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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Oct 16, 2015 5:29 AM CST
Greetings. I'm new to the forum. My wife and I live in Kansas City. We are an older couple and we moved to our current home about 3 years ago. There was not a single flower bed anywhere on the property, We now have a total of about 400 sq ft of iris beds. This past year we planted about 120 Schreiners plants. Our favorites are dual color and speckled but our very favorite is broken color like those from Brad Kasperek.

I don't know if people do much trading but we would love to do some trading next summer. You are welcome to look at our Have list to see if there are any you would like.

Blessings to all.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
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
Oct 16, 2015 5:34 AM CST
Hello John. Glad you could join this family of iris lovers. A lot of us do swap irises and some send 'for postage'. After all, irises do tend to increase rapidly sometimes and we need to find good homes for our lovely plants. I have mostly smaller irises but I am always adding to my garden. Stick around and help us get through the winters bloomless months.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
Oct 16, 2015 5:41 AM CST
Welcome! John! Sounds like you will fit in here just fine! You better start building some more beds, as by spring you will have a wish list as long as your arm like the rest of us. Be sure to share any pictures you have with us as well, but we have all winter to do that. 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: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Oct 16, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Thank you for your welcome. I'm glad to hear about the 'for postage' swapping. That's what we would like to do. Seems like a great way to get new iris.

Only 7 months to go!!
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
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
Oct 16, 2015 6:42 AM CST
Seven months!!! I don't think I could make it that long, John. lol I still have a bit of rebloom to see me a few more weeks and then I may get my first bloom at the end of February. One of the reason I like the little guys is because they bloom so early. So.... maybe five months for me.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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
Oct 16, 2015 6:53 AM CST
Hi John -- Welcome!

You're gonna like it here!!! Big Grin
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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Oct 16, 2015 7:29 AM CST
Hi Bonnie,

Just came in from my morning "walk about". It's 34 degrees here.

My wife wants to get some rebloomers in hopes of fall blooming. Not sure how much success we would have in KC. We still have a few daylilies that bloom but the garden already has that "winter" look already.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Oct 16, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Welcome! John !! Glad to make your acquaintance !! I'll have "one more day" of bloom, today, before tonight's freezing temps, then I'll be waiting for the first of April !!
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
Oct 16, 2015 10:15 AM CST
Welcome! John.

If you go to the ATP Iris database:
The Irises Database

Then select 'Search by characteristics'
http://garden.org/plants/group/irises/search/

Scroll down the page a bit and you can select Rebloom by your zone. It will pull up all Iris of any kind that is indicated to have presented reblooms in that area. You can also narrow by type of Iris if you want, like Tall Bearded or Standard Dwarf.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Oct 16, 2015 10:27 AM CST
Welcome! John!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
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
Oct 16, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Thanks for introducing yourself John. I can't add much to what everybody already said so well. This is a fun group, but beware... we're also a bunch of enablers. As Tom warned you, you'll be needing to enlarge your beds for next year. Also take a look at the vendor list: The thread "Vendor list" in Irises forum There is so much more out there than just Schreiner's. Whistling
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Oct 16, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Welcome! John! Hope you enjoy sharing photos of your garden, we really like photos! LOL
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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
Oct 16, 2015 11:12 AM CST
Henhouse said: ......Also take a look at the vendor list: The thread "Vendor list" in Irises forum There is so much more out there than just Schreiner's. Whistling


Yes, there is! I am already forming orders for next spring. One I can highly recommend is Superstition Iris Gardens for great rhizomes, selection, prices and all around service. smiles

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
Oct 16, 2015 11:29 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome!

Nice to have a new addition to the group! I second Sherry and Bonnie that you should check out the different vendors. We all have our favorites, but by checking out new sites you will find a bigger variety of the types you especially like. Such as Kasperek. Different vendors carry different blooms of his. Schreiners carries my favorite - Bewilderbeast, but I got some of his others for less money at other places. Only picked up one of his this year, Kickapoo Kangaroo, and hope it blooms next spring!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Oct 16, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Debra,

Thanks, your search worked like a champ.

Blessings

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
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
Oct 16, 2015 1:19 PM CST
John,

You are welcome. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Oct 16, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Hi John Glad to have you here. the more people to 'talk irises', the better.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Oct 16, 2015 2:25 PM CST
Hi John,

Welcome to ATP. You'll find this ia a fun group. I too am looking forward to trading next summer. Have been lurking for a long time but started contributing in August. They are not kidding about enabling and your needing to plan on some new beds.
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
Oct 16, 2015 2:47 PM CST
Hilarious! Nope, they/we aren't. Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Irises Ponds Orchids
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creativeclover
Oct 16, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Hi john welcome.

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