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Nov 13, 2015 3:16 AM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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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Nov 13, 2015 6:34 AM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
Wow! Great deal with all those bonuses! Hurray!
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Nov 13, 2015 7:18 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
Nice set of bonuses. We need pictures!!
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Nov 13, 2015 8:12 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
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
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Nov 13, 2015 8:24 AM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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
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Nov 13, 2015 10:17 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
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.
"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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Nov 13, 2015 12:09 PM CST
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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.
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Nov 13, 2015 1:06 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
But where do you put the pots that have Irises planted in them????
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Nov 13, 2015 1:16 PM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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
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Nov 13, 2015 2:31 PM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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
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Nov 13, 2015 3:23 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
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.
"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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Nov 13, 2015 4:05 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
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..............
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Nov 13, 2015 4:21 PM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
I pot little ones like that and keep them in the house for the winter.
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Nov 13, 2015 4:24 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
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?
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Nov 13, 2015 6:53 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
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.
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Nov 13, 2015 7:22 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
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!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Nov 14, 2015 1:03 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
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
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Nov 14, 2015 2:08 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Still waiting for mind hopefully this afternoon.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Nov 14, 2015 3:46 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Nice boxes of beauties John and Deb! Thumbs up
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Nov 14, 2015 3:56 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
Ooh, Rob, just you wait. Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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