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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Mar 13, 2018 3:48 AM CST
I don't do a lot of trading anymore, as I mostly get new introductions. (a few historic too) Trying to keep the number of beds constant, so things have to go to make room. I have no idea yet what I will have extras of at this point, but I should have some available for postage in July if that interests you.
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 13, 2018 12:06 PM CST
tveguy3 said:I have no idea yet what I will have extras of at this point, but I should have some available for postage in July if that interests you.


Tom ~ Thank You! Keep us posted. We have new members, and possibly more joining in the coming months...
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Vegetable Grower Butterflies Region: Wisconsin Keeps Horses Cat Lover
Dog Lover Keeper of Poultry Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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tveguy3
Mar 13, 2018 1:05 PM CST
I am a bit cautious about sending "new members" free irises, as (sorry to say) I and others on here have made the mistake of sending loads of free irises to new people on here and finding them all for sale on E-bay shortly after. They often come on here using a new name, but Dave has been good about watching for them and kicking them off. So I try to get to know people on here long enough to know they are legit before sending. The good news is that most everyone on here is honest. Smiling
Voltaire: "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities,"
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Mar 13, 2018 1:11 PM CST
👏🏻👍 thank you for that, tom.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Mar 13, 2018 2:12 PM CST
@tveguy3 Tom, come July I would be interested in some of your Iris for postage if you have any available. If not, that's okay too.
Yard decor, repurposing, and flowers,
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 13, 2018 2:31 PM CST
tveguy3 said:I am a bit cautious about sending "new members" free irises, as (sorry to say) I and others on here have made the mistake of sending loads of free irises to new people on here and finding them all for sale on E-bay shortly after. They often come on here using a new name, but Dave has been good about watching for them and kicking them off. So I try to get to know people on here long enough to know they are legit before sending. The good news is that most everyone on here is honest. Smiling


Tom ~ I didn't think of that! It's too bad. (Most everyone?)
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 13, 2018 2:39 PM CST
I agree with Tom. It is so easy to want to help a person new on the forum, who says they have just moved and wants to add to their garden, or has been away/ill for a long time and has lost their irises..... Most everyone is trustworthy i am glad to say and only a few spoil the fun sometimes. By being cautious it discourages scammers from taking advantage. Thumbs up
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?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Mar 19, 2018 9:44 AM CST
There have been many members in the past who show up just in time for trades, then you don't hear from them again. They are just after the postage freebies.
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 19, 2018 10:15 AM CST
So what do you tell them? "This trade is only open to established members."?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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
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grannysgarden
Mar 19, 2018 11:25 AM CST
Most of the time you don't get the postage either. Not a budget breaker by any means but it is very disrespectful. I wonder sometimes if they are not selling them then are they just letting them dry up and die. Shrug!

A very few people make life more difficult, and less fun, for many very nice people.

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?
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Peonies
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Mar 26, 2018 9:07 AM CST
Evelyn - Some members in the past have sent treemails with their list of available iris. This keeps it to a more controlled group of people.

"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Garden Procrastinator Irises Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: California
Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals Seed Starter
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evelyninthegarden
Mar 26, 2018 11:12 AM CST
Leslie~ Thank You! I hadn't thought of that.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
Apr 25, 2018 8:37 PM CST
Well I'm grateful for the Irises that we're shared with me Lovey dubby I was inspired to start a bit of a collection and bought a few the following season from two of the listed vendors and some from the local society. I can't wait to see many of them bloom for the first time this summer!
I have to admit that while I was weeding them today and noticed some have some fungal spotting on the tips of the leaves. I think I might trim and possibly spray them with copper tomorrow. Sticking tongue out
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Hummingbirder Region: California Dog Lover Irises Organic Gardener Daylilies
Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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janwax
Apr 26, 2018 3:07 PM CST
That sounds like leaf spot, Rebekah. Be sure to clean your cutting tools between cuts. Some recommend using 10% beach solution - but, being allergic to chlorine bleach, I'm using rubbing alcohol to clean the blades. It's very easy to spread the fungus. Ask me how I know. D'Oh!
Life is a Gift !
Oklahoma (Zone 7a)
Roses Irises Keeper of Poultry Keeps Horses Region: Oklahoma Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Rebekah
Apr 27, 2018 2:59 AM CST
I'm sure your right Jan. I'm hoping it's due to our cold wet spring and not conditions I've created . I'll definitly clean the pruners between cuts! I wonder if the cool Pacific northwest is a bit of a shock to some of these Texans. Does anyone specificly try to order regionally or at least in the same growing zone?

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