Let's introduce ourselves forum: Hello everyone!

 
Page 9 of 9 • 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9

Views: 109, Replies: 176 » Jump to the end
Imageirisarian
Sep 1, 2010 9:23 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Good luck with the move, which plants are you taking?
Imageirisloverdee
Sep 1, 2010 10:08 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Have fun with the move
D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 1, 2010 11:01 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
I am taking hundreds of plants, from roses, iris, daylilies, succulents, and everything in between. It's a massive undertaking. Hubby has been grumbling for days, non gardeners don't get it.

Thumb of 2010-09-02/Calif_Sue/439958 Thumb of 2010-09-02/Calif_Sue/08f282 Thumb of 2010-09-02/Calif_Sue/04651d
Imageirisarian
Sep 2, 2010 5:14 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
Good luck with the move overall & especially with moving the plants.
Imagefloweraddictnc
Sep 2, 2010 7:32 AM CST
Name: Danielle Downing
North Carolina
Good luck with the move. I hope it isn't too stressful of a time Smiling
Danielle
ImagePollyK
Sep 2, 2010 7:54 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Oh Sue, that is beautiful! I don't know if I could even move from there. And I can see it would be a massive undertaking.

Your new property is so much larger it's going to be hard to duplicate what you have. Maybe consider first thing, to make a small version of the pretty sitting area you have, so you kinda feel at home?

I wish I could come help. I can't wait to see how the new place looks. Has the purchase actually gone through now?

ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 2, 2010 9:02 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Thanks ladies.

No it hasn't yet Polly. Short sales average 3-4 months, we are two months into it. We heard the file has been escalated as of last week, meaningless unless they actually do something with it like reply.
ImageBetja
Sep 2, 2010 9:22 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Sue, do you know Joe Ghio over in Santa Cruz, and the MBIS (Monterey Bay Iris Society)? They just had two really great fundraiser iris sales in August, and I understand that's a way to pick up really great iris at really bargain prices. Anyway, Joe's ranch must be pretty near you. And if you're not familiar with it, do check out the MBIS website -- I check it each month and read their newsletter. Joe is the editor and has a little blurb about what you should be doing each month -- and, of course, you get a little preview of his new introductions each year, which I really love. But then, you might already know all this -- and since you already know Bill Maryott you probably already know Joe too, now that I think of it, since they're very close. Anyway, just a thought...
Betty
Imageirisloverdee
Sep 2, 2010 3:21 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Oh how hard it would be to leave all the beauty...take everything just blink your eyes or twitch the nose and have it moved with all the beauty you have there.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 2, 2010 3:59 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
That would be so nice Dee! It's about 100 degrees right now, staying inside with the A/C and doing some household stuff packing. Another truck load of plants to my Mom's early tomorrow morning.

No Betty, I do not know anything about Joe Ghio as I just started down this iris path since I now will have more growing room. Just checked out the Monterey Bay Iris Society site, he hybridizes Pacific Coast Iris too, I love those! Oh boy, oh boy, bookmarking that page!
And it led me to this http://www.pacificcoastiris.org/bullbord.html
And this http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/04/11/...

Imageboojum
Sep 2, 2010 4:58 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA zone 4-5a
My fav Ghio is Starring.

Thumb of 2010-09-02/boojum/4cb3d7
[Last edited Sep 2, 2010 4:59 PM CST]
Quote | Post #389397 (11)
ImageBetja
Sep 2, 2010 6:12 PM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Sue, just in case you'd like to pick up some more recent high quality irises before your move, Joe Ghio has what he calls "Surprise Packages." I don't know if it's too late, but since it's early September it may not be. Here's what he says about them in his catalog.

"At the end of the season we dig and replant all of our stock. We are left with surplus rhizomes of many recent varieties, some of which were not listed due to earlier limited replant stock. We want to share this wealth with you. Send us a sum of money ($40, $50, $65, $100 or whatever -- $40 minimum on this offer, plus $12.00 shipping/handling charge. We will send you irises with a LIST value of about three times the monetary value which you send us. (Our listed sale prices are approximately half or less the NORMAL list prices.) We will begin shipping SURPRISE PACKAGES at the end of our regular shipping season near mid to late August and continue until stock is depleted in September. Only Surprise Packages of bearded irises are available."

