Irises forum: How many bearded irises are you growing?

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Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
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Hybridizer
Mar 1, 2019 8:48 AM CST
I currently have 90 which includes 4 noids, and I have 287 new ones coming this summer.
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
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Polymerous
Mar 1, 2019 12:16 PM CST
Something like over 200, but mostly in pot ghettos. For the sake of my sanity (and water bill, and overall to declutter the garden) I need to cut that down.

You're going to be awfully busy planting all those incoming irises this summer!
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Mar 1, 2019 1:02 PM CST
Around 1500, plus whatever I order this year.
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UndertheSun
Mar 1, 2019 1:09 PM CST
I'm growing too many, or is it not enough. I can never decide... Hilarious!
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 1, 2019 1:46 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I'm growing too many, or is it not enough. I can never decide... Hilarious!


I agree Me, too!!! Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Jan Wax
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janwax
Mar 1, 2019 2:38 PM CST
Right around 800. I'll know the exact number after I finish mapping.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 1, 2019 2:59 PM CST
Around 300 or so... Whistling
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Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
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UndyingLight
Mar 1, 2019 3:36 PM CST
I grow about 86-90 plus several noids. Only one new iris for 2019 so far....and it isn't a bearded! Thumbs up
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Name: Barbara
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iciris
Mar 1, 2019 3:58 PM CST
UndertheSun said:I'm growing too many, or is it not enough. I can never decide... Hilarious!

I like this answer, because I have too many, but if I keep ordering more, I must not have had enough.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 1, 2019 4:05 PM CST
iciris said:I like this answer, because I have too many, but if I keep ordering more, I must not have had enough.


I agree Whistling Hilarious!
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UndertheSun
Mar 1, 2019 5:15 PM CST
edited to add:

I refreshed my screen and it posted the same comment I made above.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Mar 1, 2019 7:42 PM CST
Taking a look at my iris lists in the database and noting that I'll have to revise the "want" list. I've gotten a few Whistling on the list...except for one that I really want and that has come down somewhat in price. Lynda Miller's NINJA WARRIOR. Sent an add-on request to Tom at MAG.





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Name: Darrell
Piketon, Ohio (Zone 6b)
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Hybridizer
Mar 1, 2019 8:12 PM CST
Dachsylady86 said:Around 1500, plus whatever I order this year.


holy cow! where did you put them all?
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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janielouy
Mar 1, 2019 8:52 PM CST
I have around 500 different ones and about 15 more coming from various sources. Not enough room for all the ones I want!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Mar 1, 2019 9:22 PM CST
I have about 540 though I lost a few this winter but still don't know how many. So far for sure, I lost 2. I also have 21 seedlings visible with dreams more will be showing up soon.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 1, 2019 9:29 PM CST
janwax said:Taking a look at my iris lists in the database and noting that I'll have to revise the "want" list. I've gotten a few Whistling on the list...except for one that I really want and that has come down somewhat in price. Lynda Miller's NINJA WARRIOR. Sent an add-on request to Tom at MAG.





Jan ~ That sure is a beauty! Lovey dubby
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Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Mar 1, 2019 10:59 PM CST
I have purchased about 85 irises and I have about 125 of my own seedlings. This year I showed some restraint and only ordered 4 irises (so far) after culling the same amount.
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Mar 1, 2019 11:14 PM CST
Jan - Ninja Warrior is so pretty!! Lovey dubby

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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Mar 2, 2019 12:11 AM CST
I'm going on record as saying, "I'm done!" (re: new orders) that is, except
for what's in the envelope going to Mr. Keppel. .
Hilarious!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
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janwax
Mar 2, 2019 12:16 AM CST
Hippie - Liz (Dachsylady) has lots of space for irises.

Monty - Thanks. I like Ninja Warrior a lot..
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith

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