Irises forum: Final Tallies!

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 26, 2014 11:04 AM CST
Well, now that I have gotten my last order in I thought I would brave a count and see just how nutty I am on the "how many irises did you really order" scale from slightly sane to totally wacked, well here goes.

New (to me) irises purchased 112
New (to me) irises recieved in trades 66

Grand total = 178 new to me irises.
P/S: I did recieve several duplicates and ordered some duplicates to increase some clumps, and these are not included in the total, as they are not new to me, I will have to recheck my numbers on them, but I think its around 10 of these.

Here is the "How many irises did you really order" scale

1 to 30 = Just kid stuff Smiling
31 to 50 = A good start Sticking tongue out
51 to 75 = Slightly off balance Confused
76 to 100 = On the Edge! Whistling
101 to 125 = Over the Edge Glare
126 to 150 = Pretty messed up Crying
151 to 175 = You need your head examined Grumbling
176 to 200 = Bring on the paddy wagon! Shrug!
over 200 = Men in white coats coming with strait jacket. Acorn

Soooooo, Lets see the final tallies, We want accurate figrures here, no fuzzy math allowed.
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
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Muddymitts
Aug 26, 2014 11:39 AM CST
Don't even have to count -- I'm definitely *just kid stuff* this year. Shrug!

So do you have a paddy wagon on order Tom? Green Grin!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2014 11:52 AM CST
Gads - I am Crying Pretty Messed Up.

But they aren't all bearded iris! And don't dwarfs only count as half? Rolling on the floor laughing If so then I am only Glare (Over The Edge)!

Thanks heavens I don't have to count the iris I bought for momma Gwen's royal purple/yellow/white bed! I am sure that would put me in the Grumbling category!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 26, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Me thinks there are more in your future that will put you strongly in the "Pretty Messed up" category. Or, maybe advance you to the next one up! Sticking tongue out

sent to the "Dukie" on the list Whistling
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 26, 2014 12:08 PM CST
I find myself in the same category as Leslie (Lestv) in that I am "Pretty Messed Up". I have as of now, 136 new cultivars (this does not count replacements for lost cultivars). But our local Iris Societies picnic is upcoming and then there is the regional event on October 25 with guest speaker Rick Tasco. I think my number will rise. The only question is will I reach "Your head needs to be Examined"? I think that is too far away. Blinking
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 26, 2014 12:41 PM CST
Well, I though I was so careful to be accurate, but I missed two, and so my total is 114 new and 180 total additional cultivars, so I'm still in the Paddy wagon!

Leslie, the little guys count as one! So you're Crying pretty messed up! Rolling on the floor laughing

Mary Ann, I don't order the paddy wagon, it will just have to find me! You will have to improve your classification next year, or you will be far too sane to mix with this group of nuts! Rolling on the floor laughing

Either they already came with the strait jacket for Arlyn, or else he has to wait until he gets his last orders to count. Or maybe he ran out of fingers and toes! Hilarious!

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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Aug 26, 2014 2:00 PM CST
Counting for-postage gifts and the 30 NOIDs from mamajack?
126 to 150 = Pretty messed up Crying

I'd rather do a happy-happy about it--does the desire to dance around them instead of crying about my intensively-gotten gains put me in a special "I'm-SOOOOO-in-trouble" category/scale?
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
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tveguy3
Aug 26, 2014 2:02 PM CST
Well Debra, in this group, crazy is a good thing! Hilarious! so Be Happy!
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: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 26, 2014 2:08 PM CST
Kewl! Dancing shoes it is, then. Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Aug 26, 2014 2:18 PM CST
ok... let's add..
Mid-America- 7
Blue J- 8
Superstition- 9
MBIS- 21
Napa- 7
Schreiner's 9
Bluebird- 14
Trades- 8 (plus 4 more coming)
Bay View- 2 (I know this number is wrong)
MBIS sales - 23
HIPS- 13

125

Pot count shows 110 + 18 ready to pot= 128

Blinking
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Aug 26, 2014 2:34 PM CST
Wow - us Pretty Messed Up Crying are a large and happy family!!! Though I think I should be scared about Greg's comment of something coming for the Dukie.....
I might all alone as a Grumbling Need Head Examined!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Aug 26, 2014 3:03 PM CST
I'm still waiting for the last 3 orders to come in ! And I'll no doubt order a few from the HIPS left over sale, and I have 2 "for postage" to arrive yet........but when all is said and done........I'm insane.....just how badly, you will have to wait and see.....I'm a stickler for accuracy !.....even if I AM nuts...........Arlyn
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 26, 2014 3:04 PM CST
Whistling
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Aug 26, 2014 4:08 PM CST
Well, Mr. Tom, I am not through. I will be working the iris sale this weekend and I may wind up with one or two more. Do replacements count? Do bonuses count? It would not be my fault if wonderfully generous iris people nudged me further down the primrose path..... er, iris path.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 26, 2014 6:11 PM CST
Replacements don't count (in my book) which dove tails with Tom's extras not counting either.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 26, 2014 6:22 PM CST
Um...I actually counted rather than guesstimating---163 including the NOIDS from mamajack...sigh...Welp, back to dancin'... Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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
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tveguy3
Aug 26, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Extra's count if you planted it, unless you already have that cultivar.

Debra, you need your head examined! Grumbling 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: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
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Linneaj
Aug 26, 2014 7:12 PM CST
I started with 4 named iris this Spring and added 95 through purchase and trade.

BUT, my son and I filled the back of a CRV with NOIDS and added another box of NOIDS. So, we are white coat category. Blinking Oh, and then there are the ones I snookered out of a brick sidewalk and one little toe of a plant at the zoo.

I am disappointed there were no old iris dumped about at the cemetery. I did get discarded Dahlia bulbs.
Don't make fear based decisions.
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
Aug 26, 2014 7:53 PM CST
Oh noooooooooo Mr. Tom -- please don't eject me from the group!! Don't forget -- my Iris Lane was ruined, my fenceline bed wasn't finished, un-ending spring rains prevented me from working on either one, then my back went out. It's been a shi**y summer, all things concerned.

I'll try to do better -- I really will!!! I'm as insane as anyone here -- really I am!!! nodding Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing (hoo-ah-hah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!)
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Aug 26, 2014 7:57 PM CST
I'm Over the Edge, for sure - but I ordered a few more. I've really lost count... Hilarious!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.

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