Irises forum: Keppel Catalog

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2
Views: 1377, Replies: 35 » Jump to the end
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
Image
Paul2032
Jan 27, 2014 3:59 PM CST
Keith Keppel's catalog arrived today. A catalog again, not a folder. Lots of nice things to choose from including a good selection of Blyth iris. I'll spend some time with it this evening and see what tempts me.......
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jan 27, 2014 4:03 PM CST
Paul -- how could I get a copy of that?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Image
Paul2032
Jan 27, 2014 4:57 PM CST
Drop him a note at Keith Keppel, P.O. Box 18154, Salem Oregon, 97305 or E-mail him at <plicataman@earthlink.net>. If I were to write to him I would include a few dollars for the catalog. Nice pictures. He has listed again many of his intros that are a few years old and a lot of Blyths. My experience is that he introduces nice iris, sends nice rhizomes, and is generous with gifts/extras. Thumbs up
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Dennis
Gilbertsville, KY/ Lahaina, HI (Zone 7a)
Director, TBIS
Image
dd95172
Jan 27, 2014 6:00 PM CST
Keith is quite generous with extras. I won "Dancing Days" (2013) at the TBIS Auction last year at Dallas,

and purchased:
Chenille (2011)
Ghost Writer (2011)
Pretty Kitty (2011)
Tunnel Vision (2010)
Haunted Heart (2010)
Spendthrift (2012)

and received as bonus:
Sea Cruise (2012)
Volcanic Glow (2012)
Summer Shadow (2011)
Overview (2012)
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jan 27, 2014 6:46 PM CST
Wow -- that IS generous, Dennis. What a wonderful assortment you got!! Lovey dubby

Thanks Paul -- I appreciate it. Think I'll email him and send some money via snail-mail.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Jan 27, 2014 6:50 PM CST
Giggles that he had to go back to the catalog. I guess the folded notebook didn't work too well. Only 2 IBs for medians. OH well.
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
Image
Paul2032
Jan 27, 2014 7:50 PM CST
Keith has produced some wonderful medians. The ones that bloomed for me this spring were very nice. Raspberry Ice was a special favorite. Among his comments in the catalog he admits to have a passion for TB's and a realization of how many good medians that Mid-America introduces each year.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Brad
iowa (Zone 5a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
ARUBA1334
Jan 28, 2014 1:12 AM CST
This will be one of the few things I will look forward to about returning to frozen Iowa, but I'm glad to hear it is a catalog form this year, I would guess it must be pretty expensive to produce these but what a treat to have them, I sure enjoy going through it every year always good advice and a nice selection of plants.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Jan 28, 2014 3:11 PM CST
The Keppel is usually the first to arrive for us, followed by Superstition Gardens in Feb. We have Schreiner's mini catalog on line.
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jan 28, 2014 3:46 PM CST
Wow -- my Keppel catalog arrived today. I must already be on his mailing list. Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Jan 29, 2014 7:26 AM CST
I think that I might order his BB 'Art Glass'.
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jan 29, 2014 7:42 AM CST
It's a beauty!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jan 29, 2014 7:44 AM CST
I also liked Wisecrack, Lucy! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Jan 29, 2014 2:52 PM CST
Sorry that Keith didn't keep listing IB 'Soft Word' I managed to get it as an extra after he left it out of the catalog. Since it does well here & he uses it as a pod parent the resulting plant should be hardy.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
Feb 4, 2014 1:08 PM CST
I got my Keppel Catalog too. Don't know how I'm going to limit myself , I do like most of the new intros, but no way can I afford them all. Just have to see which ones I can't live without. I know House Arrest is one I have to have, then there's Arrivederci, and then Gambling Man, and and and . . . Oh well, it's good to be back on the computer. Darn thing bit the dust the other day, couldn't get it to boot up. Needed a new switch. I was pretty worried, as I hadn't backed up my iris inventory with the new ones I added last year. (over a 100) I am breathing easier now.
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
Image
Muddymitts
Feb 4, 2014 1:29 PM CST
Ooh-ooh Tom -- you're lucky that wasn't a permanent crash. My worst nightmare. I haven't backed up all of my recent work either. Whistling Glad your computer is back up and running.

The Irises in his catalog are beautiful, aren't they? Fortunately -- there are a couple from a year or two ago that I like better than most of the intros. So -- IF I were going to actually purchase any Irises this year -- I wouldn't have to spend a fortune............. Rolling my eyes.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Feb 4, 2014 1:35 PM CST
I noticed that "IF" was in capital letters! Rolling on the floor laughing ...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
Image
irisarian
Feb 4, 2014 2:00 PM CST
We were not able to finish clean up last fall so I am not sure how many places are open. I remember 3 TB places, not sure of the SDB ones. Going into the winter, last year's purchase 'Janet Price' (Bushnell) had 5 or 6 increase. So can't wait for that one.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
tveguy3
Feb 4, 2014 2:17 PM CST
Mary Ann, substitute IF with WHEN! Rolling on the floor laughing
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: Dennis
Gilbertsville, KY/ Lahaina, HI (Zone 7a)
Director, TBIS
Image
dd95172
Feb 4, 2014 3:11 PM CST
Mary Ann,
I said last year that I wasn't going to buy any new cultivars, but ended up with 75 new ones. I'm not even going to make that foolish statement this year.
Dennis

Page 1 of 2 • 1 2

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by Baja_Costero and is called "Agave"