Irises forum: Susquehanna Iris Society Picnic Haul

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Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 7:02 AM CST
Attended the annual SIS (Susquehanna Iris Society) picnic and I was very lucky in the cultivar collection department. I knew that the club/society had ordered from Superstition Iris Gardens for the second year in a row. I am mostly a TB man, so I was interested in the three intros. Well, two as I got "Irresistible Charm in my order with Superstition. If you are a club/society, you can buy the whole intro for that year and they will double it. This was information that was very good and I was expecting to come away with one of the other two intros for this year. My wish (if I could only have one) was for Mystic Image. I want both, but..............................

more later when I have time. I need to go to New Jersey to help my son move (leaving the US Air Force). I will update when I can.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Aug 14, 2016 7:06 AM CST
Greg, please give my thanks to your son for his service.
I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you.
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Aug 14, 2016 7:13 AM CST
I see a clue Greg--a picture of Table for Two, 2016, Schreiner!
Hope the move goes well in this heat.
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Bulbs Seed Starter
Gardens in Buckets Garden Art Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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grannysgarden
Aug 14, 2016 8:03 AM CST
I ditto what Debra said, Greg. My hat is off to those who serve their country.
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......

Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Aug 14, 2016 10:04 AM CST
I agree too, thank him for his service. Thumbs up
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
Aug 14, 2016 10:52 AM CST
I also thank him for his service. I tip my hat to you. I have quite a few family members who have served in the Air Force so that's an favorite area of service for me. Smiling
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 1:45 PM CST
The clue picture is a Superstition 2016 introduction and is definitely a CLUE!!!!

My son made an appointment for a truck (10 foot) for 12pm. They pushed us back to 2pm and a 17 footer!!!

Funny story; because he is still active duty, his drivers license is expired. No big deal. This is ok for active military. Most companies can deal (like Enterprise), but Uhaul can't. So guess who is driving the truck?😳
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Region: North Carolina Hostas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Garden Procrastinator Daylilies
Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises Container Gardener Region: United States of America Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Cuzz4short
Aug 14, 2016 2:04 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing lucky you.. many great careers out there for the former Air Force too!
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 2:05 PM CST
Since I am away from home and work, I am using my phone to view and write. Pain in the butt.

So you all will have to wait a bit to get the "great" iris haul story.😫
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
Aug 14, 2016 5:23 PM CST
Oh such a tease! Hope the move goes smoothly. This heat is a killer for moving.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 6:49 PM CST
Yes, this heat is ugly. Truck all loaded. Should be an interesting day. I will have to stop at the "Cake Boss" 's place and get my wife her "lobster tail" pastries before heading home. I hope to be home by 6pm if not sooner. We shall see.
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Region: Missouri Cat Lover Dog Lover
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pepper23
Aug 14, 2016 6:52 PM CST
Oh now that just isn't right to tease us with Cake Boss deserts when we're all too far away. Bad enough with irises but desert too? Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 7:02 PM CST
I need to give some background. My Iris society likes to buy club irises from various vendors. We have bought from all of the big boys. The last two years we have purchased from Superstition. This is unusual. Normally we switch each year.

Why did we do this?
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 7:09 PM CST
Because we wanted too!

Duh!

No. We had Rick Tasco come speak to our group in October of 2014 and then we decided it would be a good idea to buy from Superstition in 2015 for our picnic. It went so well last year that we did two in a row!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 7:25 PM CST
The cool thing for me was that I was Rick's contact/escort. I had the opportunity to have both Rick & Roger in my garden and discuss Iris stuff at length. Fab.
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Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Irises Keeps Horses Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Pennsylvania
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Snork
Aug 14, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Did you stop at the Cake Boss place at Steel Stacks? If so, you were hanging out very close to my neighborhood!

Iris and cake! Good pairing!
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 8:17 PM CST
Nope. The original location in Hoboken.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Charter ATP Member Irises I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Pennsylvania Region: Japan Garden Photography
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Misawa77
Aug 14, 2016 8:24 PM CST
I also ask Rick & Roger at the time of their visit if we (ATP) could use their pictures in our Iris database. Luckily for us, they said yes!!!
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
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Region: United States of America
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irisarian
Aug 15, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Our club has an auction each year (members & guests) so we buy from several people a year. It is great fun. Sale to the public next year. It alternates with the show. I hope the you & the truck continue to be safe.
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Winter Sowing Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Bee Lover
Dog Lover Region: Europe
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IrisLilli
Aug 15, 2016 7:56 AM CST
Uh oh! Made the mistake of looking up "lobster tail" pastries... D'Oh!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!

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