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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 6, 2016 12:41 AM CST
I got a call to pick up my iris order tomorrow in Bowling Green! I thought that they would let them wait longer than this, to dig them. Do you think it will effect the bloom next year?
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 6, 2016 4:13 AM CST
I like to dig and plant in June. The ones I plant now seem to have more time to get established before winter and sometimes make quite a few healthy increases before going dormant in the August heat. I usually ask for the earliest ship date and there are a lot of companies that will ship in late June and early July. I get more bloom from the ones I plant in June than the ones I plant in August. I am in zone 7a.
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Jun 6, 2016 5:05 AM CST
Bonnie, thanks for that info. I was worried it was to early. I might email and ask for a earlier ship date on some of the others.

I am driving to Bowling Green this morning to pick up my order. These are from the Southern KY Iris Society bed.
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Jun 6, 2016 7:06 AM CST
I agree with Bonnie, Teresa. I don't worry one bit about planting Irises this early!!!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Jun 6, 2016 7:09 AM CST
Me, either. Just keep them watered and they'll be fine.
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Jun 6, 2016 7:26 AM CST
Yup.
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Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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gemini_sage
Jun 8, 2016 4:43 AM CST
Same here, all those I received from other members in June last year out performed those planted later.
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jun 8, 2016 7:51 AM CST
And, on another note, I had very few misidentified irises from trades, and for postage, on this site but from vendors.... was a bit disappointed and have more NoIDs now. Funny that we hobbyist can seem to sort our irises better than the professionals do. The only ones I got from this forum that were not correct were ones that the person had offered as a maybe. That to me seems spot on.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jun 8, 2016 9:05 AM CST
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Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Muddymitts
Jun 8, 2016 9:21 AM CST
Yay for us!!! Hurray!
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jun 8, 2016 1:40 PM CST
I *sort of *agree, Bonnie....I think most of us do really well at "shipping correctly", but, to be fair.....I sent out about 300+ rhizomes last year, a lot for me, but.....how many did Schreiner's ship ?? When you are dealing with "thousands", AND "hired help". Shrug! ....I think we need to cut the vendors just a bit of slack on the mis-named iris.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Oct 9, 2016 1:00 AM CST
thank you grannysgarden/bonnie for your tireless photography and posts during the blooming season. i had several hours of thorough entertainment reading your descriptions, your likes, or sometimes dislikes of an iris.

i may have to get a 'viper' and chuck 'concertina' if the falls droop. i will have to wait until next spring to evaluate the form of 'concertina' if it decides to grace my garden with a bloom.

bonnie, your pictures were a great window to study form and color. i also am forming a more conclusive opinion on irises i really want to grow, and those that i just ordered and planted that i will toss ( but not before i offer them to other generous members here on the iris forum). lol Hilarious! have to do my part in enabling. nodding Whistling

on another iris forum i will be posting, if i can figure out how to get my pdf., to download all the irises i lost.

after listing all that i lost on my move, i perused my iris journal for the names of all those beauties, and didn't even realize i had bb's, ib's, and even smaller irises besides the tb's.

i will also be trying to find a few irises from that list to order for this garden. (please)i may need your help in steering me where to find these gems.

thank you all. i cannot begin to tell you individually how much you have helped me "grow" (pun intended) in iris knowledge, and i haven't begun to scratch the surface for all that i will glean from here forward.(just by lurking) Rolling on the floor laughing sounds kinda creepy!
~daphne

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