new: the brighten up your beds named iris swap :0)

flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)July 26, 2011

Well, the summer heat is officially here and with it iris splitting season :0). One of the funnest of all the seasons, lol!

The rules for this swap are:

1. This swap is for named iris' only. Include in your box at least 5 different named iris. You can send more than that as extras, but, please at least 5.

2. Sign-ups are until Wednesday, August 10. Partners will be assigned on Thursday, August 11.

3. Please mail by Friday, August 26. Please use delivery confirmation, priority mail and post when you mail.

4. Please send only rhizomes you yourself would like to receive. If you have little nubbins consider them extras.

5. Make sure your GW page is updated with what your looking for. You never know...you could get one of your REALLY, REALLY WANTS! :)

6. Post when you receive your new box of babies and don't forget to... Have fun!!

So what are you waiting for...

Oh!and I'll be posting games throughout the month.

Now you know you want to sign up :0)

Happy Blooms!

vina

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poisondartfrog

I have to walk the gardens tomorrow and make sure that I have at least 5 that I can be sure the markers are in place for before I commit, but I would love to join.
Alana

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 10:00AM
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brittneysgran

Yes I am interested....love to get new named irises.

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 26, 2011 at 9:32PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Good morning Alana and Shirley! So glad you could join :0)

I was wondering if it would be easier to list our top 5 iris' that we are looking for here. That way if someone just happens to have one of those that would be awesome!

And then list the 5 iris you know will be in your box. If there are extras that can always be a fun surprise. But listing 5 would be great.

Then you can pick what box you would like to have sent to you. I guess we could "steal" 2 times to give everyone a fair shake at a super box. And then it would be locked with the last person to steal it.

Would that be better than drawing names out of a hat? Let me know what you think.

We FINALLY got some rain yesterday. The frogs in the pond couldn't be happier, or could my water lilies. It has been very dry and HOT this summer. Crazy for Upstate NY weather. I know I can't compete with you southern ladies for heat...but holy moly!! SO GLAD IT FINALLY RAINED!! :)

I'll check back in later...and hopefully we'll have some more sign ups.

Have a super day!
vina

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 7:06AM
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poisondartfrog

Vina,
Will this be just bearded Iris? Or will we include others like sibericus, louisianica, cristata, etc, ?
Alana

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 8:31AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hey all!

Alana, I think it would be okay for any kind of iris. As long as its named. :) I know I love tall bearded, but I also have miniatures, border-bearded, siberians and louisiana's. I had a cristata...notice I use the word 'had'...it didn't end well.

That's why I think we should list what we have (5) and top 5 of what we're looking for.

It is beautiful today! A nice breeze and mid-80's, just lovely. Friday its suppose to be high 90's again. I'm just trying to soak up every minute of today :)

Have a super afternoon!
vina

    Bookmark   July 27, 2011 at 4:15PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi everyone!

I went out and took a little walk around and here are 5 iris that are going to be in my box.

1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

Still looking for signups...and will post the first game on Monday :0).

Have a great weekend!
vina

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 8:52AM
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brittneysgran

Vina - I love the idea of picking the box you want. That way you will not get duplicates of irises you already have.

Maybe some of the ladies on the OBF forum will join us.
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

Shirley

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 10:47PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Happy Saturday Everybody!!

Shirley AWESOME BOX!! :) I would love for some OBF'ers join us. I'll post on the thread and let them know. Great idea!

I'm going to try to keep us all updated...I repeat T R Y ! :)

BOX 1 Vina / flowergirl34
WHAT'S IN BOX:
1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

BOX 2 Shirley/ brittneysgran
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

Still taking sign ups...

Have a great night!
vina

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 2:56PM
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poisondartfrog

I hope we can get a few more participants. I will try to catch up with you two next week and post my lists.
Alana

    Bookmark   July 31, 2011 at 6:34AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Good morning! Just checking in to see if we have more sign-ups...where is everyone???. :) Probably out in there gardens...

I'll post a game later today :)

Have a super day!
vina

    Bookmark   August 1, 2011 at 7:59AM
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kalena67

Hmmmm......it has been a LONG time since I've swapped, but I come and 'lurk' occasionally and I think it is time to come our of 'lurking'. I love Irises! I will check what I have, and if you will let me join, I will post my list in the next day or so!

