Irises forum: OOPS I've done it again LOL (HIPS Order)

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Jun 24, 2013 4:54 PM CST
I ordered 20 rhizomes from HIPS today. I just went down the list and ordered the first 20. I figured since they have a reputation for not actually sending what you ordered anyway that I would save myself some time. Besides, my goal is to go from the oldest known iris to around 1930 or so. That will take me awhile to do I suppose and will take up lots of space but at least I have a plan right? LOL
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
Jun 24, 2013 4:59 PM CST
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Name: Christy
Wyoming
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Cupcake
Jun 25, 2013 2:18 AM CST
Well, I could think of WAY worse things to spend time and money on... Whistling I admire your passion for the oldies. Personally, they are my most favorite. They remind me of my Granny when I was knee-high to a grasshopper. Lovey dubby

Hugs- Christy

caitlinsgarden
Jun 25, 2013 5:18 AM CST
I have a few ordered from HIPS that have done well, don't know if I will be ordering more this year because it is too annoying to not get what you order. Superstition has a nice selection of historics and I may order from them this year.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 25, 2013 6:10 AM CST
HIPS is dependant on people having the correct iris. People who are contemplating donating to the sale next year should really work on ID.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 25, 2013 7:59 AM CST
I agree , So far I've only had one "oops" from the rhisome sale( should have been Crimson King, but was really Drady), so I can't complain very much. I've had more than that from com. growers. It's easy to make a mistake, both on ID, and (,because the rascals run up and down the row at night, I think!) the clumps intermingling. I actually enjoy the process of "putting a name" to the NOIDs! I guess not everyone cares about names, and that's ok. Just enjoy them for their beauty! But "No-Names" seem to really bug me! Makes me feel good when the mystery is solved ....Arlyn I tip my hat to you.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jun 25, 2013 8:06 AM CST
Oh, you misunderstood. I meant that you don't always get the iris that you ordered because they were out of it. They do a lot of replacing I hear. This is my first time to order from them so we will see what happens. I have not heard of may complaints on the wrong cultivar being sent just not getting the one you wanted because they didn't have enough.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jun 25, 2013 12:31 PM CST
The irises are grown by 'gardeners' not sales nurseries so only so many of a plant are available.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Jun 25, 2013 12:48 PM CST
Oh I know. I am not complaining by any means. I rearranged the list, ordered the 20 oldest cultivars and am hoping for the best. I will not be disappointed with anything I receive. The way I look at it I will be helping keep HIPS alive, I will be getting all historic irises, no matter the cultivar I receive and I will be a little further along on my collection.
The only negative is maybe I should not have ordered so many. I have outstanding orders from other places and I really can't quite remember how many I have coming. So with 20 more on the way I may have over done it a bit. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I would really like to someday be a HIPS garden, we will see. That is a might lofty goal for a newby. I have only been "into" irises for 5 years now so I have a lot to learn and a long way to go. But I have figured out that the oldies is the way I want to go. I want to help insure they are kept alive and thriving and not lost forever.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jun 25, 2013 1:00 PM CST
I love solving the mystery too Arlyn. I have two that are killing me. I know they are pre 1996 but that is all I know.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 25, 2013 1:11 PM CST
I'd look close at Chivalry, for the blue self, but don't know about the other....Arlyn
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jun 25, 2013 1:22 PM CST
I think that is pretty close Arlyn but the beards look to be took yellow. Mine has more of a brown or mustard beard. I may never know.

I found this one at irisparadise.com but it is the closest I have come.Thumb of 2013-06-25/enidcandles/6e25b7 although it's beards really are not dark enough either.
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caitlinsgarden
Jun 25, 2013 4:25 PM CST
irisarian said:HIPS is dependant on people having the correct iris. People who are contemplating donating to the sale next year should really work on ID.


Oh sorry, that's not what I meant! I meant I only got a few of my top choices, and substitutes for the others.
Sharon

Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jun 25, 2013 5:55 PM CST
Whistling OK I bite...What's HIPS 's Confused
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 25, 2013 6:27 PM CST
Historic Iris Preservation Society.....google it, check out their site...very interesting info...Arlyn
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Jun 25, 2013 6:51 PM CST
Thanks...Just took a look..Looks Great I just Love the older ones. Do they sell them ?
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jun 25, 2013 7:12 PM CST
Only once a year during their rhizome sale which is going on now. There is an Icon at the top left of their page that says "2013 Rhizome Sale"
There is a minimum order of 5 rhizomes, a limit of one of each cultivar and they are 5.50 each which includes shipping.
If you have any other questions, just ask.
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jun 26, 2013 7:02 AM CST
I too love the historics, although I only have 1 - Quaker Lady. and I REALLY don't need to be ordering more - you all are such enablers you!!! ~Jan
Name: Brett Barney
(Zone 5b)
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brettbarney73
Jun 26, 2013 3:46 PM CST
Lori,

I have no idea how close a guess it is, since I don't grow it, but your second NOID made me think "Stairway to Heaven."

FWIW,
Brett
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Brett Barney
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Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jun 26, 2013 4:40 PM CST
OK I am going to join...I don't have money this year for plants. But, at least I will already be a member for next year Thumbs up
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