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Apr 23, 2017 8:18 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
Behind on checking my E-Mail. Just found that this weekend Schreiners is having a Dwarf Iris Sale 20% off. You don't need the notice to get the discount. I'm working up an order as I had a number that I wanted from them. Just need to cut the list down a little.
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Apr 23, 2017 9:06 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
Sure sounds familiar! Big Grin

Happy ordering! Thumbs up
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Apr 23, 2017 10:24 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
I refuse to look! Hilarious! I took advantage of the earlier Tiny Tot sale because they had a couple of Blyth's that I really really wanted, and also Purple Paws.
"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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Apr 23, 2017 10:49 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 blame Charlotte......
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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Apr 23, 2017 2:14 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
haha bonnie Rolling on the floor laughing
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Apr 23, 2017 6:48 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
My budget is set, my mind is too,
But I looked at the pictures... what can i do?
If I place an order then I must pay,
And how shall I fare from day to day?

I know....

I'll do my own hair, the wild look is in.
I'll sew my own clothes, (she said with a grin).
I'll cut out a meal, I need to lose weight,
And my nails will just have to be left to fate.
I'll grow my own food and then cook from scratch,
And bake my own bisquits and goods by the batch.
I'll take up knitting - a tobbaggan in blue,
and mittens, and socks and longjohns too.
I'll turn off the lights and grow wise in the dark,
Like blindsmans bluff, it will be quite a lark.

And if I grow weary of pinching each penny,
of cooking, and knitting and sewing aplenty,
I'll just think of the rhizomes coming my way
to live in my garden and brighten each day.
And when my little iris expenses are paid,
the blooms will remain....
......and the joys never fade.


I ordered eleven new SDB's. Smiling
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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Apr 23, 2017 6:57 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 loved that poem so much Bonnie, and yay to the new dwarfs!! Hurray!
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Apr 23, 2017 9:13 PM CST
Name: Lisa Klette
Dayton, KY (Zone 6a)
Region: Kentucky Sempervivums Lilies Irises Hostas Garden Art
Daylilies Dahlias Plant and/or Seed Trader Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I am weak... I just ordered

Clash
Easy Does It
Frisk Me
Hottentot
Ice and Indigo
Pause
Posing
Purple Paws
Spicesister

Weak.....but happy nodding
Love what you teach and teach what you love!
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Apr 23, 2017 10:08 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
Lisa, four of yours were my picks too.

Clash
Pause
Posing - replace lost one
Spice sister

The others are
Cameo Queen - replace lost one
Helmsman
Intergalactic
Privileged Character
Pure Juice
Small Punch - not in database
Tickety Boo - from wish list
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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Apr 23, 2017 10:55 PM CST
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
Flowers are food for the soul.
Bee Lover Butterflies Daylilies Dragonflies Frogs and Toads Hummingbirder
Irises Region: Oregon Organic Gardener
I refused to look. The only way to ensure I say no. They have 'Spice Sister'! I might have to peek even though its late & I'm tired.
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Apr 23, 2017 11:25 PM CST
Los Altos, CA (Zone 9b)
Irises Region: Ukraine
Very funny poem, Bonnie!
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Apr 24, 2017 12:20 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
I waited until the last hour to order nodding I don't have very many SDB's so will see how they do here. I ordered:
Barnie
Cliche
Experiment
Fires of Fuji
Ice and indigo
Puddy Tat
Satin Accent
Yankee Skipper
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Apr 24, 2017 12:41 AM CST
Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
genealogist specializing in French
Butterflies Bulbs Heucheras Hostas Irises Region: Utah
Well, I ordered ten, but surprisingly little overlap with the other orders listed above. Experiment with iciris, Tickey Boo with Bonnie and Easy Does It and Frisk Me with Lisa. I'll list mine on 2017 orders.
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Apr 24, 2017 6:44 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
Love the poem, Bonnie!! I tip my hat to you.
That is pretty much how I rationalise my iris addi... fascination! Big Grin


Great orders everyone! Hurray!

...and the best thing?
You can all blame Charlotte!! Rolling on the floor laughing
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Apr 24, 2017 7:38 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
Hahaha. I can't blame you Charlotte, as I already had ordered mine awhile back. Had to get Spice Sister before all of you found it was there. Hilarious! Hilarious!

I actually ordered two Spice Sisters then, and two City Neon (another Blyth), Hottentot, Purple Paws, Wee Stroll, Riveting and I forget!

Love the poem Bonnie! I tip my hat to you.
"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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Apr 24, 2017 7:49 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
ooooh, Leslie, I started to get City Neon..... should I run back over there and add it on??? Then I would have to blame Leslie too. Rolling my eyes.
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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Apr 24, 2017 7:52 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
I ordered Spice Sister from Tempo Two and I am looking forward to finding out exactly how it looks as the pictures in the AIS database are very different from the one in the TT catalogue.
More of that iris suspense thing! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Apr 24, 2017 7:58 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
One thing you have to keep in mind with Schreiners is that their photos only give you hints and are not accurate for the most part. I access several photo sources before buying on their site.
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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Apr 24, 2017 8:19 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
Don't think I looked at it on the Schreiner web page! Will do!! Thumbs up

I always look up irises in the NGA database, the AIS database and usually also do a Google search before I order - but surprises still happen! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
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Apr 24, 2017 8:30 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
That's very true, Lilli. My first iris order was from Schreiners and I got a surprise when some of them bloomed. Smiling I learned which catalogs were using enhanced photos and several of them do. I have also found that an iris grown by a vendor that is consistent in their bloom color can be different in my garden. Smiling
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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