Irises forum: OK guys it's Fess Up time!

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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Mar 26, 2016 4:53 AM CST
Well, it's only March but some of us have been busy beavers ordering irises. I warned you all that the day of reckoning was a comin, and it has arrived. Time to fess up and spill the beans. I know, the ordering season isn't finished yet, but as you buy and sink deeper into the pit of iris dependency, you can update your status. So, let us know where you are at this stage of the game, then keep us updated as you order more, or receive more trade boxes throughout the summer. Come on, it's fun!

Here is the "How many new iris cultivars did you acquire" scale

1 to 30 = Just kid stuff Smiling
31 to 50 = A good start Sticking tongue out
51 to 75 = Slightly off balance Confused
76 to 100 = On the Edge! Whistling
101 to 125 = Over the Edge Glare
126 to 150 = Pretty messed up Crying
151 to 175 = You need your head examined Grumbling
176 to 200 = Bring on the paddy wagon! Shrug!
200 to 300 = Men in white coats coming with strait jacket. Acorn
Over 300 =Living in La La Land Angel
(either that or you're a commercial dealer Hilarious! )

You'll notice a revision in the "How many iris cultivars did you acquire" scale, both the name of the scale is changed, and a higher number in the scale to separate out those on the top end.

Rules:
You count all of the iris cultivars that you acquired during this calendar year.

Irises that you receive from trades or gifts, or for postage count as well as those you buy.

Update your status with each new order sent in.

You don't need to list the names of the irises, although you may, but just the number.

NOIDs received count too.

You do not need to count irises that you are replacing that have died within the last 2 years.

You do not count irises that you already have but have ordered additional rhizomes.

You do not count seedlings that you started from seeds.

If you receive a seedling as a gift from someone that counts for the person receiving it.

You only count CULTIVARS that you add to your collection, this is not a count of rhizomes.

Whom ever is deemed the person who ordered the highest number of rhizomes (sorry, commercial growers excluded here) will be awarded a noteworthy title, and gift of some sort yet to be determined. The deadline for this award will be Sept. 30. Rhizomes received after this time will not count toward this title.

May the best man or woman win! Crossing Fingers!


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
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Mar 26, 2016 5:06 AM CST
Do you deduct for irises you give away? Blinking Confused
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
Mar 26, 2016 5:23 AM CST
How about the ones that just followed you home!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Blessings
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Mar 26, 2016 5:25 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Mar 26, 2016 5:34 AM CST
how about the ones bought in dream land?
(Zone 7a)
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arilbred
Mar 26, 2016 5:58 AM CST
I've not counted was waiting to see about bonuses I also know since I lurk here there ain't no way I'm winning but I'll play I have only 53 ordered or traded from four different places I only wait to see what the bonus iris will amount to
Shucks it'll take me all summer to be ready for these.
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Mar 26, 2016 5:59 AM CST
John, it sounds like you're inquiring about stolen irises Hilarious! I'm pretty sure those count too Rolling on the floor laughing

I think I'm still at the "off to a good start", but my latest addition may have put me at "slightly off balance"
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Mar 26, 2016 6:03 AM CST
140, so far
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Mar 26, 2016 6:12 AM CST
Just kid stuff for me. Think I ordered about 12.
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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
Mar 26, 2016 6:16 AM CST
No deduction for those given away unless you are giving away those you just ordered. The count is only for iris you ordered/received as gift or postage (including the bonus iris sent)/steal this year. Tom will correct me if this isn't right.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Mar 26, 2016 6:22 AM CST
I'm holding at 93 right now. So I'm on the edge. I'll be over 100 by the time the bonus and trades come in. Which I expect to fAll into the pretty messed up category! Rolling on the floor laughing

I've ordered from:
Mid America
Iris sisters
Superstition
Napa country
Stout Iris gardens
Suttons
Iris whisperer
Beaumout Ridge
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Mar 26, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Said with a slight air of superiority --

Angel Zero Irises Angel

sniff
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. ([url=www.tut.com]www.tut.com[/url])
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Tom you need to add a category for zero irises! (LOL Mary Ann) Like 'in a coma' etc.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Mar 26, 2016 7:06 AM CST
What about SDBs? Count as half?
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 26, 2016 7:10 AM CST
Outrageous, Mika. On behalf of SDB's everywhere I am offended!!!
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
Mar 26, 2016 7:15 AM CST
Love it Bonnie! Rolling on the floor laughing (the "In A Coma")

Mika - what Bonnie said. Dwarfs are iris too!!!

Okay - I am "Over The Edge" Glare (but with Burseens I am only "A Good Start" Thumbs up ). If I add in all the bonuses I am sure will come it will probably tally to "You Need Your Head Examined." Oh dear.....
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Critters Allowed Daylilies Irises Roses Hostas
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cliftoncat
Mar 26, 2016 7:25 AM CST
I've put in just three orders so far, but each one amounts to a good start. So collectively I'm over the edge... Crying
Didn't mean to offend SDBs, just trying to reduce my count! Whistling
Name: Jolana
Mountain City, Tx (Zone 8b)
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froggardener
Mar 26, 2016 7:29 AM CST
What? Whistling Well, this is the equivalent of asking my age and weight Confused Blinking *Blush* Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing

I see how this goes now, y'all make me order irises and then want to label me "On the edge" and maybe beyond Hilarious!
Gardening is learning, learning, learning. That's the fun of them.
You're always learning !
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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
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Hemophobic
Mar 26, 2016 7:34 AM CST
Definitely kid stuff for me unless my wish list counts!
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: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Mar 26, 2016 7:46 AM CST
No Neal, those are the ones that 'fell off the truck'.. Rolling on the floor laughing
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt

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