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May 3, 2014 9:41 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
Well, let's begin by recognizing right off the bat that there is no hope for me! I have no doubts about it, and I am the first to admit that I am addicted to irises. So, that being said, I'm wondering how many irises have you oredered this year already, and are you all done ordering for the year????

My total ordered to date is 45.
17 new intros, counting 2 bonuses from Mid America
My plan is to stop here, but I'm waiting to hear back from one vendor who hasn't responded to my e-mail.
I wanted to order from Rocky Top, but 3 of the 4 that I wanted were already sold out, so I didn't order just one.
(YET)

Let's hear it, fess up! No hiding your data. (kind of like hiding the bottle) Rolling on the floor laughing
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 10:15 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
170 ordered from "vendors" Rolling my eyes. , plus about 30, or so from "for postage " offers Sticking tongue out and another 15-20 from trades. Blinking ........Now, tell me again how addicted YOU are ,Tom ! Rolling on the floor laughing .It was said last year, that "over 200" was "insane"......just call me nuts ! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. ...Arlyn
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May 3, 2014 11:03 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
Arlyn is nuts. Rolling on the floor laughing But we like him anyway. OK everyone else, fess up! Get out of the closit and let us know how crazy you are too! Hilarious! Hilarious! We can't be the only two crazy people on here.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 11:11 AM CST
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Cat Lover Daylilies Dog Lover Irises Region: Michigan Region: United States of America
Vegetable Grower Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I have only ordered only 3 so far. That brings me up to about 55 different varieties now on my 1/2 acre lot. Not to mention 200 seedling daylilies that I got to make a bed for. Don't know what I would do with 45 more, Tom. I could probably figure out something though. Whistling I guess I need some sbd's which I really don't have.
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May 3, 2014 11:12 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I am being SO good -- one order from Mid-America -- eight purchased, one bonus added.

I truly don't know what I've got coming in trades, postage Iris, etc. -- I think that's a good thing!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 3, 2014 11:23 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
Ken ONLY 3! Although you did qualify that with a "yet" so there may be hope for you. You will have to tell me how to get daylily seeds to grow. I made some crosses a few years back got seeds, and couldn't get them to grow. Maybe that's a good thing.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 11:23 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
Goodness. I wish I had the garden space for 100!

I have ordered 7 ensata, 2 species cross, 2 Dwarf, 2 Table, 3 IB, and 7 TB. There is suppose to be a bonus or two as well from one vendor. I am waiting until Schreiners summer sale to fill anymore gaps. Smiling
"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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May 3, 2014 11:26 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
Mary Ann, you need to get on the stick and order some more! You know you want to! I'll have to call in Brad with some of those great pictures if you don't get moving! Now I better get outside and mow the lawn, it's finally a day without rain, sun shine even, but more rain tomorrow.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 11:28 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
Good start Leslie! just remember that lawn is over rated, and make some more beds. Hilarious!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 11:32 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
Hilarious! First bed to get dug will be for the Japanese! Then I will start slicing off more grass.
"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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May 3, 2014 12:57 PM 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
Am I a good enabler or what???? nodding
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 1:06 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Wow Arlyn Rolling on the floor laughing

I haven't ordered any....yet. I'm waiting to hear the final word on water rationing this summer.
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May 3, 2014 1:10 PM 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
OK, Rob, this is what you do. You have these neighbors who are plant distroyers right??? Grumbling Well, when they go on vacation, you bury a hose to their house, and connect it to your drip irrigation system. Problem solved, now go order some irises! Rolling on the floor laughing
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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May 3, 2014 1:13 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Sad to say , Rob, that I've cut back a lot on my orders this year ! Rolling my eyes. . Arlyn
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May 3, 2014 1:14 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
They are on vacation right now!

Where's the devil icon when you need one. Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 3, 2014 1:22 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Just orders at Superstition & Winterberry. Have been working on orders for the ISM (club) auction.
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May 3, 2014 2:22 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
tveguy3 said:Am I a good enabler or what???? nodding


First Class!!! Thumbs up
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 3, 2014 3:43 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Only two ordered at the moment from Keith Keppel, and one of those is 'thanks' to a photograph posted by Brad, so HE is a good encourager, too, Tom. Whistling Have a small order planned for week after next from another vendor, and that is it for now. My addicti...um, deepening interest in Iris is just beginning, so I can still quit anytime...maybe...if I stop looking at and bookmarking all those websites with those lovely, lovely...hmm...Gotta go weed whack the yard or something. Right now. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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May 3, 2014 4:56 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Oh Debra -- you are in deep doo-doo!! And you're in the right place to get even deeper! Rolling on the floor laughing
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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May 3, 2014 4:58 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Uh-huh, I've noticed. Sticking tongue out But I think the lessons learned from Daylily Fever might keep the delirium of Iris Fever to manageable levels. (or is that a case of 'famous last words?' Rolling on the floor laughing )
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

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