Irises forum: 2016 Orders

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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
Jan 12, 2016 5:02 PM CST
I like flatties because they remind me of Japanese Iris without the fuss required here to grow them well. I've only got a couple, but if and when any of you get enough to divide.... Whistling
Leslie, I agree... they do look like tulips before they flatten out fully.. blue tulips
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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lovemyhouse
Jan 12, 2016 5:15 PM CST
Noted on all three, Sherry. Big Grin
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Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
Jan 12, 2016 8:18 PM CST
Japanesque!!! Japanesque!!! Hurray! Drooling Drooling Drooling Drooling
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
Jan 12, 2016 8:21 PM CST
My feelings exactly Darcy!
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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
Jan 12, 2016 8:45 PM CST
I agree Big Grin Hurray!
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Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Garden Photography Garden Procrastinator Daylilies Pollen collector Dog Lover
Moon Gardener Irises Heucheras Vegetable Grower Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Polymerous
Jan 13, 2016 1:53 AM CST
Some lovely irises in the orders, but those flatties, wow, I had never seen such a thing! Blinking Are they really bearded irises? Confused

Must...Resist... (insert hypnotized eyes icon here)

So far I have only completed two orders:

Mariposa Iris: 'Lemon Lunar Lander', 'I I Stutter'



Hummingbird Gardens: 'Mariposa Skies', 'Polish Princess', 'Purple People Eater', 'Star Performer'



I am working on orders for two more places:

Iris Sisters: 'Emma's Laughter', 'Rosalie Figge', 'Wintry Sky', and ? (too many lovely things... am thinking of 'Wedding Kiss' among others)



International Iris: 'Sub-Zero' (variegated foliage is the draw here), 'Pewter & Gold', and depending on availability 'My Beloved', 'Fratello Sole', and 'Enjoyment'


I also intend to put in orders with Nola's ('Sara's Beauty' at a minimum, and maybe 'Trillion', when they open), Winterberry ('Mariposa Autumn', 'Magnificent Masterpiece', and 'Star Challenger' at a minimum), and Bluebird Iris ('Lord Jeff', 'Lovely Lois' - if they ever respond to me).



Hmmm.... that's a lot of purple and white...

I would like to order from Sutton's and Mid-America also, but just with the above garden orders I am going to exceed my intended limit of 20 irises. (I may need an intervention here... Whistling )

I am not building new beds so I have to fit things in here and there. I may renovate a couple of existing beds, but given the gopher depredations, we will have to underlay them with wire if I want to be sure not to lose any. Digging up the heavy dirt during the heat of summer will not be a fun project... maybe that is something we can do this spring, if and when it is drier.
A 'Premonition of Spring' - PCI time already?!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
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Zencat
Jan 13, 2016 2:02 AM CST
I'm not making any orders this time around. I'm going to sit back and drool over everyone else's choices. I may make a request or 2 but that's all. I know...famous last words, right? Hilarious!
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Jan 13, 2016 5:54 AM CST
Polly, you might want to do some potting, and then planting when it's a bit cooler? That seems to be what I hear a lot of Calif. people do. Some even get them planted in the soil, others pot so many they have a 2 year supply of planting to do. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Angie
Concord, NC (zone 7)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Winter Sowing Region: North Carolina Daylilies Roses
Clematis Butterflies Cat Lover Birds Hummingbirder Seed Starter
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Hemophobic
Jan 13, 2016 6:08 AM CST
Polymerous: Why, oh, why did you have to post those photos? Now I have to increase my want list, definitely to include
`Lord Jeff.' Wow! Thank You!
I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. ~F. Frankfort Moore, A Garden of Peace

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
Jan 13, 2016 11:18 AM CST
Zencat said:I'm not making any orders this time around. I'm going to sit back and drool over everyone else's choices. I may make a request or 2 but that's all. I know...famous last words, right? Hilarious!


Wow, hope that will power holds out for you Celia!
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
Jan 13, 2016 11:38 AM CST
Tom, I might have enough for 4 years of planting. Crying
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
Irises Garden Photography I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Butterflies Birds
Cat Lover Enjoys or suffers cold winters Hummingbirder Plant Identifier
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Zencat
Jan 13, 2016 4:34 PM CST
Leslie, that lasted almost a day! I was offered and I said sure! Schrieners mini catalogue came yesterday but I didn't see anything I had to have.
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
Jan 14, 2016 12:09 AM CST
tveguy3 said:Polly, you might want to do some potting, and then planting when it's a bit cooler? That seems to be what I hear a lot of Calif. people do. Some even get them planted in the soil, others pot so many they have a 2 year supply of planting to do. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing


Hey now!!
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
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
Jan 14, 2016 3:36 AM CST
Folks.... Mid-America is open!!! Add To Cart is active!!
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
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tveguy3
Jan 14, 2016 3:53 AM CST
The cart is working, but it's still all of last years offerings, none of the new ones are on there yet, and the prices are not updated, at least on last years intros.
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: 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
Jan 14, 2016 6:34 AM CST
Two years worth of irises yet to unpot and plant! What a problem to have. LOL
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
Jan 14, 2016 12:55 PM CST
I felt I was going crazy when Napa Iris sent me an email saying they were open for business this year. It was hard to choose! The pictures people post make me want them all too. I decided today on:
Abbondanza
Absolute Treasure
Cantina
Hollywood Star
Jennifer Rebecca
My Beloved


"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Jan 14, 2016 1:04 PM CST
Thumbs up
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
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
Jan 15, 2016 1:03 AM CST
Niki, I think Absolute Treasure is one of the prettiest blues.. It took my breath away the first time I saw it bloom. I got a small piece of Abbondanza last year, so if I get any blooms this Spring, I'll consider myself lucky. Cantina has been on my list for awhile.. Just haven't pulled the trigger and ordered it yet..
When counting, try not to mix chickens with blessings.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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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lovemyhouse
Jan 15, 2016 11:06 AM CST
Sherry, I got Cantina a few months ago. If you decide to wait, I will share an increase with you next year.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.

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