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Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Posted by alisande Zone 4b (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 14, 08 at 14:05

My box from BlueJ came in today's mail, and I imagine over the next month or two plenty of other iris orders will arrive in your mailboxes. What did you order this year?

My box contained:

Ascent of Angels
Call Me Blue
Carriwitched
Carved Orange
Champagne Wishes
Dear Dorothy
Gene Machine
Gypsy Romance
High Point
Honky Tonk Blues
Midnight Fragrance
October Splendor
Orinoco Flow
Pinkness
Princess Kiss
Rinky-Dink
Ruth Porter Waring

If you have comments on any of these, I'd love to hear them!

Thanks,

Susan


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  • Posted by anjap Germany (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 14, 08 at 14:54

Orinoco flow is a good grower with beautiful blooms for me.
Anja


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Thanks, Anjagood to know! It really looks like a gorgeous iris in the catalog.


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I received mine recently that I picked out in person at the Iris Farm a while back.

I got
Baltic Star
Corn Harvest-rebloomer for the farmer
Dashing
Ermine Robe-bonus
Habit
Jurassic Park
Kevin's Theme(after seeing here on the forum)
Lover's Dream-bonus
Night Ruler
Royal Summer-rebloomer for the farmer-can't find a pic on the net...sigh
Saturday Night Live
Tempting Fate
and an additional dark purple as a bonus.

Might anyone have a pic of Royal Summer?

My Orinoco Flow which was a first time bloom for me this year.

I recently took a gander at the Pricing list I brought home, and see that there are many rebloomers listed. I think I might have to place another order right quick just for some of the many rebloomers. She had told me that the ones listed as rebloomers had all reliably rebloomed for her.

Sue


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Some of yours are fragrant, Sue. A nice quality.

Royal Summer is elusive on the Net. You'll have to post a picture of yours when it blooms.

Nice shot of Orinoco Flow. It certainly is stitched, isn't it?


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It certainly is stitched, isn't it?
Being fairly new to collecting a variety of irises, I had never heard the term stitched before. In looking at the pic though, I certainly do see the stitching.

I picked out Royal Summer from the price list, and did not get to see it in person. The description says...Applegate 1970-TB 40"-e m re-deep purple self, yellow beard.

I'm sure I'll love it...especially when I see it repeating in Aug, Sept, Oct, or even Nov, as I have occasionally seen other rebloomers here before. Love those reblooming surprises!

Sue


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What a lovely list! I only just fell in love with iris last year and have gone bonkers ordering them this year! I guess you could say that when I fall in love ---I fall hard! :) I came close to ordering Ascent of Angels and also Pinkness---like you I did order Honky Tonk Blues. Couldn't resist the shadings on it! My order hasn't come yet but I can't wait! The rest of my list is: Jennifer Rebecca, Amethyst Flame, Aplomb, Sea Power, Stairway to Heaven, Pond Lily, Maria Tormena, Dusky Challenger, Sultry Mood, Victoria Falls, Ride the Wind, Beautiful Vision, Monet's Blue, Harvest of Memories, Batik, Lacy Snowflake, Brazilian Holiday, Crowned Heads, and Edith Wolford.

Am LOVING iris this year!!!
Aunt Lou


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Love your enthusiasm, Aunt Lou. I share it. Gardening can be exciting!

I think Honky Tonk Blues has been mentioned several times on this forum. I'm looking forward to seeing it in my garden. Of your list, Stairway to Heaven, Dusky Challenger, and Edith Wolford are on my wish list. I'll have to look up some of the others.

I find that I sometimes choose for the name alone if it has special meaning to me. And I often check out fragrant irises first. Love their scents!

Have fun with your order!

Susan


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I've received my package from Snowpeak of beautiful, healthy rhizomes:

Artful Tradition sdb
Bal Masque
Beyond Dreams
Bronze Peacock
Calico Cat
Casual Elegance
Anvil of Darkness
Elmer's Web
Enchanter
Eye of Newt sdb
Gizmo the Gremlin sdb
House of Orange
Misty Ridge
Oasis Sunset
Pane E Vino
Pheasant Feathers
Twirl the Kilt
Drinks at Sunset
Power Woman

Now I just have to battle the ticks and mosquitos to get the new bed finished!

Neil


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Nice list, Neil! I hadn't heard of Snowpeak, and had fun looking up your irises.

Misty Ridge has those muted shades I'm often drawn to . . . and "pronounced sweet fragrance" is one of my favorite phrases.

