Irises forum: Iris ordering season has begun!...Is it really that time already???

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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Nov 21, 2017 1:21 PM CST
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to fulfill my enabling duties and let everyone know which vendors are open and which will be opening in the next few weeks! Green Grin!

First off Beaumont Ridge Iris is currently holding a "buy it now" auction on their Facebook page, which is hosted by one of our wonderful members @TBMan. If you do not have a Facebook account, but would like to participate, please send a treemail to Timothy and he will assist! There are 200+ varieties for sale!

Coming up on Dec. 1st, The Shady Spot will be open for orders!

Also on Dec. 1st, Superstition Iris Gardens will be unveiling their 2018 intros! There is 1 reblooming SDB, 1 reblooming Aril-median (OGB-), 1 Aril-median (OGB-), 1 Arilbred (OGB), and 4 TBs Hurray! Pre-catalog order additions/discontinued lists will go out mid December and they will be accepting pre-catalog orders shortly after that, with a definite date to be announced in the next few weeks.

Lastly, Stout Gardens will be open Dec. 16th!

Enjoy!! nodding
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBMan
Nov 21, 2017 1:29 PM CST
.... it is my dubious honor to be named and shamed as a iris opioid pusher -- Rolling on the floor laughing
edit: ---- looks like my 200 variety list just ballooned to 240 --- (evil man that I am .....)
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UndertheSun
Nov 21, 2017 1:53 PM CST
I'm still working on this years beds... D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Nov 21, 2017 10:57 PM CST
I am working on finalizing my Wishlist. It usually takes a month to dwindle down to an acceptable number. But in the meantime, I am excited as can be (like everyone else), about seeing the new intros!!!
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 21, 2017 11:07 PM CST
Waiting for Judy to open the website, see what newbies she has this year. Big Grin
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Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Nov 21, 2017 11:21 PM CST
Thanks to TBMan's early sales for next year I was reminded on Facebook to return. Green Grin! I am short on space here because I need yard space for other plants and my kids to play (1/5 acre lot). I was so overwhelmed with the last year's orders my husband had to do most of the planting and now I won't know what's next to what until they bloom and look at my lists to narrow down and marker them next year D'Oh! . I also didn't get around to splitting a few beds and removing the weedy historical iris which just choked itself to not bloom this last spring Shrug! .
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
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Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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GreenIris
Nov 21, 2017 11:49 PM CST
Hi Nikki: I have been wondering about you. I see your pictures here and there and have thought about you. Well I get real busy too and am not on all the time as well so it could be that you were on when I wasn't but anyway,.. You helped me last year with some great green suggestions, if I remember right,, that I purchased, Hope if any bloom this Spring, you are around to share the joy with Smiling
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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HighdesertNiki
Nov 22, 2017 12:40 AM CST
Elsa, thank you Big Grin I purchased the green SDBs available at Mid-America this spring. I love that color. I also found four iris I would love to have on Beaumont Ridge's Facebook, but I haven't placed an order yet. We'll see I guess.
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Name: Gabriel/Gabe Rivera
Charlotte, NC (Zone 7b)
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Cuzz4short
Nov 22, 2017 5:06 AM CST
I gave in. Tim is definitely a great iris pusher man. Hurry and look folks. Some good ones and some of my single rhizomes last season ended up with 4 stalks coming from them. Totally unexpected! You won't be disappointed.
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Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Nov 22, 2017 12:50 PM CST
Nice to see you back on here Niki! I also gave in Gabe *Blush* I'm SERIOUSLY trying to reduce what I buy this year. I was thinking I would skip ordering this year entirely, but I just cant do that. I'm having to choose between my own seedlings and new intros, grr!
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
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TBMan
Nov 22, 2017 1:08 PM CST
Dachsylady86 said: ................. I was thinking I would skip ordering this year entirely, but I just cant do that. I'm having to choose between my own seedlings and new intros, grr!


I can so relate to that -- was thinking the same thing as far as my situation for 2018 , but if you/you all look at my want list in my profile, the group can correctly deduce that I won't be able to restrain myself ......

Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 22, 2017 2:31 PM CST
Liz - not order for a whole year???!!! Our queen??? The vendors will all be crying.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
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grannysgarden
Nov 22, 2017 2:34 PM CST
Leslie...... Hilarious! But its true. Blinking
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 22, 2017 2:35 PM CST
Debra - to quote Judy's facebook page:

"Inventory has been completed and website updating has begun. Due to much higher than anticipated sales this year (thank you, customers!), we have decided to hold all of the Tom Burseen seedlings scheduled for introduction for another year to increase stock and further evaluate them here at The Shady Spot. Sorry for any disappointment! The website is scheduled to open on December 1st and will have many varieties not offered here this year, including many recent ones of Tom's. Stay tuned!"

So at least some intros will not be in with the newbies. Probably a very good thing for my wallet.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
Concord, MA (Zone 6a)
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Dachsylady86
Nov 22, 2017 4:13 PM CST
Lestv said:Liz - not order for a whole year???!!! Our queen??? The vendors will all be crying.


They may reach out and ask if I'm ok Hilarious!

I have mixed feelings about waiting on some of the new intros at Shady Spot. I was initially disappointed, but then happy that I wouldn't spend as much. I'm excited to see what all of vendors have this year in general.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Nov 22, 2017 4:34 PM CST
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Nov 22, 2017 4:47 PM CST
I am sure I will buy too many and the pot ghetto will never end. I wish the vendors had a "garden bed builder special" - buy 20, we will have a landscaper come in and build you a bed for 100 (they hope you will come back for more of course).
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Name: Evelyn
Northern CA Sierra foothills - (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Nov 22, 2017 5:24 PM CST
Liz, the enabler-in-charge and Timothy a close second!

I succumbed, weak that I am.

Here is what I got from Beaumont. It is a small order, as I only have a little bit of room left in my fenced garden area. I am making some room for future seedlings, if I get so lucky. If not, many will need dividing eventually.

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Inside Job
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Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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tveguy3
Nov 22, 2017 7:03 PM CST
If Liz doesn't order for a year, she could single handedly put our country into a Depression. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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janwax
Nov 22, 2017 7:31 PM CST
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