Irises forum: Wish list

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Nov 30, 2012 3:55 PM CST
O.K., How big is your "wishlist" or next season?So far ,I'm "committed" to30 bearded,and I want to add 6 SIBs,"just to try Whistling ".If, and that's a BIG if,I get the other property bought time, I've got a list of 70 that I want to add there.Most all are historics. How about about you?....Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Nov 30, 2012 6:11 PM CST
Omigosh Arlyn -- pages and pages of them. I looked at it the other day and thought "where the heck would I put them all". I have seriously got to start limiting my infatuations!!!
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Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Nov 30, 2012 9:01 PM CST

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Depends on what Keith Keppel, Mid America decide to intro this year then 29 must have's from prior years

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Who said this is an addiction?
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Nov 30, 2012 9:43 PM CST
I wish for spaces which are getting fewer. Hope I can move some out as this is our club's sale year. & if all the seedlings bloom I can discard some of those. This year's weather didn't allow some of those to bloom.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Dec 1, 2012 3:41 AM CST
I wake early and spend the dark hours looking at iris websites.
I also keep my wishlists from year to year and add to them.
I am running out of appropriate space for iris and asked if anyone had grown the early ones with established lily beds cause thats what I have left for space.Turns out its not a good idea.

I had about 12 iris plants since 2008 but added around 55 new varieties in the past 2 seasons.
I dont plant in large beds because the allowable space has been used with other lilies and perennials since I started gardening here in '07.
There is no sensible reason why I am making new wishlists.
Probably just busy-bee lists while I wait for spring.
The SDB's and Dwarfs are looking good for edges of paths.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Dec 1, 2012 6:13 AM CST
My wish list has 27 on it. 21 were left over from last year, and 6 new ones I'm going to order from Tempo 2. I need to get that order out soon. Then hopefully all of Keppel, Mid America, and Ghio's new intro's will be ugly, and I won't have to spend a fortune, FAT CHANCE for that to happen. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Dec 1, 2012 6:34 AM CST
Omigosh Tom -- you gave me a start when you said you needed to get that order out soon -- surely not!!?? Then I realized -- it's December -- and Iris orders begin in January, don't they?

Wow -- the 2013 season is upon us!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Yah -- for the first time ever -- all the Iris hybridizers are going to present nothing but ugly intros. This, of course, is to give us Iris-lovers a break from the usual spending frenzy that empties our wallets!! Hilarious!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Dec 1, 2012 7:09 AM CST
H E Y !! Do the new catalogues come out in January? Really?
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Dec 1, 2012 7:34 AM CST
I know Superstition, BluJay, and Bluebird Haven do. And I'm sure there are more.I just wish this property issue would clear up! I hate to order plants and then not have room for them, or have to put them in temp beds. When do you put out your 2013 list, Dee? You have some "oldies", don't you?....Arlyn
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
Dec 1, 2012 8:04 AM CST
Dee has wonderful plants. I just filed nearly all the Borders and Dwarfs she had in 2012. As I looked back there werent many yellows.
I am looking for companions to Baby Blessed and BowTie.
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Dec 1, 2012 8:51 AM CST

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This year I will offer one page that is nothing but iris over 30 years old, It will say simply Historics on the left side of page, not doing beardless this year at all as need a years rest and want to really evaluate some of the bearded seedlings this year. Want to judge all the 06-09 seedlings and decide keep, compost or bred.

You can see all my medians on Snowpeak on Facebook now.

The webpage which normally opens in Jan might be in Feb early.

Also later today I will be posting the intro's from Anita Moran, Rod Mendenhall and Dale Austin
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Dec 1, 2012 9:17 AM CST
I'll decide when the catalogs come. I need to eliminate some to make room for newer ones. I want Keppel's Friendly Advice and Ghio's Spectacle. I will also get some medians from Mid-America. And then who knows?
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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Dec 1, 2012 9:19 AM CST
When do medians bloom in KY? I don't think I grow any of those.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Dec 1, 2012 9:23 AM CST
I'm guessing 3 weeks or so before the earliest of your TBs. Actual calender dates Confused ,the way the weather has been, who knows when it'll be spring?!...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Dec 1, 2012 10:19 AM CST
I would think that Dwarf irises would bloom in April in KY. If you go to the AIS website [url=www.irises.org]www.irises.org[/url] you would fine Ky iris groups on their links & people there could give you the information.

Our dwarf irises usually bloom in early may in MA but last year popped up in April so you don't know especailly if climate change is cropping up. New iris catalogs come out late Jan to April. If the Blyth orders are to be sent directly from Tempo Two in Australia it is out now. If from Keppel it will be the end of Jan. I have heard that he is thinking of just sending out a flyer since he is cutting back.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 1, 2012 12:09 PM CST
I am heading for Facebook
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
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ARUBA1334
Dec 1, 2012 6:47 PM CST
I am excited for the Ghio Intro's I thought his seedlings were fantastic Thumbs up and I hope some of my favorites make the cut this year, also looking forward to Mid Americas they have some medians that were talking to me and I don't have many so this year I will be working on some smaller ones.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 2, 2012 3:58 AM CST
I really like medians for my garden. The TBI's are OK but flop some.
I am looking but space is a problem so I will need to cut my wishlist by quite a lot.
Here are some currant meds I have on my list.I realize they will get eliminated when I see something new.
Beatnick
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Kaching
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Spanish Lullaby
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Dec 2, 2012 7:05 AM CST
Oh JoAnn -- *Kaching* is beautiful -- don't take that one off your list. I want to see a picture of it blooming at your house!!
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Dec 2, 2012 7:18 AM CST
So do I.
I also like Gingerbread Trim
It might be a dwarf and its Dee's
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