I predict that Bronze Peacock is going to be a stunner in your garden.

I wanted to check out Pane E Vino, but it's missing. I'm guessing it sold out. Ditto Drinks at Sunset. Cool name!

Oh, but Power Woman was very much there. Fabulous color! I gather the newer the iris, the higher the price? And are you the "dear man" it was introduced for, by any chance?

I think Twirl the Kilt was well named. It'll be showy for sure. And since my middle name is Campbell, it's now on my list.

Thanks for sharing. Good luck with those ticks and mosquitos!

Susan


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Susan, Neil Mogensen (sp?) was a longtime member of this forum who contributed greatly. Power Woman was to be his latest introduction before he passed away. Power Woman will bring fond memories whenever we look at it.


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Thanks for letting me know. It's a beautiful iris, and I can see that it will have great meaning to many.


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Next year the last two of Neil's will be introduced, and I was privilaged enough to be allowed to name them. Neil's Choice and Neil's Faith...each very special for a very special man.

He is greatly missed

Denise


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Hi,I have been lurking here awhile caught the iris bug from you guys. I will be selling my home and moving this year so I limited my ordering to the following must haves. Isn,t it something, american classic, blutigue, millennium falcon, chareston, balmaque. bountiful harvest, dragons fancy ,fancystuff, about town, i feel good ae gean wind, fine wine. All should be arriving from Schreiners in august. I hope they send big healthy plants.


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I hope the iris you received were larger rizhomes than the ones I received from Blue J and Winterberry. I think the AIS should not list these as acceptable sources until they start sending blooming size rizhomes.
Grandpa 7


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  • Posted by kprp 7a (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 25, 08 at 13:16

I got my box from Mid-America two days ago and am madly digging a new bed (fighting clay and hacking out tree roots, ugggg!) and am SO far behind!

Usually I make myself wait to order until I have the beds dug. oh well, I'll get it done.

I ordered several small irises, stardard dwarfs, borders, miniatures, intermediates and don't remember their names other than Color My World.

I ordered Tom Johnson's tall bearded "Disguise" a new intro in 2006 that was DEVESTATINGLY mysterious and smokey when I saw it in the Missouri Botanical Gardens. I have a Gothic garden area where I grow dark and witchy things but that area is shady and most iris don't do well there, otherwise "Disguise" would be perect in that spot.

One person has "Sea Power" on their list. It bloomed new for me this year, wow, it was stunning. And also it was at the end of the season so that's nice to have such a powerful iris leap out near the end. This was a fabulous bloom season here and so when "Sea Power" popped out it was almot TOO mcuh,. I was worn out with iris bloom this year, ha ha!

And to the person who ordered Kevin's Theme, I hope that you love it as much as I do. IT has been a strong and valient bloomer for me, even in places where it gets too much shade. When I put it in full sun and give it a little attention (good soil and nutrients) it leaps up and grows like crazy. I had Kevin's Theme talks that were 1.5" in diameter.

Good luck to all! Lovely choiceS!


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Gee, BlueJ is the only place I've ever ordered from (not counting a couple of small Schreiner's orders years ago), and I've been perfectly happy with them. In my first order of 20 or so iris, most, possibly all, bloomed their first year.

I can see where those who can afford it might not hesitate to pay more to get larger rhizomes, but to me cost was a factor, and BlueJ's prices are excellent.


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I received my first Irises from BlueJ and Malevil a couple of weeks ago.

From BlueJ:

Alpenview TB
Announcement-2 TB
Brazilian Holiday TB
By Design TB
Delirium-(1+1)IB
Dynamite TB
Elizabethan Age TB
Enjoy The Party-2 TB
Fatal Attraction TB
Florence Dayton-2TB
Fogbound TB
Full Figured TB
Hoptoit TB
Idol-2TB
Minneola BB
Natural Blond TB
Nordica TB
Ocelot-2 TB
Opposing Forces-2 TB
Ozark Rebounder TB
Ripple Effect TB
Royal Sterling TB
Secretary-2 TB
Silverado TB
Sky King Returns TB
Slovak Prince TB
Sopra IL Vulcano BB
Supreme Sultan TB
True Spirit TB
Winning Edge TB
Wintry Sky

From Malevil:

CARNIVAL RIDE
CATS EYE
Chimney soot
CRYSTAL CARPET
DECADENCE
FEELINGS
Carnival Ride
HIGH MASTER
LOUISA'S SONG
MACHISMO
Panther
PENNANT FEVER
PIRATE AHOY
Prague
UNDERCURRENT

I am new to Irises, but not new to gardening. I have to say that rhizomes I got from Malevil are bigger and look healthier than BlueJ ones. BlueJ's prices and selection are unbeatable of course.


