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Jul 10, 2018 11:26 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
...... just curious to see if anyone else is terminal, like me. Currently sitting at 900+ cultivars myself -- mostly TBs but definitely looking to diversify into the medians, but I did get rid of a lot of older varieties. The topic question include any and all iris types.
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Jul 10, 2018 11:27 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
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Nowhere near the number you grow, and I grow way too many.... How on earth do you take care of them all?!!
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Jul 10, 2018 11:29 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
Polymerous said:Nowhere near the number you grow, and I grow way too many.... How on earth do you take care of them all?!!

by the dint of terrific effort -- I get up and go to work and I come home and go to work D'Oh!
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Jul 11, 2018 12:35 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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I have around 400...until the boxes start arriving. Big Grin
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Jul 11, 2018 12:41 AM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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I've got somewhere in the neighborhood of 850 bearded Iris. Working on paring down that number some.. So far, I haven't been successful Hilarious!
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Jul 11, 2018 12:52 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
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Hilarious! Sherry Big Grin
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Jul 11, 2018 3:15 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
Since we keep ordering more irises and wanting the new ones every year, there's only one logical answer to that question.

-Not enough of them. Green Grin!
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Jul 11, 2018 5:34 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
1149, as of this morning *Blush*
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Jul 11, 2018 5:54 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
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I am nearly at 1000, *Blush* Most than half are SDB's but i have some in all the bearded classes and a few in the beardless classes. I am sharing some of my older ones away to others who are iris guardians. I am at the point where many new ones look like ones I already grow. Shrug!

Timothy, I get up and go to work, pause, work, pause, work...... weeding is my form of exercise. I bend, pull, dig, heave, hoe, lift, load, carry, toss..... if it were an Olympic event I would bring home the gold! Thumbs up Hilarious!
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Jul 11, 2018 6:18 AM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
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Hilarious!
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Jul 11, 2018 2:05 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
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You ARE the gold, Bonnie ! Hurray!
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Jul 11, 2018 2:13 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
I'm having to face the fact that I have TOO MANY IRISES! My plant list says I have more than 750, but some have died or disappeared. My husband wants to severely limit the amount of water devoted to flowers. We have issues. Angry He's growing enough cucumbers for an army! - and we know they love water. On the other hand, he sometimes does a lot for the irises.
However, when I dig up an iris and see that the dry roots don't look healthy to me,
I get annoyed
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Jul 11, 2018 3:49 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
What's your soil like, Jan? Ours is horrible acid clay in at least some places here, and in those spots the irises don't do as well in it as ones grown in pots; when you dig them up, there are hardly any roots. (There are other places in the garden, though, where the irises are doing fine, even though the soil has a lot of clay there, too. Shrug! )
Evaluating an iris seedling, hopefully for rebloom
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Jul 11, 2018 5:06 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
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Yeah, we have acid clay (and rocks) in the piedmont area of Maryland, but irises do fine here. We get lots of rain in the spring, but summers tend to be hot and dry. Our winters can be cold. Seems like it's always either too hot or too cold, but that doesn't seem to faze the irises. Borers are the worst problem we face here.
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Jul 11, 2018 6:05 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
I have 80 named bearded iris, 2 species, 2 reticulatas, 4 dutch iris plus one Californian which should arrive any day now. I also have 84 seedlings. It's amazing how many irises one can cram into a suburban garden.
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Jul 11, 2018 6:41 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
Wow...84 seedlings! A spring to look forward to, Robin!

I'm halfway hoping that some of my pods are empty,
and may skip making crosses next year. Whistling
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Jul 11, 2018 6:44 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
It's definitely clay, Marilyn, and we've done some amendments. I'm lobbying
for a drip system. Angel
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Jul 11, 2018 7:14 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Seed Starter
A spring to look forward to in a year or two. There's only a few seedlings which look mature enough to bloom this year.
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Jul 11, 2018 7:25 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
After a hard spring where heavy rains killed many, I have about 850 iris. All types of bearded then JI's, LA's, and a few Species X and Sibs. And about 100 ordered. If I didn't work all week it is scary what I might end up with. Already have a hard time keeping up.
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Jul 11, 2018 8:45 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Leslie, I'll give them a good home.

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