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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 3, 2017 6:54 PM CST
I know. They're very close , aren't they. Your Peking Dancer is in a totally different bed,next to Jane Eyre - and I almost got them mixed up! When I re-do the beds in the fall, I'm going to re-plant them further apart. Just thinking about it makes me tired. How're the baby horses?
let the mystery be
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
May 4, 2017 4:16 AM CST
Baby horse is doing well, I should have another one soon.
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
May 4, 2017 5:32 AM CST
Love your garden Jan! There's a magical quality about a garden juxtaposed against a natural, wooded background Lovey dubby
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 4, 2017 9:12 AM CST
Thanks, Neal. The redwoods are like 80ft tall plants!

Looking forward to new baby pictures, Tom!
let the mystery be
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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
May 4, 2017 10:50 AM CST
I was thinking Peking Dancer too. Wow but those two look alike, and it is a more unusual color to have match. Blinking
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)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 4, 2017 10:57 AM CST
More tb's blooming today



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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
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grannysgarden
May 4, 2017 2:40 PM CST
Beautiful, Jan. Smiling
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
May 4, 2017 10:05 PM CST
Lovely irises and garden, Jan! Thumbs up
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
May 4, 2017 11:42 PM CST
Love Project Runway and Cameo Minx. Do they grow well?
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
May 5, 2017 12:36 AM CST
Project Runway just went on my list. Can't do that; it's already there!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 5, 2017 9:04 AM CST
Feeling frustrated this a.m.! I either need a new camera or new eyes! I am going to take the camera in for an overhaul. It's about 8 years old.
Anyway, I rushed out a 7 am. to cut some stalks for tomorrow's Santa Rosa Iris Society show. It looks like rain, and I didn't want them to get soaked. But I forgot my mosquito repellent! Sitting here scratching.
But there's some so-so shots. I'll i.d. later.
The blue ones are from my all blue section/ Won't do that again!
Whisper her Name stopped me in my tracks!\

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Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
May 5, 2017 9:21 AM CST
What a display in that last picture!! Drooling
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 5, 2017 10:20 AM CST
Thanks, Liz. The Mexican dogwood is so beautiful right now. Wish the picture quality was better. DH thinks I may have auto focus turned on but I'm still trying to use the manual feature. It's raining now, but I'll try more shots later.
Sighing!
let the mystery be
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
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grannysgarden
May 5, 2017 10:35 AM CST
They will keep blooming for a bit so there will be time to get more photos. They are beautiful, Jan. Smiling
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 5, 2017 11:58 AM CST
I think this photo of the path to the garden. after the rain, is a bit more in focus.

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let the mystery be
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises
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AndreaD
May 5, 2017 12:01 PM CST
Looking good, Jan.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
May 5, 2017 8:33 PM CST
Thanks Andrea,
I spent the day trying to choose which iris stalks to cut for the trip down to the Santa Rosa iris show. There are so many rules in the judging - but lots of helpful guidelines too! Of course, the condition of the bloom (s)is very important - and they should look fresh. So I was looking anxiously at several that were almost in full bloom, and trying to predict how they'd look at 4 or 5 a.m. Saturday morning, when we'd drive down to Santa Rosa for the jurying, later in the morning.It's almost a 2 hour drive - with buckets of flowerstalks in the back seat! I cut a few yesterday that didn't pass the cut. They got wilty. Fortunately I've got a lot to choose from. The rain this morning prompted me to cut some more. So many just turn to mush.
However, I'm delighted at how well my first cross is holding up. Out of 3 blooms on the plant, the first to open lasted for several days, until I decided to collect pollen from it and to do some pollen daubing. It soon folded after that. However,the other 2 are holding up nicely - no wilting, even in the rain!
This is the hardy pair today after several hours of rain.
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My helper, Ace

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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
May 5, 2017 11:49 PM CST
Good luck at the show tomorrow, Jan.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 6, 2017 12:09 AM CST
Rain? Blinking It's been sunny and hot and the ground is dry and cracked.

Good luck Jan!

Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs Heucheras
cbunny41
May 6, 2017 12:38 AM CST
Good luck, Jan

Our Early Show is tomorrow. All I have are IBs although I may have an SDB Blend of Blue. I'll have to pick in the morning as I got in my recliner to rest about 5 pm and didn't wake up until 9 and darkness. Yesterday it was 88 but it is going to cool down on Sunday.

The only TB I have open is Texas Two Step which opened almost two weeks ago. I have color showing on about four others but not near blooming. Hopefully by the 20th and our regular show, I'll be in peak bloom.

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