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ImagePollyK
Jul 21, 2012 5:06 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

If anyone doesn't mind, let's hear how your irises came from different vendors. Pictures would be nice.

Keep in mind bigger is not always better, as the large ones tend to shrink in the northern climates, so we don't wish to unfairly judge the east coast or southern suppliers.

But, how about timeliness, conditions of the iris, did you get all or most of what you wanted, bonuses.

I for one, would like to give some of the companies I've never tried some business, and it would help to see their product.
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TBMan
Jul 21, 2012 6:13 PM CST
Name: Timothy Metler
Milton Freewater, OR
yes, please!
I would enjoy constructive, respectful feedback on my shipments
and if there's a problem -- I can fix it right away, and improve.
Great suggestion!
ImagePollyK
Jul 21, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Glad you agree, Timothy. We've been a group here for two years now? And everyone, every single person has been respectful. Amazing, isn't it?

So, I would suspect if there are any problems with the irises, the first thing anyone would do is contact the vendor. And for me, how the vendor fixes the problem is a large part of their trustworthiness.
Imageirisarian
Jul 21, 2012 8:11 PM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
No problems as yet. Club irises from Mid-America, superstition & Rainbow Acres.

Our own plants from Dee, Mid America, Winterberry & our plants in with the superstition shipment. thought that was easiest. Aitken & Keppel yet to come.

ImagePollyK
Jul 21, 2012 8:23 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Were they all in good shape, Lucy, and did you get the ones you ordered? I know you don't want bonuses.
Hosenemesis
Jul 21, 2012 10:52 PM CST
Name: Renee Fraser
Southern California Sunset 19
Mine came from Blue J today. Rhizomes are small from them, and that is fine with me because the selection and prices are so good.

But this order was a bit disappointing. The one iris I really really looked forward to getting was Repartee, and the rhizome is so tiny, smaller than my thumbnail, that I fear it may be several years until I see a flower. I was also unhappy to see leaf spot on the leaves.

I am trying to track down a different source for Repartee, so if you know of one, please let me know. It could be that this iris just has very tiny rhizomes. Ringo is like that. I'll find out when I get more from another source, I guess.

Should I spray these rhizomes with Daconil before I plant them? Would that be too much stress on the plants in this heat? Or should I pick off all of the leaves with leaf spot?

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Renee
TBMan
Jul 22, 2012 12:33 AM CST
Name: Timothy Metler
Milton Freewater, OR
Renee
IMHO, Iris leaf spot will rapidly disappear in the dry warmth of Southern California, so I wouldn't worry too much, but i'd pot it up into a small 6" pot and put it in a semi shady spot. I also would water it in with some Root Stimulator solution, and keep the soil medium lightly moist.
I live in a semi desert region of NE oregon, and any leaf spot that I've received on my new plants, promptly went away.
I've babied many a weakling iris over the years this way, and rarely have lost any.
i'm currently babying, "Kiss of Passion" (Black '09) this way, and I paid $17.00 for it!! and its no bigger than your pict :( Crying
TBMan
Jul 22, 2012 12:35 AM CST
Name: Timothy Metler
Milton Freewater, OR
......... BTW
here is a possible source for "Repartee"

http://www.breezewayiris.com/repartee.html

I don't know about their quality or anything like that, but I searched through my vendor database and found this
best of luck to you
Timoth
Hosenemesis
Jul 22, 2012 1:17 AM CST
Name: Renee Fraser
Southern California Sunset 19
Thank you! I also found out that Winterberry sells it. Hooray!
Thanks for the info on leaf spot. I got it on a few irises last year, but have been very diligent with removing leaves and I have managed to get rid of it. I don't want to deal with it again. I'll keep these irises in pots so they don't get overhead water.
Renee
Renee
Imageirisarian
Jul 22, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA
irises
TB Man I hadn't heard of 'Breezeway' iris before. Not that I need more irises but good to know that irises are available which do well in a northern climate.

Yours, also, Tim.
ImagePollyK
Jul 22, 2012 10:14 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I don't think it would hurt to spray it, in addition to what Timothy said. Most growers dip or spray before shipping in various things. I'm kinda surprised anyone would have leaf spot this year, as dry as it's been.
Imagecrowrita1
Jul 22, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside Co, Illinois Zone 5A
Hi,! We've recieved from Bluebird Haven (came with letter of appology for size and condition-lousey season there, tey,re small, but will grow, if I can keep 'em going- lousey season HERE, too!), and Commanche Acres(Nice size and very healthy looking. Still waiting for Blue J ( I wanted a later ship date,hopeing the weather here would improve)...Arlyn
ImagePollyK
Jul 22, 2012 10:39 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Thanks Arlyn, there's one I've never ordered from---Bluebird Haven.
Imagetveguy
Jul 22, 2012 10:49 AM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
Breezeway Irises are in my neck of the woods. I've visited there, and have purchased some from them. They are really nice people and have only been in business for a few years. They were the host garden for the National convention when it was here in Wisconsin a few years back.
I received my first shipment of rhizomes from Keith Keppel on Wednesday. They were really nice, as usuaual and he always includes such nice gift iris too. I am expecting another order from Joe Ghio soon. It will be the frist time I've ordered from him.
ImagePollyK
Jul 22, 2012 11:46 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Please take pictures of any you receive and post them here, Tom, if you don't mind.
Imagetveguy
Jul 23, 2012 4:19 AM CST
Name: Tom
Wisconsin
OK, I did take some pics of them before I planted them.
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ImagePollyK
Jul 23, 2012 7:58 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

These are from Mr. Keppel? Looking great! And I really like how he left the roots longer. Some of us need that, I sure do in my sandy soil. I know new ones grow, but those are great anchors.
irisawe
Jul 23, 2012 9:45 AM CST
Name: Katherine Howe
Raytown(Kansas City) MO
Polly,

I totally agree with you on the roots being good anchors. It also shows past growth and how the iris was thriving before digging.

K
Katherine
TBMan
Jul 23, 2012 1:43 PM CST
Name: Timothy Metler
Milton Freewater, OR
......That is good to know
I sometimes feel like I leave my roots too long
Good to know in the future
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ImagePaul2032
Jul 23, 2012 2:32 PM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
My Ghio iris arrived today...the down side was they were shipped on Tuesday and didn't arrive til Monday. They are a little dry and the roots aren't the best. The box was smashed but the rhizomes are fine. On the up side I ordered 8 and got 14....Duplicates of 3 intros I ordered and two intros as bonuses and there were 2 of one of these. I'll plant the duplicates for next year or take them to UIS auction Saturday. I am well pleased.
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Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah

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