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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jul 20, 2017 3:27 PM CST
Sale is soon with HIPS members on July 22 and non-members on July 25; the list is at http://www.historiciris.org/20...

There are moderns on the list as well as antiques and the newer historic ones. E-membership is $10 if any non-members see some they "have to have."

Enjoy!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jul 22, 2017 1:23 PM CST
That is quite a list!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Frank
Pittston PA (Zone 6a)
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KatoB
Jul 23, 2017 7:49 PM CST
Hi, did anyone give in to temptation? Keep in mind it's a fundraiser so you're actually helping the society more than you are helping yourself Rolling my eyes. I'm still on the fence but did put a short list together
Exploring the garden one plant at a time
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jul 23, 2017 8:02 PM CST
Being a member I put in my list on the first day; it took the first and second times to get all I wanted for now, all fairly rare ones. So a box coming soon.
Yes it is quite a list of the very oldies, not so oldies and newer ones. Helps both the Society and my iris beds and price seems competitive when knowing it includes shipping to US or to Canada.
HIPS thanks all who purchase any for sure.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
crowrita1
Jul 24, 2017 6:19 AM CST
All - in - all, it's hard to beat a fund raiser sale.! Your dollars do some needed things, and you GET some "needed things". Thumbs up
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 24, 2017 11:32 AM CST
Dave ~ I just joined the HIPS, thanks to you, and the order of 40 rhizomes I placed with Mary at Bluebird Haven Iris Garden.

I am in the process of digging the bed now. So I will probably wait until next year for the HIPS sale.

It is a bit late in life for me (75) to have these crazy ideas, but hopefully my health will hold up. I plan to hybridize them, rather than using the modern strains. We'll see...one step at a time. Hilarious!
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
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
Jul 24, 2017 11:44 AM CST
Making plans and working at accomplishing them will keep you too busy to become old, Evelyn. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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shizen
Jul 24, 2017 2:13 PM CST
well said, bonnie!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 24, 2017 10:46 PM CST
Bonnie ~ Thank You! We'll see. I am still in the process of digging the bed. Do you plant the rows from east to west, and have the iris facing the south side?

Daphne ~ I hope so!
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
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South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
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DaveinPA
Jul 25, 2017 7:28 AM CST
Good for you Evelyn. Better "later in life" than never. Using some oldies in the crosses may help endurance as some of the newest aren't the hardiest.
HIPS sale is every year. Last year the format was changed so easier and faster with increased offerings. Rhizomes stay out of the soil for a shorter time also.
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 25, 2017 8:36 AM CST
Dave ~ Thank You!
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Jul 25, 2017 12:40 PM CST
Evelyn, I always plant the iris so that the rhizome's 'toes' faces south (and the fan north) unless the bed only gets sun for part of the day, then I make sure the 'toes' face the direction where the sun is. (Does that make sense? )
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 25, 2017 8:17 PM CST
Yes, thank you. That is what I was thinking myself.
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
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IrisLilli
Jul 26, 2017 8:34 AM CST
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You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Wisconsin
brozeus
Jul 26, 2017 1:45 PM CST
That is an interesting discussion re: direction for the "toes"...

Do you find that the direction has any significant impact, especially over time? Assuming of course the location receives full sun, would the direction really matter? I realize that in theory you are trying to give the "toe" the maximum amount of sun exposure, but a difference of a few inches, I don't know...

I think mine are kind of mixed, facing all directions really... Hope I didn't make a big mistake on some of them! D'Oh!
Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Wisconsin
brozeus
Jul 26, 2017 1:45 PM CST
Ohh, and to the topic at hand, I also placed a HIPS order. Finally was able to add a few much needed MDBs to my garden! Smiling
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jul 26, 2017 2:12 PM CST
I think that they will be okay if the toes don't all face south. After all the increases grow every which way and put up stalks. As long as the rhizome gets some sun I think it will be happy.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
Region: United States of America Region: California Annuals Bulbs Butterflies Cat Lover
Foliage Fan Irises Organic Gardener Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Vegetable Grower
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evelyninthegarden
Jul 26, 2017 2:40 PM CST
brozeus said:Ohh, and to the topic at hand, I also placed a HIPS order. Finally was able to add a few much needed MDBs to my garden! Smiling


So...which ones did you order?? Confused Inquiring minds want to know... nodding
I have 'Grape Expectations' for making progress in the gardens....
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, 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
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IrisLilli
Jul 27, 2017 8:47 AM CST
brozeus said:That is an interesting discussion re: direction for the "toes"...

Do you find that the direction has any significant impact, especially over time? Assuming of course the location receives full sun, would the direction really matter? I realize that in theory you are trying to give the "toe" the maximum amount of sun exposure, but a difference of a few inches, I don't know...

I think mine are kind of mixed, facing all directions really... Hope I didn't make a big mistake on some of them! D'Oh!


With very few exceptions, my irises put out new increases at the 'fan end' of the rhizome. If the 'toes' faces north, the irises end up being shaded by their own fans. This might not be a big deal in more sunny parts of the world, but it looks to me as if it matters here, especially as in early spring and late autumn the sun is low in the sky.
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
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
Jul 27, 2017 9:19 AM CST
A lot of my increases are on the fan end, or 'heel', of the rhizome. If I plant the fan end near a border/fence/wall it will soon grow into that barrier and need to be moved. Even when planting in a pot I do not center the rhizome. I center the fan. This gives me more time before the plant grows to the edge of the pot. Smiling
Who plants a seed beneath the sod and waits for growth believes in God. ~~Unknown

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