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May 13, 2017 12:19 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I have been enjoying all the blooms from the Southern and Western gardens. Spring comes a bit later to Pennsylvania. Mother Nature's crazy antics have scrambled the bloom sequence here again this season. There are a mixture of minis and talls beginning to make their appearance.

Three weeks ago...

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A teaser from this week...

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May 13, 2017 3:03 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
That is going to be an amazing show Pam!
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May 13, 2017 3:04 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Hurray!
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May 13, 2017 6:47 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
It sure is! How many irises are planted there Pam?
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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May 13, 2017 6:50 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I have a few smalls in the front garden, but after drooling over all those being posted by Bonnie, Tom, Les and Queen Liz I suppose I will be adding some more this year.

Always the first to bloom is the tiny Rivulet. This one actually sent up a bloom stalk at Christmas time, which froze before it could open.

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Next up was Outspoken. This came from the '16 PNW sale.
Love the colors on this one! Lovey dubby

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Dee's Apricot Berry made a grand show this year!
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Bluebeard's Ghost haunted a little corner of the garden. Such a cutie!
Thanks Arlyn!

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May 13, 2017 6:52 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 13, 2017 6:53 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
Gorgeous, Pam! Rivulet is a real cute iris. Is it an MDB?
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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May 13, 2017 6:56 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
grannysgarden said:It sure is! How many irises are planted there Pam?


Many, many! (But ever enough) Hilarious!

There are slightly under 500 varieties in total scattered around the farm, but this bed contains "patches" of each..... so I couldn't even begin to come up with a total.
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May 13, 2017 7:02 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
grannysgarden said:Gorgeous, Pam! Rivulet is a real cute iris. Is it an MDB?


Yes! Keppel 2012 It came in a Ghio Suprise Box and broke my 'I only grow Talls Rule'. But then, rules are made to be broken!
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May 13, 2017 7:04 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
Hurray!
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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May 13, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
What a show it's going to be! Lovey dubby
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May 13, 2017 7:52 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Hurray! I am looking forward to the rest of the show!
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May 13, 2017 10:54 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
Me too!
"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 14, 2017 4:20 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
A great start to the season! My first TB opened yesterday, got a poor pic of it late with a flash, but will have to try to find time to take a pic today.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 14, 2017 10:01 AM 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
Hurray! I do not feel so alone now, as my season is only just beginning too. Hilarious!

Love the little ones! Lovey dubby
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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May 14, 2017 10:28 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
Pam wow!!! What an amazing show that will be, I can't wait to see! I absolutely love your little ones. It's great that we all have slightly different ones. Apricot Berry is so pretty, I must locate that one Lovey dubby
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May 14, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
I had it and lost it to the rot plague last year. Shrug!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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May 14, 2017 6:59 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Tom and Lilli The waiting is hard , especially when so many others are posting such beautiful pictures.....but better late than never!


Liz and Debra I should have extra this year!
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May 14, 2017 7:47 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Like other areas of the country, the weather here has been strange to say the least. A recent cool and rainy spell has held off the bloom on the Talls. Just a few of them have braved the slightly cooler than normal temps.

One of the first to show was Blatant. This is an older iris, but one that I have been waiting for two years to see.

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Delirium followed.....
Honestly that could describe my life in general! Sticking tongue out

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It took awhile, but Tessie the Tease finally opened up!
She is a single bright spot in the far side of the garden.
Thanks Greg!

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Star Woman popped out in mass!
Love this one!

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There is also one lone bloom on a clump of Daughter of Stars.
As usual, it is a huge, beautiful thing.

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Waiting impatiently for the rest of them to warm up enough to open.
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May 14, 2017 10:28 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Remain patient, because it sucks when the show is coming to an end.

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