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Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Aug 22, 2019 9:22 PM CST
I sent Tom Johnson an order for the sale-priced iris, but I haven't heard back from him yet. I guess he is still finishing up the regular season orders. I ordered a lot of SDBs, IB Code of Honor, TB Bashful Princess (because I'm afraid it won't be available next year), and two TB introductions, Lavender Breeze and Misty Sunlight (sheer self indulgence). If he has sold out of the introductions, no biggie, but I really want Bashful Princess and Code of Honor. This is the only order I put in this year, because I got too many door prizes and rhizomes at our club sale.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 23, 2019 12:13 AM CST
Andrea "too many door prizes" does not compute!! Hilarious!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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cbunny41
Aug 23, 2019 2:11 AM CST
@AndreaD
I am sure that all the regular season orders were sent out before this started as we are promised immediate shipping. Did your order add up to $100 as that is a requirement. And how long has it been?
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Aug 23, 2019 5:29 AM CST
Hilarious! Jan! Hilarious!

You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 23, 2019 9:10 AM CST
I sent mine in 2 days ago and have not heard anything yet. But I am guessing he is pretty busy with all the sale orders.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Aug 23, 2019 9:18 AM CST
@Jan That's because we deal with "artificial intelligence" quite often & pay it no mind...
But that newfangled "Pegasus", has really made me begin to wonder, about what this world is coming to...
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 23, 2019 10:40 AM CST
Just got my order list from Thomas. They had everything I had wanted!! Hurray! Hurray!

Many of those I got were ones I saw in bloom. That's what I get for going to Oregon in May! Hilarious! Hilarious!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Aug 23, 2019 12:01 PM CST
I got my order list this morning - also got everything I asked for. Smiling
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
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AndreaD
Aug 23, 2019 12:09 PM CST
janwax said:Andrea "too many door prizes" does not compute!! Hilarious!


Hilarious! I meant too many new irises from door prizes and club rhizome sales to leave room for iris purchased from hybridizers. I will have to crowd things a bit to make room for the Mid-America order.
Such a problem!

Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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janwax
Aug 23, 2019 12:24 PM CST
o.k. what did everyone get? and congrats if you got everything you wanted!
A garden is fundamentally a process—there is change, and sometimes it is dying, and sometimes it is hibernating,” Tom Stuart-Smith
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Aug 23, 2019 12:28 PM CST
Andrea, I can only "wish", I had that problem, of too many door prizes !
It's all of those other, life "problems" I'd like to do without & could claim I do not have enough space for them all. I'd gladly give them all away, as "door prizes" ! Smiling I do hope everyone got what they wanted!

I was belly laughing , about that comment, so much, I could barely type !
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Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2019 12:48 PM CST
I've been flirting with the idea of ordering a few mainly wanting Blue Bird of Happiness but have resisted so far. I took home so many from our Utah Iris Society Sale and Auction that I'll have plenty of new ones to see next spring. I've been pulling my tomatoes. They've grown in the same bed for several years so they need to be rotated to a new bed. I'll rework the bed with fertilizer and compost and other organic matter and leave it fallow over the winter and then it can be an area to plant iris and daylilies next summer. An old Everly Brothers song is Dream-Dream-Dream......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Evelyn
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 23, 2019 1:07 PM CST
Paul ~ Yes, I know that song well! nodding
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 23, 2019 1:17 PM CST
This was my se order:

Curve Ball
Easy on the Eyes
Shadow Bands
Hello Romance
Girl Like You
Totally Awesome
Truth or Dare x2
Medal of Honor
What a Party
Big Band
Disco Lights
Signs of Hope
Gibberish
Sizzlin Hot
Radiate
Little Bit of Lace
Hot Orange
Bird Call
Prego
Little Love Song
Peppito
Basket of Goodies
Hot Lava
Romance Novel
Slightly Tipsy
Magic Splash
Gotcha Good
Stylish Miss
Ionic Bond
Pirate Baby
Victory March

I took advantage of the low prices and got extras of ones I have to make fuller garden clumps.

These are the ones I got during the regular ordering season (could've saved so much but at least got 30% for ordering enough intros):

Paisley Print
Perihelion Pass
Magic Trick
Pharoah's Poet
Break In
Lash Out
You're the One
Gem Trader
Power of Dreams
Ten of Hearts
Autumn Tease
Dressed to the Nines
That's Entertainment
Instant Attraction
Royal Passage
Somewhat Fancy
Stitches
Bush Honey
Espionage
Escape From Boredom
Carnival Clown
Escapee
Jolly
Swizzle Sticks
Ciao Bella
Sweet Tweet
Thimble
Tiny Clown
Jig
Artist's Hand
Foofaraw
Kitten Whiskers
Distsy Blond
Bug Zoo
Fishnet Stockings
Platitude
Black Cherry Truffle
Alaia
Twerk
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
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Paul2032
Aug 23, 2019 1:21 PM CST
Wow......I got tired just reading the list let alone planting them. Have your camera on ready next spring.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 23, 2019 1:34 PM CST
Liz ~ WOW! Thumbs up
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Lestv
Aug 23, 2019 2:05 PM CST
Holy cow Liz! Sure are going to be pretty though!

My order:

Medians -
Blazing Garnet
Caramel Chocolate Sundae (BB)
Circus Act
Fishnet Stockings
Froggy Went A Courtin
Meticulous
Sky and Meadow
So Noted
Water Goblins

TBs - (highly influenced by those I saw in bloom)

Carnival Clown
Die Laughing
Gibberish
Homebody
Kissed By An Angel
Lash Out
Lavender Breeze
Medal of Honor
Paisley Print
Power of Dreams

I wish Autumn Tease and Pharoah's Poet had been in the sale. Next year perhaps!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6a)
Restless with wanderlust.
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cinvasko
Aug 23, 2019 3:43 PM CST
I'm still waiting to hear about my order - I get paranoid and wonder if I didn't send the email correctly (I have a new computer and I'm just computer illiterate enough to screw something as simple as mail up, lol). But reading that people are starting to get responses today is encouraging.
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Aug 23, 2019 4:51 PM CST
All hail the Queen Hilarious!
Liz always has such overwhelming and exciting lists!

I heard back on my order today also Smiling

All told, here's what I got from MAG this year

AB-
Black Cherry Truffle
Shimmy Shake

SDB, MDB, and a species X-
A Little Good News
Beetlejuice
Black Olive
Bluebeard's Ghost
Circus Act
Ciao Bella
Crank it up
Fab Life
Jeopardy
Hat Box
My Cher
Pirate Baby
Radiate
Sparkling White
Swizzle Sticks
Tiny Clown
Weird Science

TB-
Daffy Duck
Disco Lights
Instant Attraction
Lemon Delicious
Let's Play Dress Up
Pharoah's Poet
Radiant Garnet
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6a)
Restless with wanderlust.
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cinvasko
Aug 23, 2019 9:46 PM CST
Yes! It's a few minutes before midnight here and I just got the email saying my order is good to go! I'm so happy - I've been checking my emails every hour or two like a kid waiting for Santa, haha.
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.

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