:0) Karen

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 1:11PM
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kalena67

I couldn't wait, lol. If you will have me, here is what is in my box:

Tall Bearded 'Timescape'
Tall Bearded 'Fogbound'
Tall Bearded 'Trillion'
Tall Bearded 'Chasing Rainbows'
Tall Bearded 'Kiss of Kisses'

Iris I would love to receive:

Tall Bearded 'Crimson Cloud'
Tall Bearded 'Baltic Star'
Tall Bearded 'Millennium Falcon'
Tall Bearded 'Fiery Temper'
Tall Bearded 'Wench'

Thanks!
Karen

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 2:11PM
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poisondartfrog

Vina,
Did you post this on the Iris exhange?
I'm glad you joined Karen. 4 can make a swap, but it would be nice to have one or two more.
I have my send list ready, but need a little more time for my wish list.
Alana

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 5:21PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Evening everyone!

Kathy, so glad you could join us :0) You have a great list!

Alana, yes, it's posted on the iris forum and on the plant exchange. And my wish list could be about 10 pages long, but, I tried to pick and choose, but notice number 5 :)

It would be lovely to have a few more sign-ups. :)

But, here is what we have so far:

BOX 1 Vina / flowergirl34
WHAT'S IN BOX:
1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

BOX 2 Shirley/ brittneysgran
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

BOX 3 Kathy/kalena67
WHAT'S IN MY BOX:
Tall Bearded 'Timescape'
Tall Bearded 'Fogbound'
Tall Bearded 'Trillion'
Tall Bearded 'Chasing Rainbows'
Tall Bearded 'Kiss of Kisses'

Iris I would love to receive:
Tall Bearded 'Crimson Cloud'
Tall Bearded 'Baltic Star'
Tall Bearded 'Millennium Falcon'
Tall Bearded 'Fiery Temper'
Tall Bearded 'Wench'

I will absolutely be posting a game in the morning. I have been working on it here and there :)

Have a great night!
vina

    Bookmark   August 2, 2011 at 7:07PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Morning everyone!

GAME TIME GAME TIME GAME TIME GAME TIME GAME TIME

Unscramble is the name...named iris is the game :)

Whoever is the first to post all unscrambled iris names correctly WINS!!

1. lsiBs mBob
2. srereaBk
3. semaseR
4. diPer fo darlneI
5. sisK hte wDna
6. iMua togoMhinl
7. eCehrhis tCa
8. ailenFornt
9. awyrSait ot evneHa

  1. eranebGidg naM
  2. ferotekOsbt
  3. egsRah
  4. twhesroNt resroPgs
  5. coPadir
  6. nJelug nscirsPe

The winner of this game will win the SUPER AWESOME AND AMAZING IRIS: QUAKER LADY :0)

Remember you must post them here. Please don't email them.

Good luck and have fun! :)

Still taking sign-ups...

vina

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 9:05AM
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poisondartfrog

I think I have them all but one, and it is giving me fits. I will be interested to see what it is.
Scratching head,
Alana

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 11:03AM
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poisondartfrog

On second thought, I think I have it.
1.Bliss Bomb
2.Breakers
3.Rameses
4.Pride of Ireland
5. Kiss the Dawn
6. Maui Moonlight
7.Cheshire Cat
8.Florentina
9. Stairway to Heaven
10.Gingerbread Man
11.Octoberfest
12.Rhages

  1. Northwest Progress
  2. Picador
    15.Jungle Princess
    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 11:22AM
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poisondartfrog

Okay. I'm ready.
I will be sending these:
1. Coral Point
2. Ruffled Goddess
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. English Charm
5. Lady Friend

I will be delighted with any, but these represent my tastes pretty well:
1. Apollodorus
2. Mastery
3. Sea Power
4. Spice Lord
5. Any cultivar of any species/form with an animal name.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 12:34PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Congratulations Alana!!!
You got everyone right. For some reason Oktoberfest is spelled with the "k". They like taking poetic license with some of these names.

YOU WIN THE FABULOUSLY LUXURIOUS QUAKER LADY! :)

Can you email me your addy and I'll get your iris right out to you.

UPDATED LISTS:

BOX 1 Vina / flowergirl34
WHAT'S IN BOX:
1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

BOX 2 Shirley/ brittneysgran
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

BOX 3 Kathy/kalena67
WHAT'S IN MY BOX:
Tall Bearded 'Timescape'
Tall Bearded 'Fogbound'
Tall Bearded 'Trillion'
Tall Bearded 'Chasing Rainbows'
Tall Bearded 'Kiss of Kisses'

Iris I would love to receive:
Tall Bearded 'Crimson Cloud'
Tall Bearded 'Baltic Star'
Tall Bearded 'Millennium Falcon'
Tall Bearded 'Fiery Temper'
Tall Bearded 'Wench'

BOX #4 Alana/poisondartfrog
I will be sending these:
1. Coral Point
2. Ruffled Goddess
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. English Charm
5. Lady Friend

I will be delighted with any, but these represent my tastes pretty well:
1. Apollodorus
2. Mastery
3. Sea Power
4. Spice Lord
5. Any cultivar of any species/form with an animal name.

