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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
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
Aug 14, 2014 11:42 AM CST
Nice selection Leslie. I hope they all make it. I discovered two of my replacement irises this morning that are not going to make it. I don't think I will replace them again.

Just my opinion, but, I thing It is hard enough for an iris to be dug, trimmed and shipped for up to a week but when they are dug and left about before shipping that is asking a rhizome for a lot. And getting a dried rhizome greatly increases the chance it will struggle and not bloom the following year. If I get rhizomes from a friend or a dig that's one thing but when you buy from a vendor you expect the best they can offer. Just my two cents worth.
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
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Aug 14, 2014 2:50 PM CST
I totally agree with that sentiment Bonnie. If you pay a vendor for a rhizome -- they owe you a healthy one that's ready to be planted and grow without any problems!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
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Aug 14, 2014 6:37 PM CST
I agree with both of you!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Damon Gardens
Wisconsin (Zone 5a)
Apr 7, 2017 2:30 PM CST
Lestv said:My small order from Damons Gardens arrived. They had a special with free shipping that I took advantage of! The rhizomes are huge and have the healthiest roots I have ever received. Packaging was great too. And a bonus Celtic Lady and Venita Faye. Well done Damon's Gardens!

And I just got an email from Chad Harris (Mount Pleasant Farms) that my Japanese Iris and Species Cross have shipped!!!! I am so excited for this order!

Just saw this! Thanks for the review Lestv! Hope your iris are happy in your garden this summer. :)
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Apr 9, 2017 7:45 AM CST
Just re-read the entire thread. I'm still laughing! Rolling on the floor laughing
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!

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