I received my Winterberry order today, and, as usual.....some really nice plants !
Jean Guymer a TB that's Re
Wild Whimsey SDB
Twilight Calm MTB
Hi Buddy BB
Isabella Anna MTB
Senorita Frog SDB Re
and an "iris buddy" box from Tom ! Some really nice rhizomes....5 TB's, and two IB's
So, I planted more medians than talls.....Lucy must have me converted !
Put my name next to "King Tut" for about two years down the road, Dave !
they say we have some storms / rain on the way, but I'm betting everything will go south of us.....two counties to the south...farmers are losing corn to flooded fields....here they are losing corn to drought
I received my "Iris Whisperer" order, today.....very nice looking plants, and some nice bonus ones thrown in, as well ! I also got two "iris buddy" boxes, so I had , altogether, about 20 to plant today . I really had expected to receive my Superstition order today, too (it was shipped on Monday), but, tomorrow will probably be the "day" for that.
Yup ! Superstition came about 1:00, ...and I just got done planting them ! I'd ordered 30, but one was "out of stock" at shipping time, so they "subbed" two others in it's place...and, with the "gift" rhizomes (two new intro's , among the gifts !!)I planted 38 ! 16 were "new to me", and the rest were "replacements"....and, surprisingly , 6 of the 'replacements" weren't "really" needed....those 'goners" all had put up a tiny green shoot, and, so far , at least, seem to be making decent growth ! But, since none of them are ones I want to NOT have, better too many, than none !
I received my orders from both Bluebird Haven, and C & T iris patch, today. I've got everything ready, so I'll get out and plant, first thing in the morning. I also had word that my Breezeway order was mailed yesterday, and that there are two"iris buddy" boxes in the mail, AND I think my iris City order was to ship on the 19th, so , I'll be a planting fool (instead of "just a fool" ) for the next week !
The 20th is the day of the HIPS sale....so, I might as well add to the 'overage', I guess !
There are some nice medians listed this year, aren't there, Lucy ! I'm going to *try* to hold down the number I order.......I'm running out of room !.......but I'll 'probably" go overboard, as usual ! It's such a good chance to replace some of my rarer losses. There is going to be a "rescue" that has some good medians, coming , too........so many irises....so little room !
The HIPS sale, this year, is being done differently.....so a person will know almost right away if they "got" the iris they ordered....and, if you 'miss" it on the "morning round", you'll have one more chance in the "evening round".
I *should* have a couple "iris buddy" boxes, today........more 'loss replacements', mostly.
I received my "Breezeway" box , yesterday........and am debating on whether to plant them today...or wait . we have several really hot days coming....REALLY hot !
I should get a couple more boxes, this week, as well....two "iris buddy" boxes, and another 'order'. I have a fairly large order from Argyle Acres , and haven't got a clue when it will arrive ! They never "advise" when they ship, so it's always a "surprise".