Still taking sign-ups :)
Have a super Wednesday!
vina

    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 1:00PM
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poisondartfrog

How exciting! This is the first time I have been at the right place at the right time with time on my hands. I did know that about Oktoberfest, my hand just did'nt cooperate, lol.
Too cool!
Alana

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 6:43AM
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kalena67

Congrats Alana!

Vina, just wanted to say Thanks for having me! :) You have my name mixed up though, it is Karen. Just so there is no confusion!

I had some time on my hands and thought I would put pics of my Irises up. I hope they aren't too big, it's been awhile since I've done this. The first 5 are the ones I'm offering in this swap, and the rest are just to look at.

Timescape

Trillion

Chasing Rainbows

Kiss of Kisses

Some others just to look at:
Blue Fin

Tangerine Dream

Dapple Pony

Ancient Echoes

Sky Search

Ancient Echoes and Sky Search can be divided, but the others are first yr. bloomers, and do not have big enough divisions.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2011 at 8:49PM
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poisondartfrog

Beautiful pictures Karen! You make me wish it was April again already!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 1:33PM
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sjc48

Hi, lurker here! Karen, those Iris are beautiful! Vina sent me some in a previous swap-I was never much interested in them, but wanted to make a memorial garden for my mom, whose favorite flower was the Iris! Now, like PDF, I can hardly wait for April! Just hope I can get them planted right so they grow, I knew next to nothing about Iris's, but I'm doing the research!
Thanks for sharing!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 5, 2011 at 2:21PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Good Saturday Morning everyone!

Karen I am so sorry! Lord only knows how many people say my name wrong, I am so sorry! I corrected it :) Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I just love Dappled Pony! So interesting!

Shirley, stop that lurking and join. :) We'd love to have you!

UPDATED LISTS:

BOX 1 Vina / flowergirl34
WHAT'S IN BOX:
1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

BOX 2 Shirley/ brittneysgran
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

BOX 3 Karen/kalena67
WHAT'S IN MY BOX:
Tall Bearded 'Timescape'
Tall Bearded 'Fogbound'
Tall Bearded 'Trillion'
Tall Bearded 'Chasing Rainbows'
Tall Bearded 'Kiss of Kisses'

Iris I would love to receive:
Tall Bearded 'Crimson Cloud'
Tall Bearded 'Baltic Star'
Tall Bearded 'Millennium Falcon'
Tall Bearded 'Fiery Temper'
Tall Bearded 'Wench'

BOX #4 Alana/poisondartfrog
I will be sending these:
1. Coral Point
2. Ruffled Goddess
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. English Charm
5. Lady Friend

I will be delighted with any, but these represent my tastes pretty well:
1. Apollodorus
2. Mastery
3. Sea Power
4. Spice Lord
5. Any cultivar of any species/form with an animal name.

Still taking sign-ups :)

Have a great day everybody!
vina

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 8:42AM
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kalena67

Vina, it is not a problem at all! :) Glad everyone enjoyed the pics! I have 'Immortality' reblooming right now, and it smells sooo good! What a nice treat! My Iris here normally bloom the end of May. It is a long wait!! lol

The 'Dapple Pony' (or is it 'dappled') I received in a swap from gw member raggedyann (Annie) It is a looker! This was its first bloom for me. I love it! Thanks again Annie!

Shirley, do join the swap if you can!!

Have a great day everyone!
Karen

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 1:44PM
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sjc48

Still Lurking! Vina, Karen, I think I'll wait to join an Iris swap when I have actually grown an Iris! There is so much I don't know; wish I would have paid more attention when Mum grew them; I didn't even know they had a scent-some plants don't.
We are getting some rain here, we needed it, but not as bad as some other places. I dodged the raindrops all day, laying down cardboard in some of my flower beds. I am SO sick of weeding, and I'm having a grass invasion in my middle bed! I know the cardboard looks like crap, but I don't care, I'm going to cover it with mulch in the fall. On the other hand, I no longer have cardboard boxes sitting everywhere!
Have a great evening everyone!
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2011 at 9:24PM
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poisondartfrog

Shirley,
I've been doing the same thing with cardboard. I was busy this summer and the heat and rain and my absence created a nightmare in 2 of my beds. I'm trying to smother the grass now so that I can rework those beds in fall. Ugly, but necessary.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 7:10AM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I think I can find five of mine that still have names on them. Forgot to label them this year when they bloomed. Will list them hopefully later today or Monday.

