Irises forum: Rhizome sale from upper peninsula Michigan

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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Aug 13, 2014 6:56 AM CST
A sale is being sponsored by the Grand Marais Historic Society and Pickle Barrel Historic Iris Garden of Michigan. These should be $4 or so each plus shipping. Saturday they will be sold locally and starting next week they will be on EBay, at least whatever is left, so order by Friday.

Email the orders to gmhistoricalsociety@gmail.com

Here is the list of what they have:
Alice Harding (Cayeux 1933)
Amas (Foster 1885)
Aphrodite (Dykes 1922)
Backlit Beauty (Tasco 2010) IB
Blackcurrant (Smith 1999) IB
Blue Florentina (?)
Chenedolle (Van Houtte 1872)
Dauntless (Connell 1929)
Demi-Deuil (Denis 1912)
Doxa (Sass-HP 1929) IB
Easter Bonnet (Maxwell & Norton 1944) - unconfirmed; has not bloomed
Eldorado (Vilmorin 1910)
Grand Canyon (Kleinsorge 1941)
Indian Chief (Ayres 1929)
Jacquesiana (Lémon 1840)
Japanesque (Farr 1922)
Jean Cayeux (Cayeux 1931)
Khedive (Barr 1844) IB
La Bohemienne (Millet et Fils 1926)
Little Freak (Steele-I 1999) BB
Ma Mie (Cayeux & LeClerc 1906) IB
Mary Frances (Gaulter 1973)
Mary Geddes (Stahlman-Washington 1931)
Mexicana (Salter 1859) IB
Montmartre (Keppel 2008)
Mrs. Horace Darwin (Foster 1888) IB
NOID Abrahamson Gold (probably Sans Souci)
NOID from Brush Pile (pretty white, IB?)
NOID Edwin’s 09-5
NOID Eva Mae’s Lavender (probably Queen of May)
NOID Trudy’s Lavender (Iris pallida of some kind)
NOID Linnamaki Gold (probably Sans Souci)
NOID Margaret’s Mystery
NOID Sable Lake 88-2 (much like Marsh Marigold) IB?
NOID Unknown from SB-1
Nuee d’Orage (Verdier 1905)
Ola Kala (Sass-J 1942)
Precious Joy (Tasco 2004) IB
Princess Royal (Smith 1902)
Puccini (Ghio 1999)
Quaker Lady (Farr 1909)
Queen of May (Salter 1859)
Rhea (Williamson-EB 1928)
Rhythm (Ballard 1950)
Rose Unique (Farr, 1910)
San Francisco (Mohr-Mitchell 1927)
Sans Souci (believe to be) (Van Houtte 1854)
Sheer Excitement (Tasco 2011) BB
Sherwin-Wright (Kohankie-M 1915) IB
Sindjkha (Sturtevant 1918)
Souvenir de Mme Gaudichau (Millet 1914)
Sparkling (Tasco 2007) IB
Tabasco (Craig-T 1951)
Thotmes III (Kleinsorge 1950)
Tristram (Bliss 1919)
Vapor (Ghio 2002)
W. J. Fryer (Fryer 1917)
Wabash (Williamson-M 1936)
Wampum (Ensminger 1983) IB

We surely need more temptation!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Aug 13, 2014 7:06 AM CST
And the opportunity to buy irises. So many vendors have reached their cut-off date and it is good to Extend The Buying Season. lol
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Aug 13, 2014 7:51 AM CST
And this is one of those "win-win" deals ! not only a chance to get some rather scarce cultivars. but to help out on their fund-raiser ! Everybody gets some benefit !.Arlyn
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 13, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Thank you, Dave. Smiling
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Aug 13, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Nooooooooooo!! I can't buy anymore!
Oh look, they have Japanesque..... and Nuee d’Orage...
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 13, 2014 1:03 PM CST
Japanesque was what caught my eye too, and who doesn't love a Little Freak (??). But I really really don't have room. nope, none, nope nope nope

Not that I am not tempted mind you. Just tired of building beds in the heat of summer.
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Aug 14, 2014 12:54 AM CST
I've got over 100 I need to figure out where I can shoe-horn them in....

How do you build your beds Leslie? I'm thinking about some raised beds in an area where we're letting the lawn die.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 14, 2014 9:41 AM CST
Raised beds are a great idea. Over 100? wow, We don't have extra space for that, but I got 5 or 6 MDBs & other dwarfs. I think some plants in too much shade here might have to stay there.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 14, 2014 10:50 AM CST
Yes, I do raised beds. I usually take off the sod, but last time I used a tiller. Then I lay down wall stone (wood breaks down too fast here in termiteville), line the beds with newspaper & cardboard scraps to inhibit weed (and any remaining grass) growth, then fill the bed. I usually have a compost and topsoil mix brought, but for my last bed I tried their garden mix which uses mushroom compost instead of manure (and has less clay content). That is some lovely stuff! Now I hope my newly planted iris like it! I had a friend's kid help me with filling the wheelbarrow and dumping and spreading the soil in the new bed (it was a really big bed) because that part gets old really quickly when doing it by yourself. With help it only took over an hour! Hurray!
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