Iris Trading Area PRIVATE TRADES forum: Trades and free offers

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ImagePollyK
Jun 17, 2012 6:53 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I really, really want to encourage trades and free offers on the iris forum on Cubits and our sister station ATP.

But I want the members to be gently reminded to use some caution.

We have had two problems here recently. The last one was a definite scammer looking for free irises. She/ he has been on numerous websites doing the same thing, and not just irises.

Dave, of course, took care of her, and she is no longer a member. Thanks Dave!

My suggestions, and please feel free to add yours:

If any generous soul wishes to send irises for postage, bless you. Get the postage up front. I wouldn't be so concerned about the postage cost to the recipient. If you only have enough for a very small box, ask for the monies for a small flat rate. If you have a few to send a medium flat rate is only around 11.00, and since they are getting irises for free, that cost is minimal.

When trading, I want very much to encourage new people on this forum. But if you're new, it would be best if you're dealing with a member that's on here a lot to offer to send your end of the trade first. Maybe that will encourage some of our ahem, lurkers, to come and talk to us more often, so we feel comfortable trading with them.

I don't want anyone to be discouraged from trading. It's a wonderful thing. I'm sure these two incidents were isolated, but it really gives you a bad taste when someone doesn't fulfill their end of the bargain.

So, please trade, but know your trader, or get your trade or monies up front.
ImageOldgardenrose
Jun 17, 2012 7:07 PM CST
Name: Jerry
Salem, IL
I have sent out several irises and generally ask the recipient to wait until they receive their package before sending postage. Never had an issue with any members. Some small packages were sent for free and just asked that they return the favor with someone else. The one time there was a problem is with a DG postage offer by Kanita. I think there were several members who came up short after sending postage but that was a one time anomaly. Postage is a cheap price to pay for a hard to get iris.
ImagePollyK
Jun 17, 2012 7:29 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I was hoping we wouldn't get scammers here, but of course we did. I remember Kanita.

The money I would be out doesn't bother me so much, like you I send things and ask the person to pass it along, but the idea someone would do not pay the requested postage hurts my feelings.
Imageirisloverdee
Jun 17, 2012 8:42 PM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Yes, just that Polly and I know about are two for this year and several for last year.

Many times if you will look up when they joined that does help if just weeks go with caution, if she/he has been on other forums check it out.

In my own personal trades for other than iris, if new person I am trading with I ask them to send first if they do then they lots of extra and nice plants including some very nice iris, if they do not want to pay the postage first then I do not trade, in the past I have been taken quite a few times, so now very careful and usually only trade with known people.

D

But I like trading.

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

ImagePollyK
Jun 18, 2012 5:24 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Good points, Dee.
Imagesgardener
May 11, 2013 6:52 AM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Illinois
Hello everyone,
Last year, I had a truck load of mulch piled in our hell strip. There is a big bald spot and I don't want to reseed it. I am planning on planting iris here. Pic is below. If you are thinning out your irises and would like to share them, please contact me.
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Last year, I responded to an offer of NOID iris by JuliaNY and an Iris enthusiast in KY and they are now growing in the mailbox garden bed that I installed last year on Mother's Day.
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Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and have a great gardening weekend everyone.

ImageMuddymitts
May 11, 2013 7:09 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Looks good, Lily! Good luck with the planned Iris bed!!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
Imagesgardener
May 11, 2013 1:38 PM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Illinois
Thanks Mary Ann!

Imagesgardener
May 11, 2013 2:52 PM CST
Name: Lily Martagon
Illinois
I have this old yellow NOID iris to trade, some hosta Lemon Lime and a noid pink peony that came up with 10 shoots this spring.

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Imagekitty13
Jun 5, 2013 4:05 PM CST
Name: Marie Jacobsen
Santa Ynez, CA.
Any one interested in trading some SDB's?
I am looking for a few different one's and would like to try a trade.
Please let me know, thanks Marie
Imagedoglover
Jun 7, 2013 9:00 AM CST
Name: doglover
Illinois
I am interested in trading for some SDBs. Please c-mail me and we can see which ones we would love to trade. Thank you. Marsha
Imagebluegrassmom
Sep 11, 2014 7:25 AM CST
Name: Teresa
southcentral KY
Hello, I posted this at ATPs. Maybe someone will be interested here. Thank you!

Teresa

https://allthingsplants.com/thread/view/28925/Daylilies-for-...
Teresa in KY
rainbowdragon
Jun 27, 2015 7:35 AM CST
Name: Kim Bowman
Morristown, TN
Does anyone have 'Acute Coot'. Mine didn't make it and have been unable to find anywhere to buy another or two. Don't know what's happened to Brad Kasperek. His website is down, sent for price list with no response. Hope nothing really bad has happened. Anyway, I would be willing to buy or trade if anyone has it and is willing to share. Thanks, Kim
Imagegrannysgarden
Jun 27, 2015 9:53 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake, Arkansas, zone 7
The Magnolia Zone
Hello Kim. I don't grow that one. I hope you find it.
rainbowdragon
Jun 27, 2015 3:37 PM CST
Name: Kim Bowman
Morristown, TN
Does anyone have 'Acute Coot'. Mine didn't make it and have been unable to find anywhere to buy another or two. Don't know what's happened to Brad Kasperek. His website is down, sent for price list with no response. Hope nothing really bad has happened. Anyway, I would be willing to buy or trade if anyone has it and is willing to share. Thanks, Kim
Imagecrowrita1
Jun 30, 2015 9:36 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
I'm not really an "E-bay" buyer, but I did see a vendor offering that a while back, so, maybe check on E-bay ?
As to Zebra Iris Gardens, I know both Brad and his wife had some health issues a while back, and I think they were *closed* for a year, then re opened......maybe it's something like that again ? Another thing to try is a "google search"...."acute coot" iris......might bring up a vendor?!
Imageirisarian
Jul 11, 2015 11:01 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
We have it. It is small & a 2nd piece is going to our sale. Send me a C mail..

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