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May 21, 2018 7:00 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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So which irises in your garden were the most vigorous bloomers this year?

For me:
Córdoba
Poem of Ecstasy
Alice Harding
Brilliant Idea
Ruby Morn
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May 22, 2018 4:02 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
Just a starting list as I am not quite at peak yet
SDB Dark Matter 2yr
Purple Tiger 2 yr

IB Rimaround 4 yr
Spectator 4 yr
Miss Mauve 2 yr
Sonador 2 yr

TB Pretty Edgy
Money in Your Pocket
Lady Friend
Wintry Sky
Fruited Plain
Merry Amigo
Party's Over
Stop Flirting

Rest are 3 yr clumps
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May 22, 2018 2:11 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
Give us a couple of months! The people in the north are just starting their bloom season and mine is not over yet. The Japanese haven't even started so I don't know yet what will end up the best of the best bloomers.
"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 22, 2018 7:46 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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Les,

You can start with your TBs now. As other people's seasons end, they can add their observations. Besides if we start now, I can more successfully spend those last few dollars that are burning a hole in my pocket purchasing iris from iris vendors—those shameless hussies, hussars, and purveyors of temptation. Whistling
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May 22, 2018 8:24 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
Some of my best bloomers this year are:
Absolute Treasure
Fancy Aflutter
Blue Rising
Roaring Twenties
Star in the Night (not a TB)
Eagle Control
I'm Back
That's All Folks
Ghost Train
Clarence
Outspoken (sdb)
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May 22, 2018 8:53 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
Mary, true but I have most all of my TB's yet to post and a picture sells a thousand iris.... ( to paraphrase). Hee
"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 22, 2018 10:20 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
Mary ~ Mine are just starting here, too!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 23, 2018 11:33 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Advanced Degree - 2 year clump

These were three year clumps and their bloom was phenomenal:

Magical
Haunted Heart
Pink Fire
Nouveau Riche
Coffee Trader
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May 23, 2018 11:35 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Advanced Degree - 2 year clump

These were three year clumps and their bloom was phenomenal:

Magical
Haunted Heart
Pink Fire
Nouveau Riche
Coffee Trader

Best first year bloom was from:

Got the Picture
Dragon King
Golden Panther
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May 24, 2018 1:33 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
For starters...

I'm Back
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Fancy Ideas
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Show Your Colours


Smart Money
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Parvin's Pinot
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Florentine Silk
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Jurassic Park
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May 24, 2018 4:41 AM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Henhouse said:
Fancy Ideas
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I love this photo Lovey dubby
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May 24, 2018 7:13 AM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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Totally_Amazing said:

I love this photo Lovey dubby


Me too.
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May 24, 2018 9:26 AM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Sherry, Beautiful photos. I'm Back did well for me, too, although I don't have the big clump you do. Maybe next year. Smiling

I'm glad to see you posting on this forum again. We've missed you!
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May 24, 2018 10:40 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Thank-you..
Andrea, That whole bed is three years old.. Need to divide most of it this year.

Triple Whammy was a standout.. It's very tall, and you just couldn't miss it..
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'Rheingauperle'... seriously!
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May 24, 2018 10:45 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Beautiful clump shots Sherry and it's great to see you posting again.
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May 24, 2018 11:32 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
UndertheSun said:Beautiful clump shots Sherry and it's great to see you posting again.


I agree Just beautiful!

And Welcome! back Sherry!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 24, 2018 11:39 AM CST
Name: Haley
South Carolina (Zone 8b)
Bookworm Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Irises Region: South Carolina
Cranfil's Gap
Grapenut
Royalty Remembered
High Master
Sweet Latte
Thundery
Jealous Guy

All maiden bloomers for me.
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May 24, 2018 2:59 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
spectacular clump shots, sherry. thanks for sharing😃 Hurray!
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May 24, 2018 6:31 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Oh, 'Jealous Guy' was beautiful for me, but only one stalk.

'Broadband' was one of my best this year... I don't have a decent clump shot, so here's a cheesecake shot. It bloomed for about 3 weeks..
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In the historic dept., I got 'Perfection' a couple/few years ago from one of our members.. It's been just delightful...
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'Oil Painting' was wonderful.. In the foreground here w/ Mango Queen, Stop the Traffic, Golden Panther & Chocolate Ecstasy.
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A gold star for 'Stop the Traffic' too.. aptly named.
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In the front of that same bed is 'Love the Sun' from another member.. The darned thing was in full bloom (although on the short side) on Feb 6th, then bloomed again nicely in May.
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May 24, 2018 7:23 PM CST
Name: Mary
Tennessee (Zone 7a)
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Henhouse said:In the historic dept., I got 'Perfection' a couple/few years ago from one of our members.. It's been just delightful...
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Love this. Lovey dubby

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