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Well Bonnie, I'm guessing you really, reeeally want 'Mordor'?? Big Grin

Burlesque Cutie is on my list too - and I'm only listing some of those I have a chance of getting here:


Elf Esteem

Burlesque Cutie
Puddy Tat

Audace
Dance with Dragons
Chocolatier
Ghost Writer
Haunted Heart
Midnight Embers
Private Eye

All on my 'to get' list for 2017 and they have plenty of company! Whistling
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Oct 20, 2016 1:47 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
Elf Esteem is on my list too! Yes, got carried away dreaming of Mordor. 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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Oct 20, 2016 1:50 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
Oh God it's too early for dear Stan and the gang already. Rolling on the floor laughing That has to come at the height of the winter light deprivation season. Blinking My top ten are yet to be determined. It will be made up of new introductions I'm sure and I haven't seen those yet.

Bonnie must really like Mordor, it's on her list twice! Smiling
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