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Aug 29, 2014 3:43 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
Better get moving Rob, so you don't miss out.

Mary Ann, most web sites say sold out after they reach a certain point in time that they don't take orders anymore. Could be that he's not taking orders, but had lots of extras when they reset their rhizomes. Most places replant everything every year. You'll have to e-mail him and find out.
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Aug 29, 2014 6:53 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
Mary Ann - 2 1/2 hours one way is too far in my book. Would be interested to know what he says to your email query though.
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Aug 29, 2014 6:56 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
Oh Tom -- I didn't know that. I will email them and let you'all know what their response is.
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 29, 2014 7:21 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
They put "Sold Out" on all their rhizomes after their last day of regular season on-line sales. He said those on sale would be older varieties of hearty iris that are known to grow well. He also said that it would be cash or PayPal only (No checks) so I assumed they would be having an open to the public sale at their place. Can't figure out how you would take cash for an online sale! He has a few he hybridized that I really want, but the hybrids won't be in the sale.
"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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Aug 29, 2014 9:29 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
I got an email from him. Tom and Leslie are right -- the sold-out signs on all of their Irises was their way of ending the ordering season. But he told me that there are many of those Irises that will be in the sale, plus many others not currently on their website (maybe the older varieties you mentioned Leslie?).

And yes -- it is an open sale at their place of business. He recommended that I get there early (opens at 8:00 AM) to get the best selection. As it is over two hours to drive there, I can't be there early. And -- looking at their prices, which are very reasonable -- I'm thinking I would just skip this and order from them next spring. They have several Irises I would love to have -- but it doesn't make a lot of sense to get up at 0-dark hundred, drive for hours, spend sixty bucks on gas to MAYBE get the Irises I want and save three or four dollars on each one. Shrug!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 29, 2014 10:08 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I would have to agree with you ,MaryAnn ! $60 will buy quite a few iris ! ........Arlyn
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Aug 29, 2014 10:24 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
Could be Mary Ann. He said they have to make room. I have about 36, at least, from his website that I am interested in. All those crazy Burseen's especially. My order from him this year was great and included lots of bonus iris as well, so I definitely plan to put an order in next year. They stop online selling earlier than most - in July - or I may have added some more this year! I might just make a "spoon garden" for all the ones with horns and spoons. Too bad there aren't dwarfs or intermediates that I have found with spoons or horns.....
"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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Aug 29, 2014 11:42 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
There you go Mary Ann, that old Rational thinking process again! Rolling on the floor laughing Sometimes you just have to say what the heck, and spend the day and a little money, and indulge a bit! Besides you'd get to see the blooms next year instead of having to plant the new rhizomes. If you buy 25 and save $2. on each one, you have paid for your gas. If you buy 50, you pay for your gas and lunch, and you get the honor of upgrading you level of insanity! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 29, 2014 12:09 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Talk about rationalizing! Rolling on the floor laughing
"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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Aug 29, 2014 12:38 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
Don't you mean "Irrationalizing"! Rolling on the floor laughing
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 29, 2014 5:39 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Tri Cities, WA (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
'Punk' is an MDB with horns. It has a rather large flower for the class. Means that the stem is too short. Last I knew Superstition Gardens had it, but their orders are closed for the year.
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Aug 30, 2014 12:52 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
I wonder who is still accepting orders? I have a couple of sacks of potting soil still... Starting to hyperventillate over the fact that the buying season may be over... Crying
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Aug 30, 2014 4:21 AM CST
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
Yes, this is the worst time for iris growers. I am thinking I should have bought more of a particular variety, more from a vendor, more for a particular bed.... just more. It has the same feeling as a kid anticipating Christmas for months and then.... it is over. you know you have to wait another year for it to come again. When the irises quit blooming I order more and start planting and sharing. but when fall comes and I cannot order any more and it seems so long until spring........
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Aug 30, 2014 4:44 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
I just try to enjoy seeing how fast they are growing, and trying to determine if they will grow enough to bloom the next year. The veggie garden is producing now, and that keeps me occupied trying to keep up with it all. So I'm somewhat distracted from thinking about the irises. Funny though, when winter comes and I start looking at all the iris pictures, I think I want them all and start adding them to the wish list. Then bloom time happens, and I start looking again at the wish lists, and I start thinking, "Now why did I add that one?" So I can cull the list some, then when the new intro's start showing up, I go crazy again, and want them all, but budget keeps me more in line, but not really as in line as I should be! Hilarious!
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 30, 2014 7:05 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Bee Lover Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Cat Lover Region: Kentucky Birds
Sherry -- the PNW sale starts next week -- you can easily buy enough to use up your potting soil!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 30, 2014 8:09 AM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I second the PNW sale....or you could order a box from Ghio!
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Aug 30, 2014 9:19 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
Thanks Lucy. I will have to make note of Punk. 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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