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Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Jul 12, 2021 5:40 PM CST
I got my first box of my 2021 orders,well make that 2 from Mid-America Hurray!
Box 1
1.Read My Mind-intro
2.Que Sera Sera
3.Rise Like A Phoenix
4.Ready for My Close up
5.Fine Romance
6.Pumpkin Pie Ala Mode
Gifts
7.Puerto Vallarta- intro
8.Feeling Romantic

2nd box
1.Coat Of Many Colors-intro
2.Strike A Cord-intro
3.Magical Night-intro
4.What A Circus
5.Sweet City Woman
6.Bullet Points
7 Flash Mob
8.Read All About It
9.Storm Rise
10.Treasure Bay
Gifts
11.Piece By Piece-intro
12.Scattergram-intro
13.Break My Heart intro

Of course it has been raining for days,so I have an excuse to not go forth to plant them!
I have a box coming Thurs.from Schreiner's, plus ones from Keppel,Sutton,and Mariposa iris soon.
I know! One is never enough!!!
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jul 12, 2021 10:18 PM CST
I looked up several of these names on their website. Lots of pretty ones! I got a box today, too. From Ginny Spoon at Winterberry. Box season has arrived! (and I'm not ready for it! Sticking tongue out )
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Jul 13, 2021 9:30 AM CST
What iris did you receive, Laurie?
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jul 13, 2021 12:45 PM CST
https://www.mid-americagarden....
'read my mind'

https://www.mid-americagarden....
'puerto vallarta'

https://www.mid-americagarden....
'coat of many colors'

https://www.mid-americagarden....
'piece by piece'

https://www.mid-americagarden....
'break my heart'

https://www.mid-americagarden....
'scattergram'

https://www.mid-americagarden....
'magical night'


there were many unfamiliar names, especially the intros. curiosity got the better of me so i looked them up Whistling

there was one i couldn't find, derylin. Shrug!

what a fantastic collection. i know we will all be anxious for your pictures next year!
Name: Wheezy
Cincinnati (Zone 6a)
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MamaFan
Jul 13, 2021 1:00 PM CST
KyDeltaD said:I got my first box of my 2021 orders,well make that 2 from Mid-America Hurray!
Of course it has been raining for days,so I have an excuse to not go forth to plant them!
I have a box coming Thurs.from Schreiner's, plus ones from Keppel,Sutton,and Mariposa iris soon.
I know! One is never enough!!!

I agree
It's the truth
I got most of my Mid America order in the ground before the rain started
* Valley of Dreams
* My Gal
* Lusciosity
but not all
-- King's Reign
-- Gay Romance
-- Headshot (Bonus )

I got my Sutton order in the ground
* Australian Rose (x2 as a bonus)

I got a Schreiner's box coming ... and-- oh what's this? I got an email from Tina and Daughters?
and ... Blinking *mother fletcher*
:blinking: D'Oh! How D'Oh! did I forget I ordered from them
I can't explain what is wrong with me. Shrug! Whistling it's irises, man.

I have to get it all in the ground before The August Wheezing.
The Allergic Gardener salutes all of you wheezing on your hands and knees in the garden for love of your flowers.
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Jul 13, 2021 6:00 PM CST
That's a beautiful order from Mid America Derylin and you got so many new introductions as bonuses Lovey dubby Thumbs up
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Jul 13, 2021 6:15 PM CST
Here is Box 3 that arrived today from Sutton.
1.Controlled Chaos-intro
2.Edge of Eternity-Intro
3.Thrill Ride
Bonus Iris
4.Top Line-intro
5.Caribbean Sunset-intro


It rained again today.The iris are starting to pile up on me with all the boxes arriving together..I looked at the area I dug up sod for them,and realized the area will not be big enough especially with all the gift and bonus iris I am getting.That means I have to dig more sod up to get everything planted.
No fun!

'Strike A Cord' is a Tom Johnson intro
On the front cover of their catalog- the one Daphne you couldn't find.It is on line in his intro's.(Mid-America)
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AndreaD
Jul 13, 2021 6:21 PM CST
Ooh, 'Magical Night' is really pretty. Lovey dubby
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jul 13, 2021 8:14 PM CST
I agree, it reminds me of one I tried to order from Napa Iris Gardens. That year they refunded everyone's money due to health problems. I sure hope the health issues resolved itself and everything is going good for them.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Wheezy
Cincinnati (Zone 6a)
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MamaFan
Jul 13, 2021 8:15 PM CST
KyDeltaD said:Here is Box 3 that arrived today from Sutton.
1.Controlled Chaos-intro
2.Edge of Eternity-Intro
3.Thrill Ride
Bonus Iris
4.Top Line-intro
5.Caribbean Sunset-intro


It rained again today.The iris are starting to pile up on me with all the boxes arriving together..I looked at the area I dug up sod for them,and realized the area will not be big enough especially with all the gift and bonus iris I am getting.That means I have to dig more sod up to get everything planted.
No fun!

'Strike A Cord' is a Tom Johnson intro
On the front cover of their catalog- the one Daphne you couldn't find.It is on line in his intro's.(Mid-America)


Controlled Chaos is so striking. Good choice!
The Allergic Gardener salutes all of you wheezing on your hands and knees in the garden for love of your flowers.
Name: Laurie
southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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lauriemorningglory
Jul 13, 2021 11:04 PM CST
Box from Winterberry:

MDB Zheng Elf
Lovey dubby

BB Hi Buddy


BB Autumn Ivory


IB Late Frost
https://wiki.irises.org/Ib/IbL...

