Irises forum: First Buys of 2015

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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
Jan 1, 2015 1:18 PM CST
Okay, I just couldn't wait. I am jumping the gun. But, yes, I have ordered iris. First with Wild Iris Rows that opened early, and now with Blue J who opened today. Why buy now? I like Greg Hester at WIR so I ordered some classics I really wanted. And Blue J has my most wanted, lusted after, Bruneau Jasper and I wanted to get it before it sold out!

So highlights from todays buy fest:
Bruneau Jasper

Wonders Never Cease

Hi There Gorgeous (a child of Bruneau Jasper!)

Goddess of Luck

Just so you don't think they were all plicatas:

Mikey Likes It

Crystal Ship


Some Historics:

Japanesque (no surprise hunh?)

Moonlit Sea (luminata!)

Others:

Ice Capades

Crooked Little Smile

IB Sculptured Wild

Smoky Shadows (one off our list Mary Ann!)

Nebraska Big Red Lovey dubby

and of course, some Burseen's:

Holy Kosmoly

Jean Queen

Inky Icon

Also got:
Tango Amigo
Smith Named Keith
Crimson Snow
Class Ring

So what did you order???
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Jan 1, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Wow, you really have started the New Year with a bang!!! You have some really nice ones! There must be some kind of title for the first order of the year...we'll have to think on that one!!

Smith Named Keith is one that has intrigued me for awhile. I look forward to seeing pictures eventually!
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:06 PM CST
Yay Leslie -- one down, five or six hundred to go!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously -- what a glorious bunch of Irises! You're really starting the year out with a bang!! Thumbs up
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Marilyn: Here you go. Not the best but....

http://wiki.irises.org/pub/TbPthruT/TbSmithNamedKeith/SmithN...

My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Jan 1, 2015 2:09 PM CST
I ordered fourteen little guys and one BB this morning from Blue J. Setting a pattern for the year I guess.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Thanks Mary Ann. You should have seen how many I didn't order off my list! Actually it was down to another 17 (gads!).

I may still go back and get this beauty (tempted, tempted, tempted):

Red Velvet Cake
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:11 PM CST
Oh boy -- starting off with a bang!!! Hurray!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:13 PM CST
Yay Bonnie! Hurray! Hurray!

I am saving most of my dwarf buying for my Stout's gift certificate and there are a couple at Winterberry.....
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:13 PM CST
Oh Leslie -- that Iris is gorgeous!!!!!! Lovey dubby Who sells it?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:17 PM CST
It is one of L. & K. Jedlicka's own (they are Blue J Iris).
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Jan 1, 2015 2:24 PM CST
I think Stouts website will be open for 2015 business tomorrow?? As the iris sites update their inventory, addition and pricing please post it here. It is good to know I have irises ordered. lol
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Region: California Bee Lover Butterflies Birds Enjoys or suffers hot summers Composter
Annuals Dog Lover Cat Lover Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Moiris
Jan 1, 2015 2:38 PM CST
...and they're off and running..... Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:40 PM CST
Beautiful ones, Leslie. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 1, 2015 2:46 PM CST
I agree

Great choices Leslie! Thumbs up

I think this year I will order from Superstition, Ghio and Sutton. (and the auctions, potted and bare rhizomes sales and of course the PNW sale) nodding

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
Jan 1, 2015 2:48 PM CST
I usually wait until like April to make an order, but this year I jumped in with both feet. I placed an order with Superstition Iris Gardens for the following beauties!

Arctic Burst

Blazing Beacon

Bowled Over

Broome Sunset

Carnival Capers

Fantasy Ride

Go West

Magic Quest

Micro Burst

Rogue Trader

Sonoran Sands


I tried to order "Zlatovlaska", but they no longer carry it. Crying

I am waiting for their catalog, but I expect to maybe double this order!
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:49 PM CST
Bonnie - yes, Stout's is hoping to have their new website up and running by tomorrow. There are some irises on the new website that aren't currently showing on the current website, so I can't wait to see what new goodies may be available!!! And for Quench fans, Hugh Stout said it will be on the new website (currently missing from the old website).

Hurray!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:53 PM CST
Greg - You have some of my Must Haves! Broome Sunset, Microburst, & Arctic Burst! Really some nice choices there!

I am sure the catalog will inspire more lovely buys. Whistling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jan 1, 2015 2:59 PM CST
Iris Sisters are open too. Just so you know....
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jan 1, 2015 3:07 PM CST
Great choices Greg! Thumbs up

Ok...ok...you win. I'll go look at Blue J and Iris Sisters. Just so you know, I'm ready to blame what may happen on all of you. Glare
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
Jan 1, 2015 3:35 PM CST
Here is my Superstition Iris garden "want" list; which means I should be choosing expanding my order from this list.

Alexis

Autumn Explosion

Brainstorm

By Jeeves

Celestial Explosion

Crowns for Credit

Grapetizer

Here Comes The Night

Kathy Chilton

Latte

Nessun Dorma

One More Night

Rainbow High

Red Skies

Role Reversal

Smoky Shadows

That's All Folks

Tropical Garden


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