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Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 3, 2018 8:22 AM CST
Ross Road Iris had an online auction ending yesterday, think I made my first iris purchases for 2019! Think I'm high bidder for Isidora Duncan and Secret Rites....
LizB
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
Nov 3, 2018 9:18 AM CST
Now you tell us ! (Actually I don't need any more for now.) Whistling

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Nov 3, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Wow, that is an early order! Usually my first order is around Thanksgiving.
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
Nov 3, 2018 9:39 AM CST
Thanksgiving??? I am still planting. Nooooooooo!
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
Nov 3, 2018 10:47 AM CST
Dachsylady86 said:Wow, that is an early order! Usually my first order is around Thanksgiving.


Who do you order from by Thanksgiving?

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 3, 2018 10:53 AM CST
The auction was for summer 2019 delivery, weather here is too chancy to plant iris this late in the year. Wasn't going to participate but saw Isadora Duncan...had bids in on 5 or 6 but think I ended up with just 2, should find out for sure this afternoon. The plan was to order much less for this upcoming year! Hoping to get land cleared and part of the existing gardens moved next fall. Weather in AL is nice enough in the fall that I think I can move both peonies and irises that are ready to divide.
LizB
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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shizen
Nov 3, 2018 12:23 PM CST
hi lizineliz, you have me a little confused. are you moving part of your plant collection to alabama? Confused
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
Nov 3, 2018 12:25 PM CST
shizen said:hi lizineliz, you have me a little confused. are you moving part of your plant collection to alabama? Confused


ALABAMA?

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
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Dachsylady86
Nov 3, 2018 5:48 PM CST
evelyninthegarden said:

Who do you order from by Thanksgiving?


Iris Sisters
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 3, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Eventually moving ALL of my garden to AL. Our daughter lives in Chattanooga and plans to stay there so we bought 20 acres on a small lake to build our retirement home just a few hours from her. Current plan for me is to work 2 more years then move to AL while the house is being built. My husband will work several more years but be based out of the east coast (hopefully) instead of CO. I started a small, experimental garden there last fall that did fine almost completely unsupervised, this spring we'll have several acres cleared and beds created so I can move a large part of my CO garden there.
LizB
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
Nov 3, 2018 6:03 PM CST
Liz ~ What an adventure! Thumbs up Hurray!

You'll have to get a new screen name!

That will be a big change in climate!


“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
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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
Nov 3, 2018 8:49 PM CST
Liz in Alabama?

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
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UndyingLight
Nov 3, 2018 10:18 PM CST
Good luck with your future move, Liz! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Nov 3, 2018 10:36 PM CST
Yes, good luck, having a couple of years to move your plants will help with the stress of moving.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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
Nov 4, 2018 7:41 AM CST
Liz - peonies are usually sent to be planted late fall here (just planted two yesterday) so Bama should be similar in that regards. That goes for LA's too if you want to take up beardless iris.

I think you should keep LizinElizabeth since it is also a clever play of your name. Smiling
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Organic Gardener Peonies Vegetable Grower Annuals Composter
Dragonflies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Enjoys or suffers hot summers Farmer Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge)
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Dachsylady86
Nov 4, 2018 8:33 AM CST
I do not envy your move, after going through it myself. Good luck!
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: United States of America Irises Region: Southwest Gardening Dog Lover
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GreenIris
Nov 4, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Liz: I don't envy your move either but I do envy all the irises you will be able to plant on that new property. How exciting!!!
I think the people who grow Irises are about as special as the flower itself!
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
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iciris
Nov 4, 2018 10:36 AM CST
I agree 20 acres is a lot of space to do anything you want to do. Hurray!
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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
Nov 4, 2018 10:47 AM CST
We have 12 acres here, but don't look for acres of irises. I am trying to stay within the confines of my fenced garden area. The deer are voracious here, and there are plenty of them.

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold, when it is summer in the light and winter in the shade.” ~Charles Dickens
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Peonies Enjoys or suffers cold winters Winter Sowing Region: Colorado Plant and/or Seed Trader Irises
Hummingbirder Cat Lover Lilies Daylilies Dog Lover Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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LizinElizabeth
Nov 4, 2018 2:40 PM CST
Thanks everyone! I'm pretty excited about the move. We should have what will eventually be my garden retreat and a barn built next fall and have water and electricity up so we can stay on the property when we visit instead of a hotel. Initial gardens will just be rows, something easily manageable until building is complete. So excited about landscaping the new place! It'll be wonderful to be able to dedicate most of my time to gardening instead of work.
LizB

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