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Name: Betty
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Betja
Dec 28, 2011 9:52 PM CST
Blue J iris has their 2012 website up, including their new introductions, although you can't place an order until January 1st.

http://www.bluejiris.com/

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Dec 28, 2011 9:53 PM CST

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Thanks, Betty. I love their irises.
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sassafrass
Dec 29, 2011 1:05 AM CST
Oh my stars... Blinking I'm going to have some serious culling from my list (s) to do! either that or I'd better start the prep. for new beds tomorrow Whistling

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Thanks Betty for the info
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Name: Zuzu
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Dec 29, 2011 1:19 AM CST

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Isn't it nice that they didn't raise their prices? So many wonderful choices for $3 and $4.
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sassafrass
Dec 29, 2011 1:42 AM CST
yes I must admit the prices are awesome! I don't know though what excites me more, the low prices or all of the historics they have listed

Name: Paul
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Dec 29, 2011 1:52 AM CST
Wow, what a wonderful huge selection of iris. Some one starting a new garden could start a large planting for the price of a couple of intros. I just looked at a few pages...some pinks and found many fine iris I have grown in the past from hybridizers with great skill such as Joe Gatty and Opal Brown. I'll spend some pleasurable time tomorrow "grazing" through the pages with my eyes.....
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Name: Zuzu
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Dec 29, 2011 2:31 AM CST

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I love the categories they offer for browsing. So many iris sites offer only alphabetical browsing or browsing by colors. I want all of the Luminatas and Plicatas and Space Agers, not to mention the fancy ruffled darlings.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Dec 29, 2011 12:49 PM CST

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I too love how you can can shop by colors, I am seriously thinking of doing a section in the garden in a color like red after seeing a photo of a bed with that color, picture below. (not my photo)
I already have two iris that would fit the theme, Rip City and Red Handed, just clicking on their red list, I would have such a hard time deciding! Maybe I should do orange instead. No wait, maybe red-violet....ahhh too many choices!

Ohhhh, and a great list of rebloomers too!!


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Name: Lucy
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irisarian
Dec 29, 2011 4:36 PM CST
get some red medians which bloom earlier than the talls.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Dec 29, 2011 5:22 PM CST

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Thanks Lucy, I will look into those!
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philljm
Dec 30, 2011 10:50 AM CST
Talk about enabling.... geez! I already have a list made out, that I somehow have to cut! And I STILL don't know where I will plant them.....
Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Dec 30, 2011 11:42 AM CST

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The problem with ordering in Jan. is I want them NOW! I don't want to wait until late summer! Grumbling
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Dec 30, 2011 11:50 AM CST

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I agree. I almost wish they wouldn't take orders until they're ready to send the plants.
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Dec 30, 2011 12:46 PM CST

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I love getting iris catalogs in January and February. It enriches an otherwise pretty dull (gardening-wise) time of year. It's not as if iris provide instant gratification upon planting anyway, the bloom is at least nine months away at best, nearly two years sometimes.
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Calif_Sue
Dec 30, 2011 3:31 PM CST

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I know. Sad

That's why I am planting pansies, primroses, roses, and rhododendrons right now.
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irisarian
Dec 30, 2011 9:53 PM CST
Can't plant anything here. can look however.
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philljm
Jan 7, 2012 11:41 AM CST
Actually, I like the late summer/ fall receipt. It gives me all spring and summer to get a bed prepared. ~Jan
Name: Donna
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Jan 7, 2012 1:42 PM CST
This will be my first order w/ Blue J---I tend to procrastinate and by the time I pull myself together most of what I want is sold out:lol: Not going overboard but definitely found a few (ok--more than a few) I'd like.
Name: Shannon
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Shannon
Jan 31, 2012 1:56 PM CST
Im also going to order from Blue J for the first time. Soo many beautiful iris and a
ton of re-bloomers also Smiling

Does anyone know if they are little babies or what size the iris are ? So I can plan for them.
The prices are so good I can afford to buy a few Hurray!

I was looking for one called Secret Service does anyone know where I can get one ? I'm all ears!

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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 31, 2012 3:06 PM CST

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They tend to be about half the size of the rhizomes you will typically get from West coast growers. Given the climate in the panhandle of Nebraska, that is to be expected. At any rate, size isn't everything. The iris I've gotten from them have always been healthy and grow well.
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