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Jul 26, 2016 1:35 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Scheiner's is having their Summer Sale.
http://www.schreinersgardens.c...

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Jul 26, 2016 2:12 PM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Got a few when sale started; arriving next Monday!
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Jul 26, 2016 3:19 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
I'm not looking...
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Jul 27, 2016 6:40 AM 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
Meether..............
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Jul 27, 2016 9:20 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Turns out my largest single order this year from a seller is from Schreiner's, 34 from a variety of hybridizers, including 3 of their 2016 intros given as bonuses. Should arrive Monday per UPS, all week to go cross country.
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Jul 28, 2016 9:47 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
UndertheSun said:Scheiner's is having their Summer Sale.
http://www.schreinersgardens.c...

Don't kill the messenger. Green Grin!



...why do you do this to me??? Hilarious!

I'm making myself not order anything. If the sale is still there after I go to the local iris sale, then I'll purchase some...gotta restrain myself.
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Jul 29, 2016 8:48 AM 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
Well, if you think the Schreiner's sale is too expensive, maybe the Sutton summer sale will be cheaper.
$3. rhizomes! Nice deal I think. Angel


https://www.suttoniris.com/col...
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Jul 29, 2016 9:14 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
Naughty of you Tom! But there are some dang nice iris in the Sutton's sale. Maybe next year!
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Jul 29, 2016 9:16 AM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Those are some good iris varieties and I was really tempted to place an order, but the shipping costs pretty much doubled the cost of my order, unfortunately. Thumbs down $18 for shipping 6 iris...that's an additional $3 per iris. Even when I dropped an iris from my order, it was still $15... Call me a cheap skate, but I'm going to have to pass on that one for now because I will be purchasing more iris in the next few weeks and don't know what's available from that source yet. Rolling my eyes.
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Jul 29, 2016 10:58 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
And they didn't offer any of their little guys for sale. bummer....
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Jul 29, 2016 11:33 AM 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
The Cost of shipping is going to exist for any place you buy from, even if you get free ones for postage. A medium flat rate box costs $13.45 right now. Consider Digging the irises, cleaning them, dipping them drying them, packing them, and then driving to the post office to ship them. Also they would probably include some extras as well. I think it's a bargain.
Going to my local iris club sale, an hours drive away, to buy rhizomes at a minimum of $5. each is not cheaper.
Of course one can always go to the box store and buy some dried up nearly dead rhizomes that will all turn out to be Immortality and not what's on the picture on the box if they live. Smiling
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Jul 29, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
As to the 'cost" of iris....whether "on sale" at Schreiners, or a "new " , $50 intro, or, as Tom said , those that are "free" for postage.....I tend to look at it this way...If I go to a concert....maybe one of my "favorite" groups, tickets will cost me , maybe $75 a pop....so, for the two of us $150, plus eats, drinks, and gas to get there....$200 spent for an evening's entertainment. My cable TV ...even though it's just "basic" runs over $40 a month, so, much cheaper for the "entertainment". I can spend the $40 (or the $200 Sticking tongue out ) on iris, get the pleasure of some "outside time" while planting and tending them, and , the "entertainment value" just gets started, there....I get to see them bloom, talk about them, share them, and actually spend as much time doing all of that, as I care to devote to it.....so, to me, buying iris is the best "entertainment value around! Not to mention , the added value that OTHERS may get, from driving by , and seeing the bloom !
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Jul 29, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
Tom - You forgot the printing invoices and shipping labels, data entry into QuickBooks, inventory and cost of sales reports, tracking it all the way to the customer.............

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Jul 29, 2016 12:42 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
tveguy3 said:The Cost of shipping is going to exist for any place you buy from, even if you get free ones for postage. A medium flat rate box costs $13.45 right now. Consider Digging the irises, cleaning them, dipping them drying them, packing them, and then driving to the post office to ship them. Also they would probably include some extras as well. I think it's a bargain.
Going to my local iris club sale, an hours drive away, to buy rhizomes at a minimum of $5. each is not cheaper.
Of course one can always go to the box store and buy some dried up nearly dead rhizomes that will all turn out to be Immortality and not what's on the picture on the box if they live. Smiling



Tom, sounds like I hit a nerve and I didn't mean to. Sorry for any perceived offense. I know shipping charges are high and I certainly appreciate that there's a lot that goes into digging and prep of the iris. I'm surprised they are offering iris so cheap! I wasn't faulting them for the cost, just noting the realization that those $3 iris are really $6 when all is said and done and I've already overspent and still have an event to go to where I plan to purchase more iris, so I need to hang on to that $30+ for that. Rolling my eyes.
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Jul 29, 2016 12:52 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Arlyn, very true. I view things similarly when it comes to plants (iris, daylilies, etc) because they hold so many benefits. I can't say my entertainment regularly costs me $200 for two people, but there are definite splurges. I've only ever been to a rock concert once in my life and tickets were $15. I've been to a chorus competition or two at $30 each, but that's rare. ...and hubby and I cut the cable cord several years ago and haven't looked back. ... But talk about tech stuff... That consumes some of our disposable income.... as do plants. I'm just trying not to go crazy with iris just yet because I still struggle with space issues in my yard, and for every iris I plant, that's atleast 1-2 more of my daylily seeds I can't plant. *Blush* (That's barely stopping me, though.)
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Jul 29, 2016 12:58 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
Rolling on the floor laughing it take more then that to unnerve me! Hilarious! Just putting some data out there to consider. We all surely have limits to what we can and want to spend. Just doing my job as an enabler here! Angel Whistling

Really though, I don't see how they can afford to sell that cheap and stay in business. They can't hire any help and come out ahead at that price, but I think they are a family only operation, so labor is donated.
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Jul 29, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Okay, glad I didn't offend! As I mentioned, I know I'm being a cheap skate, I'm just trying to ration myself and make reasons to not purchase more (or I will), even if the reason is that shipping is the same cost as the irises because the irises are so cheap. Hilarious!

If I don't find anything I want at the iris place I'm going to, though...
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Jul 29, 2016 9:56 PM CST
Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Dog Lover Houseplants Organic Gardener I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Garden Ideas: Level 2
tveguy3 said:Well, if you think the Schreiner's sale is too expensive, maybe the Sutton summer sale will be cheaper.
$3. rhizomes! Nice deal I think. Angel


https://www.suttoniris.com/col...


I keep looking at that grab bag and going 'well, I DO like surprises...' D'Oh!

look away, look away, look away....must resist.... Rolling my eyes.

Why do I have this bad feeling I'm going to blow the money I don't have on this amazing deal they are doing? 20 for $50? wow...
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Jul 30, 2016 2:14 AM CST
Name: John
Kansas City,MO (Zone 6a)
Composter Region: Missouri Plays in the sandbox Enjoys or suffers cold winters
DND - I got my Suttons grab bag this week and was impressed. All rhizomes were very fresh, roots still white and nice green fans. They gave me a good selection and 8 bonus iris. Two of those bonuses were 2016 intros. I highly recommend the $50 grab bag.

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Jul 30, 2016 3:35 AM 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
John welcome to the international enablers club! Rolling on the floor laughing

By the way, Ghio has a deal where you can send him any amount of money and he will send you a bunch of irises. I think there is a minimum but I don't remember what it is. I did that once, and sent $100. told him I would rather have fewer newer ones then lots of older ones. I was very pleased with what I got.
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