TB Grape Harvest (I think it is supposed to be very fragrant)


Got a few gift iris, too:

TB Autumn Rose


SDB Rosalie Loving


IB Ecliptic


SDB Sonador



Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Jul 14, 2021 12:10 PM CST
More boxes arrived today. D'Oh!
From Keith Keppel
1.Complicity-intro
2.Hold the Line
Bonus
3.Artic Chill
4.Collusion
5.Reckless Child
6.Sunset Blvd.

From Schreiner's
I.Mythical -Ghio intro
2.Devil's Punch Bowl-Schreiner's intro
3.Rum is the Reason -replacement or double
4.Enraptured--replacement or double
5.Magical -replacement or double
6.Silverado
7.High Desert
8.Funday Monday-replacement or double
Bonus iris
9.Petalpalooza
10.Garden Time
11..Just the Ticket
12. Nestucca Rapids
13.Gilt Edged Bond
14.Angel's Rest -Schreiner's intro

With 2 doubles of 2 iris from Mariposa
Still to come,that makes 48 iris to plant and more sod to dig up-Fun fun fun!
Oh, and 6 new daylilies- - - -
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 14, 2021 12:23 PM CST
Derylin ~ You are definitely going to be busy! Have fun, and enjoy your new irises! Hurray!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Wheezy
Cincinnati (Zone 6a)
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MamaFan
Jul 14, 2021 12:50 PM CST
KyDeltaD said:More boxes arrived today. D'Oh!
From Keith Keppel
1.Complicity-intro
2.Hold the Line
Bonus
3.Artic Chill
4.Collusion
5.Reckless Child
6.Sunset Blvd.

From Schreiner's
I.Mythical -Ghio intro
2.Devil's Punch Bowl-Schreiner's intro
3.Rum is the Reason -replacement or double
4.Enraptured--replacement or double
5.Magical -replacement or double
6.Silverado
7.High Desert
8.Funday Monday-replacement or double
Bonus iris
9.Petalpalooza
10.Garden Time
11..Just the Ticket
12. Nestucca Rapids
13.Gilt Edged Bond

With 2 doubles of 2 iris from Mariposa
Still to come,that makes 48 iris to plant and more sod to dig up-Fun fun fun!
Oh, and 6 new daylilies- - - -


Lovey dubby so jealous about the Keppels! It's going to be beautiful!
May the ground be soft beneath you,
and May the drainage be always sufficient.
The Allergic Gardener salutes all of you wheezing on your hands and knees in the garden for love of your flowers.
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 15, 2021 12:58 AM CST
Great boxes all. Can't wait for mine to arrive. Big Grin


MamaFan said:

Lovey dubby [...]
May the ground be soft beneath you,
and May the drainage be always sufficient.


Hilarious! An apt wish for all iris growers! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up

Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 15, 2021 7:18 AM CST
IrisLilli said: Hilarious! An apt wish for all iris growers! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up


I agree Thumbs up
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Jul 15, 2021 7:48 AM CST
Thanks Wheezy for the wish!
Just wish I can find the time now to plant them and dig more sod up.
Everyday day until Tues.is tied up with drs.appts.for mother or visits/ lunch out with 3 of my grown kids.
I am unpacking and soaking the roots for a day ,and hope this keeps them from drying out .
In the past ,I have always gotten them in the ground within a few days.
48 iris is a big investment,and a lot to keep waiting to plant.I hope they will be ok.
Name: Wheezy
Cincinnati (Zone 6a)
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MamaFan
Jul 15, 2021 8:03 AM CST
KyDeltaD said:Thanks Wheezy for the wish!
Just wish I can find the time now to plant them and dig more sod up.
Everyday day until Tues.is tied up with drs.appts.for mother or visits/ lunch out with 3 of my grown kids.
I am unpacking and soaking the roots for a day ,and hope this keeps them from drying out .
In the past ,I have always gotten them in the ground within a few days.
48 iris is a big investment,and a lot to keep waiting to plant.I hope they will be ok.


don't worry!
Last year, I told myself I had a handle on my breathing ish, and wouldn't have a problem (a ha ha, so dumb), and delayed planting of Schreiners and MidAmerica irises from August to OCTOBER. They bloomed! Even the one that got run over soon after!

They are tough ladies, they can hang in there!
The Allergic Gardener salutes all of you wheezing on your hands and knees in the garden for love of your flowers.
Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Jul 15, 2021 8:04 AM CST
My Schreiner's order has shipped. I'm not sure, if I'd requested shipping this early, or if was due to all that high heat, out West.
(At least by Sunday, will have some relief from rather recent, higher than usual temperatures, above average for here.)

I'm not so certain, I like all these "Climate Change" differences. As, even this Spring was two months straight, "drought", after just having record precipitation levels (within top ten, in Jan. & Feb.)
Two consecutive months each, of entirely complete opposites just to start out with, for nearly 1/3 of this year.

Besides experiencing such temperature differences in daytime this Spring, which could vary greatly by so easily as much, by wildly fluctuating well over 20 degrees F.

Within only a single day apart. Usually, the Chesapeake Bay normally moderates these great differences. (Somewhat similarly to San Francisco Bay, yet the warmer Gulf of
Mexico water steam current flows up, Northward along the Atlantic.)

I'll need some adequate rainfall, just to get these into the ground, if "brick hard." Or else I'm going to simply just pot them up, using bagged soil. (On top of it all, water rates have increased, well over, & above a typical "summer rate" increase !)

Though hopefully, adequate precipitation isn't in form of a Hurricane, as Season for that, already seems to have began rather early.
Of course I realize, I'm not the only one to experience these very strange changes.
It just doesn't seem usual, or even nearly typical, at all.
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Jul 15, 2021 9:05 AM CST
I noticed my rhizomes from Schreiner's ,in unpacking them this morning ,were not nearly as big as they usually are in many years past .I guess maybe the heat and lack of rain has affected their size.
Don't know if Oregon weather has been like the other parts of the West?

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