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Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 9:08 AM CST
Placed some Iris on order have some coming for postage also... I am ready to get my Iris going once again... This is my by far favorite plant and cannot wait to get going again... !
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 11, 2011 10:10 AM CST
I've already received my orders from Napa Country and Sutton's -- fabulous rhizomes. And I believe I still have six more orders to come. Can't wait! I pot them up because of our heat and won't get them in the ground until Sept-Oct, so the planting is easy when they arrive -- and I have my plywood/sawhorse tables all ready!
Betty
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Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 10:23 AM CST
Napa - never heard of them! Suttons are wonderful - but on the high side for me right now... trying to build back on a very limited budget and it just does not always work! Have over 100 Iris in Texas, moved them to OKC to my inlaws while we found a place, two years later here we are and only 2 lived past the inlaws dogs... a yellow noid from my grandmother we never figured out what it was for sure, and a sky blue noid that I found by the road side a long time ago. Ever last named one there the dog took and dug and chewed over the two years - so now here I am starting 100% over... and building a better Iris world for it. Placed a great order with Snowpeak and looking forward to seeing how they look when they get here.
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jul 11, 2011 10:31 AM CST
If you haven't heard of Napa Country you must check them out! They have some gorgeous new introductions this year.

http://www.napairis.com/

That's horrible about losing all your beautiful irises -- but now you can slowly rebuild with new stuff -- Snowpeak is a great place to order from too!

Betty
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 10:41 AM CST
it was - but I think of it like this I had Iris that where stunning - but many fillers I kept just because I had them. This is a chance to start fresh and clean up the old list - pick out the ones I loved and have room for ones I can see look stunning - now more of just keeping a plant to keep the plant... it will be a good thing!

Heading off to check it out! ow - thank you for the new site!
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 12:02 PM CST
Another order about to out.... lol... going to have to dig more beds!
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Kathy
Western MA

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boojum
Jul 11, 2011 1:28 PM CST
You are right. Starting over gives you only the must-haves!
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 1:28 PM CST
Just the must have list keep growing! lol... what can I say i am a sucker for the unique toned ones... and the bi tones... and the broken tones... oh all of them!
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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boojum
Jul 11, 2011 1:31 PM CST
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 11, 2011 3:28 PM CST
Mitch does your local iris society have a sale? Probably not right away because of the heat, but later this summer.
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 3:30 PM CST

You know in Texas I knew - now we live so far out in the hills that I would not even know where the local one was located! Is there a database for that?
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Jul 11, 2011 6:11 PM CST
Google Oklahoma Iris Society..there is also one in Tulsa listed
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 6:48 PM CST
Shot them an email - their web page was last updated in 2007 so I dont know if there is much hope there! But there must be - Iris are one of those flowers that Oklahoma weather does not scare away!
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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irisarian
Jul 11, 2011 7:14 PM CST
OK Iris society put on the median convention in OK city. So they are probably busy with plant dispersal. Go to the AIS irises.org & look through the regions. There should be a list of clubs which you can contact.
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
Blanchard Oklahoma (Zone 7b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Oklahoma Region: Texas Irises Hummingbirder Plant and/or Seed Trader
Dog Lover Garden Art Daylilies Birds Butterflies Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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MitchF
Jul 11, 2011 8:07 PM CST
Will do - never even thought. Thank you for the great ideas.
Mitch Fitzgerald

Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Jul 11, 2011 10:39 PM CST
Here's another website for you - Stout Iris and Daylily Gardens, somewhere around Oklahoma City. Hugh Stout is the President now of the Tall Bearded Iris Society, I believe, and you could always email him to find out what's going on in Oklahoma. He's a great guy, and very helpful too.

http://www.stoutgardens.com/servlet/StoreFront
Betty

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