Welcome Gardeners forum: Mit's Irises Sales
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I would like to introduce my friend Mit. He is an avid iris hybridizer. Many of you know him from his generous donations to the Newbee program on DG. His donation last year to the winners of the seed auction brought in thousands of seeds for that program. What you don't know is that in the past 4 years, he's donated over 3500 irises to newbies, community gardens, and a number of other good causes.
Both Stoney Creek Irises and Hidenbrandt's Iris Garden have offered his irises as part of their collections. Now we'd like for you to have the same opportunity. To make room for his new introductions he has 400 irises that need to moved.
Mit is a one man operation. This insures you the highest quality plants. All are dug, inspected and packed carefully by him. This also allows him to keep his price down. Once you see the quality of his plants and the price I'm sure you'll agree it's a rare opportunity to fill your beds with designer plants.
So let's go shopping.
Please when you order put Iris sale in the the subject line of your cmail.
We will not substitute without your permission. Should we be out of a plant, we will notify you as soon as possible, with suggested substitutions.
-Shipping and handling charges will be added to each purchase.
-Items can be combined to save on shipping. Due to PayPal fees all items will need to be paid for in one payment to qualify for combined shipping.
*The irises are different sizes these are approximate able to pack into one rate ...
approximately 20 to 25 in a large box,approximately 15 to 20 in a medium and
approximately 6 to 10 in a small.
Prices for these boxes are
small box $ 5.20
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-Orders should be placed with vendor through C-Mail.
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Thank You All Play Nice!!
Other place you can find Mit's Irises
The Iris in the post is Lingering Love
|Mid Summer's Eve|
|Just Teasing http://cubits.org/newbeeschat/thread/view_post/283566/
Gnu Generation http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/35115/
My Kayla http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/104235/
Double Your Fun http://www.wildwoodgardens.net/images/Bearded/IB/Double Your...
|Double your fun http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/100695|
Iris sale chat and help thread
|Green and Gifted|
|Rare find Sold out
Misty Lady sold out
|Susan has shared such great directions!!
Jun 27, 2010 6:05 PM EDT
Charley's Girl Too/ HeHaw, HeHaw
The best time to plant and transplant rhizomatous iris is late July through September. Iris loves the heat and drier weather of summer and the summer dividing will reduce the incidence of bacterial soft rot. Most rhizomatous iris should be divided every three to five years. If your iris patch is producing very few flowers, it's time to divide and conquer.
When transplanting iris, first cut back the leaves to about one third of their height. Lift the entire clump with a spade or digging fork. Use a sharp knife to separate the rhizomes. Dip the knife in ten percent bleach after each cut. The new transplants should have a firm rhizome with roots and a fan of leaves. Remove and discard the old rhizomes and only replant the younger smaller rhizomes that grow off of the older stems.
Iris appreciates a sunny well-drained garden spot. When planting iris, dig a hole about five inches deep. Build a small mound in the middle of the hole. Place the rhizome firmly on top of the mound and let the roots fall down the mound. Cover the roots with soil so the rhizome is just slightly exposed. Do not plant the rhizome too deep or it may rot. Generally iris are planted 18-24 inches apart in groups of three to seven sections of one variety. Usually the rhizomes are planted so the leaf fans face in one direction.
While dividing the rhizomes be sure to inspect them for soft rot and iris borer. Iris borer is the worst insect problem irises ever get. The adult iris borer is a brownish moth. She lays her eggs in fall on the iris leaves. The eggs overwinter and hatch into caterpillars during April and May. The caterpillars first bore into the iris leaves. By the end of July the caterpillars move into the rhizomes to eat and mature. In early August the caterpillars move from the rhizome to the soil to pupate into a moth.
When dividing iris, the iris borer will be a mature pink caterpillar inside the rhizome. The rhizome may look fine until your fingers push through to a mushy mess. Bacterial soft rot often accompanies iris borer damage.
Fall sanitation is important in iris borer control. After the first hard frost, remove and destroy or bury the old iris leaves and plant debris to remove the eggs. In small iris patches the borer can also be controlled by squishing the caterpillar in the leaves in April and May.
Sunny Regards, gardenersdetective
|Sales closing Friday July 09th until Friday July 30th Get your orders in for Friday!!|
|VACATION.......I have gone fishin!! I will return July 24th 2010.....Please hold all orders until then....
Thank You all for your support!!
|Vacation was wonderful!! Here is a great story about Irises!! http://cubits.org/ellasgarden/articles/view/221/
A Beautiful Legacy... The Trail of Tears Iris
By starlight1153 (starlight1153) on April 7, 2010
|2ND Annual...Iris sale...Soon!!!
|Here is the list ...It will grow but here is a start...feel free to cmail me with orders and questions ...the chatter and public question thread is in my tag line...
and here http://cubits.org/newbeeschat/thread/view/56946/
All of the following are the $3 irises
Hot to Trot
Double your Fun
Pearl of Autumn
Green & Gifted
Earl of Essex
Envy Of Dresden
Dawn of Change
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