Irises forum: Napa Country's New Website!

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Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
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Betja
Feb 13, 2012 10:02 PM CST
Polly found their new website, after I'd spent literally days getting this "Down For Maintenance" notice on the one I had in my Favorites. And the website address seems to be the same -- can't figure it out. Anyway, THANKS POLLY!

http://www.napairis.com/intro.html

Betty
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Feb 14, 2012 10:13 AM CST
I just placed my Napa Country order through their website. This is the first year I haven't sent it in by snail mail, and voila -- it's already done and confirmed! Now I wonder why I didn't do it this way years ago!

For their new introductions I ordered the Introduction Special Collection I, where you can pick any three introductions for $115.00. I picked GOLDEN GAGA, TEASING TIGER and UNDER THE BOARDWALK. I loved the parentage of UNDER THE BOARDWALK when I saw it: RAINY RIVER X LOUISA'S SONG.

Also, if anyone is interested, they have some gorgeous confections under "New Seedlings."

Betty
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 14, 2012 11:14 AM CST
Thanks Betty,

I probably won't order anything my beds are so full, but I love to look. By the way I uploaded some iris pictures today of some intermediates I have had for yeawrs and still LOVE them. They aren't posted yet though. If you have some intermediates, maybe we could trade some this year. I don't buy them much anymore because they mostly don't do well here unless we have a lot of cold. I love Keppells intermediates and have tried many of his. I only have a couple of his that do well for me, they just die off due to too much heat and not enough cold. If you give me your email, I could send you some pictures of what I have.

Tom Burseen named one for me years ago. I'm going to upload it after breakfast."Dorothy Parker", here it is.

Dot

iris "Dorothy Parker"
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Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Lilies Pollen collector Container Gardener Butterflies Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 14, 2012 11:21 AM CST
Sorry, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. I have ordered from Napairis before and they send great irises. One thing I love about their site is you can do a hybridizer search and all they have of that hybridizer will come up.

Dot
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Lilies Pollen collector Container Gardener Butterflies Birds Plant and/or Seed Trader
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Daylilies Irises Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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Ladylovingdove
Feb 14, 2012 12:07 PM CST
OK thanks a lot, now I have to order lol. I will make room for four. I have to replace Gitano anyway. Plus I need Secret Rites, Original Art and Comedy.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 14, 2012 1:25 PM CST
Counting spaces does put a damper on new irises. I can order 4 TBs this year & that is a crowd. Perhaps I can move some SDBs around & have more room for new dwarfs.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America Roses
Irises Cat Lover Daylilies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Betja
Feb 14, 2012 5:22 PM CST
Dot, I have pretty much the same problem with intermediates, and especially with SDBs. It just doesn't get cold enough here for them to keep blooming each year -- bummer! I tried for years and have given up on them very reluctantly over the last couple of years. And in fact I've noticed that many of the TBs from colder climates don't seem to do so well for me either, and the plants that are actually grown here in California do the best for me. That won't stop me from trying new introductions from up north, of course, but I am slowly getting a little wiser. I'm concentrating now on TBs, although now what I'm REALLY concentrating on is daylilies!

I think that intermediate named for you is really pretty, by the way. And what an honor to have an iris named after you -- that's terrific!

Betty
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Feb 14, 2012 10:31 PM CST
Some of Paul Black's IBs like Alberta Clipper are 48c so it might do all right for you.

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