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May 4, 2021 5:11 AM CST
Name: Ed
Upstate, SC
You sure have picked out a bunch of purty ones.
May 4, 2021 9:42 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Thanks !

Here's some from this morning, such as they are :
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Betsey Boo (Warburton 1974)
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Botta Bing (Spoon 2018)
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Double Overtime
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Eleanor Roosevelt (H.P. Sass 1933)
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Fantastic Blue (Palmer1974 / '75)
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Gnu Rayz (Kasperak 1996 / '97)
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I Bless ( Zurbrigg 1984 / '85)
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Indian Pow Wow (Brown 1971 / '72)
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Inner Space (Tasco 2009)
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Madeleine Grace (Baisch 2016)
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Navajo Pride ? NOPE, not sure WHAT this is , tagged incorrectly...BOTH clumps of it!!
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a little some thing extra on Protocol (Keppell 1994)
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Southland (H.P. Sass 1934)
We didn't have "much" rain, but it came down hard, with some wind, so a lot of opened blossoms were affected
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May 4, 2021 8:02 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
I Bless was the best rebloomer in our garden.
May 5, 2021 3:27 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
I didn't take many pix, today....too lazy Sticking tongue out !
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Crimson King (Barr 1893)
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Florentina (described by Linneaus 1753)
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Petit Tigre ( Cayeux 2005 / '06)...SHOULD BE "Man's Best Friend"(Black 2008)
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Summer Greenshadows (Brown 1864 / '65)
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Warrior Prince ( Tasco 2015)
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Appleblossom Pink (Boushay 1973 / '75)
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May 6, 2021 1:18 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Arlyn ~ Beautiful!
May 6, 2021 1:27 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Thanks !
May 6, 2021 1:55 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Some of these were from this morning, and some from "just now"...there are quite a few more, opening, but, I can't "bend over", anymore Sticking tongue out . You may have seen a couple , before, as "singles", but they are "clumping", now !
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Ahwahnee Princess (Sutton 2003 / '04)
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Alice Bakke (Brown 1974 / '75)
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Baby Blessed (Zurbrigg 1979)
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Elizabeth Huntington (Huntington1928)
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End Zone (Stahly 2001 / '02)
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Fantastic Blue (Palmer 1974 / '75) The strawberries are "enroaching" on this clump !!
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Florentina Purpurea
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iris germanica (described by Linneaus 1753)
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Kimosabe (Hedgecock 2013)
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Mishawaka (Wise 1949)
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Potawatomi (Wise 1949)
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Precious Joy (Tasc0 2003 / '04)
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Tennessee Gentleman (Innerst 1989 / '91) The "gent" is an over achiever ...4 standards, 4 falls !
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Tribble (Sutton 2006 / '07 )

And, again, thanks to all the Iris buddies, hybridizers, and vendors that "contribute" to my garden !
May 6, 2021 3:34 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
Arlyn ~ All beautiful!!! Lovey dubby
May 7, 2021 7:54 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
A few from this morning:
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Alene's Other Love (Dean 1994)
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Amethyst Flare (Brown, by Boushay 1975)
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Champagne Encore (Aitken 1997)
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Dark Vader (Miller 1985 / '87)
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i. aphylla "prodon" (Hanselmeyer 1958)
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Knotty Pine (Goett 1959 / '61)
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Mariposa Wizard ( Tasco 2003 / '04)

Quite a few stalks coming in the early TB's. I've noticed that this is another "mixed up" year, though...lots of different "classes" are in bloom at the same time.
May 7, 2021 8:10 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
Our bloom is very poor this year & my garden maintenance is worse. Hard to do when I can't get down to the plants & unsteady upright.
May 8, 2021 7:11 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
You aren't alone in that , Lucy ! My beds have never looked worse, as far as weeds, and grass *Blush* . Probably 70% of the irises need division, as well. Shrug! I guess there are more "reductions of beds" in my future ! I know Ed says he "want's to expand", but I wonder how he'll feel when the "crates start coming off the mail truck" this year, when I mail them off to him Rolling on the floor laughing !!
There are only a few "younger folks", in our town, who take much interest in "flower gardening", so *gifting* iris (or lilies, peonies..whatever)is limited, here......most either don't have the time, the room, or, the interest to want "flower beds" Shrug! . And the "village property"...small parks, etc.....where some more flowers could be ALREADY being taken care of MOSTLY by I can't pawn off more irises there Rolling on the floor laughing
The last couple years, when I've mailed off plants to HIPS folks, I've just "sent the whole thing" (or all of it that was really worth sending), and eliminated it from my garden...trouble with that is....I still want to have the iris, just need to be younger, again ! Rolling on the floor laughing
May 8, 2021 7:55 AM CST
Name: Ed
Upstate, SC
Weeds are a problem here too. I don't seem to have free time this year until after they've gotten ahead of me. I'm making progress, but very slow progress.