Suzanne

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 10:02AM
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sjc48

Vina! My Partridge Pea is blooming! I will email ya a pic! (forget Photobucket!) It's a really pretty flower-kind of like a lady slipper, only fat. And yellow.
Alana-I used cardboard out front around my new raised bed, very effectively killed the grass and weeds. I removed it-it got kind of crappy looking and was blowing all over the place-about a month ago, and there still isn't anything growing around that bed! I'm not sure where I got the idea from, but it works!
Found some more boxes in the shed-off to do another bed!
Your friendly neighborhood lurker-
Shirley!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 11:52AM
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brittneysgran

I see we have a few more who have joined us...Good

I just got home from camping and have several shipments of plants sitting on the porch for me to plant. And it's oh so hot out there.

Congratulations Alana on your game win.

Karen - I love your iris pictures...just beautiful

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 7, 2011 at 4:45PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I will be sending reblooming iris:
1. Batik
2. Mother Earth
3. Night Owl
4. Champagne Elegance
5. Bountiful Harvest

Iris that I'm looking for:
Any reds like Company Red or Grateful Red
Bione and varigated
Will be Happy with any I do not have

    Bookmark   August 8, 2011 at 11:59AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Good morning everybody!

Shirley, I got your pics! They are beautiful! I really like the partridge pea and the catepillar (is that a monarch butterfly catepillar?) Very cute!

Alana, I have not mailed out your Quaker Lady yet. We have been having crazy thunderstorms since Sunday. Yesterday we got 5 inches of rain alone...with hail. On the good side, my pond is full to the bottom of the waterfall and the frogs, fish and turtles are thrilled! :)

Suzanne, so glad you could join us! :)

I was thinking about my listing the Louisiana Black Gamecock Iris. If you don't have a wet area or a pond to put it it could be a problem. So, I have decided to interchange that one. You can get the LBG OR a TB of my choosing. So whoever picks my box, just let me know which one you would like. Just want to everyone to be happy with their boxes :)

UPDATED LISTS:

BOX 1 Vina / flowergirl34
WHAT'S IN BOX:
1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris (This one can be changed if you do not have a pond or wet area. In it's place will be a Tall Bearded of my choice :0))
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

BOX 2 Shirley/ brittneysgran
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

BOX 3 Karen/kalena67
WHAT'S IN MY BOX:
Tall Bearded 'Timescape'
Tall Bearded 'Fogbound'
Tall Bearded 'Trillion'
Tall Bearded 'Chasing Rainbows'
Tall Bearded 'Kiss of Kisses'

Iris I would love to receive:
Tall Bearded 'Crimson Cloud'
Tall Bearded 'Baltic Star'
Tall Bearded 'Millennium Falcon'
Tall Bearded 'Fiery Temper'
Tall Bearded 'Wench'

BOX #4 Alana/poisondartfrog
I will be sending these:
1. Coral Point
2. Ruffled Goddess
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. English Charm
5. Lady Friend

I will be delighted with any, but these represent my tastes pretty well:
1. Apollodorus
2. Mastery
3. Sea Power
4. Spice Lord
5. Any cultivar of any species/form with an animal name.

BOX #5 Suzanne/Hibiscusfan
I will be sending reblooming iris:
1. Batik
2. Mother Earth
3. Night Owl
4. Champagne Elegance
5. Bountiful Harvest

Iris that I'm looking for:
Any reds like Company Red or Grateful Red
Bione and varigated
Will be Happy with any I do not have.

I'll still be taking sign-ups till the end of the day. Then tomorrow we start choosing boxes! :) Can't hardly wait!!!

Have a super Wednesday!
vina

    Bookmark   August 10, 2011 at 7:31AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Okay...sign ups are officially closed :)

And picking order (drawn by my daughter Taylor):
1. karen/ kalena67
2. alana/ poisondartfrog
3. suzanne/hibiscusfan
4. shirley/ brittneysgran
5. vina/flowergirl34

Okay so here are the rules:
Box stealing is permitted. But a box can only be stolen 3 times. Ex: Karen picks a box, Alana steals it (#1), Shirley steals it (#2), Karen steals it back (#3). Now the box is locked in.
Stealing a box back that has been stolen from you is fine. All's fair in love and iris stealing. :0)

Karen, your up! LET THE GAMES BEGIN! :)

HERE IS THE LIST OF WHAT'S UP FOR GRABS!

