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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 13, 2017 12:19 PM CST
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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Region: California
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UndertheSun
May 13, 2017 3:03 PM CST
That is going to be an amazing show Pam!

Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 13, 2017 3:04 PM CST
Hurray!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 13, 2017 6:47 PM CST
It sure is! How many irises are planted there Pam?
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 13, 2017 6:50 PM CST
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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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 13, 2017 6:52 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 13, 2017 6:53 PM CST
Gorgeous, Pam! Rivulet is a real cute iris. Is it an MDB?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.... and everyone else if you throw it hard enough.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 13, 2017 6:56 PM CST
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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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 13, 2017 7:02 PM CST
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!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
May 13, 2017 7:04 PM CST
Hurray!
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.... and everyone else if you throw it hard enough.
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
May 13, 2017 7:15 PM CST
What a show it's going to be! Lovey dubby
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 13, 2017 7:52 PM CST
Hurray! I am looking forward to the rest of the show!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
May 13, 2017 10:54 PM CST
Me too!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 14, 2017 4:20 AM CST
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.
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
May 14, 2017 10:01 AM CST
Hurray! I do not feel so alone now, as my season is only just beginning too. Hilarious!

Love the little ones! Lovey dubby
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
May 14, 2017 10:28 AM CST
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
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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lovemyhouse
May 14, 2017 1:45 PM CST
I had it and lost it to the rot plague last year. Shrug!
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cackle maniacally and people back away from you slowly.
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 14, 2017 6:59 PM CST
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!

Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 14, 2017 7:47 PM CST
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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UndertheSun
May 14, 2017 10:28 PM CST
Remain patient, because it sucks when the show is coming to an end.

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