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Name: Sheila
Central Kansas (Zone 6a)
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pinkbubbless66
Jan 24, 2014 12:26 PM CST
I'm newish to this awesome site and am having trouble absorbing everything and everywhere there is to go. I live just to "left of the center" in Kansas and would like to find out what others in my area are doing, planting, when, what etc. and how do I found out easily who the vendors are that ATP recommends for my zone, which I think is 5B or 5 if no alphabet. I have always thought it would be better to buy iris(for example) from someone in central MO, than from OR. Agree or no? Thanks for any help! The pic is a new one for this year in my garden. Victoria Falls
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 24, 2014 12:34 PM CST
Well, we do have some regional gardening forums. Would you be considered Midwest?
http://garden.org/forums/view/midwest/
And you can also scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the Memberlist link there. That will take you to a page where you can search for members in your area.
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Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
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RickCorey
Jan 24, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Here is a member-list search for "Kansas":
http://garden.org/users/memberlist/location.php?my_location=...

If you enter a town or city near you, into your Profile, this Member Map with will show your name and location to other ATP members:

Profile (the head-and-shoulders icon at the top of the blue menu bar on the far left)
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If you hover your mouse over a balloon, it will display that member's name. You might have to zoom in or out to see some, or maybe click somewhere else then come back to hover.

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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member Garden Procrastinator Greenhouse Dragonflies Plays in the sandbox I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
The WITWIT Badge I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Container Gardener Seed Starter
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woofie
Jan 24, 2014 3:00 PM CST
The other sneaky thing you can do is to click on those member names and see if they've submitted any multi-plant photos, so you can see what they're growing and get a peek at their gardens. Green Grin!
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 26, 2014 11:15 PM CST

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Welcome!

One of my all time favorite nurseries, Arnold's Greenhouse, is in Kansas. It's somewhat "right of center", near the little town of Le Roy about 30 miles southeast of Emporia, but perhaps close enough?

As for iris in particular, I'd imagine my conditions are fairly similar to yours and I've have never had any issues with irises that were acquired from from growers in Oregon or California. It's possible that where an iris was hybridized might matter, but not so much where you buy it from. For example, Barbara Nicodemus is a hybridizer from Missouri and her irises have always grown exceptionally well for me, but I bought many of them through Joe Ghio in California.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jan 27, 2014 7:15 PM CST
I live in MO and have purchased iris from all over and they have did fine for me.
Daylilies are another matter, many southern dl are evergreens and do not do as well for me as the semi or dormants.
I may be wrong, but I don't think hostas will matter which part of the country they are from.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jan 27, 2014 7:17 PM CST
http://rockytopgardens.com/barbara_nicodemus_garden.htm

This place is only an hour? from me I think.
This website looks like it hasn't been updated since 2010?
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Jan 27, 2014 7:18 PM CST
well scratch that, it is updated for 2014.

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