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Jan 1, 2015 1:18 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
Okay, I just couldn't wait. I am jumping the gun. But, yes, I have ordered iris. First with Wild Iris Rows that opened early, and now with Blue J who opened today. Why buy now? I like Greg Hester at WIR so I ordered some classics I really wanted. And Blue J has my most wanted, lusted after, Bruneau Jasper and I wanted to get it before it sold out!

So highlights from todays buy fest:
Bruneau Jasper

Wonders Never Cease

Hi There Gorgeous (a child of Bruneau Jasper!)

Goddess of Luck

Just so you don't think they were all plicatas:

Mikey Likes It

Crystal Ship


Some Historics:

Japanesque (no surprise hunh?)

Moonlit Sea (luminata!)

Others:

Ice Capades

Crooked Little Smile

IB Sculptured Wild

Smoky Shadows (one off our list Mary Ann!)

Nebraska Big Red Lovey dubby

and of course, some Burseen's:

Holy Kosmoly

Jean Queen

Inky Icon

Also got:
Tango Amigo
Smith Named Keith
Crimson Snow
Class Ring

So what did you order???
"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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Jan 1, 2015 1:59 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Wow, you really have started the New Year with a bang!!! You have some really nice ones! There must be some kind of title for the first order of the year...we'll have to think on that one!!

Smith Named Keith is one that has intrigued me for awhile. I look forward to seeing pictures eventually!
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Jan 1, 2015 2:06 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
Yay Leslie -- one down, five or six hundred to go!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Seriously -- what a glorious bunch of Irises! You're really starting the year out with a bang!! Thumbs up
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 1, 2015 2:07 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
Marilyn: Here you go. Not the best but....

http://wiki.irises.org/pub/TbP...
"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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Jan 1, 2015 2:09 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
I ordered fourteen little guys and one BB this morning from Blue J. Setting a pattern for the year I guess.
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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Jan 1, 2015 2:11 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
Thanks Mary Ann. You should have seen how many I didn't order off my list! Actually it was down to another 17 (gads!).

I may still go back and get this beauty (tempted, tempted, tempted):

Red Velvet Cake
"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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Jan 1, 2015 2:11 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 boy -- starting off with a bang!!! Hurray!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 1, 2015 2:13 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
Yay Bonnie! Hurray! Hurray!

I am saving most of my dwarf buying for my Stout's gift certificate and there are a couple at Winterberry.....
"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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Jan 1, 2015 2:13 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 Leslie -- that Iris is gorgeous!!!!!! Lovey dubby Who sells it?
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Jan 1, 2015 2:17 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
It is one of L. & K. Jedlicka's own (they are Blue J Iris).
"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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Jan 1, 2015 2:24 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
I think Stouts website will be open for 2015 business tomorrow?? As the iris sites update their inventory, addition and pricing please post it here. It is good to know I have irises ordered. 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?
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Jan 1, 2015 2:38 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
Annuals Irises Dog Lover Composter Cat Lover Region: California
Butterflies Birds Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
...and they're off and running..... Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
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Jan 1, 2015 2:40 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
Beautiful ones, Leslie. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jan 1, 2015 2:46 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I agree

Great choices Leslie! Thumbs up

I think this year I will order from Superstition, Ghio and Sutton. (and the auctions, potted and bare rhizomes sales and of course the PNW sale) nodding
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Jan 1, 2015 2:48 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 usually wait until like April to make an order, but this year I jumped in with both feet. I placed an order with Superstition Iris Gardens for the following beauties!

Arctic Burst

Blazing Beacon

Bowled Over

Broome Sunset

Carnival Capers

Fantasy Ride

Go West

Magic Quest

Micro Burst

Rogue Trader

Sonoran Sands


I tried to order "Zlatovlaska", but they no longer carry it. Crying

I am waiting for their catalog, but I expect to maybe double this order!
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Jan 1, 2015 2:49 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
Bonnie - yes, Stout's is hoping to have their new website up and running by tomorrow. There are some irises on the new website that aren't currently showing on the current website, so I can't wait to see what new goodies may be available!!! And for Quench fans, Hugh Stout said it will be on the new website (currently missing from the old website).

Hurray!
"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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Jan 1, 2015 2:53 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
Greg - You have some of my Must Haves! Broome Sunset, Microburst, & Arctic Burst! Really some nice choices there!

I am sure the catalog will inspire more lovely buys. Whistling
"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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Jan 1, 2015 2:59 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
Iris Sisters are open too. Just so you know....
"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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Jan 1, 2015 3:07 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Great choices Greg! Thumbs up

Ok...ok...you win. I'll go look at Blue J and Iris Sisters. Just so you know, I'm ready to blame what may happen on all of you. Glare
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Jan 1, 2015 3:35 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

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