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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 26, 2018 7:48 PM CST
It seems to have taken an awfully long time this year, but there are finally some spots of color on the hill.
I keep a log book of the bloom each year and so far this season we are about 10 days to two weeks behind last year. And now, everything seems to be getting ready to bloom at once and all out of normal sequence. oh well...it beats six more weeks of winter!

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Trouble, my shadow doing his daily inspection. He is 18 this year and is slowing down a little.

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A clump shot of Outspoken from the front garden.

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And Bluebeard's Ghost

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Game on

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Blackcurrant I thought I had lost this one, but it has slowly come back over the last two years

Some of the first to make an appearance on the hill were

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Sheer excitement

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My Lady Awaits This one is a very strange color.
and

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Mean Sharon Normal and chimera

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The newest addition to the herd
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
May 26, 2018 7:53 PM CST
Nice Pam.
Seems like you are behind this area of PA. IB's about done, many TB's done or almost there. Hot weather will speed up the blooms but also the demise of them.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
May 26, 2018 7:56 PM CST
I really like Game On. Haven't seen it before.

Great photos from the hill.

I wonder why the hybridizer would name it Mean Sharon. Poor iris. Does yours bully the other iris? Big Grin
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 26, 2018 8:11 PM CST
Dave the garden is farther along than the first picture shows. still hasn't caught up with last year though. I am behind in posting this year. The heat from the last two days has increased the bloom dramatically!

Yeah Leslie, I think that poor flower has a complex..... haven't had to break up any fights yet though!
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
May 26, 2018 8:20 PM CST
Beautiful photos of beautiful irises Pam!
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
May 26, 2018 9:17 PM CST
Pam ~ Maybe if Mean Sharon had another picture put in the database, she wouldn't feel so left out. nodding (There is only one picture of her in there!)

BTW, beautiful pictures...the irises and the fields! Lovey dubby
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UndertheSun
May 26, 2018 10:20 PM CST
Great beginning of the season Pam! Thumbs up
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 27, 2018 4:16 AM CST
You're off and running. Cute cat, looks good for 18! That fawn is cute!
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
May 27, 2018 5:33 AM CST
Hurray! Pam. Your irises are beautiful. Keep the photos coming! Big Grin
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
May 27, 2018 9:35 AM CST
Thumbs up Hurray!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
May 27, 2018 10:05 AM CST
tveguy3 said:You're off and running. Cute cat, looks good for 18! That fawn is cute!


What Tom said!
Life is a Gift !
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 27, 2018 5:47 PM CST
Hurray! ditto Smiling
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
May 27, 2018 8:20 PM CST
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
May 27, 2018 9:17 PM CST
The weather here has been all over the place - hot, cold, rainy and humid. Really has the iris confused as to who should go first!

We also had little snow over the winter and lots of heavy rain intermixed with freezing and thawing. The hillside garden suffered a good bit of erosion in the steeper places. I am expecting a lot less bloom in the older established beds as a result.

The good news is that there have been lots of buds forming on the newer stuff!

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De Nile in de front garden

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Crowns For Credit
Lovey dubby Love this one!

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Patch relaxing

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A new one for me
Go Lightly and a chimera version. Lots of those this year too!

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Painted From Memory and another chimera

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An oldie, Point Made

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Visions of things to come.....



Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
May 27, 2018 9:41 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
May 28, 2018 3:12 AM CST
Lovey dubby Patch. I'm looking forward to seeing the "vision of things to come" at its peak Thumbs up .
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 28, 2018 4:27 AM CST
Hurray! Nice group of pictures!
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 8, 2018 9:48 PM CST
Sorry to take so long between postings. Just lots of stuff going on here. Son and his girlfriend recently bought their first house and we have been helping them do some remodeling. Also had two foreign riding instructors visit to give clinics at the barn where I work part time. Great clinics, but lots of work!

Trying to keep up with the garden....never seems to be enough time. The garden is pretty much finished for the year. The last couple to open popped out.today. I did not have the mass bloom that I usually see, but still managed to take over 1500 pictures - so I guess it was successful!

I will try really hard to keep the pictures posted to things that are new to me...or pretty ...or kinda weird, strange and odd. Angel

Rio Rojo made an appearance in the rain. Still an impressive red.

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Witching is always one of my first to bloom. I just love the colors in early Blyth iris!

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Pirate Ahoy! This took last year off, so I was happy to see it back this season.

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Dracula's Kiss made quite an impression! And added a chimera to the collection!

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Colorado Expressions Great colors and a good grower here.

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This was a surprise. I have been waiting for two years to see Wild Wings bloom. Evidently a longer wait is needed...

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Taken on a cloudy day. Pretty in an odd color sort of way...
Any guesses as to what it might be?







Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 9, 2018 7:23 AM CST
Hurray!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 9, 2018 9:21 AM CST
That looks very much like Blyth's Room For Romance. It has odd coloring.




Loving your pictures. Witching is bewitching. Big Grin
"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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