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Mar 16, 2017 12:29 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 looked back to see if we had started a box thread for 2017 and didn't see one. If there is one my apologies.

I got my Tempo Two order in via Mid-America!! I won't post the order again but I did get some lovely bonuses. When I'm on my computer I will post some wiki links. Unfortunately no database pics here since they are new intros.

Made in Heaven http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie...
Future Bride http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie...
Shipboard Romance http://www.tempotwo.com.au/Tem...
Handful of Magic http://wiki.irises.org/bin/vie...

I spent three hours last night potting everything up...exhausting!

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Mar 16, 2017 12:42 PM 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! They look great, Liz!
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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Mar 16, 2017 12:59 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
Thank You! I was pleasantly surprised how good they looked even after being out of the ground for so long. I gave them a nice soaking before potting.
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Mar 16, 2017 1:18 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
wowie liz! so awsome! ( as my g'sons would say....and me, too).
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Mar 16, 2017 1:45 PM 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
Great bonuses!! Hurray!

Can't wait to see what I get! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Mar 16, 2017 1:48 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
You have the first box of the season so also the only box thread. Thumbs up

Nice looking bunch of iris there. nodding Really like the bonus Handful of Magic.
"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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Mar 16, 2017 5:18 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
My order from Tempo Two arrived yesterday. Thank you Tom Johnson for facilitating this!!
A small order but I got Handful of Magic as a gift! After a soak overnight they're in the prepared bed.
There was a bit of a glitch...I'd ordered Soul Singer, but got Songsmith...and I had a few minutes of disappointment, until I looked up Songsmith in the catalog. What a beauty! Tom said it was one that really impressed him. I'm keeping it!. The form is outstanding.
I'd seen a photo of Soul Singer that grabbed me with the deep shade of blue..but, some other time. I'm happy. Hurray!
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Mar 16, 2017 5:30 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
Songsmith is stunning! Hurray! Drooling I'm excited to see Handful of Magic in person. I'm hoping the salmon/pink falls are vibrant Crossing Fingers!
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Mar 16, 2017 5:53 PM CST
Name: Ivor
Middletown, DE (Zone 7a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: Delaware Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
I get my Tempo Two order tomorrow. If only, I were to be so lucky to get Songsmith by mistake! 🤗
So you soaked them in water overnight and planted directly on the ground? The forecast for Delaware this coming week is between 24 and 53 degrees 😱 Maybe I could just wait another week as the forecast looks a lot better then.
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Mar 16, 2017 7:16 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
Oh I wouldn't recommend planting them in the ground with east coast freezing temps. Mine are all inside in pots. Remember they just came from summer temps since we have opposite seasons. West coasters have much milder weather right now so it's safer to plant outside there.
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Mar 16, 2017 10:15 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Region: California Organic Gardener Daylilies Irises Hummingbirder
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It was 71 degrees here in N. CA today. We've had a very mild winter with no freezing in the future forecast. (we did have ice on the dog water bowl out on the deck, back in, I think, January). We'll have rain in the coming week. Temps predicted to be in the '60's..
Ordinarily, I'd have potted up the Tempo Two irises, but with this weather and the nice new bed, I'm feeling confident with direct planting now.
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Mar 16, 2017 10:32 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Isn't that a porch full of drool! Hurray!
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Mar 17, 2017 5:31 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
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Mar 17, 2017 8:20 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
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
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Mar 20, 2017 1:55 PM 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
yes, our area is up to 47° for 2 days & then back down to 30°. So irises won't be outside soon. Liz the ISM tour is in Stoneham June 3. I am sure it will be posted on the web site massirises.org well before then. the sale is Aug 29 at Verill Farms in Concord.
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Mar 20, 2017 2:50 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
August or July?
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Mar 20, 2017 3:30 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
3 hours, Liz?! You're slacking Hilarious!
Nice order and rhizomes. I can't handle another till dig season or I'll lose my mind.
Gimme it and I'll grow it!
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May 11, 2017 9:54 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
from tempo two: delivered this evening. now soaking in a dish of h20 😍😄

. bb 22 "blyth 2013 mid

. tb 35" 2011 e/m

'lucy lovejoy' l. blyth tb 36" 2015 e/mid late/late (no photo)

bonus: 'handful of magic' tb 37" 2015 late; peach/wht. amoena (no photo)

got two rhizomes of something, but it was too exciting....didn't register in the brain, gotta go out to check which one? capt. thunderbolt! Hurray! i'll plant one in the front the other in back. i have a 10 - 15 deg. swing in front or in back. front can be that much colder all times of the year.

back is sw facing, front is ne facing. the irises in the front have done much better in the ground. the back ones in the ground....mehh. i also have probs w/gophers [edited to add: in the backyard], and so far the cottontails in the front have not discovered the irises. so far, they've[ edited: the bunnies] eaten my [crystal palace]lobelia to nubs. Grumbling

but the irises in pots have bloomed their heads off. (mind you, that may only be one stalk, but i have seen bloom Hilarious! , and they're not clumps, yet. hopefully next year)
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May 11, 2017 10:35 PM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
That's a nice box! Lovey dubby
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May 11, 2017 10:38 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
thanks, rob. now you see why i have to cull more? D'Oh!

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