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Oooh, I'll have to look some of these up. You'll be busy, Alina!

Here's a picture of my Silverado from BlueJ. Beautiful iris.


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Yeah, I got a little greedy :o) Irises are so unexpensive compared to other plants I love... I ordered many similar looking varieties (like Alpenview/Wintry Sky/Ripple Effect) because I did not find any info about differences in their look and performance. I am planning to keep only one from every such group after seeing their blooms in person in my garden.
I already potted most of them (following an advice from this forum). I will plant them in the garden in September.
Great picture, thanks Alisande!


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Grandpa7, the rhizomes from Blue J may be smaller, but they are perfect for midwestern gardens. I have ordered from them several times, and they grow better than the fat moist rhizomes I get from west coast sellers. The west coast ones lose moisture and shrivel to the same size as BlueJ's here in our dry heat. BlueJ's DO bloom the first year. I wish I had gotten another order in this year.
Cindi


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My order from Schreiners arrived last week. They are huge and healthy looking . I am very pleased with them and will order again next year. You guys must have been me to blue iris they were sold out of just about everything that I wanted so I will be ordering early from them next year.


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Grandpa7,

Define "blooming size rhizomes." This means many things to many people depending on where you live. I would imagine that in Georgia, where the growing season is a lot longer than in Nebraska, where Blue J resides, and West Virginia, where Winterberry resides, that you might be able to grow large rhizomes like the west perhaps. Living in a climate similar to theirs, I can attest that I've gotten blooms from rhizomes the size of West Coast Iris, as well as Iris rhizomes the size of a diameter of a quarter, and both are equally nice. Just because they cannot physically grow large iris like our West Coast counterparts does not mean that they should be removed from the AIS links of "acceptable sources." Quite the contrary, Don and Ginny Spoon of Winterberry Gardens have put out amazing cultivars. MY GINNY was even a runner up to the Wister Medal. They must be doing something right.

Anyways, back to the topic. What DID I order this year?...let's see...excluding replacement rhizomes, I got:

ANGEL IRIS FARM
TB CASBAH Keppel 1981
TB COSMOPOLITAN Hamblen 1972
TB CUP OF COCOA Plough 1982
TB DIXIE DARLING Schreiner 1977
TB GUITAR COUNTRY Plough 1971
TB HAUNTING MUSIC Moores 1980
TB LADY DAWN Plough 1973
TB SATURNALIA Hager 1982
TB SMOKE RINGS Gibson 1971
TB SPIRIT RAISER Schreiner 1979
TB STRANGE MAGIC Plough 1969
BB TECATE Corlew 1968

BLUE J IRIS
TB AT SUNDOWN Schreiner 1979
TB BACK IN BLACK Schreiner 1986
TB BRIGADIER Schreiner 1983
TB CARNIVAL SONG Schreiner 1994
TB CORAL BUTTE Plough 1965
TB CRACKEN Schreiner 1974
TB CROWN STERLING Moldovan 1972
TB DOVER BEACH Nearpass 1972
TB EAST INDIAN SPICE Gibson 1997
TB GRAND PRIX Schreiner 1989
TB GREEN EYED LADY Plough 1973
TB IN ORBIT Gibson 1963
TB LADY MADONNA Schreiner 1984
IB LOW RIDER Plough 1977
TB MAN FROM RIO Schreiner 1983
TB METROPOLITAN Nelson, J. 1978
TB MILESTONE Plough 1965
TB MISTY LADY Sides 1994
TB MOUNTAIN ECHO Schreiner 1997
TB NEW TOMORROW Sexton 1981
TB OCEAN SHORES Plough 1967
TB OUTRAGEOUS FORTUNE Schreiner 1989
TB PALO PINTO Moores 1982
TB RED TANGO Wells 1956
TB RIO DE ORO Plough 1983
TB RIVER HAWK Plough 1979
TB SANDS OF GOLD Plough 1972
TB SANTANA Keppel 1978
TB SKYFIRE Schreiner 1980
TB SNOW MOUND Schreiner 1976
TB SOFT JAZZ Schreiner 1982
TB SOMBRERO WAY Schreiner 1996
TB SOSTENIQUE Blyth, B. 1975
TB TOUCH UP Schreiner 1979
TB VANDAL SPIRIT Schreiner 1988
TB VATICAN PURPLE Whiting 1943
TB WARLOCK El Dorado 1964

