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Dec 12, 2016 6:34 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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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
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Dec 12, 2016 6:57 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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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:

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Dec 12, 2016 8:15 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
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
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Dec 12, 2016 8:30 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
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
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Dec 12, 2016 10:28 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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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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Dec 12, 2016 11:20 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Dec 12, 2016 11:22 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Dec 12, 2016 12:14 PM 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
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
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Dec 12, 2016 1:21 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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It is also National Ambrosia Day: Funny how the iris are all in the same color family!







"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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Dec 12, 2016 1:28 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
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.
"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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Dec 12, 2016 2:48 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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Dec 12, 2016 2:52 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Dec 12, 2016 4:32 PM 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
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
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Dec 12, 2016 6:47 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Dec 12, 2016 7:16 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 tag for Sinister Desire lost the S, so in my garden it now shows as Inister Desire. Really have to fix that!
"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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Dec 13, 2016 2:52 AM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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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! )

Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Dec 13, 2016 4:45 AM 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
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Dec 13, 2016 5:06 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
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
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Dec 13, 2016 5:20 AM 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
It's also Frank Sanatra's birthday! I don't know if that counts.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Dec 13, 2016 6:11 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Sure it counts! Especially when there is an iris to celebrate the event! Hurray!
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