Irises forum→Rhizomes arrived - very pleased

Page 2 of 32 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 32
Views: 21125, Replies: 624 » Jump to the end
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
Image
tveguy3
Jul 10, 2014 7:32 PM CST
That's why I like to raise most of my food if I can. At least I know what I've done to it.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Jul 10, 2014 9:24 PM CST
Linnea, I'm in full agreement with you. So pleased to know others here feel the same way about the toxic
soup we've been sold. One by one we can make a change. Tell the purveyors of poisons we aren't having any,, thank you very much!
Tom - food we grow ourselves tastes better too, doesn't it !
Life is a Gift !
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
Image
grannysgarden
Jul 11, 2014 4:03 AM CST
Thanks Linnea for the reminders. And everyone should be mindful of what they put on our little ones. Shampoos, lotions, soaps..... most are loaded with toxins and it is very unfair to expose them to all this crap before they can even know what it is or what it does. Almost half of our elementary school students are on some form of medication for behavior problems and sometimes it is just for lack of the ability to concentrate. I think this is in direct correlation to the amount of artificial coloring, preservatives, chemicically treated clothing, etc. that they are exposed to from birth. Mothers should not wear perfumes or lotions either as they are immersing their babes in the toxic stuff. I could go on... but I will spare you my rant.....
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
Garden Art Daylilies
Image
Linneaj
Jul 11, 2014 3:40 PM CST
First of all, bless you folks for not thinking I'm a green weirdo.

2nd, I got a trade of historic NoIDs today from an eBay gal I have become plant buddies with. The herbaceous plants she shipped were very dried out and I am trying to revive them, but the rhizomes look lovely! I will plant a section called "Alexandra's Garden and put her NoIDs in it. I bet i can ID them eventually.

I will have to find a tactful way to suggest she use wetter paper towel before bundling roots of herbaceous plants in the baggie.

I may still order late bloomers. Mine are done for the year except one miniature from my cousin that looks like it has a rebloom!
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Image
enidcandles
Jul 12, 2014 12:00 PM CST
Linnea, I don't think you are a green weirdo but where do they spray wheat with roundup to dry it out? I have never heard of this. It is sprayed and wicked for weeds before harvest (while the wheat is still green) to kill the weeds. It is on rare occasion sprayed after it has completely matured to kill any late weeds because it could not be harvested on time due to weather. The insurance companies force this practice so they do not have to zero out the fields and pay a total loss to the farmer.
I am not going to argue the point that mass amounts of roundup are not bad - they are!
GMO is another subject all together. Some of our seeds crops are becoming so genetically modified that it scares me. They are roundup ready so even roundup won't kill them. The pollination is different, there is a lot to it and it is just weird and scary.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
Garden Art Daylilies
Image
Linneaj
Jul 12, 2014 3:17 PM CST
I don't remember where I read about the wheat. What I do find interesting and sad, because I love to bake bread, is that American wheat and rye often makes my face break out and gives me a headache. I can eat German rye just fine.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
Image
enidcandles
Jul 12, 2014 3:45 PM CST
Hmm, that is strange! What worries me is Japan is buying all of the best wheat from the Heartland. They want our wheat and they are buying our wheat elevators and terminals to be sure they get it. I scares the heck out of me but what do you do?
There is one small flour mill in Okeene Oklahoma that still uses locally grown wheat and mills wheat in smaller batches and produces excellent flour. I get my flour from them, fresh off the line when I am there. I am lucky, they just give it to me. I am there all the time delivering wheat so I know them well!
Name: Ken
Traverse City, Michigan (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: Michigan Irises Daylilies
Region: United States of America Cat Lover
Image
bramedog
Jul 12, 2014 5:08 PM CST
So I was happy and had some mixed feelings when my order arrived today. The person I ordered from had a bit of a rough year so a few of the rhizomes were on the smallish side. I think everbody had kind of a rough year and didn't hold it against her. She refunded part of my money and sent me a couple cool bonus's. I ended up with Rainbow High, Crow's Feet, Doe Z Doe, 3 small rhizomes of Daring Deception and Howler. Two bonus iris's are Adriatic Waves and Company Red. Thumbs up Hurray!
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
Image
grannysgarden
Jul 12, 2014 5:11 PM CST
Well, as long as they try to make good on their part I think you can trust them long term. And it sounds like you have some really good irises. smiles
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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
Image
lovemyhouse
Jul 12, 2014 5:52 PM CST
Wow, you got some right nice ones, Ken! Thumbs up
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
Garden Art Daylilies
Image
Linneaj
Jul 12, 2014 6:53 PM CST
Oooooo! Smiling I love Crows Feet.

I got an eBay order from tatiana303; of the mistaken Amas NoID, Snugglebug, Florentina and Barr's Cottage Maid. They were beautifully packed without a worm or rot. The rhizomes are pristine! I gave her all 5 stars in the feedback rating.
Don't make fear based decisions.
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
Image
grannysgarden
Jul 12, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Sounds good Linnea! I have never seen Barr's Cottage Maid. I will have to look that one up.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jul 12, 2014 8:07 PM CST
Scares me too, Lori. America isn't owned by Americans anymore. Crying

Ken -- sounds like that person went out of their way to make you happy with your order. Five stars to THEM!!! Smiling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
Lestv
Jul 13, 2014 10:38 AM CST
Nice order Ken! And a refund and bonuses as well as an apology indicates a very gracious vendor!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Jul 14, 2014 2:36 PM CST
Home from an arts and Crafts Fair over the weekend and found that we got several more boxes of plants!

Wowza ! - TB Dinner Talk and Coffee Shop arrived from an ebay seller called Country Delights - and they were huge! Not cheap, but beautiful ,clean rhizomes . I'd buy from this seller again, and she has many of the ones I want.

Tom kindly sent me a whole boxful of red Cat's Eyes, a smaller iris that I haven't grown, but I plan to have them all over the place!
Thanks Tom!

I also bought some white bee balm that arrived today in good condition. I'll add them to my red and purple bee balm. Also from ebay.

It's hot right now so I'll plant this evening. So exciting!
Life is a Gift !
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
Image
Misawa77
Jul 14, 2014 2:51 PM CST
would that be Moab Utah?

If so, they have a website:

http://countrydelightiris.com/...
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Image
janwax
Jul 14, 2014 4:33 PM CST
Yes. Moab Utah. Thanks, Greg.
Life is a Gift !
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
Image
tveguy3
Jul 14, 2014 6:52 PM CST
I'm glad they made the trip OK, Jan, I have an order with Country Delights too, so I'm glad you have a good outcome from your order. I had to have Chocolate Ecstacy and they seemed to be the only place I could find it, so OF COURSE I had to order a few more to ride along with it. Sammies Jamies (one of my dog's in the memorial plot was named Sammie) and a couple more too. I got an e-mail from Fed Ex, and UPS that I have a package coming, so I will have some planting to do. I have every thing planned for but will have to deal with the bonuses
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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
Image
grannysgarden
Jul 14, 2014 6:59 PM CST
What a wonderful problem to have Tom. Lol
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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
Image
Muddymitts
Jul 14, 2014 7:00 PM CST
Oh! What a hardship!! He'll have to "deal with the bonuses"!!!!!! Poor baby.................... Whistling Hilarious!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)

Page 2 of 32 • 1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 32

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Irises forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by dirtdorphins and is called "clogging the path"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.