Irises forum: Thinning the herd!

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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 13, 2015 6:57 PM CST
I walked the garden today trying to figure out where I am going to plant all the "poor orphan rhizomes" that are scheduled to arrive in the next few weeks. There is only one solution short of tilling up the rest of the yard. I need to re-home some stuff!!! So the collection needs to be thinned.

The following- mostly older varieties - are up for sale (cheap), trade, postage or adoption. Tree mail me if you see something of interest.

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Babbling Brook
Triple Whammy
Thorn Bird
Moon Journey
Jurassic Park
Larry Gaulter
Tulip Festival
Superstition
Master Touch
Pink Confetti
Final Countdown
Mountain Melody
Forge Fire
Latin Lover
Charisma
Flamenco
Penny Lover
Gypsy Caravan
Samurai Warrior
Temple Gold
Cracklin' Burgandy
Immortality
NOID Black
NOID Light Blue
NOID Yellow possibly Ola Kala
Sterling Mistress
Kissing Circle
Harvest of Memories
Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
Region: Idaho Lilies Irises
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cbelt1
Jun 27, 2015 9:12 PM CST
Pam, are you still looking for a trade? Just a glance at your list brought Jurassic Park and Mountain Melody to my attention. I moved MM to Idaho but she died an ignominious death molding in my basement before I could plant her at my new house. Sighing! I would probably be interested in a couple more, if you are still thinning, My plant list is on the forum.
Cleta
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 28, 2015 12:49 PM CST
Hi Cleta!

Yes, I am very much still thinning all these. They are large patches and in some cases double patches. Have lots of both JP and MM. Those two especially grow like weeds here. Checking your list, I would enjoy adding Florentine Silk or Colortart if you have extra.

Send me a tree mail list adn I will swap addys with you.
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jun 30, 2015 5:43 PM CST
Pam,
I'd love to get a 'Babbling Brook' to see if it matches a NOID I have already.. 'Jurassic Park' is one I've always felt I should have, but never got around to it.. 'Master Touch' looks like a possibility for another NOID I have. I have a weakness for yellow Iris w/ blue beards, and the horns on 'Triple Whammy' sweeten the deal.. I'm stopping there.
Since you're thinning the herd, you may not be interested in trading, and I'm happy to send postage.. but I wanted to offer that to you "in case"... Have a look at my "holdings".... Some of the newer ones I might have a rhizome I can peel off.. Generally the ones I got in 2013 and before, have enough (with exceptions for the wimpy growers).
http://garden.org/lists/view/Henhouse/
I'm also collecting seed from Nigella hispanica, Freesia laxa, tall pink opium poppies, and a bunch of other things that self sow around here with pretty flowers... I won't know for sure until I actually harvest, what I've got (beyond those few).
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Jun 30, 2015 7:33 PM CST
Sherry, Don't stop - I need to move some stuff! Smiling

I will be happy to do a trade - a true irisaholic here. Looking over your list - you have quite a respectable collection for only being at it for a couple of years - I would be interested in trading for any of the following that you might have extras of.
Bewilderbeast, Bubble Bubble, Conjuration, Hello Darkness, Dracula's Kiss or Kathy Chilton. I have a tendency toward the darker colors.

Were you looking for Pagan Dance? I have plenty of that too.

Just send me your address!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jul 1, 2015 12:17 AM CST
Kathy Chilton is the only one I know I don't have enough of Pam. I'll need to compile a list in the next few days of everything I'm going to dig.. but I'm pretty sure I've got enough of the others but will need to double check.
I've been at it for more than a couple of years, but they've always been incorporated into the garden rather than being the main focus. I left some behind at my old house (and houses before that), but have kept it pretty much under control until about 4 years ago. I started buying named varieties in the mid-80's, and had a few generic ones for several years before that.
Pagan Dance is nice Drooling Hilarious!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Lynn Golovich
Wyandotte, mi (Zone 6b)
"It's never to late to be what you
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LynnG
Jul 9, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Sent you a tree mail! Thanks!
Name: Mary Kay or MK Deighan
Hampden, ME (Zone 5a)
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MaryKay
Jul 21, 2015 10:39 PM CST
Hi Pam,
I am just starting to collect irises. You need to find homes for some and I have some garden spots just waiting. How perfect! I will send you a tree mail :)

Thank you!

Mary-Kay
Name: Becky
Middletown, PA (Zone 6b)
5sillydogs
Aug 31, 2015 11:03 AM CST
i am pretty new to this forum and just came across this post. Do you have any left, and would you be willing to part with them for postage?

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