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Nov 3, 2018 8:22 AM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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....
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Nov 3, 2018 9:18 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
Now you tell us ! (Actually I don't need any more for now.) Whistling
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 3, 2018 9:33 AM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
Wow, that is an early order! Usually my first order is around Thanksgiving.
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Nov 3, 2018 9:39 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Thanksgiving??? I am still planting. Nooooooooo!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Nov 3, 2018 10:47 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
Dachsylady86 said:Wow, that is an early order! Usually my first order is around Thanksgiving.


Who do you order from by Thanksgiving?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 3, 2018 10:53 AM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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.
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Nov 3, 2018 12:23 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
hi lizineliz, you have me a little confused. are you moving part of your plant collection to alabama? Confused
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Nov 3, 2018 12:25 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
shizen said:hi lizineliz, you have me a little confused. are you moving part of your plant collection to alabama? Confused


ALABAMA?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 3, 2018 5:48 PM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
evelyninthegarden said:

Who do you order from by Thanksgiving?


Iris Sisters
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Nov 3, 2018 5:52 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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.
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Nov 3, 2018 6:03 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
Liz ~ What an adventure! Thumbs up Hurray!

You'll have to get a new screen name!

That will be a big change in climate!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 3, 2018 8:49 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
Liz in Alabama?
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 3, 2018 10:18 PM CST
Name: Monty Riggles
Henry County, Virginia (Zone 7a)
Oops. The weeds took over!
Irises Region: Virginia Keeper of Poultry Cat Lover Garden Procrastinator
Good luck with your future move, Liz! Crossing Fingers!
AB Iris 'Saracen Cinnamon' faithfully blooming early. (May 2022)
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Nov 3, 2018 10:36 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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
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Nov 4, 2018 7:41 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
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Nov 4, 2018 8:33 AM CST
Name: Liz
East Dover, VT (Zone 5a)
Annuals Irises Lilies Region: Northeast US Organic Gardener Peonies
Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Seed Starter Enjoys or suffers hot summers Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hummingbirder
I do not envy your move, after going through it myself. Good luck!
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Nov 4, 2018 10:22 AM CST
Name: Elsa
Las Cruces, New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Irises Region: New Mexico Region: Southwest Gardening Region: United States of America
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 get bored easy and Irises Don’t Bore Me!!!
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Nov 4, 2018 10:36 AM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
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
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Nov 4, 2018 10:47 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
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.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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Nov 4, 2018 2:40 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Elizabeth Colorado (Zone 4b)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
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.

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