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May 22, 2019 4:35 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
A little early for me, but it is here, and I put the box in the shed. I will hopefully pot them up next week, if it is warmer and has stopped raining!
(I did request end of summer delivery.)








and one that has no picture in the database...

http://wiki.irises.org/TbAthru...

I did not request all of these as some of them "came along for the ride"!

And now I have quite a collection of pastels!

Happenstance was a replacement, as the one I had died. Pinkity is hanging in there, so now I have another in case it doesn't make it.

I really like Wright's Flight, Impressionist, Ascent of Angels, Pinkity, Queen of the Mist, Kitchen Sink Too, Dawning. Sunny Disposition, and Happenstance. I may like more of them as they grow...we'll see.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 22, 2019 7:25 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Nice choices Evelyn. Thumbs up Are you going to plant them together or find a spot for them in your various themed beds?
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May 22, 2019 11:09 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Robin ~ They are first going into pots and then I will see how they do. Right now my beds are full, but some need to be removed as some have died.

I will be digging any irises that need dividing and making new plans.....

We will see later on. I have one new bed that I am beginning to prepare. That will be for seedlings, which need to be separated from their crowded one gallon pots. I will first pot them individually and then go from there.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 25, 2019 8:39 PM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7b)
Do you ever wonder if you have too
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
Lovely box, Evelyn. You have some great ones!!

I also got a box; a little one!

Iris Pallida and Iris Cristata Hurray!
TB 'Starting Fresh' blooming for me in May of 2022. It bloomed for a week and a half with nine buds.
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May 25, 2019 11:07 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Monty ~ Very pretty!!!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 26, 2019 9:03 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I agree Lovey dubby
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jun 6, 2019 10:25 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
My first order arrived today. It was from Blue J and I think their move to New Mexico was a good choice.
The rhizomes are bigger than before and look very healthy. They must have added a number of bonuses because I just put more than 20 in their water soak! Some were doubles. We'll be planting in the morning.

Here's my original order:

BIG BANG THEORY - 2009 Jedlicka Intro
BB
2009
6.00
Bubble Bubble+
TB
2005
$5.00
Dazzling Sarah
TB
2007
$5.00
Domaine+
IB
2003
$5.00
Fancy Woman
TB
1995
$5.00
Fashionably Late
TB
1998
$5.00
Lichen
TB
1989
$5.00
Lip Service
TB
2001
$5.00
Logo+
IB
1986
$5.00
Micro Burst+
IB
2009
(($5.00))
Modern Woman+
TB
2005
(($5.00))
Moonlit Water
TB
2005
(($5.00))
Purple Serenade
TB
2005
$5.00
Stand In Awe
TB
2006
$5.00
Touch Of Heaven
TB
2004
$5.00
Unconditional Love
TB
2010
$5.00
(13 iris + 3+2 bon
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Jun 6, 2019 10:55 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Jan, I received a box from Blue J, as well (only it was yesterday Big Grin ).

American Patriot


Chargold


Cloud Ballet


Hellcat


Jan Katz


Jewel of Omar (bonus)


Lyrique


Mystic Potion


Tokyo Blues


There was one more on the order, but it had to be substituted (with my full approval). Except I forgot to tell Sheri I dislike Space Agers and the one received has horns. It will be on its way to a new home come September. Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jun 7, 2019 6:15 AM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
Nice "boxes", y'all. Evelyn, I thought of 'Decadence' when I saw the 'Impressionist' ! Are you going to "group" your pastels & try to place some contrasting, or complimentary colors, near one another ?
Jan, that 'Moonlit Waters' is one, I've had on my mind, for quite some time & will hopefully get one in the near future.
Good to see you're interested in some species, Monty !
Debra, the 'Jewel of Omar' was a nice bonus.
I'm about all spent out, after doing an order for some roses. This yard had nearly absolutely nothing, spare for a few daffodils. It'll take me some time, as there wasn't a single flower bed, or border. Not even a single shrub, out front.
Near the driveway, an old tree had to be cut, down to the ground & was over two feet diameter. Which then lost much of summer afternoon shade, due to it's demise. But sure does make it ( almost a bit too ) sunny ! Still a huge stump & roots that go, who knows where, or how far..
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Jun 7, 2019 7:23 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
lovemyhouse said:Jan, I received a box from Blue J, as well (only it was yesterday Big Grin ).

American Patriot

Chargold

Cloud Ballet

Hellcat

Jan Katz

Jewel of Omar (bonus)

Lyrique

Mystic Potion

Tokyo Blues


There was one more on the order, but it had to be substituted (with my full approval). Except I forgot to tell Sheri I dislike Space Agers and the one received has horns. It will be on its way to a new home come September. Hilarious!


Debra ~ Nice order! What SA did you get?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 7, 2019 7:35 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
ShawnSteve said:Nice "boxes", y'all. Evelyn, I thought of 'Decadence' when I saw the 'Impressionist' ! Are you going to "group" your pastels & try to place some contrasting, or complimentary colors, near one another ?


Shawn ~ I have grouped the similars together for comparison to see which ones do the best. Any that don't do well, or that I don't really want, will be eliminated. Grouping similars is not as artistic as some of you have done. I also have placed a number of them in my perennial beds. I will try to take some better pictures today.

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"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 7, 2019 8:02 AM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
Hi Evelyn. I guess you are going to "trial," the newer ones first, then. I just used to " at least attempt" to make some sense of flower colors, grouped together, such as your purchase of mostly pastels, for instance... Though I know you have some, growing in rows & others in beds.
Just wondered. As I was trying to think of how I might give some thought about where to place mine, as I've seen some very nice combinations before & may look very nicely, when placed near one another, if flowering is approximately happening, simultaneously.
Otherwise, yes I like the look when placed in beds, along with other flowers, too. As there really isn't much of anything here, to work with, & was trying to get a few ideas on how I ought to plant them. Perhaps , I'll start out, in just one bed, grown together in a group. Then later on, after increasing, plant some of them, in a mixed border, also..
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Jun 7, 2019 9:51 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Those are some great boxes! Thumbs up

I just love the view beyond those beautiful iris beds. Lovey dubby
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Jun 7, 2019 9:58 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Rob ~ Thank you! I will have to take some pictures now that they actually have some blooms on them, haha! nodding

Yes, I live in a forest, partially cleared.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jun 7, 2019 10:10 AM CST
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
Annuals Butterflies Dahlias Irises Morning Glories Orchids
Peonies Region: United States of America Zinnias
Those old forest trees really are a sight to see ! I've been up near King's Canyon before & apparently still have nice memories of being there & how awesomely beautiful the trees just really are.Makes for a nice background Evelyn, that's for sure. I do tend to recall a big temperature difference, between the Valley & the Sierras.
The East coast, seems so much different, than out West &the Appalachian mountains , to the West of here don't quite compare, to the Sierra Nevada. But the views are nice & there is a reason why they call them the 'Blue Ridge', as it sorta does have it's own "bluish" color about it, in the air.
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Jun 7, 2019 10:28 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Evelyn, Lovey dubby Ascent of Angels Lovey dubby
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jun 7, 2019 11:44 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Evelyn, Wow! Your beds look great!
Some day I'd like to trade you something for a Jan Katz!
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Jun 7, 2019 12:59 PM CST
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
Great orders everyone! Hurray!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Jun 7, 2019 1:42 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I too got a Blue J box and agree with Jan that the move has produced healthier looking rhizomes. Now if there were more roots....

All older Burseens in my box and 2 Blyth intermediates (Lyrique and Zing Me) plus replacement for Moonglade.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Jun 7, 2019 2:00 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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
Treemail, Jan. Smiling
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