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Aug 14, 2016 7:02 AM 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
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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Aug 14, 2016 7:06 AM 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
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.
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Aug 14, 2016 7:13 AM CST
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
I see a clue Greg--a picture of Table for Two, 2016, Schreiner!
Hope the move goes well in this heat.
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Aug 14, 2016 8:03 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
I ditto what Debra said, Greg. My hat is off to those who serve their country.
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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Aug 14, 2016 10:04 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I agree too, thank him for his service. Thumbs up
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Aug 14, 2016 10:52 AM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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
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Aug 14, 2016 1:45 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
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?😳
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Aug 14, 2016 2:04 PM CST
Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
German imported, Michigan raised
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Roses Garden Procrastinator Region: North Carolina
Lilies Irises Hybridizer Hostas Dog Lover Daylilies
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!
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Aug 14, 2016 2:05 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
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.😫
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Aug 14, 2016 5:23 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
Oh such a tease! Hope the move goes smoothly. This heat is a killer for moving.
"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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Aug 14, 2016 6:49 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
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.
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Aug 14, 2016 6:52 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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!
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Aug 14, 2016 7:02 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 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?
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Aug 14, 2016 7:09 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
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!
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Aug 14, 2016 7:25 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
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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Aug 14, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Name: Pam
Pennsylvania
Cat Lover Dog Lover Keeps Horses Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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!
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Aug 14, 2016 8:17 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
Nope. The original location in Hoboken.
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Aug 14, 2016 8:24 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 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!!!
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Aug 15, 2016 6:51 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
irises
Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener Irises Region: Northeast US Region: United Kingdom Region: United States of America
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
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.
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Aug 15, 2016 7:56 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
Uh oh! Made the mistake of looking up "lobster tail" pastries... D'Oh!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!

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