BROOKS GARDENS
IB BEEBOP Plough 1965
TB CHIEF MOSES Plough 1968
TB CYNTHIA ANN PARKER Whiting 1946
TB GOSSAMER STEEL Tompkins 1969
SDB LADY Warburton 1969
TB PINK CLOVER Whiting 1955
TB ROSE PARADE Urlich 1955
SDB RUSSET DOT Roberts, E. 1966
SDB SPRING SALUTE Torkelson 1972
TB STORMY SKIES Plough 1953
TB ZULU WARRIOR Craig, T. 1954

C and T IRIS PATCH
TB BURNT OFFERING Moores 1976
TB CALICO RUFFLES Moores 1992
IB CHATTERBOX Schreiner 1978
TB DANTE'S INFERNO Moores 1979
TB DESIDERATA Moores 1981
TB DIME SPOT Moores 1985
TB EVENING MAGIC Schreiner 1990
TB FALL SPOTLIGHT Moores 1992
TB LAKE REPRISE Moores 1990
TB MALAYSIA Ghio 1976
TB MOST PRECIOUS Plough 1966
SDB ON FIRE McClintok 1980
TB PEACH REPRISE Moores 1981
TB PEPPER BLEND Moores 1977
TB PINK REPRISE Moores 1991
TB TASTE THE WINE Plough 1979
TB TIDE'S IN Schreiner 1983
TB VAUDEVILLE Keppel 1969
TB WEDDING CANDLES Schreiner 1982

CHUCK CHAMPMAN IRIS
SDB DRAMBUIE Willott, A & D 1986
SDB FROSTED OLIVES Jones, B. 1977
SDB GEAUGA LAKE Willott, A & D 1985
SDB GREEN WAVES Albers 1995
SDB JUNGLE FANTASY Willott, A & D 1986
SDB KNOTTY PINE Goett 1961
SDB TANTARA Ensminger 1982

DAYLILY HAVEN IRIS GARDENS
TB FASHION ARTISTE Schreiner 1984
SDB FIRE ONE Plough 1979
TB INTO THE NIGHT Schreiner 1989
TB MASTER TOUCH Schreiner 1980
TB RUFFLED SURPRISE Rudolph 1980
TB URIAH THE HITTITE Miller, B. 1979

EXLINE IRIS GARDENS
TB BAVARIAN CREAM Plough 1978
TB BAZAAR Schreiner 1955
TB BLUE WARBLER Tucker 1969
TB CARAMBA Keppel 1975
TB DRURY LANE Gaulter 1978
TB EXOTIC FLARE Plough 1976
TB FATHER RIGNEY Brother Charles 1956
TB FRAGRANT CLOUD Varner, S. 1978
TB JAKARTA Plough 1967
TB JAVA DOVE Plough 1964
TB KISS OF LEMON Plough 1967
SDB LILLIPINKPUT Douglas 1960
TB MEXICAN FIESTA Lyell 1948
TB RADIANT SUMMER Schreiner 1978
TB REVOLUTION Anfosso 1989
TB RIO VISTA Brown, B. 1977
TB TILLAMOOK Schreiner 1961
TB TOMOKO Nelson, R. 1989

HIPS RHIZOME SALE
SDB LILLI-VAR Welch 1960
SDB SKY TORCH Peterson 1963
TB SYLVAN STREAM Schreiner 1961
SDB TOMINGO Roberts, E. 1969

HORNBAKER GARDENS
TB EMBASSADORA Blyth, B. 1978
TB FABRIQUE Plough 1974
TB FIERY CHARIOT Schreiner 1984
TB HERITAGE LACE Schreiner 1986
TB MAGIC CANDLE Meek 1976
TB PARIS KISS Blyth, B. 1983
TB ROYAL REGENCY Schreiner 1977
TB SEA OF JOY Schreiner 1985

LAKESIDE GARDENS
TB ANOTHER WORLD Plough 1974
TB BEYOND Gibson 1979
TB BIG RED Randolph 1958
TB BOUNTY HUNTER Plough 1975
TB CABLE CAR Luihn 1982
TB CARVED JADE Lyon 1960
TB CASA GRANDE Gibson 1963
TB CITYSCAPE Schreiner 1997
TB IMPRIMIS Blyth, B. 1992
TB INTERPOL Plough 1973
TB MAHALO Ghio 1966
TB PUNCHLINE Plough 1968
TB SABER DANCE Brown, O. 1970
TB SAMURAI WARRIOR Schreiner 1981
SDB SEASTONE Sutton 2000
TB TOURISTA DeForest 1960

