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Apr 30, 2018 9:07 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
I don't have any blooms yet, but I appear to be close. Less than a week ago, I saw no bloom activity and my iris fan growth was nominal. Lots of rain with sporadic sunshine and warm temperatures has sparked a major growth spurt and I seem to very close to a flower showing up.

Who will be first to show up?

My guess is "Rare Edition" which I counted a total of 14 bloom stalks on two clumps. I am sure it will be VERY soon as I am getting temps in the "Mid 80's" this week.

Rare Edition
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Apr 30, 2018 9:12 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
And here is a list of what I saw yesterday that will bloom soon when I took a tour of the garden with the dog.

Name - number of stalks

Diggles - 10
Daughter of Stars - 2
Toe the Line - 1
Rare Edition (clump #1) - 1
Mariposa Wizard - 4
Pippi Longstocking - 5
Again & Again - 2
Tessie The Tease - 11
Breathtaking - 4
Brazen Gold - 4
Rare Edition (clump #2) - 13

Maybe I can take some pictures to show the progress.
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Apr 30, 2018 10:12 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Lots to look forward to, Greg!
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Apr 30, 2018 10:20 AM 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! Looking forward to your pics, Greg. Smiling
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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Apr 30, 2018 10:31 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Greg ~ How exciting for you after all that cold weather. Hurray!

I have one short stalk and one normal size popping up so far. The weather isn't quite warm yet. A predicted high of 54°, is in the forecast for today, with a low of 41°.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 1, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Here are a couple of pictures of things to come.

Toe The Line


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May 1, 2018 6:43 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Daughter of Stars


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May 1, 2018 6:47 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Again & Again


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This is clump #1. A second clump also has two stalks. A third has yet to show much activity
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May 1, 2018 6:48 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Popping Longstockings


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May 1, 2018 6:49 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Rare Edition


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May 1, 2018 6:51 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Diggles


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May 1, 2018 6:53 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Other stuff blooming now
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May 1, 2018 6:53 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Still more other stuff


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May 1, 2018 6:56 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
That's all the stuff from yesterday. Today's stuff soon. Temps today were in the low 80's and tomorrow's are projected to get near 90 Blinking
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May 1, 2018 6:58 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Today's pictures of other pretty. Looming stuff:


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May 1, 2018 7:00 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Now three pictures my wife took:


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May 1, 2018 7:00 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
#2


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May 1, 2018 7:01 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
#3


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May 1, 2018 7:04 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
My only iris picture of the day.

Rare Edition


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You can see a big difference from yesterday's photos. This is why I expect a bloom tomorrow. I will check it out when I leave in the morning; at like 4:30am Green Grin!
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May 1, 2018 7:20 PM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
My latest acquisition. Can't wait to start exploring and taking pictures!!


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