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Jan 12, 2020 12:28 PM CST
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Canning and food preservation Region: Illinois Irises
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant and/or Seed Trader
Happy New Year! I saw Debra ordered from Sutton's; anyone else start ordering?

I planned to order 'Scottish Reel' last year, but the three vendors I knew carrying it were out of stock. I was ecstatic to find a few vendors carrying it this year, so I placed an order. After all your glowing recommendations for Iris Sisters, I decided to order from them for the first time.


I know it will arrive true to name from Iris Sisters! Hurray!

Along for the ride:

Fell in love with 'Arthouse' when I saw it in bloom in Tom's garden. This is a replacement.






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“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
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Jan 12, 2020 4:30 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Very nice order, Scott! Iris Sisters is a favorite vendor.
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Jan 12, 2020 4:42 PM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
Wonderful order Scott!!! Iris Sisters is amazing! Huge and healthy Rhizomes.
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
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Jan 12, 2020 5:17 PM CST
Sweden
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Scott, those will be some wonderful additions to your collection. Hurray!
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Jan 12, 2020 6:45 PM CST
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
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I went a little nuts a month ago or so. I guess it is time to confess.
My Irisesgarden order. I was very happy with the irises I got from them last year. I have payed much, much more and received far smaller rhizomes from other vendors.
Irisesgarden being located in Slovenia there are a fair amount Eastern European irises in my order, together with some American irises that have been on my wish list a while.
Also of course a few irises I had no idea that I wanted, but when I saw their pic, I just had to have them: *Blush*

SDB:


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A few with no pics in DB;
Kralechka: http://wiki.irises.org/Sdb/Sdb...
Rosa Na Sontsi: http://wiki.irises.org/Sdb/Sdb...
Slow Burn: http://wiki.irises.org/Sdb/Sdb...
Pushistik: http://wiki.irises.org/Sdb/Sdb...

Unregistred SDB's from Svetlana Yakovchuk, Ukraine
Gorobenia: http://irisesgarden.com/shop/s...
Krugovert: http://irisesgarden.com/shop/s...
Obiimy Snovydin: http://irisesgarden.com/shop/s...

Unregistred IB also from Svetlana Yakovchuk:
Khymerna Fantaziia: http://wiki.irises.org/Ib/IbKh...

TB:




Piratskiie Strasti: http://wiki.irises.org/TbPthru...
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Jan 12, 2020 6:53 PM CST
Sweden
Forum moderator Garden Photography Irises Bulbs Lilies Bee Lover
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I also made an order with https://daylily-phlox.eu. I was very pleased with the quality and size of the irises and daylilies I bought from them last year.
As daylilies most often bloom the same year you plant them, and all of the ones I got did, I could also verify that they sent correctly identified plants.
Highly recommended for those of us that live in Europe. Smiling

Siberians:








'Hohe Warte' is very tall at 59inches (150 cm)!

Then the rest of the irises. I will have to link to the vendors website for some of these;


Iris lactea is supposedly valuable for the foliage. Better pics of clumps and foliage here: https://daylily-phlox.eu/beard...

'Lavender Landscape' https://daylily-phlox.eu/beard... has no database picture.
It is a so called sibtosa hybride that grows to the same height as 'Hohe Warte'.
According to the hybridizer Tomas Tamberg, it can have up to 7 flowers on a stem. So it will with time hopefully be a giant in the garden. Hurray!

Butterfly funtain is also ha sibtosa hybrid, up to 9 buds. Fell in love with the clump shots. So elegant and classy: https://daylily-phlox.eu/beard...

Iris x (cal-sib) 'Dark Emperor' also has no image in the database, but is so pretty, so it is worth having a look at the vendors website. https://daylily-phlox.eu/beard...
It is a Pacific Coast Iris (Californicae) x unknown sino-sibirica and it looks to be a real beauty. Lovey dubby

In the other tread I promised to only make two bearded iris orders this year, but this on does not count as there are no bearded irises. Hilarious!
So I still have one order left to make. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Lastly I'm going a bit off topic and list the daylilies I also bought:








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Jan 12, 2020 7:20 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
Scott ~ Nice order!