The rain earlier this week has perked up the lawn. I plan to get everything mowed and run the trimmer. I also have some mechanic work to do on oldest daughter's car. But starting out this morning finishing up some work for a Thursday meeting. Another busy work week coming up with meetings and software trainings. About another year until retirement and then I can start on Mrs. Red's to-do list. I feel like Marley in "A Christmas Carol" is a ponderous list.

Arlyn, I considered warning the post office guy and Mrs. Red. But I think I'll just let them get surprised! Rolling on the floor laughing I've noticed several people on NGA that are kinda-sorta nearby with iris interests. Not really any iris gardens around that I've been able to find. Guess I'll just start my own!

Y'all have a great day
May 8, 2021 10:25 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
You better give them a "heads up", Ed The P.O.may want to put on extra help Whistling .
Here's just a few, from this morning:
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Ask Alma (Lankow 1986 / '87)
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Elsa Sass (H.P. Sass 1939)
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a better shot of "iris florentina" (recorded by Linneaus 1753)
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Golden Bow (H.P. Sass 1939)
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Melissa (Hinkle 1954)
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Raspberry Blush (Hamblen 1975 / '76)
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Wampum (Ensminger 1982 / '83)
May 8, 2021 3:41 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
and a few more that opened, later today:
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Concertina ( Sutton 1999 / '00)
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Lustre (Dykes 1925) this one is hard to's much nicer, in person
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Lavandulacea (Van Houtte 1854) this is one my all time "favorites" !
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Starwoman (Smith 1997 / '98)
May 8, 2021 11:46 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills -
crowrita1 wrote:You better give them a "heads up", Ed The P.O.may want to put on extra help Whistling .
Here's just a few, from this morning:
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Ask Alma (Lankow 1986 / '87)

Arlyn Lovey dubby ~ That is a gorgeous pink!

Ed ~ Do you know what you are in for? Hilarious!
May 9, 2021 8:54 AM CST
Name: Tom
Just found this thread, you sure have lots of nice ones in bloom. I love the Lavandulacea that you sent me as well. It's grown into a nice clump this year.

I think what you called Petit Tigre is really Man's Best Friend. Here's a pic of the Tigre from last year.
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Here's Man's best friend below. Last year's pic.
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May 9, 2021 9:31 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Yes, you are correct !! Another case of "forgetfulness "...I realized that tag was incorrect, last year....and promptly forgot to correct it *Blush* . I'll "try" to not "forget" , this year Rolling on the floor laughing
May 12, 2021 11:12 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Well, I remembered to change that tag...and while I was doing it, I *remembered* details from last time...that sidetracked me from changing it THEN !'s done, now !

Here's a few from today.....lots more pix were "deleted", because of "poor photography". Really sunny, today, and with the bright sun, I can't see the viewfinder screen, on the, lots of guesswork, involved Sticking tongue out !
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Autumn Bugler
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Autumn Circus
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Autumn King
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Frosty Spirit
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Little Big Horn
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Little Miss
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Queen Dorothy
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Royal Summer
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one of the honey bees, checking out the aliumThumb of 2021-05-12/crowrita1/cf0bb2
and the last is Thais
May 13, 2021 9:03 AM CST
Name: Tom
Thumbs up Nice bunch on blooms.
May 14, 2021 10:13 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
a few more pix. Probably be mostly "bed shots", from now on....getting to be too many to do, and it's hard to get in the beds (without breaking off stalks) to get in "the right spot" to take them.
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Autumn Delight
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Blue Hill
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Noble Warrior
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Lady Mohr
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Ma Mie
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Mme. Cheri
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Violet Miracle
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