LEONINE IRIS
AB ARIL REVERIE Moores 1990
SDB BEDFORD LILAC Jones, B. 1991
SDB COTTON BLOSSOM Jones, B. 1970
MTB FAKIR'S FIRE Guild 1980
SDB PATH OF GOLD Hodson 1941
SDB PLUM LUCKY Lankow 1994
SDB REAL COQUETTE Blyth, B. 1976

LONG'S GARDENS
SDB BLUE LINE Jones, B. 1987
SDB MYSTIC SYMBOL Plough 1974
SDB PINE FROST Plough 1979
IB SPRING BONNET Plough 1976

NEWPORT NATURALS AT SPRUCE CORNER
TB CHARCOAL Plough 1969
TB FARAWAY BLUE Plough 1981
SDB FLIRTY MARY Rawdon 1977
BB GEMINI Knopf 1966
TB HONEST PLEASURE Plough 1979
IB KONTIKI Plough 1966
TB LIKELY STORY Plough 1982
TB MISSION RIDGE Plough 1973
SDB MYRA Greenlee 1966
TB NIGHT OUT Plough 1971
SDB OLIVE ACCENT Brown, A. 1972
TB PINK CHEER Plough 1969
TB QUIET ISLE Plough 1972
TB RAIN SHADOW Plough 1971
TB RAINY PASS Plough 1978
TB REVA Plough 1974
SDB ROUSTABOUT Brown, A. 1976
TB SADDLE SHOES Plough 1971
TB THAI SILK Smith, C & K 1970
TB TOUCH OF SPICE Plough 1973

SCHREINER'S IRIS GARDENS
TB CAPITAL CITY JAZZ Schreiner 1997
TB CHANGE OF PACE Schreiner 1991
TB COASTAL MIST Schreiner 1998
TB FOOTLOOSE Schreiner 1993
SDB GENTLE GRACE Boushay 1979
TB HARVEST KING Schreiner 1990
TB HIGH STAKES Schreiner 1999
TB IN THE MOOD Schreiner 1994
TB KENTUCKY WOMAN Schreiner 1997
SDB LITTLE DREAM Schreiner 1970
SDB MISTER ROBERTS Willott, A & D 1975
SDB OPEN SKY Warburton 1971
TB SKYLARK'S SONG Schreiner 1996
MDB SLEEPY TIME Schreiner 1987
SDB STITCH WITCH Willott, A & D 1975
TB SWAZI PRINCESS Schreiner 1978
TB TITAN'S GLORY Schreiner 1981
SDB TRULY Warburton 1978
MDB VELVET TOY Dunbar-Sindt 1972
TB WILD FRONTIER Schreiner 1999

SNOWPEAK IRIS AND DAYLILIES
SDB CANDY DANCER Mendenhall 2008
IB LATINO Keppel 2005
SDB MAMBO Blyth, B. 2004
TB POWER WOMAN Mogensen 2008
TB TRADE SECRET Keppel 2003
TB VENETIAN GLASS Keppel 2003

SUPERSTITION IRIS GARDENS
TB BEWITCHMENT Ghio 2004
TB FLYING DOWN TO RIO Moores 2006
TB FUNTASTIC Plough 1978
TB GAY PAL Plough 1959
TB GOLDEN PANTHER Tasco 2000
IB MARIPOSA WIZARD Tasco 2005
TB MINIVER ROSE Moores 2007
TB PANSY PARADE Moores 2005
TB TEMPORAL ANOMALY Tasco 2007
TB TOUCH OF HEAVEN DeRose 2004

TENNESSEE STATE IRIS GARDENS
TB ART FAIRE Schreiner 1993
TB BABY FACE Mohr, K. 1977
TB CHARM BRACELET Schreiner 1984
TB COPPER MOUNTAIN Schreiner 1978
TB FORMOSA SPRING Moldovan 1978
TB LACKAWANNA Burseen 1999

THE IRIS FARM
TB CAYENNE PEPPER Schreiner 1986
TB DELPHI Shoop 1980
TB DREAM LOVER Tams 1971
SDB GIGGLEPOT Blyth, L. 1980
TB GLAZED ORANGE Schreiner 1969
BB ORACLE Ghio 1971
TB PERFECT INTERLUDE Schreiner 1984
TB POLAR SEAS Keppel 1987
TB PREMONITION Ghio 1979

