Irises forum: Purchased a few I irises

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Rebekah
Apr 12, 2019 11:06 PM CST

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I worked a booth at a local plant sale today and went a little nuts at the two iris nurseries! Lol definitely spent more than I made but it was worth it! I purchased Black Stallion, brilliant Idea, Blueberry Brandy, Alpine Lake, Chubby Cheeks, Fresh Notes, And a Pacifica Jean Erickson πŸ€— I was itching to make an order but I couldn't say no when they were standing right in front of me.
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
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UndyingLight
Apr 13, 2019 12:06 AM CST
Nice purchases! Thumbs up
What a beautiful sunset!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 13, 2019 12:11 AM CST
Rebekah said:
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I worked a booth at a local plant sale today and went a little nuts at the two iris nurseries! Lol definitely spent more than I made but it was worth it! I purchased Black Stallion, brilliant Idea, Blueberry Brandy, Alpine Lake, Chubby Cheeks, Fresh Notes, And a Pacifica Jean Erickson πŸ€— I was itching to make an order but I couldn't say no when they were standing right in front of me.


Rebekah ~ What iris nurseries did you go to?


β€œIt was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
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Rebekah
Apr 13, 2019 12:49 AM CST
Evelyn it was a plethora of local vendors but I believe the iris vendors were Leonine and Cascadia.
I sent my husband out ,while I was watching the table, to scout around for any irises. He came back saying yeah no one even had a single one. Imagine my surprise when I found two vendors selling irises exclusively lol.... actually I wasn't that surprised, oh well he try's. I was super glad to have him with me. It was a very fun day.
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Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Apr 13, 2019 11:13 AM CST
Rebekah ~ It sounds like you had a great experience.

Where was this plant sale held?
β€œIt was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
(This seems to apply to May as well!)
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Rebekah
Apr 13, 2019 11:47 AM CST
The sales still going today , it's in Washington state in Federal way near the old rhododendron species garden.
Name: Robin
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Totally_Amazing
Apr 13, 2019 10:12 PM CST
Hilarious! Rebecca - I'm glad you found the irises your DH missed
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Rebekah
Apr 13, 2019 11:54 PM CST
Me too, Robin! I have to give him a some credit if they were blooming he might have found them lol!

I'm just hoping to have some dry weather to plant them in it's been so wet and rainy. Really looking forward to the bloom season there's going to be so many Irises I've never seen in person.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Apr 14, 2019 6:58 AM CST
Rebekah, welcome.
Here's a few pics of the irises you bought. Love your enthusiasm!





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Some of these are new to me. Love Alpine Lake!





let the mystery be
Name: Anne Peck
Indiana (Zone 5b)
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queenanne42
Apr 14, 2019 7:51 AM CST
So jealous! Those are beautiful irises from what Jan posted.
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Rebekah
Apr 14, 2019 6:39 PM CST
Thank you for posting pictures Jan! I know there's a thread somewhere about downloading pic's to the forum but I haven't tried it.

Alpine Lake is supposed to have some true blue in it. I'm still hunting around for blue colored iris and decided to try a few of the smaller iris while I'm at it.
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Rebekah
Apr 14, 2019 6:56 PM CST
I have one more Iris I purchased this one a few weeks ago as an indoor plant but it just started blooming today. It's from Brazil and the common name is walking Iris. When it blooms the stalks hang downward. There are five blooms that opened today.
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