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Aug 29, 2019 12:30 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
tveguy3 said: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
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C. Because I'm a hopeless iris-aholoc and can't help myself. Crying
D. I've deluded myself into thinking I can care for all these irises. *Blush*


Very well put, Tom - I did the same!
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Aug 29, 2019 3:40 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
I managed NOT to look up the iris names in the Mid-America sale. That way I wasn't tempted. Angel

(I am not saying that I haven't ordered ANYTHING this year!) Whistling
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Aug 29, 2019 4:09 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Hilarious! Tom.
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Aug 29, 2019 5:19 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
I was so worried that Chris wouldn't get back from his annual day of ocean fishing with a friend in time to pick up my Mid-America package at the post office today. But he did. (it arrived yesterday, but we got home from my dentist's appointment too late to pick up then!

But, NO WORRIES! The big beautiful rhizomes look like they were dug yesterday. No browning at all!
The MA guys know what they're doing, that's for sure. If I were fifty years younger, I'd volunteer to weed - just to learn their gardening secrets! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!

Thanks for the sale ,Thomas, et al.
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Aug 30, 2019 6:06 AM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Thomas Johnson sent me an email saying that if you sent in an order and haven't heard from him in 24 hours at this point he didn't receive it. So if you're in that boat make sure to send it again.
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Aug 31, 2019 1:54 PM CST
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Birds Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Pollen collector Lilies Irises
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Didn't know there was a 2019 list til I saw the post here. Thanks so much for posting this. So I added to my order from yesterday. LOL There were a couple I WISH were on the list. I'm getting too old now to wait years for them to bloom. The ones I got last year in the sale didn't bloom except for one. I got 3 of each last year and all three of Core Values bloomed for me and were gorgeous.
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Sep 2, 2019 3:02 PM CST
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Birds Bromeliad Region: California Dog Lover Irises Region: Maryland
OMG, did the earth tilt off it's axis? I checked the Mid America catalog and found the photo for Mystic Art was underwhelming to say the least (sorry Thomas, but we still love you). So what a relief, Liz you didn't miss that one at all, it was completely understandable since you probably didn't see Brad's photo until way after your orders had been sent and filled. That was a close one folks, Liz is after all the Queen Bee of iris owners on the forum, no? nodding Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 2, 2019 3:18 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
A well-deserved title for Queen Liz! Long may she reign.!
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Sep 2, 2019 3:19 PM CST
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Photo Contest Winner 2018 Photo Contest Winner 2019 Photo Contest Winner 2020 Photo Contest Winner 2021
Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 2, 2019 10:20 PM CST
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Birds Bromeliad Region: California Dog Lover Irises Region: Maryland
Who has the guts to hold off ordering on time next year in hopes of scooping in for a late sale? Who wants to play in next year's game of chicken? Game on.
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Sep 2, 2019 11:06 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
Oh Richard , I said this sale was my last hurrah, so I'm afraid I will be the chicken, - wish me luck!
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Sep 3, 2019 9:57 AM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Not me. I have some that I definitely want, like Ninja Warrior, which were not offered for a discount. Having to buy $100 worth encouraged me to buy irises that I wouldn't have bought otherwise (but am happy to have). Smiling
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Sep 3, 2019 10:28 AM CST
Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Birds Bromeliad Region: California Dog Lover Irises Region: Maryland
Jan, you are so adorable. For what it's worth, I was already pecking away at the seed dish in the chicken coup this year. Stick a fork in me, I'm done..... too! Thumbs up
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Sep 3, 2019 11:44 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
Richard ~ You are so funny! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Sep 4, 2019 8:52 AM 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 wouldn't play chicken with the MA sale. Last year they had very few on sale, and you had to get 3 of each. This year they had a great growing season so many more were available. If you want a particular iris then waiting would be risky as it is hard to tell what will be on sale!
"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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Sep 4, 2019 2:03 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
I agree, it's a toss up. You never know what may be available. Not every intro was offered.
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Sep 4, 2019 6:53 PM CST
Name: Karen
Southeast PA (Zone 6b)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
tveguy3 said: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*


I did the same too!

This sale was a great sale! Like Leslie said, you had to buy 3 to get the sale price in previous year's sale. Hope they will have a great year next year so that a sale like this year is offered again. Smiling Smiling Smiling
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Sep 4, 2019 8:23 PM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Hearing all of this makes me even happier that I bought more from them with this sale - this is my first year buying iris in decades, and I think I've been very lucky.
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.
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Sep 4, 2019 10:00 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Yes, I think y0u did get lucky. The quality of the rhizomes they sent was extraordinary!
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Sep 5, 2019 9:22 AM CST
Name: Cindy Vasko
VA (Zone 6b)
Restless with wanderlust.
Bee Lover Garden Photography Cat Lover Daylilies Garden Art Irises
Organic Gardener Keeper of Poultry
Happiness Is...coming home and the mailman is on your doorstep pulling a Mid-America box out of his bag. The side increases on the Mystic Art rhizomes are as many as 9 each!
Give me land, lots of land, under starry skies above. Don't fence me in.

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