BOX 1 Vina / flowergirl34
WHAT'S IN BOX:
1. Tall Bearded: Tropical Butterfly
2. Tall Bearded: Alpine Storm
3. Tall Bearded: Sky Hooks
4. Black Louisiana Gamecock Iris (This one can be changed if you do not have a pond or wet area. In it's place will be a Tall Bearded of my choice :0))
5. Standard Bearded Dwarf: Grapesicle

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Big Red
2.Tall Bearded: Gold Fish
3.Tall Bearded: Great Lakes
4.Siberian Iris: Jamaican Velvet
5.ANY NAMED TALL BEARDED or STANDARD DWARF :0)

BOX 2 Shirley/ brittneysgran
Iris in my box:
1. Tall Bearded: Sotto Voce
2. Tall Bearded: Boss Tweed
3. Tall Bearded: Jennifer Rebecca
4. Tall Bearded: Spinning Wheel
4. Japanese Iris: Freckled Geisha

And here are 5 iris that I'm looking for:

1.Tall Bearded: Black Suited
2.Tall Bearded: Connection
3.Tall Bearded: Butterfingers
4. Tall Bearded: Arc De Triumphe
5. Tall Bearded: Gina The Gypsy

BOX 3 Karen/kalena67
WHAT'S IN MY BOX:
Tall Bearded 'Timescape'
Tall Bearded 'Fogbound'
Tall Bearded 'Trillion'
Tall Bearded 'Chasing Rainbows'
Tall Bearded 'Kiss of Kisses'

Iris I would love to receive:
Tall Bearded 'Crimson Cloud'
Tall Bearded 'Baltic Star'
Tall Bearded 'Millennium Falcon'
Tall Bearded 'Fiery Temper'
Tall Bearded 'Wench'

BOX #4 Alana/poisondartfrog
I will be sending these:
1. Coral Point
2. Ruffled Goddess
3. Heartbreak Hotel
4. English Charm
5. Lady Friend

I will be delighted with any, but these represent my tastes pretty well:
1. Apollodorus
2. Mastery
3. Sea Power
4. Spice Lord
5. Any cultivar of any species/form with an animal name.

BOX #5 Suzanne/Hibiscusfan
I will be sending reblooming iris:
1. Batik
2. Mother Earth
3. Night Owl
4. Champagne Elegance
5. Bountiful Harvest

Iris that I'm looking for:
Any reds like Company Red or Grateful Red
Bione and varigated
Will be Happy with any I do not have.

HAPPY GRABBING!
vina

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 2:50PM
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kalena67

Ohhhh! I hope I haven't kept everyone waiting too long!

After much googling (over & over, because I love all the boxes!) I will choose box # 5, Suzanne's. :0)

next!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 3:09PM
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poisondartfrog

Nice twist, Vina! This will be fun. I love all of the boxes, but I will choose 3- Karen's Box.
Alana

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 6:12PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

This is hard, I don't have any of the iris from everyones boxes. I want them all! Well OK I will pick box #4 Alana.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 7:34PM
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brittneysgran

karen/ kalena67 - chooses #5
alana/ poisondartfrog - chooses #
suzanne/hibiscusfan - chooses #4
shirley/ brittneysgran - chooses #3
vina/flowergirl34 - chooses #

Alana choose again....

I have so many irises some boxes have ones that I have so choosing a box with some I don't have. Sorry Alana

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 11, 2011 at 10:06PM
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poisondartfrog

No problem Shirley, that's part of the fun!
I guess I go now?
If so I will choose box 2, Shirley's.
Alana

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 6:01AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

And I see the games have begun :)

Okay so here's where we are:

karen/ kalena67 - chooses #5
alana/ poisondartfrog - chooses #2
suzanne/hibiscusfan - chooses #
shirley/ brittneysgran - chooses #3 (stolen 1x)
vina/flowergirl34 - chooses #4 (stolen 1x)

Sorry!! Suzanne I'm stealing box #4, your up again. :)

Off to the zoo today...will check back in later.

Have fun!
vina

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 8:28AM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

I'll take box #1 as I have a pond and always wanted Black Gamecock. I almost took it the first time but I think I already have Grapesicle. I'm off to Michigan for a week to go fishing, swimming and visiting some greenhouses. Hope I'm not broke when I get back.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 9:21AM
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kalena67

I am next? I will keep my box, #5. :0) I still keep looking up the Irises being offered! It is so hard do decide!

