Irises forum: What did you order this year?

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 17, 2013 2:24 PM CST
I have limited room and many iris already but could not resist ordering a few more. I've ordered mainly SDBs and a few Tbs this year. I also have some nice ones coming from the Utah Iris Society as premiums/show prizes which I will mention later when I receive them.. My Mid-America order came last week and are planted in the garden. I order 7 of their 2013 SDB intros and didn't take their intro discount so the generously included 5 more SDB intros for a total of 12. They were very nice rhizomes. I ordered Captain Thunderbolt and Friendly Advice from Keith Keppel and he sent Cotillion Gown 2013 and Serena Louisa as bonuses........big rhizomes with increase showing I'm always pleased with his orders. I ordered 8 SDBs from Salmon Creek/Aitken including some Marky Smith intros and he included 3 of his intros with the order. I am pleased with the quality they sent. I need to do some planting this after noon....but its so darn hot. Grumbling .
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 17, 2013 2:40 PM CST
I went way overboard this year Drooling ! But, I 've got a lot of new bed space to fill ! A lot of the iris I ordered are "test plants" for my "inherited" NOIDs, and a lot are one's from my mom's list of "lost "iris. I'm also adding a lot of medians, and a few are even new intros, which amazes even me, as normally I tend to wait till they've been out a few years. I have 2 orders coming that I don't even know the make-up of! They will all be surprises! They WILL be all historics, and , actually, one of the orders is a "baby-sitting" deal. I'll grow them till the fella' get's moved to a new place, and then send starts back to him. I received, and planted about 20 "for postage" iris today, and you are correct, Paul ! It's TERRIBLE hot out there Sticking tongue out !....Arlyn
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 17, 2013 5:47 PM CST
Well, Not sure if I have time to list them all, but I'll give it a go.
From Kerr At Rainbow Acres
I ordered:
Precious Halo
Chocolate Halo
Jeanne Clay Plank
Ginny Mitchell
Greatest Show On Earth
Jacob

Bonuses:
Got The Look
New Found Glory
All nice big healthy rhizomes

From Dee at Snowpeak Iris
I ordered:
Air Of Mystery
Amazing Don
Cafe Mocha
Carnival Capers (have this one, but adding to the clump)
Decadence (have this one, but adding to the clump)
Devoted (replaceing one that died out)
House Afire
Juicy Rumors
Peebee and Jay
Just Sassy

Bonuses:
Special Love
Celtic Fuerie
Blue Eyed Baby (All new intros! Thanks Dee)
All nice healthy rhizomes

From Keith Keppel
I ordered:
Folish Dreamer
Fancy Idea
Brevity
Spend Thrift
Shouting Match
Captain Thunderbolt
Devilicious

Bonuses:
Volcanic Glow
Dancing Days
Waterline
Overview
Catillion Gown
All nice healthy rhizomes.

I'm expecting orders from Iris 4 U and Mid-America tomorrow.
Got notified that my order from Sister's irises was shipped today. I'll list these all when I get them.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Jul 17, 2013 6:01 PM CST
I will list mine when they start coming in, until then I really don't know what I ordered. I kinda lost my mind this year!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 17, 2013 6:21 PM CST
Anything less than 200, and you're still sane, lori ! Arlyn
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
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enidcandles
Jul 17, 2013 7:01 PM CST
Oh Goodie, I am sane! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing The UPS guy just left, I got 5 from Presby

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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 17, 2013 9:20 PM CST
3 orders are here--not all are planted because of the heat. Just a few plants each order, mainly SDBs. Much smaller than before, can't really do it any more. plus I do have seedlings to move. too hot in the 90s to do anything.
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 18, 2013 6:02 AM CST
Cool, Lori! Can't wait to see photos of your blooms!! nodding
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 18, 2013 1:10 PM CST
Got a few more orders in.
From Mid-America I ordered:
Beach Dance
Beauty Contest
Bluebeard's Gost
Don't Stop Believing
Gypsy Lady
I'm All Shook Up
Pulsator
Tu Tu Turquoise

