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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Oct 16, 2015 5:20 PM CST
I've traveled 400+ miles across NC this year alone and have purchased over 400 established intermediate, tb, and reblooming plants and rhizomes. I've met some of the nicest plant people along the way. The best part is I spent only $150 for the whole inventory


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Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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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
Oct 16, 2015 5:32 PM CST
Now that is a lot of irises to get started in one season.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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 5:40 PM CST
How much room do you have for planting? Have you put most of the 400+ in ground? Looks like you have some in pots--as do most of us, I think. Big Grin I like the options with holding them in containers for a year or two.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Oct 16, 2015 5:40 PM CST
For the most part, it's a somewhat cheap addiction I've started. I've gone around my neighborhood giving some away as well. A great ice breaker and some of the happiest faces when a random new guy on the street hands you free bunches of rhizomes. Gosh I'd have over 500.
I'm still clearing woods, and can't beat mother nature. Luckily, the local Lowe's gives away free pots Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Oct 16, 2015 5:42 PM CST
I have about .5 acre to work with, but I reserved about .25 just for the iris collection
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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 5:42 PM CST
Lowes does the same here, but you have to get there reallllllly early--the word got out. Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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 5:43 PM CST
Lots of room, then. Looking forward to bloom photographs.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Oct 16, 2015 5:46 PM CST

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This is a earlier pic of the space I've been clearing. It was overtaken by good Ole English Ivy and small trees. Now it's 8+ hours of sunshine. The ivy have been almost pulled by the rhizome like network all by hand. NO HELP either!! All by hand
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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 5:57 PM CST
Ouch. Blinking
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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 6:01 PM CST
You will be happy with the results when they bloom! 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: 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 7:02 PM CST
And great satisfaction knowing that you have created something so beautiful all by yourself. You inspire me to keep on with my fall chores and perhaps make another TB bed..... perhaps tomorrow will be a great day to start on it.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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 17, 2015 10:09 AM CST
Hurray! Good work, Cuzz!
Iris is the goddess of the rainbow.
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 6b)
genealogist specializing in French
Irises Region: Utah Hostas Bulbs
cbunny41
Oct 17, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Welcome! Cuzz
Always good to have another join us. I'm pretty new myself, only been contributing since August.
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
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MileHighGardner
Oct 24, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Hi Cuzz, it sounds like you had a great time gathering new iris. Welcome here.
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Oct 24, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Hi, Gabriel. I'm just up the road from you in Concord and I have irises, too, along with daylilies. I'd be happy to exchange if I have
cultivars you're interested in. Tree-mail me and let's see what we can do!

I'm impressed with your efforts and welcome you to this forum! Great people here.
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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 24, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Hard work, Cuzz. It'll be worth it next spring!!! Thumbs up
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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 24, 2015 10:05 AM CST
Hi Angie!! I'm so glad to see you here!!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Oct 24, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Will do @hemophobic Hurray! and thanks you all for the tips and support. Today Im working on the other side of the yard in the lily garden, but will be back at the irises a little later Thumbs up
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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 24, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Look at all the Carolinians showing up! Hurray! We could have a rhizome exchange after bloom time 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: 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 24, 2015 6:59 PM CST
Thumbs up
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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