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Jul 8, 2018 7:50 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
I have been looking at some of the newer intros and it is so hard to decide.



Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Jul 9, 2018 12:29 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Keppel's Space Signal should be arriving in the next few days! Hurray!


I'm also getting a Bond Girl, another Keith Keppel, from Iris Sisters
Both were at the top of my list...along with some others.


My Mid- America order is due here in another day or two. Favorites from my wish list also.
Christmas in July!
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Jul 9, 2018 3:54 AM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
Oh nice! Space Signal is now SOLD OUT Angry
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Jul 9, 2018 3:54 PM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
* rubs hands gleefully * I'm getting my Keppel order later in the month, and SPACE SIGNAL is part of it. (Sorry, Teresa.)
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Jul 9, 2018 8:31 PM CST
Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
SONGBIRD GARDENS
Birds Hummingbirder Hybridizer Irises Lilies Peonies
Sempervivums Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America Vegetable Grower Hostas Heucheras
That is ok, it will be available later on. There are so many others to collect!
Bee Kind, make the world a better place.
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Jul 9, 2018 10:47 PM CST
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Salvias Region: Pacific Northwest
Peonies Region: Oregon Irises Hybridizer Herbs Dahlias
double posted somehow --- sorry
oh, I did get to enjoy this sought after variety this year
Polar Shift....... (A. Mego '16)
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Jul 9, 2018 10:48 PM CST
Name: Timothy
eastern oregon (Zone 7b)
Bulbs Region: United States of America Plant and/or Seed Trader Enjoys or suffers hot summers Salvias Region: Pacific Northwest
Peonies Region: Oregon Irises Hybridizer Herbs Dahlias
..... Crying Crying Sad Sad
all of my sought after/intensely wished for/droolworthy iris/sinfully coveted new releases are already sold out from their respective vendors. Grumbling Grumbling
Keppel, Sutton, Iris sisters, ... etc
ah me -- my pockets just aren't deep enough -- but still have nearly 200 new (new to me, and replacements) additions arriving this summer nevertheless, so ............. one day Sighing!
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Jul 10, 2018 8:46 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
200 new! That'll keep you busy, Tim!
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Jul 10, 2018 9:58 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
janwax said:I'm getting a Bond Girl, another Keith Keppel, from Iris Sisters
Both were at the top of my list...along with some others.


Oh, Jan! Bond Girl is a beauty! Lovey dubby Lovey dubby Lovey dubby
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 10, 2018 5:09 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
both beauties, jan and timothy. i like them a lot.
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Jul 12, 2018 6:19 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Lovely senorita
Brazilian art
Edith wolford (I might have, I just need to double check )
Brazilian art
Desert senorita
Planned treasure


Found these on c and t website
Blue Hawaiian
Blushing rose
Cajun rytham
Enchanting
Gambler
Raspberry lady
Red hawk
Sharon Marie
Toasted watermelon
What sails
Yellew design
Buttermilk frost
Blushing kiss
Fire and brimstone
Five star asnital
Fission
Gene machine
Indiscreet
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Jul 12, 2018 9:05 AM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Last year I made up my list of Iris to order early in the year. I wanted:

Pond Lily
Mary Frances
Swingtown
Pacific Fire
Paul Back
Daughter of Stars
Vanity, and
Lady Friend.

I looked around the internet and found C & T Irises, claiming to have "over 3,500 varieties of tall bearded iris," including all of the ones on my list. Knowing as I do that irises sell out early, I placed my order well in advance, specifying no substitutions. I had metal labels waiting for all of them when they arrived, so there was no confusion as to labeling. Furthermore, these were the first iris to go into this particular garden, so again, no possibility of confusion on my part.

All were sent with plastic printed labels except as otherwise listed below.

1. Paul Black was not sent, though no refund was offered for it.
2. The single fan of Daughter of Stars was so small and sickly looking that I figured it might not live. It didn't.
3. Vanity came labled as such with black magic marker on the leaves, rather than having the usual plastic label. It bloomed this spring as a somewhat deformed yellow/ white amoena. Definitely not Vanity.
4. Lady Friend again was labeled as such by C&T using magic marker on the leaves, instead of a plastic label. It bloomed as a supremely ugly muddy cream with lavendar horns. I can't even find anything like it in the iris database. Suspect it is an unregistered seedling. Anyway, it definitely is not Lady Friend.
5. Most of the irises were just single fans. Other than throwing in another fan of Mary Frances to perhaps compensate for not sending Paul Black, there were NO bonuses given.

So, 50% of my order was a total waste. I complained to C&T about it this spring, and to give them credit, they sent me a $30 refund. But that really does not cover the lack of ethics in labeling plants as things I had ordered when in fact they were NOT what I had ordered. And it does not cover a year's loss of my time when I am already 71 years of age. They could have been honest and admitted they didn't have things I had ordered, but instead marked substitutes with my ordered names, with magic marker, knowing the leaves would be gone by spring. Only, I had marked them with metal markers, so come spring, I knew what they had done.

I will never order from C & T again. Any company that burns me this way does not deserve a second chance. This spring, right after the irises finished blooming, I ordered Paul Black, Vanity, and Lady Friend, plus 6 other new irises from two other iris companies. Ethical companies will get my repeat business. This should be a clear message to any of you iris retailers who hang out on this forum.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 12, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
DaisyDo, sorry you had such a bad experience. With your review im not sure I wanna order from them. I found alot on their website I liked, bu im debating.
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Jul 12, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Name: Marilyn, aka "Poly"
South San Francisco Bay Area (Zone 9b)
"The mountains are calling..."
Region: California Daylilies Irises Vegetable Grower Moon Gardener Dog Lover
Bookworm Garden Photography Birds Pollen collector Garden Procrastinator Garden Ideas: Level 1
Wow, DaisyDo, just wow. Group hug

I'm so sorry you had such a bad experience with them, but thank you so much for giving us the review.
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Jul 12, 2018 2:28 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Group hug daisydo. sorry you had that experience. i know how frustrating it is when it's one iris but almost 50% of an order that's not right? i think i would be hopping. Grumbling Angry
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Jul 12, 2018 2:50 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
Yes, I was indeed hopping! Still makes me mad to think about it. I have been gardening all my life, and have never had such a bad experience.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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Jul 12, 2018 5:40 PM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
Daisy ~ Thank You! for sharing your experience. I am fairly new to the plethora of vendors that I have discovered since visiting this iris forum. Most are excellent and the rest are mostly good as well.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Jul 12, 2018 6:47 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener Daylilies Region: Ukraine Region: California
Irises Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower Birds
Daisy Do, I'm so sorry you had a bad experience. These things happen, however. I'm sure it wasn't intentional, but I have no experience with them.
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Jul 12, 2018 7:18 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
Group hug Daisy
I would be annoyed if that happened to me. I wonder if they ran out of labels or whether they had someone help them dig the irises and that person used magic markers instead of plastic labels?
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Jul 12, 2018 8:37 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Organic Gardener Irises Herbs
Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography Bulbs
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
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