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Oct 16, 2015 5:29 AM CST
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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Greetings. I'm new to the forum. My wife and I live in Kansas City. We are an older couple and we moved to our current home about 3 years ago. There was not a single flower bed anywhere on the property, We now have a total of about 400 sq ft of iris beds. This past year we planted about 120 Schreiners plants. Our favorites are dual color and speckled but our very favorite is broken color like those from Brad Kasperek.

I don't know if people do much trading but we would love to do some trading next summer. You are welcome to look at our Have list to see if there are any you would like.

Blessings to all.
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Oct 16, 2015 5:34 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
Hello John. Glad you could join this family of iris lovers. A lot of us do swap irises and some send 'for postage'. After all, irises do tend to increase rapidly sometimes and we need to find good homes for our lovely plants. I have mostly smaller irises but I am always adding to my garden. Stick around and help us get through the winters bloomless months.
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Oct 16, 2015 5:41 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
Welcome! John! Sounds like you will fit in here just fine! You better start building some more beds, as by spring you will have a wish list as long as your arm like the rest of us. Be sure to share any pictures you have with us as well, but we have all winter to do that. Smiling
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Oct 16, 2015 5:44 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Thank you for your welcome. I'm glad to hear about the 'for postage' swapping. That's what we would like to do. Seems like a great way to get new iris.

Only 7 months to go!!
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Oct 16, 2015 6:42 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
Seven months!!! I don't think I could make it that long, John. lol I still have a bit of rebloom to see me a few more weeks and then I may get my first bloom at the end of February. One of the reason I like the little guys is because they bloom so early. So.... maybe five months for me.
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Oct 16, 2015 6:53 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
Hi John -- Welcome!

You're gonna like it here!!! Big Grin
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Oct 16, 2015 7:29 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Hi Bonnie,

Just came in from my morning "walk about". It's 34 degrees here.

My wife wants to get some rebloomers in hopes of fall blooming. Not sure how much success we would have in KC. We still have a few daylilies that bloom but the garden already has that "winter" look already.
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Oct 16, 2015 7:31 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Welcome! John !! Glad to make your acquaintance !! I'll have "one more day" of bloom, today, before tonight's freezing temps, then I'll be waiting for the first of April !!
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Oct 16, 2015 10:15 AM 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
Welcome! John.

If you go to the ATP Iris database:
The Irises Database

Then select 'Search by characteristics'
http://garden.org/plants/group...

Scroll down the page a bit and you can select Rebloom by your zone. It will pull up all Iris of any kind that is indicated to have presented reblooms in that area. You can also narrow by type of Iris if you want, like Tall Bearded or Standard Dwarf.
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Oct 16, 2015 10:27 AM 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
Welcome! John!
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Oct 16, 2015 10:40 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
Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!
Thanks for introducing yourself John. I can't add much to what everybody already said so well. This is a fun group, but beware... we're also a bunch of enablers. As Tom warned you, you'll be needing to enlarge your beds for next year. Also take a look at the vendor list: The thread "Vendor list" in Irises forum There is so much more out there than just Schreiner's. Whistling
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Oct 16, 2015 10:49 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
Welcome! John! Hope you enjoy sharing photos of your garden, we really like photos! LOL
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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Oct 16, 2015 11:12 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
Henhouse said: ......Also take a look at the vendor list: The thread "Vendor list" in Irises forum There is so much more out there than just Schreiner's. Whistling


Yes, there is! I am already forming orders for next spring. One I can highly recommend is Superstition Iris Gardens for great rhizomes, selection, prices and all around service. 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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Oct 16, 2015 11:29 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
Welcome! Welcome!

Nice to have a new addition to the group! I second Sherry and Bonnie that you should check out the different vendors. We all have our favorites, but by checking out new sites you will find a bigger variety of the types you especially like. Such as Kasperek. Different vendors carry different blooms of his. Schreiners carries my favorite - Bewilderbeast, but I got some of his others for less money at other places. Only picked up one of his this year, Kickapoo Kangaroo, and hope it blooms next spring!
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Oct 16, 2015 11:44 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Debra,

Thanks, your search worked like a champ.

Blessings
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Oct 16, 2015 1:19 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
John,

You are welcome. Smiling
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Oct 16, 2015 1:40 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
Hi John Glad to have you here. the more people to 'talk irises', the better.
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Oct 16, 2015 2:25 PM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
Hi John,

Welcome to ATP. You'll find this ia a fun group. I too am looking forward to trading next summer. Have been lurking for a long time but started contributing in August. They are not kidding about enabling and your needing to plan on some new beds.
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Oct 16, 2015 2:47 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
Hilarious! Nope, they/we aren't. Big Grin
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Oct 16, 2015 3:41 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Hi john welcome.

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