So if you're interested, here is Joe's email address:

[email protected]
Betty
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 2, 2010 10:16 PM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Ohhhh, no more! Plus I am picky about my colors, no pinks right now and for some reason I am not drawn to plicatas, that may change though. ( see my wish list
http://davesgarden.com/community/trading/list.php?list=want&... )

I just got an awesome order in from Stanton's today, (great site with wonderful images http://stantonirisgardens.com/) it was right up there with Schreiner's in size but even better as I got 2 rhizomes of the ones I ordered and then 3 bonus ones. My only complaint was the email communication was slow, in fact I sent off a cancellation letter just today in the mail (wish I had caught the mailman) as I panicked, having not heard back from my email to them about when they were shipping. I didn't want it coming in next week, we are officially out of here by next Friday the 10th.
Anyways, I was really pleased, added my Watchdog rating and will definitely order from them again.
ImageBetja
Sep 3, 2010 1:01 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Hi Sue,
Yes, I always have the same problem with Alex Stanton. He apparently does this pretty much by himself and has another business too, so he's very slow. I emailed him my order request eleven days ago, and he just got back to me today -- but all was forgiven when he said he could sell me three of Barry Blyth's latest introductions -- possibly one year and probably two years ahead of when Keith Keppel or Joe Ghio might have them for sale! And believe me, I am totally thrilled!!! I don't know if you've discovered Barry Blyth's website yet, but I am getting LORD OF MAYFAIR, FOREIGN SCANDAL, and FLUTTERINA from Alex. Yea!!! I am a big Barry Blyth fan and am totally taken with his irises. His nursery is in Australia, their spring bloom is around late October through December each year, and he posts his new introductions by October 1. So pictures of his 2010-2011 introductions are just weeks away! If you'd like to see his 2009-2010 introductions here is his website:

http://www.tempotwo.com.au

According to Joe, each year Barry Blyth comes to the U.S. in our spring, and he and Joe Ghio head up to Salem and have a hybridizing fest with Keith Keppel, plus they tour all the nurseries in that area. In 2009 we were lucky enough to run into them at Mid-America, so I got some candid shots of Barry, Joe and Thomas Johnson walking the fields. They didn't have their get-together this year, though, as Joe was having cataract surgery problems plus it was a terrible year for hybridizing.

Anyway, if you're just starting to learn about irises these are names I am sure you will see over and over again. They have all been introducing irises for probably close to 50 years, if not more. I believe Joe said his first introduction was in the early '50's. Amazing, eh?
Betty
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 3, 2010 9:49 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
I find that I too have been drawn to many of Blyths, wonderful form and colors! I have already checked his website a while ago, I remember wishing his pictures would enlarge bigger rather than go smaller, I want details man! LOL Now I'll bookmark it for future drool sessions.
So, it looks like Bakersfield might be a good place to tour during bloom season too. Rolling my eyes.
ImageBetja
Sep 3, 2010 10:39 AM CST
Name: Betty Jacobs
Bakersfield, CA
Unfortunately, there are no iris gardens around here other than my paltry little patches, and no iris or daylily society. But Sutton's is up in Porterville, about 65 miles northeast. And I must say that I'm not a very good iris grower, although I am really trying. My soil is extremely porous and does not any liquids for very long. I'm trying to keep my iris green over the summer, so I'm watering them every other day. And I've almost made it --yea!!!
Betty
ImageCalif_Sue
Sep 3, 2010 11:08 AM CST
Name: Sue
Sebastopol, CA.
Zone 9a
Well then a road trip anywhere may be fun next season.

Page 9 of 9 • 1 ... 5 6 7 8 9

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Irises cubit homepage
« Let's introduce ourselves forum

Only subscribed members of this cubit may reply to this thread. There is a "Join this cubit" button at the bottom of this page.

Irises

The place to talk about everything iris! Iris sales, trades, and growing info. Iris chat and lots of gorgeous pics!

» Home
» Forums
» Articles
» Pages
» Database
» Links

Cubit owner: irisloverdee

Admin team:

» Contact the admins

A little advertising :)

Dee's website Click here for Snowpeak Iris!