Irises forum: What we got from Iris Sisters.

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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Nov 13, 2015 3:16 AM CST
Well, that was fun! Robin & Julie sure put some very nice rhizomes up for auction. And they are so kind and generous. They offered quite a few Blyth varieties and at a great price.

I thought it would be fun to list what each of us got. I now have;

1) Astrobubbles
2) Coffee Shop
3) Heaven's Reply
4) Ambertime
5) Stars Turn Out
6) Started With a Kiss
7) Honeydripper
8) Alpine Butterfly
9) Art School

I won the first 3, the rest were bonus.

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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
Garden Art Daylilies
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Linneaj
Nov 13, 2015 6:34 AM CST
Wow! Great deal with all those bonuses! Hurray!
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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Nov 13, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Nice set of bonuses. We need pictures!!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 13, 2015 8:12 AM CST
Holy moly, those are some kind of bonuses! Thumbs up

I should get my box from them tomorrow and will list everything when received. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Nov 13, 2015 8:24 AM CST
Pictures;

Coffee Shop, not yet potted

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The rest of them, potted;

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I have never potted an iris over the winter. I was inspired by Gabriel.

Question, what happens when they get root bound??

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Nov 13, 2015 10:17 AM CST
They will have a nice set of roots by spring, so just pop them in the ground after you have no more frost. If they get really root bound over the winter I would transfer them to a larger pot, but try not to disturb the roots too much.

I only went for First Avenue, and got Art School as a bonus. My pics are on the Iris Sisters bidding thread.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Nov 13, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Wow John! Good haul! I am going to try and overwinter some in pots this year too for the first time. I was all done ordering/planting/looking (ok, not looking) and was out of space in the garden but was inspired by Gabriel to try it as well. I think he's a bad influence! I ordered 20 more because of him. We'll see what happens. The ones in the ground are still covered in snow from that last storm we had.

Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 13, 2015 1:06 PM CST
But where do you put the pots that have Irises planted in them????
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Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Nov 13, 2015 1:16 PM CST
Mary Ann. Outside for now. When the real cold air comes, I'll bring them into the old garage (now my studio). Many days here in KC during winter are above 32 so they should be outdoors quite a bit. I only have 15 potted and they are in boxes so I can move them around.

Having never done this, we shall see how it turns out. If all goes well, I don't even want to think about next year's Iris Sisters end-of-season sales!! Gabriel and I can compete for most pots! Rolling on the floor laughing
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Composter Enjoys or suffers cold winters Plays in the sandbox
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yadah_tyger
Nov 13, 2015 2:31 PM CST
Darcy, saw your pictures of the snow. Nice. Guess we will see next Spring how well we learned from the folks here. The good thing is iris are a heardy bunch, minus 'The Rot'.
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.' Theodore Roosevelt
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Nov 13, 2015 3:23 PM CST
Mary Ann - mine will stay outside. If we get an ice storm I will bring them into the basement, but otherwise we are usually not too cold for them.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 13, 2015 4:05 PM CST
I got a late gift from someone. It was a mother rhizome, totally rotted, with two nice increases -- rotted where they joined the mother. I cut off all the bad stuff, and have left the two increases to dry and heal over. Now I'm not sure what to do with them..............
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Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Irises Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Permaculture Composter Organic Gardener
Garden Art Daylilies
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Linneaj
Nov 13, 2015 4:21 PM CST
I pot little ones like that and keep them in the house for the winter.
Don't make fear based decisions.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 13, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Put them in a pot/pots. Have a piece of bubble wrap you could tape around the pot? Leave it in a sunny area sheltered from the wind. Or, with all the work on Iris Lane, is there a section of loosened soil large enough to sink the pot? Then you can mulch it over.

Think Tom overwinters some in pots?
@tveguy3
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Nov 13, 2015 6:53 PM CST
I've only done that once with Awesome Alex. I got it late and didn't have a place for it, so I just left it in the pot. It survived, but didn't thrive. I planted it the next spring, and a year later it bloomed, and has been going ever since. I don't really do much potting, except for starting seedling, or unless I order from Australia.
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Nov 13, 2015 7:22 PM CST
I've only ever potted up one Iris -- a rhizome of Swazi Princess that I found frost-heaved out of the ground last winter. I kept it in the house -- and it languished and then died. I don't know what I did wrong -- I don't know if I did anything wrong -- but it makes me kind of nervous to try again. Shrug!
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 14, 2015 1:03 PM CST
Box received today, two auctions from iris_sisters and two auctions from cassiechug. I am happy. Smiling

Bid on:
Country Kisses (3 rhizomes)
Ghost Writer (3 rhizomes)
Heaven's Reply (5 rhizomes)
Italian Velvet (5 rhizomes)

Bonuses:
Art School
Devilicious
First Avenue
French Lilacs
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Nov 14, 2015 2:08 PM CST
Still waiting for mind hopefully this afternoon.

Region: California
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UndertheSun
Nov 14, 2015 3:46 PM CST
Nice boxes of beauties John and Deb! Thumbs up

Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Nov 14, 2015 3:56 PM CST
Ooh, Rob, just you wait. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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