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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 1, 2012 5:36 AM CST
Yesterday my first Tall bearded iris opend, it's about 3 weeks earlier then most years. I should have a couple more in a few days, as it's supposed to be in the 80's for a couple days, of course the accompanying thunder storms are predicted, ugh.


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Name: Jan
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philljm
May 1, 2012 6:57 AM CST
Oh that's pretty. No TB open here yet - but Olympic Challenge I expect will open by the weekend, 4 weeks earlier than last year. I am also seeing a lot more scapes coming up over the last few days. I imagine the T-storms & warm temps will change this dramatically. ~Jan
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 1, 2012 9:50 AM CST
I should take another picture today, it's relaxed some and shows more ruffles today.
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Betja
May 1, 2012 9:59 AM CST
That's a beauty, Tom! What a great first bloom!

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May 1, 2012 10:33 AM CST

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Stunning colors! And the parade of blooms has begun! Hurray!
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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
May 1, 2012 8:44 PM CST
Tom that is a great pic we are just starting to bloom I lost a lot of the early stalks to the cold nights we had but have a lot coming on now Im looking forward to your pics so I can see what else is growing well in the midwest.
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 2, 2012 4:13 AM CST
Thanks Aruba, but I am not sure if this will be a good bloom year here or not. The iris near the house seem to have normal stalks, those farther out seem to be stunted some. They may not end up being very "tall" bearded. But I'll take what I get. I see that Mexican Holiday has a bloom this morning, but we have a big thunderstorm looming in the west, so we'll see what's left of it when it gets light out.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 2, 2012 11:30 AM CST
A couple more open today,

Mexican Holiday and Raspberry Blush BB (I think, but it's a shorter old one)
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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
May 2, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Raspberry Blush is an IB, but that doesn't look like it in that picture. Problem could be weather related.
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Ladylovingdove
May 2, 2012 4:42 PM CST
Thanks Tom, keep the pictures coming. Mine are all done here now Waaaaaa!

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 2, 2012 5:46 PM CST
There just starting slowly, but should have a bunch going soon.
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Name: Brad
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ARUBA1334
May 2, 2012 8:07 PM CST
Tom I like that Mexican holiday good color I wont worry about the stalks yet mine did the same but the past week with a little heat they are shooting up like normal.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 2, 2012 11:24 PM CST
Wonderful Irises, Tom -- thanks for sharing!!
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
May 3, 2012 9:29 AM CST
A couple more iris opened today.

Fancy Dress - Keppel 1998
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Rock Star - Byers 1991

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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 3, 2012 11:30 AM CST
Oh -- I LOVE *Fancy Dress*. Reminds me of *Inside Job*, which I have in my garden.





But I think *Fancy Dress* is darker -- will compare when I post this.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
May 3, 2012 11:31 AM CST
Yup -- *Fancy Dress* is darker. I like yours better than mine!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 3, 2012 1:22 PM CST
I also have Moonlit Water that is a luminata much like fancy dress, but blooms much later. It's a 2005 Keppel
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
May 3, 2012 8:53 PM CST
My first TB opened today - Olympic Challenge. It opened Memorial Day weekend last year

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And my little mini Icon is still producing blooms - I just LOVE this one

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 4, 2012 4:06 AM CST
The season in on it's way! That mini sure has brilliant color, very nice. The minies are like the opening act for the main feature!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
May 4, 2012 8:49 AM CST
Got a couple more to share, one is Harvest of Memories, it's a re-bloomer that makes it up here every few years when the fall is late. The other is a seedling that was a volunteer. It's pod parent was a black NOID iris, don't know who the pollen parent was, but I only had Liaison and the black one at the time, so it's either self fertilized, or by Liaison. I keep it because of the deep purple, and it has a really nice strong fragrance.
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