Irises forum: I'm Hopeless!

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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
Jan 7, 2019 5:49 PM CST
OMG, I just looked at the Mid America introductions, and I think I need oxygen. If I order everything I want I will have to go out of retirement and get a high paying job. Maybe a blood transfusion will be helpful??? I already have too many on my want list from Keppel. And then there are the Sutton's Intros, and I haven't even looked at Ghio's. Somebody throw me a life line. I think I am downing in my standards and sinking into my falls. Is there any hope for the likes of me??? Crying Sighing! Maybe some group counseling would help. 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
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Jan 7, 2019 6:22 PM CST
Tom, I don't think your going to get group counseling from this group! Unless it is to cheer you on… Hilarious!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Jan 7, 2019 6:27 PM CST
On the other hand, if you buy three introductions, you get 20% off... Whistling
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Jan 7, 2019 6:42 PM CST
Bad Tom! You know you aren't supposed to try and escape the iris virus! Rolling on the floor laughing

Bad Andrea! You're encouraging him! Rolling on the floor laughing ...and me....
Dolly the chicken thinks my head is food!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jan 7, 2019 6:50 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Tom Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
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ShawnSteve
Jan 7, 2019 6:50 PM CST
Does that mean , with three, you get "free shipping" instead of egg roll? It can be much more tempting & pleasing to the eyes, than the wallet! Sorry, but I think I saw a website that actually gave a Warning; May be addicting...., on the Home page! Sticking tongue out
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
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Dachsylady86
Jan 7, 2019 7:54 PM CST
Can't help talk you off the ledge, I've set aside $700 for Mid-America alone. I suppose it's an improvement from the $1000 last year Whistling
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
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lovemyhouse
Jan 7, 2019 8:14 PM CST
Hilarious! Liz. Big Grin
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
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dirtdorphins
Jan 7, 2019 9:18 PM CST
...and Brad's photos are really helping too, right?
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
Jan 7, 2019 9:45 PM CST
Holy cow Liz! Only $700?

Tom - do we need to start a GoFund Me page for you? Treemail me before you order dwarfs since your my surrogate!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Butterflies Morning Glories Annuals Irises Dahlias Zinnias
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ShawnSteve
Jan 7, 2019 10:08 PM CST
Uh oh. Having an Iris crisis. Help! Go fund me too I agree
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
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UndyingLight
Jan 8, 2019 12:25 AM CST
Can I participate in that Iris4Me...I mean the Go fund me? My highest ever order has been $36 dollars! *Blush* That's nilly-willy compared to Liz!!
Dolly the chicken thinks my head is food!
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Jan 8, 2019 4:26 AM CST
Well, I'm looking for another job and I'll still have to skip MAG this year! Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Jan 8, 2019 4:49 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing That would be like a Go Fund Me page for an alcoholic, Rolling on the floor laughing Send me money, I need a bottle! Rolling on the floor laughing I better go buy a lottery ticket! Whistling Hilarious!
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: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Jan 8, 2019 5:21 AM CST
Ouh! Lottery tickets!! Great idea! Thank You!

Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Jan 8, 2019 6:42 AM CST
I have as good a chance at winning the lottery as I have of refraining from buying too many irises. Rolling my eyes.
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: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
Jan 8, 2019 7:42 AM CST
Lestv said:Holy cow Liz! Only $700?


That includes the 30% off for 12+ intros *Blush*
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Jan 8, 2019 7:54 AM CST
How positively modest! Big Grin

I suspect the 2019 Orders thread will be a great one! Hurray!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Hybridizer Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies
Cat Lover Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Jan 8, 2019 4:56 PM CST
Is everyone posting their orders on the 2019 Orders Already page? nodding
"June is busting out all over!"🎼🎶🎵🦋🌹🌸🌾
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Jan 8, 2019 8:57 PM CST
I get to order from several hybridizers for the local iris society auction, but this year have to figure in the shipping, so a couple people will help me with the math. but I have a budget, backwards & forwards--don't we have fun.

order many fewer for us--last year only bought from the club auction-plus the HIPS sale. when you get to our age one is careful.

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