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Oct 16, 2015 5:20 PM CST
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
I've traveled 400+ miles across NC this year alone and have purchased over 400 established intermediate, tb, and reblooming plants and rhizomes. I've met some of the nicest plant people along the way. The best part is I spent only $150 for the whole inventory


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Oct 16, 2015 5:32 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
Now that is a lot of irises to get started in one season.
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 5:40 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
How much room do you have for planting? Have you put most of the 400+ in ground? Looks like you have some in pots--as do most of us, I think. Big Grin I like the options with holding them in containers for a year or two.
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Oct 16, 2015 5:40 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
For the most part, it's a somewhat cheap addiction I've started. I've gone around my neighborhood giving some away as well. A great ice breaker and some of the happiest faces when a random new guy on the street hands you free bunches of rhizomes. Gosh I'd have over 500.
I'm still clearing woods, and can't beat mother nature. Luckily, the local Lowe's gives away free pots Hurray! Rolling on the floor laughing
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Oct 16, 2015 5:42 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
I have about .5 acre to work with, but I reserved about .25 just for the iris collection
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Oct 16, 2015 5:42 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
Lowes does the same here, but you have to get there reallllllly early--the word got out. Hilarious!
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Oct 16, 2015 5:43 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
Lots of room, then. Looking forward to bloom photographs.
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Oct 16, 2015 5:46 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
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This is a earlier pic of the space I've been clearing. It was overtaken by good Ole English Ivy and small trees. Now it's 8+ hours of sunshine. The ivy have been almost pulled by the rhizome like network all by hand. NO HELP either!! All by hand
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Oct 16, 2015 5:57 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
Ouch. Blinking
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Oct 16, 2015 6:01 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
You will be happy with the results when they bloom! Smiling
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Oct 16, 2015 7:02 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
And great satisfaction knowing that you have created something so beautiful all by yourself. You inspire me to keep on with my fall chores and perhaps make another TB bed..... perhaps tomorrow will be a great day to start on it.
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 17, 2015 10:09 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
Hurray! Good work, Cuzz!
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Oct 17, 2015 2:07 PM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
Welcome! Cuzz
Always good to have another join us. I'm pretty new myself, only been contributing since August.
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Oct 24, 2015 9:57 AM CST
Name: Susan
Keenesburg, Colorado (Zone 5a)
Hi Cuzz, it sounds like you had a great time gathering new iris. Welcome here.
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Oct 24, 2015 10:03 AM CST
Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Charter ATP Member Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses Clematis
Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
Hi, Gabriel. I'm just up the road from you in Concord and I have irises, too, along with daylilies. I'd be happy to exchange if I have
cultivars you're interested in. Tree-mail me and let's see what we can do!

I'm impressed with your efforts and welcome you to this forum! Great people here.
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Oct 24, 2015 10:05 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
Hard work, Cuzz. It'll be worth it next spring!!! Thumbs up
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Oct 24, 2015 10:05 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 Angie!! I'm so glad to see you here!!!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Oct 24, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
Will do @hemophobic Hurray! and thanks you all for the tips and support. Today Im working on the other side of the yard in the lily garden, but will be back at the irises a little later Thumbs up
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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Oct 24, 2015 6:56 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
Look at all the Carolinians showing up! Hurray! We could have a rhizome exchange after bloom time next spring!
"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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Oct 24, 2015 6:59 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
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