WANDA REZAC IRIS
TB ARROYO Schreiner 1974
TB AUTUMN ACCENT Schreiner 1996
TB BOHEMIAN Schreiner 1988
TB BOLD HOUR Schreiner 1975
TB BUTTERSCOTCH BRONZE Schreiner 1976
TB CALYPSO BAY Schreiner 1974
TB CAPE TOWN Gaulter 1967
TB CLOTH OF GOLD Whiting 1945
TB COLOR SPREE Carlson 1965
TB COPPER NUGGET Schreiner 1980
TB FOLLOW THE SUN Plough 1977
TB GRAND ENTRANCE Schreiner 1973
TB HARD RAIN Plough 1978
TB HULA GIRL Shoop 1981
TB LEISURE DAY Schreiner 1975
TB MARIACHI Plough 1969
TB MYSTERY TIME Plough 1978
TB ORIENTAL ETCHING Rudolph 1980
TB PEACEFUL WATERS Schreiner 1988
TB RED JADE Plough 1972
TB ROYAL ALLURE Plough 1977
TB RUSHING STREAM Schreiner 1971
TB SAILOR'S DANCE Schreiner 1973
TB SAMITE Whiting 1952
TB SECRET SOCIETY Plough 1973
TB SHOWY DEVIL Plough 1976
TB SPANISH LEATHER Schreiner 1985
TB STARINA Schreiner 1974
TB SUAVE Schreiner 1980

WILD IRIS ROWS
TB GRECIAN SKIES Brown, O. 1984
TB MING DYNASTY Moldovan 1970
TB STARTLER Schreiner 1978
TB WAYSIDE'S JOY Schreiner 1993

WILDWOOD GARDENS
TB BRIGADOON Tompkins 1955
TB EARTHENWARE Plotner 1990
IB LITTLE IDOL Plough 1978
TB NEVADA SMOKE Plotner 1989
TB NORMANDY BAY Plotner 1990
TB PIRATE'S QUEST Schreiner 1992
MDB PLIC SAND Dalgaard-Hanson 1978
TB SLIGHT ACCENT Plotner 1994
MTB TODD Dunderman 1995
TB TRUDY Tompkins 1964
TB UNDERSTUDY Tompkins 1986

WOODLAND IRIS GARDENS
TB BORDELLO Roberts, E. 1977
TB DANGEROUS MOOD Schreiner 2004
TB FIESTA IN BLUE Schreiner 2002
TB JUAN VALDEZ Maryott 1993
TB LOVELY SENORITA Schreiner 2002
TB MERITAGE Schreiner 2001
BB MISS SCARLET Moores 1980
TB PRIZE DRAWING Plough 1988
TB PURGATORY Moores 1987
TB SPIKED PUNCH Moores 1982
TB STRANGE BREW Schreiner 2002

Time to get back to digging.

Carlos


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Carlos, I'm speechless! Well, almost. You must have acres devoted to iris. How fabulous everything will look!

The only one from your long list that I have, and have photographed, is Samurai Warrior. Of course, given my track record here, it's always possible that I'll find out it's not Samurai Warrior. :-)

Iris Samurai Warrior


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Hi Alisande,

I wish I had acres, but I live in a city lot. My lawnmower is expecting early retirement. In regards to your photograph, it is not Samurai Warrior, as Samurai Warrior has a self beard, meaning the beard has the same color as the standards and falls.

On the upside, whatever you have looks really unique. I for one, have never seen a red iris with what looks like pinkish white beard on my computer screen. I wish I knew what name that was...I would get that, even if it's a NoID.

Carlos
Brighton Park Iris


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Well, that figures! LOL I'm batting a thousand.

Thanks, Carlos! I know I ordered it from BlueJ in 2005, so if I go through that list . . . That is, if I can find that list . . .


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I ordered from Mid America, Superstition and Napa this year. I've been really happy with these three. And then I always pick things up from my local iris society. 60-65 rhizomes altogether. And I actually bought a few intros this year!

This year was painful though. Although I bought a bunch of medians, thinking I'd fit more iris in my limited space, the sad fact is that for every new iris I planted, I had to bid an old friend good-bye. There just isn't another place to put anything.

I dug a lot of things for the iris society sale, but once all the rhizomes arrived, I realized I needed to dig up more. It was so sad!!