William ~ What a haul! Leopard Print is a pretty little one. The only one I have of all those is Temporal Anomaly and it hasn't yet bloomed. You are going to have a lot of planting to do. What a lovely garden it will be!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jan 12, 2020 7:22 PM CST
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Canning and food preservation Region: Illinois Irises
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant and/or Seed Trader
William, what a great variety in your orders! You'll need to share a landscape shot of your garden this year!
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
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Jan 12, 2020 10:30 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Beautiful irises and day lilies William. ! Hurray! Hurray!
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Jan 12, 2020 10:40 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I ordered some daylilies from the Longlesson Farms 50% off sale.
List later.

And 5 irises from Sutton. Mostly replacements:
BOTTLE ROCKET (have one, struggling, and I need a second one for insurance!)
DAZZLE (also struggling...need another)
JAZZ CLUB new
SPLURGE new
FRENCH LILAC ( not sure I still have it. When the rain lets up, I'll be taking inventory)
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Jan 12, 2020 11:41 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Great orders Scott, William and Jan!
Jan you need to order one more… Whistling
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jan 13, 2020 12:42 AM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
super orders william, scott, and jan!
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Jan 13, 2020 12:56 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Barbara, what I really need is to cut back! Sad
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Jan 13, 2020 1:08 AM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
i was trying to do this order without too much notice back in november. especially red-faced because i told myself i wasn't going to order this year.
AND .....how is this working for me? NOT.

i must confess i placed a 3 iris order with robin, at sisters🙃

replacement

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Jan 13, 2020 4:13 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Some nice orders, you guys have the bug pretty bad, but William you take the early bird Metal for bringing in the largest early order so far! Smiling Last year I kept pretty firm about not ordering any, that is until Mid-America had that sale, and then I lost control. This year I'm not even going to pretend I can resist, so I plan on a couple orders to fill spots that I will be making by culling. Rolling my eyes.

You will get nice stock from Sister's Irises, and lots of bonuses too.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jan 13, 2020 4:44 AM CST
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Tom, every year I try to completely ignore the possibility of importing irises from Mid-America. Even without a sale I think I would loose control. *Blush*

Daphne, those irises are so lovely and as one is replacement, I don't think it even counts.

Jan, wonderful order. For me that likes a bit of color Bottle Rocket is one of the most beautiful irises I have ever had in my garden.
I had to replace mine to see it bloom. Rarely do I replace irises, I just move on to another that might work better, because in reality I have to accept that not all irises will work in my climate, but I'm so glad I tried Bottle Rocket a second time. Now I just hope that it will do as well outside as it did in the greenhouse last winter.
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Jan 13, 2020 5:58 AM CST
Name: Scott
Elburn, IL (Zone 5b)
Birds Butterflies Dog Lover Canning and food preservation Region: Illinois Irises
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant and/or Seed Trader
Nice order, Daphne. Absolute Cute is a looker!
“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” --John Muir (1838-1914)
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Jan 13, 2020 10:07 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
Scott: Robin Shadlow, aka Iris Sisters, rocks. You will also get some really nice bonuses btw. Nice order. Timely Kiss is just outstanding in person.

William: I love your haul of dwarfs. There are so many imaginative ones being produced in Eastern Europe right now. Wish they would get more of them over here!

Daphne and Jan - Like the iris in your order.

I can't believe I have made it to mid-January without a single order. I am sure that Mid-America will be getting business from me this year after I saw so many of theirs in person. And Keith, definitely Keith.
"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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Jan 13, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Name: Sulli
Philadelphia (Zone 7a)
hello Iris fans,

First time posting in this part of the site. My previous collecting focused on peony and dahlias, we're rehabbing a long neglected large city garden and I try to add one plant investment per season and decided make Iris my Fall 2020 addition.

Somehow I've ordered 35 varieties, 80 plants from Sisters and Sutton and I seem to favor smoky lavender, gray, coffee and amber. I focused on the colors that are unique to Iris.

I won't list them all but suffice to say this is going to be a tough ordering season if I can't stop here!
and I'm sorry but I can't figure out how to post the database image...

Some that I'm looking forward to:
Edwardian Era
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Edwardian Era')
Haunted Heart
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Haunted Heart')
Caramel Machiatto
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Caramel Macchiato')
Dragon's Kiss
Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dragon Kiss')
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Jan 13, 2020 10:40 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Welcome! Sulli, Looks like you are making a grand entry into the iris collection.
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