Irises forum: Superstition Iris Garden's 2016 Introductions

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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Feb 10, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Muddymitts said:For what it's worth, Neal -- I haven't received mine either. Sad


as an interesting "aside", several times I noticed our "local" newspaper (a mailed out *weekly*)would be one day late. Then one week, it was TWO days late, and when I mentioned it to our mailman......he blushed, and said he sometimes read it while eating his lunch.....and often forgot to return it to the stack of "sorted mail" ! We gave him a subscription for a Christmas present, that year Rolling my eyes. ! So, maybe Superstition will have LOTS of *new customer* orders from your area , this year, MaryAnn !!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Feb 10, 2016 8:49 AM CST
Funny, Arlyn! And such a thoughtful way of remedying the problem Thumbs up
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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
Feb 10, 2016 9:11 AM CST
I agree
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 10, 2016 9:24 AM CST
Our local mail distributation branch was NOT needed (per the post office) so if I wanted to mail a letter to my next door neighbor it now has to go to Sacramento then travel all the way back here. Thumbs down
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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
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grannysgarden
Feb 10, 2016 10:39 AM CST
That is the post office at work, Marilyn. Several years ago we had a notice that small towns would be losing their post offices. sure enough ours closed and another PO was immediately built just a few blocks away from the old one. The old office sat empty for several years. Then a brand new post office was built over the mountain a mile away. So, two tiny little towns that border each other both have a post office and the empty post office is being used as a court room.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Feb 10, 2016 10:52 AM CST
We have 2 post offices, in a town of 8,000. Hamilton has boxes only & South Hamilton has boxes & truck delivery. We have a S. H. address & live in the NE section of town. therefore our mail is delivered by truck.
Name: Jen Jax
Northern Kentucky (Zone 6a)
Irises Peonies Region: Kentucky Dog Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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Boxergirl
Feb 10, 2016 1:38 PM CST
It's finally here!! Hurray! But I'm a sure someone read it. The tape that was supposed to seal it shut was cut open and I can tell there are finger prints on the pages. Oh well. I don't care as long as I got it and no pages are missing.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Enjoys or suffers cold winters Region: United Kingdom Region: Northeast US Irises
Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Feb 10, 2016 2:10 PM CST
Perhaps it has created a new iris person.
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
Feb 10, 2016 2:39 PM CST
Mine arrived today!! Thumbs up
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
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dirtdorphins
Feb 10, 2016 11:58 PM CST
Well, for the inquiring mind(s)--I got AB Eastern Blush, Ochracea Caerula, Mme Cheri, Vishnu, and Vingolf pre-catalog. I also wanted Black and Gold, but didn't get my early order in early enough for that one I guess.

So far I have Tiny Pirate, Free as the Wind, and Tul Kerem written in pen on the order form...
and 11 SBDs plus Mariposa Wizard, Blackbeard, Painted Doll, Lunch in Madrid, and Cranfil's Gap on my ooh-aah list, but I've been working too much, too late and haven't made it thru the TB very well yet and it's past time for bed...

I do have a confession to make--I have decided I prefer the cleaner lines of the more tailored forms to the ruffles galore (heresy I know *Blush* ) I would love to pick some pretty and smooth-ish ones that smell divine, any suggestions?
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
Hummingbirder Dog Lover Irises Region: California Organic Gardener Dahlias
Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Feb 11, 2016 12:23 AM CST
Dirt Dolphins, you said "I do have a confession to make--I have decided I prefer the cleaner lines of the more tailored forms to the ruffles galore (heresy I know *Blush* )"

You'll be pleased to know that I heard an iris judge just recently say " I don't like ruffles!".

( uh oh. I love ruffles Hilarious! )
let the mystery be
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 11, 2016 12:44 AM CST
I like them both, but I'd love to see more modern non ruffled ones.
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Feb 11, 2016 1:32 AM CST
My answer is simple... I just love all of them. The old, the new, ruffled, or non-ruffled, flat, short to tall. I love the look of the old dog eared Iris. The only Iris I don't like are rotten or dead Iris and I think everyone here would agrees with that!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Feb 11, 2016 2:02 AM CST
Dirt, I loved Black and Gold when I saw it at Superstition.. I'm sorry I didn't order it, now that I hear they're sold out. Wah! I got Vishnu last year from them and can't wait to see it's blooms. I started out liking the more tailored forms when I was trying to fit them into a garden setting.. Now it's all about ruffles and exclusive iris beds... hahaha!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
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UndertheSun
Feb 11, 2016 2:47 AM CST
Phillipb2 said: The only Iris I don't like are rotten or dead Iris


That's what I always say too! Hilarious!
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Bulbs Cottage Gardener Roses Irises
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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gemini_sage
Feb 11, 2016 7:29 AM CST
Dirt, I've heard plenty of iris lovers say they dislike ruffles. I echo what others have said- I simply love 'em all! I have been looking longingly at several ABs lately. I only have one and haven't seen it bloom yet.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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
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grannysgarden
Feb 11, 2016 7:40 AM CST
I love the AB's Neal. I have some that this will be their first year to bloom and I am very excited to see them.
Rise and shine and give God the glory!!
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Region: Oregon Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads
Hummingbirder Irises Organic Gardener
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HighdesertNiki
Feb 11, 2016 10:04 PM CST
I might have to wait until next year instead of placing another order here. I have spent so much already and haven't seen any of my new irises bloom yet. I want to add more fragrant ones, and Superstition seems to have a variety.
TB
Lemon Pledge - lemony
Notta lemon - "strong fragrance"?
Teasing tiger - sweet citrus
Historics
Fairy - "delightful fragrance"?
Medrano - wild grape
Snow flurry - delicious orange blossom
I ordered SDB chocolate swirl because it was described as having a strong chocolate fragrance on his Facebook page. A lot of others describe having a fragrance, but no notes on what it is like.

"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Name: Dirt
(Zone 5b)
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Region: Utah Bee Lover Garden Photography Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Photo Contest Winner: 2016 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Photo Contest Winner 2018
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dirtdorphins
Feb 12, 2016 12:10 AM CST
uh-oh
I am having a serious problem containing this ordering business...
and now I have fallen hopelessly for this one Lovey dubby

it is far too spendy for an iris, but I must have it!
I might have to 'white-out' some of my other choices
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Irises Keeper of Poultry Roses Dragonflies Birds
Bulbs Foliage Fan Photo Contest Winner: 2015
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Henhouse
Feb 12, 2016 1:24 AM CST
Join the club! Hilarious!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.

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