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Jun 11, 2015 5:43 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
This is a thread for showing off the box or boxes you get this season from the other enablers on our glorious ATP site! Thumbs up

I would like to say that I need more irises like I need a hole in the head. Having said that, I just got a box 46th state to join the Union! (Thanks Lori!!!!!!). The only issue? I have been "Banned" from doing anything with this box until I have certain other jobs done. Why did I ever start a house project at this time of year? Insanity.

PS. I got a look at the contents of the box as I left for work this morning. There are some monster sized rhizomes in there. The two that stand out are:

Amber Amulet
Darcy's Choice

Awesome!!!!!!
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Jun 11, 2015 5:48 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
And yes..... i will take pictures and list contents as soon as I get real access to the package! (what do I have to do you ask to get this access? Great question. Finish the shower/Tub installation)

What does THAT entail? Hmmmm..........let's see.

Attach shower stem face plate.
Attach shower head
Finish tub caulk job
replace drain cover
hang shower rod (entails drilling into new tile job! Yuk)
install tub spigit
clean/police bathroom and tub

will I cheat? Why yes, I get home at least an hour before she does!!!!! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 6:29 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
She is aware of that, Greg. Take care the 'goodie box' stays where you can catch a peek.
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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Jun 11, 2015 6:32 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
the face plate has to cure for 24 hours before I can do anything else.

The shower head has to cure for 24 hours

The caulk has to cure....

The drain cover has to cure....
Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 6:38 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
24 hours!!!..... I read on the internet that it was two weeks...... don't want to be too hasty and mess all my hard work up and have to start over honey.... anything worth having is worth waiting for.....
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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Jun 11, 2015 6:48 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
She was kind to the box. It was opened and the rhizomes had been laid out on the garage floor. I just looked at them (well, ok; I did touch a few!!) Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 6:52 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
bonding time..... very important to new rhizomes. 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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Jun 11, 2015 7:12 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Quick guys!
If this goes *any* further we WILL need a therapist!
Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 8:52 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I got my first box a couple of weeks ago from DaveinPA. Seven historics that I am just giddy about receiving! Which reminds me...I need to get a check out! Oh dear, I hate it when I forget! *Blush*

Got another box with Secret Service and Solar Fire from Barbara! Hurray!
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Jun 11, 2015 9:02 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
Why yes, I have gotten three boxes! The first was historics from Dave in PA: Gudrun, Gypsy Queen, Sherwin-Wright, Loreley, Spartan and Iduna. They are all in pots and have started growing! Hurray!

Then I got some strange tech box with the hairiest looking rhizome in it! Looks all the world like a bear...... Hilarious! Thanks again Greg!

And the last box was from Celia: her lovely Blackcurrent NOid luminata, Ambroisie and I. Germanica. Hers are having a soak in the kitchen and will be potted tonight. Guess they are bonding with the cats at the moment. Just hope they don't start meowing! Blinking

Really need to get that garden soil before too many other boxes arrive!! I don't have that many pots.
"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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Jun 11, 2015 9:12 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
I believe the hybridizer on the "hairy" rhizome was "Boyds" Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 9:21 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Ha! Whoops! I fell down! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 9:22 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Leslie, I hope that last box wasn't too hairy. Kili had to jump from box to box to box and inspect everything before shipping. They've been thoroughly CAT scanned!
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Jun 11, 2015 9:24 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I've received 2 "trade" boxes, so far.
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Jun 11, 2015 10:38 AM CST
Missouri (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
I just have those naughty packages delivered to my mom's house Rolling on the floor laughing
then when dh asks, I say, oh, my mom brought those over Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 10:40 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Cus she did! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jun 11, 2015 10:45 AM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Irises Plant Identifier Hummingbirder Birds
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Butterflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Okay, Dave's check is on its way. Hilarious!

He sent...
Crimson King
Gracchus
Loreley
Vingolf
Rhein Nixe
Iduna
Gypsy Queen

Very exciting!!!
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Jun 11, 2015 11:42 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
Here is what I got!

Alien Mist
Amber Amulet
Camera Ready (a TASCO!! )
Champagne waltz
Darcy's Choice
Gold Ring
Henna Stitches
Joyce Terry
Magic Masquerade
Midnight Oil
New Day Dawning
Poorman
Proyocol
Song of Norway *
Superstition
Tequila Sunrise
Winged Angel ( a TASCO! )
Ziggy

I think I also got "Lover's Charm", but I was trying not to get caught looking into the box as I left for work.

* Song of Norway is a Dykes Medal winner and was the reason for box, all of the other rhizomes just jumped in so it would not be lonely. Whistling
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Jun 11, 2015 5:59 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
Was this a trade or an order? Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jun 11, 2015 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
will be a trade! Lovey dubby

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