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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Dec 12, 2016 6:34 AM CST
This idea is not my own, but has been a fun activity in the rose forum that should work well with irises too. Pretty much every day of the year is some sort of holiday, and since there are plenty of iris names out there, there is likely a perfectly named iris for every holiday. For example, today is Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, so the iris of the day is 'Guadalupe'. Wish there was a better photo. Please feel free to play along, add others that also fit the theme of the day.

Seems like a fun winter thread Smiling

"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Dec 12, 2016 6:57 AM CST
What a great ide, Neal!
I like to follow the Rose of the Day on the Roses Forum and will love to have an Iris of the Day too! Thumbs up


Today is also Constitution Day in Thailand:

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 12, 2016 8:15 AM CST
That's a great one Lilli! Better photo too Thumbs up
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 12, 2016 8:30 AM CST
Ah, just found a site that says today is also Gingerbread House Day! There is a PCI called Gingerbread House with no photo in the database and I'm not seeing photos on other sites either.

This TB works nicely though, Gingerbread Castle


And SDB Gingerbread Man


SDB Gingerbread Trim is a cutie!


TB Gingerbread Girl
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Dec 12, 2016 10:28 AM CST
What a wonderful idea, Neal -- glad you thought of it. I'll enjoy seeing the pictures and hope to have some of my own contribute!!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Dec 12, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Ginger Ice
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I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Dec 12, 2016 11:22 AM CST
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 12, 2016 12:14 PM CST
Thanks Mary Ann! I can't take credit because it was Zuzu'z idea in the rose forum, but I figured with the plethora of named irises out there we shouldn't have any trouble finding names that fit the holiday

Nice choices Tom! Thumbs up

Today is also Poinsettia Day, and I found an historic iris named Poinsettia but haven't found a photo of it yet.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 12, 2016 1:21 PM CST
It is also National Ambrosia Day: Funny how the iris are all in the same color family!








My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 12, 2016 1:28 PM CST
And possibly my favorite "holiday" of the day - Festival of Unmentionable Thoughts

Hmmmmmm









You get the idea...... Whistling

Sure wish there was a picture of Naughty Notions as that really fits the bill.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Dec 12, 2016 2:48 PM CST
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Dec 12, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 12, 2016 4:32 PM CST
Ooooh, Festival of Unmentionable Thoughts! Hadn't run across that one, how...um....awesome! And great irises too!
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Dec 12, 2016 6:47 PM CST
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Dec 12, 2016 7:16 PM CST
My tag for Sinister Desire lost the S, so in my garden it now shows as Inister Desire. Really have to fix that!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
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Polymerous
Dec 13, 2016 2:52 AM CST
What a great idea, Neal!

I'm going to jump start the 13th, which is Saint Lucy's Day in Scandinavia. (Is it wrong to choose this iris? Hilarious! )



It's daylily season!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Dec 13, 2016 4:45 AM CST
Today is Violin day!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Dec 13, 2016 5:06 AM CST
Perfect choice Marilyn!

Great, Tom! I was curious if there would be any appropriate names for Violin Day.

Today is also National Cocoa Day..


Also found sources saying today commemorates the National Guard...
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Dec 13, 2016 5:20 AM CST
It's also Frank Sanatra's birthday! I don't know if that counts.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Dec 13, 2016 6:11 AM CST
Sure it counts! Especially when there is an iris to celebrate the event! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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