Bonuses
Beacon Of Light
Out And About
Men Are From Mars
Project Runway
Taking Chances
All nice fresh rhizomes

From Iris 4 U
I ordered:
Undercurrent (ordered 1 got 2)
Tickle Me Pink
Mayan Mysteries
Crown Him King

Bonuses
Global Crossing
Life Song Sings
By Dawn's Early Light
All nice Fresh rhizomes

Just 3 more orders coming I sure hope this weather cools down some so I can get them all planted.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 18, 2013 2:04 PM CST
looks like a nice selection ! And I agree with Lucy, It's too hot to do anything ! Superstition order is due here today, one more tomorrow, and just had notice that Willow Bend has shipped. I think I'll just wait with everything till this weekend, as it's SUPPOSED to be cooler ! But the weatherman lies ! A Lot !...and , by the way, Lori, I'm INsane!....Arlyn
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 18, 2013 2:35 PM CST
I just can't wait to see everyone's Spring pictures next year!! nodding
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 18, 2013 2:43 PM CST
Did you get your Masai Warrior ordered, MaryAnn ? Arlyn
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 18, 2013 2:52 PM CST
From Mid-America I got SDBs Beckoning, Black Olive, Blazing Gold, Exclaim, Going in Circles, Lovable Pink, and Matador's Cape. As gifts they included Beyond The Sky, Fashion Baby, Fun In The sun, Gift of Gab, and Ping. All 2013's They were nice starts Thumb of 2013-07-18/Paul2032/f625b0
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 18, 2013 3:21 PM CST
They really look good Paul, Almost as big as TB's rhizomes! Are you looking to use them to cross with as well as showing?
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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jul 18, 2013 4:16 PM CST
I got the following from Snowpeak:

Grape Blitz
Dragon Flamedart
Argus Pheasant
El Tovar
Confusione
Terra Del Fuoco
Attrazione Fatale
Celtic Faerie
Brighde
Cuppa Joe

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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
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Paul2032
Jul 18, 2013 7:03 PM CST
Tom...I may make some crosses next year. My order from Salmon Creek/Aitkins was very nice. It is the first time i have ordered from them and would do it again. I ordered 8 SDBs here....Celilo, Cornino, Blend of Blue, Fairy Ring, Force Field, Death By Chocolate, Quarter Moon, Purple Zinger, and Bumpkin. They sent 3 bonuses, all intros.......Cosmonuat, Lime Pixie, and Cinnamon Candy. I didn't have the area ready for these yet so I potted them up and will plant them out in a couple of months when the roots are well developed.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 18, 2013 7:05 PM CST
No -- I didn't, Arlyn. Sad I couldn't work up a worthwhile order with them, then ended up ordering a few from Dee (who doesn't have Masai Warrior) instead. I got a couple boxes of rhizomes from an internet friend, so have many new Irises to plant without ordering any at all. I've just got to stop adding new ones until I have that fenceline bed finished. And that's a long-term project!!!!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 19, 2013 3:27 AM CST
Well Mary Ann, you can just order one variety you know! If it's one you really like, and you don't see anything else you want from them. Maybe get 3 or 4 of the same one and have instant clump Rolling on the floor laughing Some one I know did that with Nebraska Big Red, when he couldn't find it anywhere else that he was ordering from. I won't mention any names Whistling

Paul, I'll be waiting for those seedling pictures in the future!
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
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
Jul 19, 2013 5:25 AM CST
Yah -- but when you order just one, postage doubles the price. Things like that bug me. I like to order four or five and that way postage only raises the per rhizome cost a couple of dollars.

Wierd, I know...................... Shrug!
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 19, 2013 6:01 AM CST
No, not weird at all, just makes good sense Thumbs up ! And now that we've helped you justify buying it, as well as 3-4 more, are you ordering today ? Whistling ...Arlyn

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