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Feb 11, 2015 4:39 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I sent off my first order of the year today. I plan to add FEWER and NEWER. My order went to Keith Keppel. His special is 3 intros for $125 so I ordered two specials.......1 each of Billowing Waves, Espionage, High Desert, Marrying Kind, Painted Shadows, and Shivaree. Brads pictures of Bubbling Waves, Espionage, and Painted Shadows won me over. Now I look forward to Ghio's catalog. What have you or are you going to get this year?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Feb 11, 2015 4:42 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
Hurray! Way to go Paul!
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Feb 11, 2015 4:50 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Sherry ....now I need to wait til July. Is the hen in your avatar an Aracauna?
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Feb 11, 2015 4:56 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
Ameraucana.... They're supposedly easier than Aracaunas (and bred from them, I think)... One is laying blue eggs, the other blue-green. The one in the picture went to a friend. She's really grown a glorious beard since this picture was taken. She reminds me of a pitcher the Giants had.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Feb 11, 2015 6:04 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
Hilarious! Hilarious! Sherry!

Paul - lovely choices.
"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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Feb 11, 2015 6:08 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I would like Superstitions Velvet Valentine but if I stay committed to getting fewer I probably wouldn't order just the one so probably not.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Feb 11, 2015 7:04 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
This is the year that I am absolutely not ordering a single, solitary Iris -- so my order list is only 27!!! So far, I have 8 on my list for Superstition, and 9 on my list for MidAmerica. Haven't found a source for the other 10 yet. And, of course, this does not include pre-arranged trades.

So far -- my not-ordering-a-single-solitary-Iris-plan isn't going so well........................ Whistling
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Feb 11, 2015 7:16 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hilarious!

Hilarious! At the Brian Wilson chicken.
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Feb 11, 2015 7:49 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
Mary Ann your plan is working, You're not ordering ONE, you're ordering a whole bunch! Hilarious! Who in their right mind would only order one! Rolling on the floor laughing You have to order more to make it worth the postage.

Paul good choices!
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Feb 11, 2015 8:06 PM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
Mary Ann.......you have always been a great example to us all with your self-discipline when it comes to ordering iris. Hilarious! Whistling Shrug!
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Feb 11, 2015 8:42 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
Aww -- now that's just mean!!! Hilarious! You must have meant to say "when it comes to NOT ordering Iris"!!! Rolling on the floor laughing

Thanks Tom -- you're a BIG help!!! Whistling
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Feb 11, 2015 9:01 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
Paul -- I just found my Keith Keppel catalog -- did you mean Billowing Waves that you're ordering? If so, that is one gorgeous Iris!!! Lovey dubby
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Feb 11, 2015 10:37 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
I have three small-smallish orders, but might have another one or two later in the year. Still waiting to hear back from a couple of vendors.

Historics and Biancos from Dee
Black Bart
Black Stallion
Ida Red
Little Bay Denoc
Study in Black
Banda Larga
Confusione
Fuori Dal Coro
Paso Doble
Rossetto
Sottobosco

Superstition
Alexis TB
Navajo Velvet AB
Sand Dancer AB
All Ruffled Up SDB
Coyote Moon SDB

Pleasants Valley
Brazilian Holiday
Cantina
English Knight
Grape Expectations
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Feb 11, 2015 11:43 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
I'm waiting for Mid-America's catalog...
I've got a decent order in with Superstition, a "reasonable" order with Napa, and some historics I couldn't live without from Bluebird.. and a 150 I still need to plant from last year Sticking tongue out
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Feb 11, 2015 11:44 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
....and Ghio's... Maybe he'll have them at our meeting next week.
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Feb 12, 2015 3:49 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 don't order until I can see all of the new intro's from every one, then I can pic and choose among them.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Feb 12, 2015 8:07 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
A patient man............... nodding
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Feb 12, 2015 8:36 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I've cut way back this year, as well....only 66 Shrug!
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Feb 12, 2015 8:55 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
I have orders in with four vendors. I am trying to choose ones that keep appearing on my wish lists. Having these wish lists and not ordering from them was getting stupid so I thought, no new intros, just the ones that have been sticking around on my lists. That being said, when I go on a site to order three or four from them I wind up ordering six or seven...... or a few more. So I have already gone over my set limit and two of my selected vendors are not open for business yet so I think I may add about a dozen more..... all little guys. I did select a new intro as a bonus and a TB at that - Red Velvet Cake. But I had to have it....... and since it was a bonus I did not actually buy it, right.... 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?
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Feb 12, 2015 9:15 AM CST
Name: Paul
Utah (Zone 5b)
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Annuals Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Garden Procrastinator Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle Plays in the sandbox
Tender Perennials Tomato Heads The WITWIT Badge Region: Utah Vegetable Grower Hybridizer
I plan on getting a FEW from Ghio. The Utah Iris Society will order some intros from Mid-America for our auction and I may bid on some of those. That will be it this year. That will be all that I have room for and energy to handle......
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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