Have fun in Michigan Suzanne!
Vina, enjoy the Zoo!

Alana & Shirley, I hope both of you have a wonderful day too!

We have are re-shingling the roof this week end, so I will be busy making sure the hungry helpers have lots of food to eat! (But I won't be too busy to check in here!) Our day looks rainy :( Not what we wanted! Hopefully it will miss us.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 9:39AM
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poisondartfrog

A road trip for Suzanne-take care!
Vina, enjoy the Zoo!!
So, are we finished? Someone help the ditzy one out here, please.
Alana

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 3:26PM
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brittneysgran

Yes it looks like this is the sending order.
Karen sends to Shirley
Alana sends to Vina
Suzanne sends to Karen
Shirley sends to Alana
Vina sends to Suzanne

Alana if you have any of the irises I listed please LMK and I can send others.
I have these I can send for replacements:
vibrations
sierra grande
silverado
loop the loop
serenity prayer
boysenberry buttercup
coloradorn
thornbird
carolina gold
dusky challenger
coloradorn
bye bye blues
fashion passion
corps de ballet

Vina if you ever get enough of sky hooks and alpine storm I would love to trade you for those.

Alana if you have enough of English Charm I am looking for that one again (mine died)

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 5:40PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Evening Everyone!

Thank you Shirley for keeping up with the list :0)

We had a great time at the zoo. They just finished the Asian Elephant exhibit. It looks wonderful! Terrific day!

Everybody's partnered up. Please email your partners and exchange addy's.

Suzanne, if you'd like something different than Grapesicle that's fine with me :)

I have available right now:
Casque D'or
Florentina
Cat's Eye
Cherry Pop
Kochii
Grandma's Purple Flag
Butterfly Wings
Color Carnival
Harvest of Memories
Indian Chief
Ola Kala
California Gold
Fiestaware Blue
Frank Adams
Violet Harmony
Before the Storm
Western Tradition
Wild Jasmine

Shirley, I do have Alpine Storm and Sky Hooks. Would you have any extra Boysenberry Buttercup and Serenity Prayer? And maybe as a backup Corps de Ballet~~~love this one too! :) Would love to do a trade.

Suzanne, If you would have an extra Night Owl I would love to do a trade with you too.

-....so many iris'....so little time....:)

Have a great night!
vina

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 7:23PM
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poisondartfrog

Shirley,
I have Boss Tweed. If you could sub with Corp de Ballet, that would be great! I will check on English Charm later this weekend when I work on Vina's box and if I have enough you will be welcome to a division.
Have a good weekend folks!
Alana

    Bookmark   August 12, 2011 at 7:42PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Hi Everyone! We got a laptop for the camper and I can post mwssages but don't know how to get e-mail yet.
Vina I have extra Night Owl and will look over your list and let you know if I want a replacement for Grapesicle. Before I left home I found a few more of my tags so will add to my have list when I get home later this week.
Everyone have a good week!
Suzanne

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 9:08PM
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kalena67

Suzanne, I sent you an email! Hope you are having fun vacationing! :)

We got our roof shingled, but poor hubby took a tumble off the roof, landed on his feet, but fractured his heel and has a sprain (same foot) So he is on crutches for 4-6 wks. *sigh* Thank goodness for awesome friends/family, who helped get things finished! Just hoping things heel well for hubby now.

Shirley, I will be mailing your Irises next week, probably Monday. :) Let me know if this doesn't work for you.

Have a great day everyone!
Karen

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 4:32PM
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poisondartfrog

Karen,
I am sorry about your husband, but glad he was not hurt worse.

Vina, your DC number is 9405503699300190579293.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 3:03PM
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brittneysgran

Karen - Next week is fine on shipping. I wish your DH a speedy recovery. Sure glad it was not worse either. I sent you an e-mail.

Alana - I plan to ship your irises Friday. I received English Charm today...thank you so much.

Vina - I will ship your irises for our trade Friday.

As I sit here typing I can hear a mouse in the living room...I am scared to death of mice. I hope he does not come down the hall and in here where I am at. Good Grief

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 10:48PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Hi everyone! Been so busy the last few days, sometimes I wonder where the time goes??? It seems like I wake up and before I know it...time for bed?

Alana, I mailed out your Quaker Lady on Tuesday. Hopefully, you'll be getting it today :) And my box is coming to me WOOHOO! :)

Karen, I hope your hubby feels better soon. That sounds like an awful fall.

