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May 16, 2018 10:05 PM 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
I am asking this question as I need a few to start the season. My season is about later than everyone else here, at least this year. It usually starts about May 15th, and yes, I do have a few in bloom. I have one SDB NOID peach colored and it is reliable and blooms every year since I got it. Also I received Cat's Eye SDB, which almost all of you have, but so far, it has not bloomed. Maybe later, or next year. along with Cat's Eye, I received another bonus, MDB Midnight. I am not sure if I will like it or not.

There are so many, and when I go through Bonnie's Bloomers (not literally!) she has so many lovelies that my head starts to spin. Mind you, I only want a few special ones, as I have loads of TBs on order. I want to place them into my perennial beds, and hopefully I will find some that bloom more than once.

Show me your favorites, and why they are special.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 17, 2018 12:03 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
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 17, 2018 8:29 PM 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
Tu Tu Turquoise


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I am sure that I could find more. I am just looking for a few, but you might know of some that might be similar that rebloom or have any differences that make it special.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 17, 2018 9:54 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
Daylilies Composter Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Keeper of Poultry
I like 'April Fanfare' and 'Barnie'.

April Fanfare
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Barnie
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May 17, 2018 10:05 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
Daylilies Composter Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Keeper of Poultry
Evelyn,

I want everything on your list. Smiling
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May 18, 2018 12:12 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
Mary ~ Most of the ones I have listed are available at Joni's Dance-In-The-Wind Iris Garden. You can email her to request a paper catalog at jrenshaw@abbnebraska.com

She also has a Facebook page if you are interested.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 18, 2018 12:16 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Evelyn, I only have a few SDB's so I can't tell you my favorites yet, I'm loving the ones you have posted though.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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May 18, 2018 12:52 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
Barbara ~ Thank You!

Of the ones you have, which ones do you like a little more than the others?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 18, 2018 1:26 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
One of my favorites and most striking is Ultimate. Second is Outspoken.
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Ultimate with Wish Upon a Star. Had many more but can't find the pic.
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Outspoken - fabulous bloomer and bery bright in the garden.
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May 18, 2018 1:32 PM 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
Janie ~ Very pretty!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 18, 2018 1:34 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5b
Dances with Dirt
Butterflies Cottage Gardener Birds Vegetable Grower Herbs Frugal Gardener
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Composter Bee Lover Garden Procrastinator Frogs and Toads
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Jewel Baby has been my favorite for years , but I think I have switched to Cheeky Kid (photo)
This life has many choices
Eternity, only two.
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May 18, 2018 9:24 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
Daylilies Composter Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Keeper of Poultry
gardengus said:Thumb of 2018-05-18/gardengus/a26cf5

Jewel Baby has been my favorite for years , but I think I have switched to Cheeky Kid (photo)


Wow! Lovey dubby
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May 19, 2018 1:00 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
Cinda ~ Very pretty!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 19, 2018 9:15 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
Charlotte ~ I especially like Breathtaking and Little Surfer Girl! Thank you for sharing your ideas.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 19, 2018 3:47 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
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Plant Identifier Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
OMG, I want them all. Drooling nodding Sighing!
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May 19, 2018 5:57 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Peonies Native Plants and Wildflowers Irises Keeps Goats Dog Lover
Daylilies Composter Cat Lover Bulbs Butterflies Keeper of Poultry
I really like 'Little Surfer Girl' and 'Electrifying'.
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May 19, 2018 8:52 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
I love Breathtaking and Done Me Wrong. I just bought Little Sighs but I guess it had already bloomed at Iris City Gardens.
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May 20, 2018 4:10 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
Cinda, Cheeky Kid is a cute little iris. I have not seen it before. Thumbs up

Charlotte, love Done Me Wrong and Orange Smash. All your irises are lovely. I tried to get Little Surfer Girl several years ago, for its beard mostly Smiling , and they were sold out early in the year. Glad you are growing it. Still love the beards. Thumbs up
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