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Aug 26, 2014 11:04 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, now that I have gotten my last order in I thought I would brave a count and see just how nutty I am on the "how many irises did you really order" scale from slightly sane to totally wacked, well here goes.

New (to me) irises purchased 112
New (to me) irises recieved in trades 66

Grand total = 178 new to me irises.
P/S: I did recieve several duplicates and ordered some duplicates to increase some clumps, and these are not included in the total, as they are not new to me, I will have to recheck my numbers on them, but I think its around 10 of these.

Here is the "How many irises did you really order" scale

1 to 30 = Just kid stuff Smiling
31 to 50 = A good start Sticking tongue out
51 to 75 = Slightly off balance Confused
76 to 100 = On the Edge! Whistling
101 to 125 = Over the Edge Glare
126 to 150 = Pretty messed up Crying
151 to 175 = You need your head examined Grumbling
176 to 200 = Bring on the paddy wagon! Shrug!
over 200 = Men in white coats coming with strait jacket. Acorn

Soooooo, Lets see the final tallies, We want accurate figrures here, no fuzzy math allowed.
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 26, 2014 11:39 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
Don't even have to count -- I'm definitely *just kid stuff* this year. Shrug!

So do you have a paddy wagon on order Tom? Green Grin!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 26, 2014 11:52 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
Gads - I am Crying Pretty Messed Up.

But they aren't all bearded iris! And don't dwarfs only count as half? Rolling on the floor laughing If so then I am only Glare (Over The Edge)!

Thanks heavens I don't have to count the iris I bought for momma Gwen's royal purple/yellow/white bed! I am sure that would put me in the Grumbling category!
"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 26, 2014 12:00 PM 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
Me thinks there are more in your future that will put you strongly in the "Pretty Messed up" category. Or, maybe advance you to the next one up! Sticking tongue out

sent to the "Dukie" on the list Whistling
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Aug 26, 2014 12:08 PM 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
I find myself in the same category as Leslie (Lestv) in that I am "Pretty Messed Up". I have as of now, 136 new cultivars (this does not count replacements for lost cultivars). But our local Iris Societies picnic is upcoming and then there is the regional event on October 25 with guest speaker Rick Tasco. I think my number will rise. The only question is will I reach "Your head needs to be Examined"? I think that is too far away. Blinking
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Aug 26, 2014 12:41 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
Well, I though I was so careful to be accurate, but I missed two, and so my total is 114 new and 180 total additional cultivars, so I'm still in the Paddy wagon!

Leslie, the little guys count as one! So you're Crying pretty messed up! Rolling on the floor laughing

Mary Ann, I don't order the paddy wagon, it will just have to find me! You will have to improve your classification next year, or you will be far too sane to mix with this group of nuts! Rolling on the floor laughing

Either they already came with the strait jacket for Arlyn, or else he has to wait until he gets his last orders to count. Or maybe he ran out of fingers and toes! Hilarious!
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 26, 2014 2:00 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
Counting for-postage gifts and the 30 NOIDs from mamajack?
126 to 150 = Pretty messed up Crying

I'd rather do a happy-happy about it--does the desire to dance around them instead of crying about my intensively-gotten gains put me in a special "I'm-SOOOOO-in-trouble" category/scale?
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 26, 2014 2:02 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
Well Debra, in this group, crazy is a good thing! Hilarious! so Be Happy!
Politicians are like diapers, they need to be changed often, and for the same reason.
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Aug 26, 2014 2:08 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
Kewl! Dancing shoes it is, then. Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 26, 2014 2:18 PM 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
ok... let's add..
Mid-America- 7
Blue J- 8
Superstition- 9
MBIS- 21
Napa- 7
Schreiner's 9
Bluebird- 14
Trades- 8 (plus 4 more coming)
Bay View- 2 (I know this number is wrong)
MBIS sales - 23
HIPS- 13

125

Pot count shows 110 + 18 ready to pot= 128

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The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Aug 26, 2014 2:34 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
Wow - us Pretty Messed Up Crying are a large and happy family!!! Though I think I should be scared about Greg's comment of something coming for the Dukie.....
I might all alone as a Grumbling Need Head Examined!
"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 26, 2014 3:03 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I'm still waiting for the last 3 orders to come in ! And I'll no doubt order a few from the HIPS left over sale, and I have 2 "for postage" to arrive yet........but when all is said and done........I'm insane.....just how badly, you will have to wait and see.....I'm a stickler for accuracy !.....even if I AM nuts...........Arlyn
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Aug 26, 2014 3:04 PM 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
Whistling
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Aug 26, 2014 4:08 PM 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
Well, Mr. Tom, I am not through. I will be working the iris sale this weekend and I may wind up with one or two more. Do replacements count? Do bonuses count? It would not be my fault if wonderfully generous iris people nudged me further down the primrose path..... er, iris path.
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?
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Aug 26, 2014 6:11 PM 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
Replacements don't count (in my book) which dove tails with Tom's extras not counting either.
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Aug 26, 2014 6:22 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
Um...I actually counted rather than guesstimating---163 including the NOIDS from mamajack...sigh...Welp, back to dancin'... Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 26, 2014 7:08 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
Extra's count if you planted it, unless you already have that cultivar.

Debra, you need your head examined! Grumbling 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 26, 2014 7:12 PM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
I started with 4 named iris this Spring and added 95 through purchase and trade.

BUT, my son and I filled the back of a CRV with NOIDS and added another box of NOIDS. So, we are white coat category. Blinking Oh, and then there are the ones I snookered out of a brick sidewalk and one little toe of a plant at the zoo.

I am disappointed there were no old iris dumped about at the cemetery. I did get discarded Dahlia bulbs.
Don't make fear based decisions.
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Aug 26, 2014 7:53 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 noooooooooo Mr. Tom -- please don't eject me from the group!! Don't forget -- my Iris Lane was ruined, my fenceline bed wasn't finished, un-ending spring rains prevented me from working on either one, then my back went out. It's been a shi**y summer, all things concerned.

I'll try to do better -- I really will!!! I'm as insane as anyone here -- really I am!!! nodding Hilarious! Rolling on the floor laughing (hoo-ah-hah-ha-ha-ha-ha!!!!)
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Aug 26, 2014 7:57 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
I'm Over the Edge, for sure - but I ordered a few more. I've really lost count... Hilarious!

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