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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 11, 2015 4:39 PM CST
I sent off my first order of the year today. I plan to add FEWER and NEWER. My order went to Keith Keppel. His special is 3 intros for $125 so I ordered two specials.......1 each of Billowing Waves, Espionage, High Desert, Marrying Kind, Painted Shadows, and Shivaree. Brads pictures of Bubbling Waves, Espionage, and Painted Shadows won me over. Now I look forward to Ghio's catalog. What have you or are you going to get this year?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 11, 2015 4:42 PM CST
Hurray! Way to go Paul!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 11, 2015 4:50 PM CST
Sherry ....now I need to wait til July. Is the hen in your avatar an Aracauna?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 11, 2015 4:56 PM CST
Ameraucana.... They're supposedly easier than Aracaunas (and bred from them, I think)... One is laying blue eggs, the other blue-green. The one in the picture went to a friend. She's really grown a glorious beard since this picture was taken. She reminds me of a pitcher the Giants had.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Feb 11, 2015 6:04 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Sherry!

Paul - lovely choices.
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 11, 2015 6:08 PM CST
I would like Superstitions Velvet Valentine but if I stay committed to getting fewer I probably wouldn't order just the one so probably not.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Feb 11, 2015 7:04 PM CST
This is the year that I am absolutely not ordering a single, solitary Iris -- so my order list is only 27!!! So far, I have 8 on my list for Superstition, and 9 on my list for MidAmerica. Haven't found a source for the other 10 yet. And, of course, this does not include pre-arranged trades.

So far -- my not-ordering-a-single-solitary-Iris-plan isn't going so well........................ Whistling
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UndertheSun
Feb 11, 2015 7:16 PM CST
Hilarious!

Hilarious! At the Brian Wilson chicken.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 11, 2015 7:49 PM CST
Mary Ann your plan is working, You're not ordering ONE, you're ordering a whole bunch! Hilarious! Who in their right mind would only order one! Rolling on the floor laughing You have to order more to make it worth the postage.

Paul good choices!
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Feb 11, 2015 8:06 PM CST
Mary Ann.......you have always been a great example to us all with your self-discipline when it comes to ordering iris. Hilarious! Whistling Shrug!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Feb 11, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Aww -- now that's just mean!!! Hilarious! You must have meant to say "when it comes to NOT ordering Iris"!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks Tom -- you're a BIG help!!! Whistling
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Feb 11, 2015 9:01 PM CST
Paul -- I just found my Keith Keppel catalog -- did you mean Billowing Waves that you're ordering? If so, that is one gorgeous Iris!!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 11, 2015 10:37 PM CST
I have three small-smallish orders, but might have another one or two later in the year. Still waiting to hear back from a couple of vendors.

Historics and Biancos from Dee
Black Bart
Black Stallion
Ida Red
Little Bay Denoc
Study in Black
Banda Larga
Confusione
Fuori Dal Coro
Paso Doble
Rossetto
Sottobosco

Superstition
Alexis TB
Navajo Velvet AB
Sand Dancer AB
All Ruffled Up SDB
Coyote Moon SDB

Pleasants Valley
Brazilian Holiday
Cantina
English Knight
Grape Expectations

If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 11, 2015 11:43 PM CST
I'm waiting for Mid-America's catalog...
I've got a decent order in with Superstition, a "reasonable" order with Napa, and some historics I couldn't live without from Bluebird.. and a 150 I still need to plant from last year Sticking tongue out
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Feb 11, 2015 11:44 PM CST
....and Ghio's... Maybe he'll have them at our meeting next week.
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Feb 12, 2015 3:49 AM CST
I don't order until I can see all of the new intro's from every one, then I can pic and choose among them.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Feb 12, 2015 8:07 AM CST
A patient man............... nodding
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Feb 12, 2015 8:36 AM CST
I've cut way back this year, as well....only 66 Shrug!
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Feb 12, 2015 8:55 AM CST
I have orders in with four vendors. I am trying to choose ones that keep appearing on my wish lists. Having these wish lists and not ordering from them was getting stupid so I thought, no new intros, just the ones that have been sticking around on my lists. That being said, when I go on a site to order three or four from them I wind up ordering six or seven...... or a few more. So I have already gone over my set limit and two of my selected vendors are not open for business yet so I think I may add about a dozen more..... all little guys. I did select a new intro as a bonus and a TB at that - Red Velvet Cake. But I had to have it....... and since it was a bonus I did not actually buy it, right.... smiles
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Charter ATP Member Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Annuals Echinacea Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
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Paul2032
Feb 12, 2015 9:15 AM CST
I plan on getting a FEW from Ghio. The Utah Iris Society will order some intros from Mid-America for our auction and I may bid on some of those. That will be it this year. That will be all that I have room for and energy to handle......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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