Irises forum: Schreiner's Summer Sale

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UndertheSun
Jul 26, 2016 1:35 PM CST
Scheiner's is having their Summer Sale.
http://www.schreinersgardens.com/bearded-iris-summer-sale-20...

Don't kill the messenger. Green Grin!

South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jul 26, 2016 2:12 PM CST
Got a few when sale started; arriving next Monday!
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Jul 26, 2016 3:19 PM CST
I'm not looking...
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 27, 2016 6:40 AM CST
Meether..............
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
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DaveinPA
Jul 27, 2016 9:20 AM CST
Turns out my largest single order this year from a seller is from Schreiner's, 34 from a variety of hybridizers, including 3 of their 2016 intros given as bonuses. Should arrive Monday per UPS, all week to go cross country.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 28, 2016 9:47 AM CST
UndertheSun said:Scheiner's is having their Summer Sale.
http://www.schreinersgardens.com/bearded-iris-summer-sale-20...

Don't kill the messenger. Green Grin!



...why do you do this to me??? Hilarious!

I'm making myself not order anything. If the sale is still there after I go to the local iris sale, then I'll purchase some...gotta restrain myself.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 29, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Well, if you think the Schreiner's sale is too expensive, maybe the Sutton summer sale will be cheaper.
$3. rhizomes! Nice deal I think. Angel


https://www.suttoniris.com/collections/2016-summer-sale
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jul 29, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Naughty of you Tom! But there are some dang nice iris in the Sutton's sale. Maybe next year!
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 29, 2016 9:16 AM CST
Those are some good iris varieties and I was really tempted to place an order, but the shipping costs pretty much doubled the cost of my order, unfortunately. Thumbs down $18 for shipping 6 iris...that's an additional $3 per iris. Even when I dropped an iris from my order, it was still $15... Call me a cheap skate, but I'm going to have to pass on that one for now because I will be purchasing more iris in the next few weeks and don't know what's available from that source yet. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Jul 29, 2016 10:58 AM CST
And they didn't offer any of their little guys for sale. bummer....
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 29, 2016 11:33 AM CST
The Cost of shipping is going to exist for any place you buy from, even if you get free ones for postage. A medium flat rate box costs $13.45 right now. Consider Digging the irises, cleaning them, dipping them drying them, packing them, and then driving to the post office to ship them. Also they would probably include some extras as well. I think it's a bargain.
Going to my local iris club sale, an hours drive away, to buy rhizomes at a minimum of $5. each is not cheaper.
Of course one can always go to the box store and buy some dried up nearly dead rhizomes that will all turn out to be Immortality and not what's on the picture on the box if they live. Smiling
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 29, 2016 12:03 PM CST
As to the 'cost" of iris....whether "on sale" at Schreiners, or a "new " , $50 intro, or, as Tom said , those that are "free" for postage.....I tend to look at it this way...If I go to a concert....maybe one of my "favorite" groups, tickets will cost me , maybe $75 a pop....so, for the two of us $150, plus eats, drinks, and gas to get there....$200 spent for an evening's entertainment. My cable TV ...even though it's just "basic" runs over $40 a month, so, much cheaper for the "entertainment". I can spend the $40 (or the $200 Sticking tongue out ) on iris, get the pleasure of some "outside time" while planting and tending them, and , the "entertainment value" just gets started, there....I get to see them bloom, talk about them, share them, and actually spend as much time doing all of that, as I care to devote to it.....so, to me, buying iris is the best "entertainment value around! Not to mention , the added value that OTHERS may get, from driving by , and seeing the bloom !
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
Jul 29, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Tom - You forgot the printing invoices and shipping labels, data entry into QuickBooks, inventory and cost of sales reports, tracking it all the way to the customer.............

Blessings
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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 29, 2016 12:42 PM CST
tveguy3 said:The Cost of shipping is going to exist for any place you buy from, even if you get free ones for postage. A medium flat rate box costs $13.45 right now. Consider Digging the irises, cleaning them, dipping them drying them, packing them, and then driving to the post office to ship them. Also they would probably include some extras as well. I think it's a bargain.
Going to my local iris club sale, an hours drive away, to buy rhizomes at a minimum of $5. each is not cheaper.
Of course one can always go to the box store and buy some dried up nearly dead rhizomes that will all turn out to be Immortality and not what's on the picture on the box if they live. Smiling



Tom, sounds like I hit a nerve and I didn't mean to. Sorry for any perceived offense. I know shipping charges are high and I certainly appreciate that there's a lot that goes into digging and prep of the iris. I'm surprised they are offering iris so cheap! I wasn't faulting them for the cost, just noting the realization that those $3 iris are really $6 when all is said and done and I've already overspent and still have an event to go to where I plan to purchase more iris, so I need to hang on to that $30+ for that. Rolling my eyes.
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 29, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Arlyn, very true. I view things similarly when it comes to plants (iris, daylilies, etc) because they hold so many benefits. I can't say my entertainment regularly costs me $200 for two people, but there are definite splurges. I've only ever been to a rock concert once in my life and tickets were $15. I've been to a chorus competition or two at $30 each, but that's rare. ...and hubby and I cut the cable cord several years ago and haven't looked back. ... But talk about tech stuff... That consumes some of our disposable income.... as do plants. I'm just trying not to go crazy with iris just yet because I still struggle with space issues in my yard, and for every iris I plant, that's atleast 1-2 more of my daylily seeds I can't plant. *Blush* (That's barely stopping me, though.)
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 29, 2016 12:58 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing it take more then that to unnerve me! Hilarious! Just putting some data out there to consider. We all surely have limits to what we can and want to spend. Just doing my job as an enabler here! Angel Whistling

Really though, I don't see how they can afford to sell that cheap and stay in business. They can't hire any help and come out ahead at that price, but I think they are a family only operation, so labor is donated.
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: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 29, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Okay, glad I didn't offend! As I mentioned, I know I'm being a cheap skate, I'm just trying to ration myself and make reasons to not purchase more (or I will), even if the reason is that shipping is the same cost as the irises because the irises are so cheap. Hilarious!

If I don't find anything I want at the iris place I'm going to, though...
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Dog Lover Daylilies Organic Gardener Houseplants Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
I helped beta test the first seed swap
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DogsNDaylilies
Jul 29, 2016 9:56 PM CST
[quote="tveguy3"]Well, if you think the Schreiner's sale is too expensive, maybe the Sutton summer sale will be cheaper.
$3. rhizomes! Nice deal I think. Angel


]https://www.suttoniris.com/collections/2016-summer-sale[/quo...

I keep looking at that grab bag and going 'well, I DO like surprises...' D'Oh!

look away, look away, look away....must resist.... Rolling my eyes.

Why do I have this bad feeling I'm going to blow the money I don't have on this amazing deal they are doing? 20 for $50? wow...
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
Jul 30, 2016 2:14 AM CST
DND - I got my Suttons grab bag this week and was impressed. All rhizomes were very fresh, roots still white and nice green fans. They gave me a good selection and 8 bonus iris. Two of those bonuses were 2016 intros. I highly recommend the $50 grab bag.

Blessings
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Jul 30, 2016 3:35 AM CST
John welcome to the international enablers club! Rolling on the floor laughing

By the way, Ghio has a deal where you can send him any amount of money and he will send you a bunch of irises. I think there is a minimum but I don't remember what it is. I did that once, and sent $100. told him I would rather have fewer newer ones then lots of older ones. I was very pleased with what I got.
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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