Irises forum: Mid-America Surplus Sale

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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 23, 2019 9:59 PM CST
Dirt ~ Nice order!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
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dirtdorphins
Aug 23, 2019 10:25 PM CST
Thanks Evelyn!
I am officially out of room with all the crazy new additions last year and this year--
I'm afraid I'm going to have to start culling my 'least favorites' here pretty soon...that's going to be hard.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 24, 2019 8:59 AM CST
That is always a challenge! But what choice do we have? Shrug!

Dirt ~ Good luck! Crossing Fingers!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6a)
Restless with wanderlust.
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cinvasko
Aug 24, 2019 11:31 AM CST
Well, my order is tiny compared to everyone else's, but I am beyond thrilled with it nonetheless. This will be my third small order from them this year. So from this sale I added the following;
Mystic Art x 3
Through The Looking Glass
Timeless Treasure
Truth Or Dare
Margin Call.
Now I'm all excited to go add them to my plant list, lol.
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 24, 2019 12:23 PM CST
You picked some beauties, cinvasko ! Hurray!
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 24, 2019 12:52 PM CST
cinvasko said: Well, my order is tiny compared to everyone else's, but I am beyond thrilled with it nonetheless. This will be my third small order from them this year. So from this sale I added the following;
Mystic Art x 3
Through The Looking Glass
Timeless Treasure
Truth Or Dare
Margin Call.
Now I'm all excited to go add them to my plant list, lol.








Beautiful order! I especially like Mystic Art! Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6a)
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cinvasko
Aug 24, 2019 5:37 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:







Beautiful order! I especially like Mystic Art! Lovey dubby


Thank you, me too! I don't know how overlooked it when I placed my other orders. I like it so much I ordered 3 to better my chances of it making it through our weird winters, lol.
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 25, 2019 6:56 AM CST
Mystic Art is so gorgeous, how did I miss that one?? Loving everyone's orders Lovey dubby
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 25, 2019 10:25 AM CST
Dachsylady86 said:Mystic Art is so gorgeous, how did I miss that one?? Loving everyone's orders Lovey dubby


What???? You missed one?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Aug 27, 2019 11:46 AM CST
Came to find out, I actually could have managed to pull it off, & made an order, after all.

But, I'm trying to "save" money & it makes it really all rather more difficult, if one tends to look at it as "saving money,'' while they're sold at a reduced, sales prices...
But in reality, is spending somewhat less, while actually I would have been spending more, of what I'd just managed to actually, truly "save" !
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 28, 2019 12:17 AM CST
Is there a deadline to order? I checked Superstition's and they had a cutoff date of Aug 3rd to order.
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Aug 28, 2019 4:11 AM CST
Teresa, it's now until September 1.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
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kousa
Aug 28, 2019 2:47 PM CST
Lestv said:I am astounded by how nice the price is for the new intros! So I have to order those I loved when I saw them in May. I can afford a few at $18 that I couldn't afford at $55. Now I just have to show real restraint on the SDB's!


That's my thinking too! Plus the excitement of new irises and seeing all the beauty everyone is getting, I am prompted to place an order from the Surplus Sale. Hopefully, I will be treated to some really gorgeous irises next spring. The pics posted above by Evelyn on Cindy's order also inspired me to add some of them to my order. So here is my order:

CARIBBEAN QUEEN 20
WHEN DOVES CRY$18
MYSTIC ART$18
THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS$17
TREASURE BAY$18
KISS ME ALL OVER$17
WHY BE NORMAL$9
BUG ZOO$12
FISHNET STOCKINGS$12
KITTEN WHISKERS$10



Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6a)
Restless with wanderlust.
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cinvasko
Aug 28, 2019 6:02 PM CST
iciris said:Teresa, it's now until September 1.

Please don't tell me that, I might be tempted again! Whistling
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Aug 28, 2019 10:49 PM CST
Hilarious! cindy.
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Aug 29, 2019 8:31 AM CST
For anyone still deciding on wether or not to order...I just got my box in from Mid-America and these are the quality of rhizomes you're going to get.

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Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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kousa
Aug 29, 2019 8:46 AM CST
Wow, those look awesome! Thanks for posting them. I can't wait to get mine.
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Aug 29, 2019 9:20 AM CST
They always send nice ones. I was so good, not ordering many, then this sale comes along, and D'Oh! I lost all of my resolve.
So I justified my order:
A. Because they were so low priced nodding
B. 3 of these are replacements so I only really have to find room for the rest. Thinking
C. Because I'm a hopeless iris-aholoc and can't help myself. Crying
D. I've diluted myself into thinking I can care for all these irises. *Blush*

Anyway I ordered:

Painted Words - replacement 3rd time! I really want to see this one bloom!
Gibberish - replacement
Stitches
Lash Out
Paisley Print
Vista Point - replacement
Lavender Whirl

See, that's only 4 I have to find a place for. Rolling my eyes.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 29, 2019 11:21 AM CST
WOW, those are really nice!! I am trying to be good and working in dividing daylilies. I just love a pretty bloom!
Good luck to all that is ordering, I am envious Hurray!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 29, 2019 11:24 AM CST
They get sent out quick too. Just got mine today. Not quite as big of rhizomes as Liz but all nice and with increases. Hope to see them all in bloom in the next couple of years!
"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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