Shirley, I'll mail your box tomorrow too. I have a bunch of iris to dig today, what's a few more, lol! :) Mice, they are so cute! My mom has the same fear. When I was little I saw her jump on a table once. Funniest thing ever!

I have been moving some of my beds around, splitting things, and just trying to get garden "organized". I think it is a futile attempt, but I must attempt none the less. I like having a place for everything and everything in its place...mother nature never agrees with me :) She's very willy nilly. I rarely disagree with her, I let the milkweeds grow where ever they find a place...I love monarch butterfly caterpillars. Sunflowers poke up EVERYWHERE...I feed the birds all winter...so I have a lot of sunflowers surprises come spring. I let them grow. Oxeye daisies are a weakness of mine, I just don't have the heart to rip them out. So they all re-seed and find homes where they can. But I must draw the line at Butterfly bushes. I must have 10 of them. 5 are Twilight...one of the most re-seeding butterfly bushes EVER! They grow anywhere they get a chance. I have so many baby butterfly bushes its crazy. I feel bad for ripping them out for the compost bin...but what else do you do with them? I even offered them on the gw exchange. ???Oh well.

It sounds like boxes should be arriving any day now. Please don't forget to post when they arrive. :)

Have a super Thursday!
vina

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 8:44AM
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kalena67

Thank you for the well wishes for my hubby. :)

Shirley, I received your email, and sent you one back. I'm still planning on digging your Irises this week end and mailing them on Monday.

Vina, weather permitting, I also plan on doing a lot of thinning, moving, and removing flowers in my two beds this week end. Some things have really taken over! It is going to be a chore, that is for sure!

I hope everyone is having a great day!
Karen

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 3:37PM
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poisondartfrog

Quaker Lady has arrived! Thanks Vina.

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 10:58AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Happy Sunday!

Alana, your Quaker Lady arrived for you and your box arrived for me :)
In my box was:
Artistic Dreams
English Charm
Ruffled Goddess
Los Coyotes
Red Hawk
Lady Friend
Coral Point
Heartbreak Hotel

All are planted and in there new homes :)
Thank you Alana for all the wonderful surprises!! :)

Have a great weekend everyone!
vina

    Bookmark   August 21, 2011 at 9:36AM
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kalena67

Hello everyone!

Shirley, I have a couple of hot days here, and thought it would be best to wait & mail your box later. I will have them mailed for sure by the end of this week. Sending you an email!

Suzanne, I received your package yesterday!
In it was:
Batik
Bountiful Harvest
Champagne Elegance
Night Owl
Mother Earth
Love The Sun
and 5 surprise Iris! :)(lost tags) I love surprises!!

Thank you so much!
Karen

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 1:50PM
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poisondartfrog

I just got home and found a wonderful box of Iris from Shirley waiting for me!
She sent:
Eden's Starship (another Iris ensata-thanks!!!)
Spring Peeper- I know just where he's going to live!
Chevalier de Malte
Corp de Ballet
Spinning Wheel
Sotto Voce
Freckled Geisha
Jennifer Rebecca

I love them all! Thank you Shirley!
Alana

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 8:14PM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Evening everyone!

Shirley, your super awesome side swap has arrived and is planted! :) Thank you so much for everything!
I even put in a new 'quickie' bed for them. It's 8ft wide and 15ft. long. I'm making it to HOPEFULLY look like a patchwork quilt when it flowers. Squares everywhere :)

Everyone's boxes sound wonderful! I keep checking on the names of some and mentally adding them my really, really long list.

Have a great night!
vina

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 8:50PM
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brittneysgran

Alana & Vina - Glad your irises arrived. New irises for us next year. Yeah

Vina - I received your iris box as well. Goodness I have never seen such big iris rhizomes. What kind of soil do you have? I have been adding river sand to my beds and it helps some. Red clay is not the best for irises I know. I have been tempted to bring some dirt, from the Church I attend, home. The irises I planted there are close to the size of yours. I just told a friend of mine the irises love that soil.

Karen - I received your e-mail and whenever you can ship is fine with me.

We have some cooler weather this week and it feels wonderful. Fall is not that far off.

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 9:40PM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

If anyone has any red or near red iris to spare I would love to have a start for trade of something I have or postage. Thanks Suzanne

    Bookmark   August 24, 2011 at 10:03AM
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Hi everyone! Happy Friday!!!

