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Aug 11, 2020 9:28 AM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
Hey, all! I received a *very* generous box from a fellow iris enabler chock-full of plump rhizomes. A very hearty THANK YOU for your thoughtfulness. Can't wait until next spring so I can take pictures of my blooms! Hurray!

Be well,

Grace
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Aug 11, 2020 12:40 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Grace ~ What is that large plastic thing under the rhizomes?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Aug 11, 2020 12:55 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
Yesterday I got a box of one replacement from a vendor.



And today I potted it up, labeled and watered.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Aug 11, 2020 4:00 PM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Looks like a lobster for the pool Hilarious!
Grace, what are the cultivars?
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Aug 11, 2020 4:20 PM CST
Name: Kim
Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
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That's exactly what it looks like to me, Laurie. Hey, you want to lay the rhizomes down on a soft surface, why not choose something full of air? Hilarious!
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Aug 11, 2020 5:50 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
Yeah, Grace, what did you get? Confused
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Aug 11, 2020 5:59 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
That's a fun way to soak your rhizomes. Hilarious!
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Aug 11, 2020 10:37 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Evelyn, I'm so sorry that your Absolute Treasure didn't make it, but I'm glad to know you've gotten a replacement. I hope this one blooms for you next year. It'll be worth the wait.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Aug 11, 2020 10:50 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
Daisy ~ Thank you. It turned out to be a different iris, so I really never got it. That is why it was replaced.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Aug 12, 2020 12:21 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Evelyn, who is giving you so many mislabled iris? I really sympathize because I've been through that with a couple nurseries. It's so upsetting to nurture a plant along for months or years brfore it finally reveals itself as not what you ordered. It's too late in my life to put up with that. Time is precious.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Aug 12, 2020 6:29 AM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
evelyninthegarden said:Grace ~ What is that large plastic thing under the rhizomes?


LOL That is Lawrence the Lobster. My children love crazy pool toys. I was just spicing the pic up a bit and getting iris acclimated to New Englandahs! :P (we also have Timmy the Turtle, and Susie Stingray--Dr. Seuss was born a town over)
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Aug 12, 2020 6:30 AM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
UndertheSun said:That's a fun way to soak your rhizomes. Hilarious!


Rolling on the floor laughing
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Aug 12, 2020 6:49 AM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
Laurie, Evelyn,

Loreley, Cat's Eye, Blushing Grapes, Platinum Jubilee, Louisa's Song and a couple I'm forgetting off the top of my head. I am so excited, as I'm relatively new to the iris gig and didn't have a historical or an SDB. Smiling WOOT! Hurray!
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Aug 12, 2020 8:54 AM CST
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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Grace, be careful! Irises are addictive! Smiling
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Aug 12, 2020 6:15 PM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
Laurie,

I TOTALLY see that. Wondering if Mid-America or Superstition will have an end-of-season sale this year...
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Aug 12, 2020 9:05 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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Welcome to New England.
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Aug 13, 2020 7:48 AM CST
Name: Grace
MA 6a? 5b? :) Depends on the (Zone 6a)
irisarian said:Welcome to New England.


Lucy, thank you kindly. I am getting the irises acclimated; I was born in CT. Smiling
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Aug 13, 2020 10:20 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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Evelyn, ABSOLUTE TREASURE is well-named. Such a lovely shade of blue.
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Aug 13, 2020 11:07 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
Jan ~ Thank you. When I see it up close without the aid of a camera, I will see how blue it really is.

I see so many pictures of "blue" irises, which in reality, are blue-violet. Even look at the various photos in the database...which one is the "truest"?



"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Aug 13, 2020 11:52 AM CST
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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Evelyn,
I just ordered 'Absolute Treasure' as a replacement for the one I lost several years ago that someone dug up and took off with while my house was being renovated.
As Jan said, it is a beautiful shade of light blue.As I remember it, it was a true blue.I do know I admired it a lot when it bloomed.

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