Irises forum: Where can I get Gypsy Lord?

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 27, 2012 4:05 PM CST
My order from Dee arrived -- and unfortunately, she was not able to ship Gypsy Lord. Sad I don't want to wait another year to order it, but the only place I can find it is at Schreiners, and they want $15.50 for it, plus a minimm order which I don't need.

Anybody got any ideas where I can still get this Iris this year?
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 27, 2012 4:19 PM CST
Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden has it for $6 but shipping would be $12 East of the Mississippi. They ship til the end of August. Superstition had it for $6 also but they are done shipping for the season.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
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Betja
Aug 27, 2012 4:27 PM CST
Joe Ghio has it listed in his "The Classic Ones" section for $7.00. If you're interested you could email him to see if he still has it and he could let you know how much for shipping, etc.

ghiobayview@surfnetusa.com

I just got my latest order from him today and he sent fantastic large rhizomes with three terrific bonus plants! But he only ships through early September, so you'd need to act fast.

Betty
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 27, 2012 4:31 PM CST
I would try Joe Ghio first.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 27, 2012 9:06 PM CST
I did send Mr. Ghio an email, and am waiting for a reply. In the meantime, I went to Aitken's SCG and checked it out. Yes -- shipping is pretty expensive -- however, they do have a nice assortment of Keppel Irises that I could fill the order out with -- which makes shipping per rhizome not so bad. Just trying to decide if I have the time/energy/room for another group of rhizomes. Confused
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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Aug 27, 2012 11:28 PM CST

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Of course you have the time/energy/room for more iris! Remember how beautiful that will be come next year.

Now are you going to tell me you are not interested at all in PNW sale on the 11th? LOL

D

Me enable, never that is Betja's job with her pictures

An Aruba as well, oh heck a ton of people on here are enablers

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Aug 28, 2012 7:32 AM CST
No no no no no no no no no no..............................no more Dee. I have to find places to plant the nice Irises you just sent me! Thank you for that box of lovely rhizomes!!

But I do need to get Gypsy Lord -- need to, need to, need to............................
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Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Aug 28, 2012 7:34 AM CST

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I Need, I need, I need, I need. hehehehehehehehehe not want but need now you are a true card carrying addict of IA

D who has been one for oh so many years.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 28, 2012 7:38 AM CST
Thumb of 2012-08-28/Paul2032/bc9a55 here is another look at Gypsy Lord Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 28, 2012 7:50 AM CST
There, you see? How am I supposed to wait another year for the rhizome, only to wait yet another year for the bloom? I simply can't.

Paul is another enabler -- one of the best. Rolling my eyes.

I've really been very good this year -- only getting a few here and there. Been a card-carrying addict for long, long time, Dee. Fortunately, my husband is forgiving. I do remind him -- "it's a benign addiction -- could be diamonds, ya know"!! :rofl:

I did hear back from Mr. Ghio -- he does not have Gypsy Lord. So -- it's Aitken's or nothing. Aitken's -- with their lovely selection of Keppel Irises..................plus a few others on my wish-list..................what's a girl to do????????????? Shrug!
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Aug 28, 2012 7:58 AM CST
Someone just mentioned they got it as a bonus from Mid America, but there order deadline is past, too.

Aitkens with some Keppel's will just have to be it, Mary Ann.
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 28, 2012 8:31 AM CST
I think we need a little devil image added to the bottom of the page....the devil made me do it.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Aug 28, 2012 8:38 AM CST
Now that's just pure torture -- Mid-America is GIVING IT AWAY?????????????????????? Arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.................. Crying

We DO need a devil image -- especially for our IA's!!!
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sassafrass
Aug 28, 2012 1:22 PM CST
OH GEEEEZZZ LOUISE... Paul.. *Blush* Whistling


Thanks,
yet another one to be added to my NEED list as well, at least if I'm part of IA I'm sitting with good company... lol Smiling
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Tomato Heads Garden Photography Birds Cut Flowers Foliage Fan Plays in the sandbox
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Paul2032
Aug 28, 2012 1:50 PM CST
I suggested the Devil image for other enablers. Here is my image Angel Angel Angel
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
South Dakota (Zone 4a)
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sassafrass
Aug 28, 2012 1:53 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Aug 29, 2012 8:44 AM CST
Well -- I did it. Placed an online order with Aitken last night for *Gypsy Lord*. The $13.00 shipping fee included six rhizomes -- so I also ordered *Code Red*, *Dance Recital*, * LaScala*, *Beach Dance* and *Spice Lord*. A nice variety of colors. I hope he can ship them all -- this is my third try this year for *Code Red*. For bonuses I suggested *Got Milk*, *Crackling Caldera*, *Resonance*, *Solar Fire*, *Saturn*, *Pirate Ahoy* or *Musician*. I would be happy with any of those. So -- we'll see.

Now the immediate problem is that I have no place to plant them. Seriously. So I have begun the project of resurrecting the Iris bed alongside the riding arena. This was to have been a long, slow, winter project -- beginning with a spraying of grass killer three weeks ago. Once all the (Bermuda) grass died, and after we'd had some Fall rains to soften the soil, I was going to pull the remaining weeds and dig out the dead Bermuda roots -- a big job, but not difficult. Well the grass killer isn't -- the Bermuda is nice and green and healthy. And even though we had a little bit of rain several days ago, the ground is like concrete. Nevertheless, last night I started digging out an 8-foot section and got about half of it done. I'm sure that I haven't found all the Bermuda roots, but I figure that I'll plant the rhizomes far apart -- so that when the little green sprouts of Bermuda pop up, I'll have room to Round-Up them without accidentally spraying my Irises. Then, over the winter, I'll pursue my original plan and (hopefully) have everything under control by next Spring.

Oh my goodness -- what is the matter with me? I haven't even finished the work I planned to do on Iris Lane yet, and here I go with another project. Confused Sigh. Oh well -- it'll all be worth it next Spring, right? Right?
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

Charter ATP Member Region: United States of America I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Lilies
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PollyK
Aug 29, 2012 8:52 AM CST
Absolutely right!

Good exercise, too. Have a banana split for that one.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 29, 2012 11:23 AM CST
Go Mary Ann, Go!!!! Hurray!
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Aug 29, 2012 2:53 PM CST
Mary Ann, you could email Barbara Aitken just to make sure they have GYPSY LORD and to let her know that that is the important one in the order if you want -- she's wonderful and very helpful.

Betty

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