Shirley, so glad they made it :)...and the secret in the soil is...ready...wait for it...wait for it...cow pooh! Yup, cow pooh that is at least 3 years old, so it won't burn the roots. I actually mix it with mulch and dirt, like a dirt smoothie. Works fantastic! and...since its old NO SMELL! There is a mulch store around here that actually sells something very similar to what I have been using for years. I've tried it and that stuff works great too. And best of all, I don't have to do any of the mixing. :)

I also split my iris' about every year (or every other). I have a bunch of them so the foliage is a big part of my gardens once they are done flowering. And the nicer it stays the better my beds look. :)

Suzanne, your box actually went out yesterday. And I totally forgot, until I got home, that I was suppose to put a del. confirmation on it. I am so sorry! that I forgot. The hostess probably shouldn't be forgetting her own rules, lol! :) Hopefully, you'll be getting them Saturday. Hope you having fun camping.

Karen, if you having as much of a crazy time as I am I feel for you! I have decided with to completely dig out my entire back of the house flowerbed and re-plant everything. This be is 15 feet wide and 46 feet long...I think I have officially lost my mind! But, things are poking and starting all over the place and I need more organization than the craziness that has taken over. Besides, I got a new glider for my birthday from my MIL and it needs a nice new home :)

DH and the kiddos got me a stone bench for the pond and a new bird bath, which is over in my new daylily bed around the pool. :)

I also realized that I need to update the pics on my GW page. They are over 2 years old. My BIL put them on there for me, there is no way I could ever figure that out. Maybe I can sweet talk him with some lasagna and garlic bread to give me an update on my page :)

Have a super day everyone!
vina

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 7:41AM
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kalena67

Hi Everyone!

Shirley, your box went out this afternoon. I have a DC#, but not with me at the moment, will post it tomorrow. :0)

Vina, I have 2 round beds, about 15 ft across each. Not the biggest beds, but I let things get away from me (agastache, rudbeckias, etc.) and ended up getting rid of it to start over. I've only got one bed started. Will till it on Sunday, and move a few things around. I dug all of my Irises today, cleaned them, and divided the rhizomes, trimmed the foliage. Will re-plant them Sunday. I also want to get a good start in the other bed (cleaning it out & tilling it) and my daylilys will go into that bed. I'm also keeping plants like sedums, some penstemon, my lilies, and a few other things. It is work, that is for sure, but it will be worth it in the next couple of years! Your bed is huge!! A lot of work! I'll have to look at your pics again before you change them!

Have a good day all!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 9:53PM
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kalena67

Here is the DC# 0310 1230 0001 9096 9675

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 1:04AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Happy Monday!

Just thought I would update this and try to stay organized :)

Only 2 more boxes need to be received and this swap is complete!

SENT AND REC'D :0)
Karen sends to Shirley ***SENT***
Alana sends to Vina ***SENT***REC'D***
Suzanne sends to Karen ***SENT***REC'D***
Shirley sends to Alana ***SENT***REC'D***
Vina sends to Suzanne ***SENT***

I had such fun with this swap and I hope you guys did too. I would love to do this next year...my iris addiction knows no bounds, lol!

Happy Planting!
vina

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 9:08AM
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hibiscusfan zone5-Northwest Ohio(5 northwest Ohio)

Hi Everybody!
I hope everyone is having fun playing in the dirt.

Karen, I hope your DH is healing well and getting along OK.

Vina, I received your box today, in it was:
Louisiana Black Gamecock
Frank Adams
Sky Hawks
Tropical Butterfly
Butterfly Wings
Before The Storm
Alpine Storm
Cherry Pop
Cats Eye

Thanks Vina for my box and side trade. Now out to plant.

Suzanne

    Bookmark   August 29, 2011 at 1:44PM
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brittneysgran

Vina-Looking forward to another swap as fun as this one. You did a wonderful job hosting.

I received my awesome box from Karen.

I received:
Chasing Rainbows
Trillion
Fogbound
Timescape
Kiss of Kisses
Yosemite Nights
Just Do It
Hi There Gorgeous
Most Stunning

Thanks Karen.

Shirley

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 10:28PM
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kalena67

You are welcome Shirley!

Vina, I also enjoyed this swap, and look forward to another one!

Happy Gardening everyone!
Karen

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 10:04AM
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flowergirl34(5 Upstate NY)

Wow! Everyone is sent and received and I received my side swap box from Suzanne! LOVE SURPRISE IRIS :) Thank you so much!

I officially declare this swap OVER :0)...see you next year!
vina

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 9:40AM
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