Irises forum: Just received a box 😜

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WA (Zone 7b)
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Rebekah
Jul 17, 2017 12:01 AM CST
This is the biggest plant order I've ever made lol! I don't know what I was thinking last spring but I've quickly realized I need to get planting!

I ordered from The Shady Spot: I'll generalize and say about two each....
Low Ho Silver
Silent Screen Star
Magnificent Masterpiece
Golden Snitch
Careless whisper
Barbara Jean
and Absoulute treasure

With bonuses of: Cabarte Park, Calamity Carol and Wicked Good

I'm so excited......and extremely tired lol I should know betterI work in a nursery and I'm trying to stay on top of my raised bed veg gardens and my front flower beds not to mention the fruit trees and 50ish some roses.... many in pots Rolling my eyes. no idea where these are going to go other than I'll be extending the flower beds.
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 17, 2017 1:58 AM CST
Congratulations on a great order! Hurray!

Extending the flowerbeds is a time-honoured tradition among us irisaddi...lovers! Whistling Hilarious!
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Jul 17, 2017 5:07 AM CST
Nice order Rebekah Thumbs up It's amazing how many more irises you can find spots when you have to.
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jul 17, 2017 5:09 PM CST
Rebekah, I will give them a good home. Hehe just kidding. Nice order. It does take a lot of time to stay on top of,things, also to do it correctly,the,first time out.
(Zone 9b)
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UndertheSun
Jul 17, 2017 5:12 PM CST
Nice order! Thumbs up
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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iciris
Jul 17, 2017 5:48 PM CST
I agree and nice bonuses too. Thumbs up
WA (Zone 7b)
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Rebekah
Jul 18, 2017 12:21 AM CST
Thank You! all for your enthuziasum, it's catching!
Lol, Lilli My lawn is in trouble, between roses and now the irises, it's literally losing ground.
Robin you are so right I managed to get most of them tucked in before work this morning... didn't think that was going to happen.
Richard You're a funny guy lol.... as for doing it right the first time I hope you don't mean being organized in anyway lol. My grarden is a hodgepodge of plants at the moment and thes irises will be playing musical chairs before long, once I figure out where they go.

I hope I made good decisions on the orders I'm kinda shooting in the dark just ordering by picture and height which usually doesn't work out all that well in the rose world sooo crossing fingers

Cheers everyone Smiling
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Jul 18, 2017 3:24 AM CST
Just remember lawn is over rated! Hilarious!
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Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 18, 2017 5:09 AM CST
I agree Whistling
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jul 18, 2017 11:51 AM CST
For doing it right, its just the few basic eules, like how much water, etc. As for everything else its up to the planter. Right now mine is in kinda a dis aray due to moving and waiting to close escrow.so, what can we do.
WA (Zone 7b)
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Rebekah
Jul 19, 2017 11:08 AM CST
Movings exciting! Are you still in the Joshua Tree area? I did my MOS training in 29 palms. I'd jump around on the bus out in desert Springs. Never managed to go rock climbing though. Sighing!
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Name: Mika
Oxfordshire, England and Mento
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cliftoncat
Jul 19, 2017 11:23 AM CST
Lovely order, Rebekah! A bit of work now, but you'll be so happy next spring! Big Grin
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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creativeclover
Jul 19, 2017 2:07 PM CST
Wow Rebekah, not to many people know of 29 palms. Most don't even know of the area, but its becoming more well know though, esp for rock climbing.
WA (Zone 7b)
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Rebekah
Jul 20, 2017 10:31 AM CST
Thanks Mika, A while back Absoulute Treasure was recommended to me on the forum along with some other blues I've been acquiring....... I also wanted to add white and I read Low ho silver is a vigorous, I think rebloomer. The rest though are strictly based on height and pictures...lol I had to pair down my list quite a bit there were so many I'd like to try :)
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Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
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grannysgarden
Jul 20, 2017 10:34 AM CST
Lo Ho Silver always reblooms here even if neglected. Smiling
I love my garden.... and Jesus, and coffee, and naps.......
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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IrisLilli
Jul 20, 2017 10:59 AM CST
Another one I _almost_ ordered! D'Oh!

[ Edited to add: No wait! I did order it! I really did! Hurray! ]
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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