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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 2, 2016 10:12 AM CST
It is now the start of the magic season where we recover from seeing our last blooms fade, and joy returns to us with the arrival of boxes of NEW iris to be planted!

Today I got a box of Thelma's goodies from Gabe. This is actually my second box, but this one came with bonuses! We all love seeing our iris arrive, but we squeal with delight about those bonuses!!! Hurray!

My Thelma haul: Strange Magic!!

Drury Lane
Palladium
Edenite

Bonuses!!
Wild West

Indian Princess
Dandy Candy

and Fantastic Lace that I can't believe Gabe gave up a single rhizome of!!!

Prior Thelma's were:
Foaming Seas
Round Table
Green Prophecy
Can Can Red

Snow Spoon

Coral Chalice
Ring around the Rosie
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 2, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Hurray! for boxes!
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
Jun 2, 2016 10:44 AM CST
Hurray! what a wonderful haul!
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jun 2, 2016 10:48 AM CST
Woo-hoo! Hurray!

When it's time to divide, I may know someone who will help relieve you of a piece of Edenite. Whistling
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 2, 2016 11:47 AM CST
I will note that Rob!

I should also make the disclaimer that Thelma does not ship iris. You have to go there in person. Gabe kindly shipped me the iris after his last visit to Thelma's.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peonies Organic Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs
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Dachsylady86
Jun 2, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Wow, all lovely!! Edenite just blew my mind a little Drooling
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 2, 2016 3:45 PM CST
I got a Debra box today too!!! Sure nice of them to come so I can plant them at one time. Big Grin
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield

Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jun 2, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Yea for Gabe.
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 2, 2016 6:12 PM CST
I was very lucky that he decided he had to go back to pick up more Fantastic Lace!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 2, 2016 6:13 PM CST
UndertheSun said:Woo-hoo! Hurray!

When it's time to divide, I may know someone who will help relieve you of a piece of Edenite. Whistling


I'll arm wrestle you for it Big Grin
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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 2, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Guess I should give you a hint of the contents in the Debra box?

Police Stories - gee, why do people send me Burseens? Why oh why? Rolling my eyes.

Shares the fall pattern of Smith Named Keith without the flounce, and wider falls. Lovey dubby


Crystal Fountain - Hurray! Hurray!


Tantara!


Scream!


Devil David - Big Grin


And more, but you get the picture. THANKS DEBRA!!! Thank You!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 2, 2016 6:23 PM CST
Between Gabe and me there should be some Edenite increases for those who wait! Smiling

Anyone else get a box yet? Fess up!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 2, 2016 6:37 PM CST
Not yet, and I'd be in deep - - - - if I got some now. Blinking In not ready yet.
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: 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 2, 2016 6:40 PM CST
Neither am I Tom, neither am I! Big Grin
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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 2, 2016 6:42 PM CST
I still have stuff blooming. I would be hard pressed to finish the weeding and de-stalking to plant wayward "Christmas in July (strike that--JUNE) boxes!!!!

I was VERY happy to see "Linda's Child" this afternoon. I had it in two places and neither were correct. One of those wrong locations turned out to be "Taste of Honey". The one labeled "Taste of Honey" was today's "Linda's Child". I am SOOOOOOOOO happy.
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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 2, 2016 7:12 PM CST
That is why pots were invented - for Christmas in June boxes. Big Grin

I still have iris blooming too, one bearded and Japanese.
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
Jun 2, 2016 7:22 PM CST
You are welcome, Leslie. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Peonies Organic Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Butterflies Bulbs
Bee Lover Hummingbirder Daylilies Clematis Region: Northeast US Birds
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Dachsylady86
Jun 2, 2016 7:22 PM CST
I'm a little worried that all of my boxes will come in at the same time....I can't plant 400 rhizomes in one day!
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 2, 2016 7:40 PM CST
It's a good thing that they don't have to be planted in one day, otherwise I'd never get them in. I have a lot to thin and I have my annual iris sale in July, so I'm always running in circles in July and August. Some would say I'm running in circles all the time, others would say I'm just plain Dizzy! Confused Blinking
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: 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 2, 2016 8:56 PM CST
My first box arrived today from Texas. Some beautiful rhizomes of 'Devil David' (for my own personal Dave),


'Hi There Gorgeous',


& 'Howler'


Thank-you Debra!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.

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