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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
Jun 11, 2015 5:43 AM CST
This is a thread for showing off the box or boxes you get this season from the other enablers on our glorious ATP site! Thumbs up

I would like to say that I need more irises like I need a hole in the head. Having said that, I just got a box 46th state to join the Union! (Thanks Lori!!!!!!). The only issue? I have been "Banned" from doing anything with this box until I have certain other jobs done. Why did I ever start a house project at this time of year? Insanity.

PS. I got a look at the contents of the box as I left for work this morning. There are some monster sized rhizomes in there. The two that stand out are:

Amber Amulet
Darcy's Choice

Awesome!!!!!!
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
Jun 11, 2015 5:48 AM CST
And yes..... i will take pictures and list contents as soon as I get real access to the package! (what do I have to do you ask to get this access? Great question. Finish the shower/Tub installation)

What does THAT entail? Hmmmm..........let's see.

Attach shower stem face plate.
Attach shower head
Finish tub caulk job
replace drain cover
hang shower rod (entails drilling into new tile job! Yuk)
install tub spigit
clean/police bathroom and tub

will I cheat? Why yes, I get home at least an hour before she does!!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Jun 11, 2015 6:29 AM CST
She is aware of that, Greg. Take care the 'goodie box' stays where you can catch a peek.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jun 11, 2015 6:32 AM CST
the face plate has to cure for 24 hours before I can do anything else.

The shower head has to cure for 24 hours

The caulk has to cure....

The drain cover has to cure....
Rolling on the floor laughing
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
Jun 11, 2015 6:38 AM CST
24 hours!!!..... I read on the internet that it was two weeks...... don't want to be too hasty and mess all my hard work up and have to start over honey.... anything worth having is worth waiting for.....
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
Jun 11, 2015 6:48 AM CST
She was kind to the box. It was opened and the rhizomes had been laid out on the garage floor. I just looked at them (well, ok; I did touch a few!!) Rolling on the floor laughing
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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
Jun 11, 2015 6:52 AM CST
bonding time..... very important to new rhizomes. smiles
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jun 11, 2015 7:12 AM CST
Quick guys!
If this goes *any* further we WILL need a therapist!
Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jun 11, 2015 8:52 AM CST
I got my first box a couple of weeks ago from DaveinPA. Seven historics that I am just giddy about receiving! Which reminds me...I need to get a check out! Oh dear, I hate it when I forget! *Blush*

Got another box with Secret Service and Solar Fire from Barbara! Hurray!
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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
Jun 11, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Why yes, I have gotten three boxes! The first was historics from Dave in PA: Gudrun, Gypsy Queen, Sherwin-Wright, Loreley, Spartan and Iduna. They are all in pots and have started growing! Hurray!

Then I got some strange tech box with the hairiest looking rhizome in it! Looks all the world like a bear...... Hilarious! Thanks again Greg!

And the last box was from Celia: her lovely Blackcurrent NOid luminata, Ambroisie and I. Germanica. Hers are having a soak in the kitchen and will be potted tonight. Guess they are bonding with the cats at the moment. Just hope they don't start meowing! Blinking

Really need to get that garden soil before too many other boxes arrive!! I don't have that many pots.



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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
Jun 11, 2015 9:12 AM CST
I believe the hybridizer on the "hairy" rhizome was "Boyds" Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jun 11, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Ha! Whoops! I fell down! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jun 11, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Leslie, I hope that last box wasn't too hairy. Kili had to jump from box to box to box and inspect everything before shipping. They've been thoroughly CAT scanned!
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 11, 2015 9:24 AM CST
I've received 2 "trade" boxes, so far.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Frillylily
Jun 11, 2015 10:38 AM CST
I just have those naughty packages delivered to my mom's house Rolling on the floor laughing
then when dh asks, I say, oh, my mom brought those over Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
Image
Zencat
Jun 11, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Cus she did! Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
Image
Zencat
Jun 11, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Okay, Dave's check is on its way. Hilarious!

He sent...
Crimson King
Gracchus
Loreley
Vingolf
Rhein Nixe
Iduna
Gypsy Queen

Very exciting!!!
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
Jun 11, 2015 11:42 AM CST
Here is what I got!

Alien Mist
Amber Amulet
Camera Ready (a TASCO!! )
Champagne waltz
Darcy's Choice
Gold Ring
Henna Stitches
Joyce Terry
Magic Masquerade
Midnight Oil
New Day Dawning
Poorman
Proyocol
Song of Norway *
Superstition
Tequila Sunrise
Winged Angel ( a TASCO! )
Ziggy

I think I also got "Lover's Charm", but I was trying not to get caught looking into the box as I left for work.

* Song of Norway is a Dykes Medal winner and was the reason for box, all of the other rhizomes just jumped in so it would not be lonely. Whistling
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
Jun 11, 2015 5:59 PM CST
Was this a trade or an order? Smiling
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: 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
Jun 11, 2015 6:11 PM CST
will be a trade! Lovey dubby

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