Good bye, Daughter of Stars! Sayonara, Celestial Explosion! Bon voyage, Seapower! Avast, Hook! I spent months waiting for these guys to arrive, and more months waiting for them to bloom, and now I have gone totally fickle and replaced them.

Carlos, you must have a huge lot. I can't imagine a lot in my city big enough to handle just your new additions!


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I am with you Terry. Fortunately I was able to just half the size of the clump of a lot of old favorites instead. (Daughter of Stars being one of them) My order was about half the size of former years. The torture for me was visiting these gardens and seeing beautiful iris that I wanted but knowing something would have to go.


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Well, because I'm in Alabama, they were kind enough to wait to ship (Schreiner's) until mid-September, but I'm getting:
Aegean World
Beautiful Vision
Edith Wolford
Night Rider
Oktoberfest
Overjoyed
Play With Fire
Poem of Ectasy
Ringo
Sultry Mood
Fine Wine
Autumn Tryst
Classic Look
Designing Woman
Safari Sunset
Celebration Song
Jurrassic Park
Sheer Ecstasy
War Chief
Ladyfriend
Sentimental Rose
Perpetual Joy
Bold Fashion
Apolladurus
China Dragon
Cranberry Ice
Diabolique
Good Vibrations
Gypsy Romance
Jazz Festival
Jazzed Up
Lovely Senorita
Oh Jamica
Open Sea
Paul Black
Warrior King

I had knee surgery and could do little but sit at the computer. Well obviously I managed to spend some money while I was at it. I will be impatiently waiting to see which ones of these will grow in my part of the country. I had a few real beauties last year, so that did it. I can't wait.
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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

  • Posted by eaj09 8b Coastal VA (My Page) on
    Sun, Aug 10, 08 at 18:24

Alisande,

I recognize you from the rose forum and it's neat seeing you post here.

Irises are another passion of mine and I had no idea there were SO MANY other iris vendors out there other than Suttons and Schreiners! I am a LONG-TIME loyal customer of Suttons and thought they were inexpensive, but then I checked out BlueJ at everyone's enabling and found some GORGEOUS space-agers and streaked ones that I MUST HAVE. As it is way too late for Blue J, I will have to control myself until next year. I noticed Blue J's home page, with it's Do's and Don't Lists, a little bit of a turn-off, though. They only made things more confusing for me with all those rules, and personally I don't think it's good marketing, but perhaps they rely on experienced iris collectors instead of newbies. After all, I will definitely order from them next year!

I may have missed it, but I didn't find anyone mentioning Suttons Iris. What do you guys think of this vendor? Maybe too $$? Please let me know!

Did anyone take advantage of Suttons' 1/2 price sale that is good until 8/23? I had a standing order since March with them, but then this list came out and I put a bunch more on there. I racked up another $100 worth of sale irises, in addition to the existing $150 regular priced. I purchased their Silver Anniversary Median Bearded Collection that included Pokemon and Tiramasu. I also bought Splat. Those are the only ones that stand out in an order of 50+ plants...


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

I have never ordered from Sutton's. They look like a nice company, but they never offer what I'm looking for and most of their selection you can find somewhere else and probably for cheaper.

Carlos


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Hi, eaj - That's a major iris order! I hope you'll share lots of pictures.

I think the DO and DON'T stuff on BlueJ's home page is all about their new order form. Most sites accommodate electronic ordering, so I'm guessing some people tried to submit the form online, only to lose their order. I don't know why BlueJ has us print the form and mail it in witha check, but it certainly isn't difficult. They will take Paypal, too, but I'm not sure how that works without electronic ordering. Or maybe electronic ordering does work if you pay with Paypal.

In any case, I think you'll enjoy ordering from them next year. Happy planting!


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

If you want to pay by PayPal for Blue J Iris, all you do is copy the order form page directly into your email (if it is HTML compatible), and send it to Blue J. They'll send you an invoice through Paypal.

I'm hoping for the day that most iris growers move to electronic payment, although that's shooting for the moon and stars. I swear that the only reason I have checks is to pay for Irises. I don't use them for anything else, lol.

Carlos


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

I ordered the following from Schreiner's:
Starship Enterprise
New Leaf
Lady Friend
Impressionist
Mexican Holiday
Fine Wine
Maid of Orange
Ruby Slippers
Happy Again
Delirium (In some photos it was too purple and not reddish like the Schreiner's photo so I traded it and got Beverly Sills)
I also ordered Alice Goodman, Immortality, and English Charm from Wild Iris Rows, but I will not get those for another week or so.
Winning Edge is going to be my final purchase, if I can find it! (Yeah, right. Final purchase...)


