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Jun 2, 2016 10:12 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
It is now the start of the magic season where we recover from seeing our last blooms fade, and joy returns to us with the arrival of boxes of NEW iris to be planted!

Today I got a box of Thelma's goodies from Gabe. This is actually my second box, but this one came with bonuses! We all love seeing our iris arrive, but we squeal with delight about those bonuses!!! Hurray!

My Thelma haul: Strange Magic!!

Drury Lane
Palladium
Edenite

Bonuses!!
Wild West

Indian Princess
Dandy Candy

and Fantastic Lace that I can't believe Gabe gave up a single rhizome of!!!

Prior Thelma's were:
Foaming Seas
Round Table
Green Prophecy
Can Can Red

Snow Spoon

Coral Chalice
Ring around the Rosie
"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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Jun 2, 2016 10:18 AM CST
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
Hurray! for boxes!
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Jun 2, 2016 10:44 AM CST
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
Irises Region: Oregon Organic Gardener
Hurray! what a wonderful haul!
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Jun 2, 2016 10:48 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Woo-hoo! Hurray!

When it's time to divide, I may know someone who will help relieve you of a piece of Edenite. Whistling
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Jun 2, 2016 11:47 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
I will note that Rob!

I should also make the disclaimer that Thelma does not ship iris. You have to go there in person. Gabe kindly shipped me the iris after his last visit to Thelma's.
"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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Jun 2, 2016 11:57 AM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Wow, all lovely!! Edenite just blew my mind a little Drooling
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Jun 2, 2016 3:45 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
I got a Debra box today too!!! Sure nice of them to come so I can plant them at one time. Big Grin
"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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Jun 2, 2016 4:30 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Yea for Gabe.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Jun 2, 2016 6:12 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
I was very lucky that he decided he had to go back to pick up more Fantastic Lace!
"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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Jun 2, 2016 6:13 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
UndertheSun said:Woo-hoo! Hurray!

When it's time to divide, I may know someone who will help relieve you of a piece of Edenite. Whistling


I'll arm wrestle you for it Big Grin
The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
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Jun 2, 2016 6:21 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
Guess I should give you a hint of the contents in the Debra box?

Police Stories - gee, why do people send me Burseens? Why oh why? Rolling my eyes.

Shares the fall pattern of Smith Named Keith without the flounce, and wider falls. Lovey dubby


Crystal Fountain - Hurray! Hurray!


Tantara!


Scream!


Devil David - Big Grin


And more, but you get the picture. THANKS DEBRA!!! Thank You!
"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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Jun 2, 2016 6:23 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
Between Gabe and me there should be some Edenite increases for those who wait! Smiling

Anyone else get a box yet? Fess up!
"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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Jun 2, 2016 6:37 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
Not yet, and I'd be in deep - - - - if I got some now. Blinking In not ready yet.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jun 2, 2016 6:40 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
Neither am I Tom, neither am I! Big Grin
"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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Jun 2, 2016 6:42 PM 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
I still have stuff blooming. I would be hard pressed to finish the weeding and de-stalking to plant wayward "Christmas in July (strike that--JUNE) boxes!!!!

I was VERY happy to see "Linda's Child" this afternoon. I had it in two places and neither were correct. One of those wrong locations turned out to be "Taste of Honey". The one labeled "Taste of Honey" was today's "Linda's Child". I am SOOOOOOOOO happy.
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Jun 2, 2016 7:12 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
That is why pots were invented - for Christmas in June boxes. Big Grin

I still have iris blooming too, one bearded and Japanese.
"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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Jun 2, 2016 7:22 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
You are welcome, Leslie. Smiling
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Jun 2, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
I'm a little worried that all of my boxes will come in at the same time....I can't plant 400 rhizomes in one day!
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Jun 2, 2016 7:40 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
It's a good thing that they don't have to be planted in one day, otherwise I'd never get them in. I have a lot to thin and I have my annual iris sale in July, so I'm always running in circles in July and August. Some would say I'm running in circles all the time, others would say I'm just plain Dizzy! Confused Blinking
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
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Jun 2, 2016 8:56 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
My first box arrived today from Texas. Some beautiful rhizomes of 'Devil David' (for my own personal Dave),


'Hi There Gorgeous',


& 'Howler'


Thank-you Debra!
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