Irises forum: What did you order this year?

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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 13, 2011 5:57 AM CST

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And when the order comes, can you show pictures of it?

I actually have not ordered much of anything yet. Usually some new siberian catches my eye, but not this year.
Name: Mitch Fitzgerald
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MitchF
Jul 13, 2011 6:16 AM CST
I have ordered.. will post when they get here... I have a bad habit of getting and forgetting what I ordered!
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Name: Dee Stewart
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irisloverdee
Jul 13, 2011 8:01 AM CST

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I have ordered, Mid America, Keith Keppel, Aitkens, Lakeside and Schafer/Sachs...

No orders to arrive until late August so will be awhile

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Name: Betty
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Betja
Jul 13, 2011 8:45 AM CST
Shoot -- I've already received and potted up two beautiful orders from Napa Country Iris and Sutton's -- and I could've taken pictures! But I just received notification yesterday that my orders from Superstition and Snowpeak are on their way, so I'll try to remember to take pic's before I break out the pots and start planting.

And I still have orders to come from Keith Keppel, Joe Ghio, Mid-America and My Wild Iris Rows.
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Name: Anita Moran
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avmoran
Jul 13, 2011 9:38 AM CST
I got my Napa order as well
Waiting for Keppel, Superstition , Aikens, and Burseen
Center garden almost empty of daylilies and I will pot of move the rest.

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Name: Catherine
Philadelphia, PA
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maxsmomma
Jul 13, 2011 10:08 AM CST
I'm really out of room alas and wasn't planning on ordering anything, but I did find last week that I had lost four iris this year to rot. Two (Puddy Tat and My Kayla) were in more of a depressed area and I guess all the snow and rain just managed to pool enough to bring on the squishies. Definitely wasn't borers. The other two (Hook and Intrepide) were in pots; I must have done something wrong.

Of course there's a voice in my head that's totally rejoicing and saying - 'see, see, now you can order from Mid-America and FINALLY get Star in the Night when you replace Puddy Tat.'

Silly voice.
Name: Deborah (Deb)
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Nana3
Jul 13, 2011 10:28 AM CST
I have ordered 29 new iris cultivars from Superstition, 25 cultivars from Breezeway Iris Gardens, and 20 cultivars from HIPS sale.

I'll try and remember to take photos when the shipments arrive.

Nana3
Name: Suzanne
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Calif_Sue
Jul 13, 2011 12:47 PM CST

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I only have BlueJ's and kitty's Cubit co-op for this year.
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Name: AnjL/Annmarie Bailey
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1AnjL
Jul 13, 2011 2:24 PM CST
I'm patiently waiting for that co-op/sale later this year Big Grin Whistling
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Name: Betty
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Betja
Jul 13, 2011 3:10 PM CST
I went out this morning and took a picture of my potted irises from my Napa Country and Sutton's orders.
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And here is my order I just received from Keith Keppel -- ordered 9 rhizomes and received 16 -- love that man!
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Jul 13, 2011 3:59 PM CST
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Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 13, 2011 5:13 PM CST
I'm anxiously awaiting my orders. Betty, I am interested to see the depth you plant your rhizomes. Maybe I'm planting a little to deep. Are yours pots in the full sun or do they get some shade. I put a milk basket over my new ones for a month to help them establish.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 13, 2011 6:30 PM CST
Paul, I pot them up through the summer months because it's so blasted hot here and our sunlight is so intense. I don't know if you can tell by the first photo, but I have two umbrellas over those two tables, so they're pretty shaded for most of the day. They do get some sunlight as the sun moves across the sky because the umbrellas aren't large enough to cover the entire plywood tables. I plant my rhizomes about half-way or a little more into the soil, and by the time I get around to planting them in the ground in Sept-Oct they should have rooted already. I do knock off most of the potting soil and then spread the fresh roots over the soil when I plant them in the ground. I realize that in other parts of the country people plant very little of the rhizome into the soil, but in our Bakersfield heat I've found that this is what works best for me. When I planted them too shallowly they didn't root so well or so deeply for me. Hope this helps.

And I just received my Superstition order by FedEx a little while ago -- WOW, lots of rhizomes to get potted up, plus hand watering in the garden, plus I think I may have one or two more iris orders arriving tomorrow and/or Friday -- plus one huge daylily order from Maryott's by probably tomorrow -- help me -- I can't keep up! Oh heck, yes I can!!!

Here is the picture of my Superstition order -- ordered 25 rhizomes and received 10 gift plants -- those guys at Superstition are AMAZING!

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Name: Patricia
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patrob
Jul 13, 2011 6:43 PM CST
I've ordered daylilies from only one sale and am waiting for the PNW co-op for irises. I have too many plants suffering in pots now while they wait for permanent planting beds. My irises are doing better than the daylilies, but some are splitting their pots in search of more growing room.
Name: Paul
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Paul2032
Jul 13, 2011 8:16 PM CST
Betty...Impressive rhizomes with such wonderful roots. We have a club order coming from Superstition for our UIS auction on the 30th. I'll have to look on their website to see which ones to bid on.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Betty
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Betja
Jul 13, 2011 9:01 PM CST
Superstition has wonderful plants and a great selection, Paul. And this year I got a couple of special ones from them: CLOTHO'S WEB and SAMMIES JAMMIES - thrilled! Hurray!
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 14, 2011 10:00 PM CST
We ordered from Superstition, Keppel, Mid-America, Winterberry, Aitken. & Peter Young in Maine. Peter is going to start handling irises from New England hybridizers.

I also order bearded irises for our club auction at the end of July.
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
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irisawe
Jul 15, 2011 10:48 AM CST
I ordered from Superstition, Ghio, Schreiner's, and Snowpeak. Can hardly wait. Temps will be in the mid to high 90's or 100+ for the next 10 days. If they arrive in that time period I will pot them up. If temps are reasonable when they arrive I will plant directly into the ground. For years I have potted up all new arrivals. Last year I did both, some in the ground and some in pots. The ones that were in the ground did somewhat better this Spring, though both had unusual amazing blooming success.

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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Jul 15, 2011 2:19 PM CST
Oh Betty, I just can't believe all those gorgeous iris. And then all the potting, wow. It looks like this method really works for you.

I personally hate to pot things up and I haven't even started on dividing my iris yet this year. So I haven't ordered anything. Might not order anything either as I still want to move some around and then see if there is any room left.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Jul 15, 2011 3:04 PM CST
I don't mind potting up iris because it goes really fast and I get really good results. But daylilies -- that's another story! They're much harder to do because I get air pockets I have to try and get rid of, plus they take so much potting soil per pot. With irises I just build a cliff on one side and hang the roots off and fill 'er up! Easy! And of course I just got my big Maryott's order yesterday -- 30 plants! And most of them are so big that I'm having to use 2 gal. pots. Thank heavens I loaded up on potting soil last week!

Rita, your gardens are so lush and beautiful that it seems like you really don't need to order anything. But mine are still full of grass and weeds as I try to reclaim sections bit by bit, plus I'm going to grow a whole bunch of daylilies in pots for the next year as I try to play with dabbing some pollen...

Betty

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