Irises forum: Getting ready for incoming shipments

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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
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Henhouse
Jun 21, 2014 8:25 PM CST
Ok, you made me look... and WOW! I ordered from them this year, but asked for 'All About Me' as a bonus... Now I'm wondering what I was thinking... Blinking Hilarious!
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 21, 2014 8:50 PM CST
Funny thing -- I reviewed my order this morning and went to their website to have another look at that Dare Me. It still blew me away. And it's the only one that is sold out -- so I'm not alone in that department!!

All About Me is beautiful too -- so is a couple of their others (can't remember the names). There was only one that I wasn't crazy about -- and it was still a nice Iris. The rest were amazing!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Jun 22, 2014 3:48 AM CST
I ordered Multinoma Falls, Seasons In the Sun, Ready For My Close Up, and for bonuses chose Berserk, and Fantasy In Pink. If funds were unlimited, I would have gotten many more, they sure have a nice selection of new ones. *Blush* I also ordered Gate To Paradise and Orange Obsession, some new SDB's, and a bunch of older models.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 22, 2014 7:11 AM CST
Tom -- yesterday when I went to their website, I was drooling over Berserk and FIP! Now I've got to go back and drool over your selections. I ordered By Jeeves, Coffee Trader, Fashion Diva, French Riviera, Hollywood Star, Montmartre, Pop Idol and Russian Violet. You've probably got all of those. If not -- we'll be doing some serious trading in a couple of years!! Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 22, 2014 7:57 AM CST
Well, believe it or not, I went to the "sale" page, and stated scrolling through, and actually had 2-3 saved , when I thought, "Nope ! I've got enough for this year!" They have a wonderful selection, and great prices, and their 'new intro' bonus certainly IS tempting, but I have definitely already overdone for this year!...Arlyn
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Jun 22, 2014 8:30 AM CST
Mary Ann, Out of those, I have Montmartre. French Riviera, and By Jeeves. By Jeeves had a pretty rough winter, but is coming out of it OK.

Quick, Arlyn, take a couple asprin and lie down, You must be coming down with something! Rational thinking has no place among a true Iris addict. You will loose your "looney" title if you keep thinking like that! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 22, 2014 10:28 AM CST
No, Tom, I need to start being more selective in my planting...so, from now on, unless it's an "Indian" don't have, a sure fire cold weather rebloomer, that I don't already grow, or on my list of the 300 Historics that I must have, and can't find....I'm NOT going to get it!! unless it's a promising noid, that MAY be something special ! That's my story...and I'm sticking to it Sticking tongue out ! Of course, I may add a "frilly" thing, once in a while, just to keep "she who must be obeyed" happy Lovey dubby !...Arlyn
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 22, 2014 10:42 AM CST
Oh, and of course if I need a "test" plant, to check the ID of a noid, those are 'exempt" from the statements I made earlier!...arlyn
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jun 23, 2014 9:59 AM CST
I really need to get some test plants.. but I get sooooo distracted looking at all the others that I don't have....
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
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grannysgarden
Jun 23, 2014 10:39 AM CST
I do too Sherry, and I can always get the test plant next year and I really, really want that gorgeous iris I don't have. lol
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jun 23, 2014 2:21 PM CST
Me too. Shrug!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
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grannysgarden
Jun 23, 2014 5:44 PM CST
.... and I hate to pay for something that I probably already have.... or even one just like it when there are so many beautiful new varieties each year.
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jun 23, 2014 6:06 PM CST
Yeah, that is a downer, but, quite often, you can find someone who grows the "real deal', who will either "share' a piece with you, or will offer to "guest" a piece of yours. It's a REAL downer when repeated attempts to make a "match" gives you two ,or three iris that are "just close"! Of course, that DOES give you two, or three MORE iris!...Arlyn
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Jun 23, 2014 11:11 PM CST
The problem I have with some of my NOIDs is that there are 3 or 4 possibilities as matches to several of them. And Bonnie... I'm so with you on buying something twice. nodding
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
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Cat
Jun 23, 2014 11:15 PM CST
This is probably a dumb question but what is a test plant? What are you doing with them?
Cat
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Jun 23, 2014 11:25 PM CST
You are testing a named plant against an unknown named plant in hopes of finding the name of the unknown one. So to correctly identify a NoID iris, one would order/request the named iris he/she believes to be that NoID. Then that person would plant the NoID and test plant side by side and compare the growth, flower, etc...If everything is a match, then you have found the correct name of that NoID.
Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Lilies Ponds Echinacea Irises Butterflies
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Cat
Jun 23, 2014 11:34 PM CST
Thanks Rob! Thought it was something like that but was not sure. *Blush*
Cat
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jun 24, 2014 11:01 AM CST
And sometimes it can be a challenge after several years of buying "near misses." But fun anyway.
Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
Daylilies Lilies Ponds Echinacea Irises Butterflies
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Cat
Jun 24, 2014 11:45 AM CST
Well it would definitely add to any collection that way. Big Grin
Cat
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall

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