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Carlos, I am amazed at how many iris you have growing on a city lot. It must be a very large lot. You have many on those lists to add to your Schreiner's collection. I also see that you have a large number of Walter Moores iris. I am also a collection of Moores iris and also have a good collection of the older Schreiner's iris. I plan in the near future to get all my Schreiner's and Moores' iris into their own areas. Now they are growing in various iris areas. I have a collection of the Dykes Metal winners. At least I have something growing under all the names. I am not sure anyone knows the true ID of some of the older Dykes winners. I have several different older Dykes iris growing under the same name. I have 20 acres of which 14 could be used to grow iris if I need the space. I have several iris areas that may cover about 2 acres all together. I have several mass planting of older iris(Quaker Lady, New Snow, Wabash, Shah Jehan, Cardinal, Indian Chief). I started with iris 5 years ago and am just now getting enough material to arrange it into different gardens. Lee Mincy


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Autumn Echo
Almaden
Cheyenne Sunset
Melted Butter
Andalou
Blue Cheer
Cherub's Smile
Serene Moment
Bugles and Horns
Purple People Eater
Principles
Night Ruler

RE:
Orange Harvest
Miraposa Skies

Most are Blue J Iris, but also a few from Comanche Acres, and American Meadows.

I also have some seeds to plant. SBD, and TB

Next year I will get:
Huckleberry Fudge
Starship Enterprise
Dark Suited

So far... lol :)


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RE: Iris orders are arriving

Hi Lee,

I have a 40' x 125' lot. Standard city-sized lot. I'll post a few pictures when I'm done planting. Basically I plant my iris in rows, and at most, 8 inches apart, rather than the suggested 15 inches. I have to thin more often, but that's something I'll endure to grow a lot of iris.

I'll probably move out of the city when I retire, but that won't be till about 35 years from now...ha! By that time, most of the Iris I have now probably won't be available commercially. Best to start early when I can.

When all is said and done, I'll be growing approximately 500 of the 800 Schreiner introductions. I will also have a collection of about a 100 Plough introductions. As you've noticed, I also have a small collection of Walter Moores, along with Chet Tompkins, Agnes Whiting and James Gibson. I tend to collect Iris by hybridizer, rather than color for some reason, don't ask why...lol.

If you are trying to verify your older Dykes Medalists, you should contact the ID Chairperson of HIPS: Phil Edinger. His the master of identifying historic Iris.

Carlos


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Carlos, I also have most of my iris in rows. I have mine 42" apart so I can run my Troy-bilt horse tiller down the middles even after they have spread some. I also tend to collect by hybridizer. I have collections of Dr. Zurbrigg and Barry Blyth besides my Schreiners and Walter Moores collections. I have been retired since February of 2000 but only started with iris in late 2003. I have about 800 named iris and about 75 NOID. The number of NOIDs increases every year even though I usually ID a few I just get more bad IDs with each years purchases. I have bought a lot of iris from iris rescue sales of historics. I am trying to verify my Dykes collection by getting them from different sources. This is how I have discovered that there are different versions of some of the older Dykes in circulation. I bet you are the world's leader in Schreiner iris. I am sure you have more of Schreiner's iris than they do. Lee Mincy


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You all are truly impressive! This was my biggest iris order yet but it can't hold a candle to all y'all's! I have lots of old garden roses that have a heavy flush in May when the tall beardeds are blooming, so I ordered some blue and yellow TBs to balance all the white, pink, and red roses:

(Schreiner's)

Great America
Princesse Caroline de Monaco (she'll go in the bed of "Noble Ladies"--roses that are named after aristocratic women)
Blue Crusader
Blue Suede Shoes
Carolina Gold
Goodnight Moon
Babbling Brook
Blenheim Royal (also for the Noble Ladies' bed ;-) )
Full Tide

I'd love to see photos any of you have of these. :-)


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Lee: I might have more than Schreiner's themselves, but I don't have many of their recent millennium varieties. Most of the collection is from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Remontant: If you are looking for "Noble Ladies," you have to get Princess Beatrice. It's an old purplish-blue historic.

Carlos


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RE: Iris orders are arriving . . . what's in yours?

Thanks, Carlos! Off to look it up--sounds like she'd be quite at home with the others! :-)Do you have a favorite source for historic iris? They'd be quite fitting with my "old lady" roses.


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