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susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
10:23 AM

Post #9136661

I am a lifelong lover of iris's. We moved to a new house last year and it has NO landscaping... so i have a half acre to spread my favorite flower on. Buying bulbs in the store is expensive and you never know for SURE what you will get (no matter how the package is labeled), not to mention potential infestations taken home.

I would love to get some iris's and am more than willing to pay small fee's associated with doing so... just to make sure I am getting quality bulbs and (most likely) will know what variety I am getting. I like any and all kinds, but my mother in law was specifically telling me of one she would like to have again. It is a deep royal blue with white flower on a tall stalk. If anyone has THIS variety, I would love to get some of them to give her!!

Please... can I buy your babies?
daylilydreams
small town, MN
(Zone 4b)

May 24, 2012
10:48 AM

Post #9136680

Look on the lily auction some people also iris there. I only have a few iris not enough to share.

http://www.daylily.com/cgi-bin/auction.cgi?cultivarsiris
irisluvr0252
Lafayette, IN
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9136777

Is this the type you are talking about for your mother in law?

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susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
12:28 PM

Post #9136821

That looks like what she has described. Unfortunately, I havent seen it, only her description is what I have to go on... so... maybe? LOL

Do you have any?
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 24, 2012
12:29 PM

Post #9136822

thank you, daylilly- i will go there now :)

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 29, 2012
9:55 PM

Post #9144273

I have many to share. Will get more pix tomorrow of my larger clumps. Just divided last fall, except those in the two main borders.

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susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
7:31 PM

Post #9145499

Thank you Kathy! Those are so pretty... I love iris!

You can get a flat rate shipping box from the post office for free and shipping on it will run about $15. I can send it to you via paypal if you have it? If not, I will send you a money order or something... you call it :)

Thanks! Susan

warriorswisdomkathy

warriorswisdomkathy
Kiowa, CO
(Zone 5b)

May 30, 2012
8:08 PM

Post #9145567

Last one is a dwarf and very fragrant

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susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 30, 2012
8:20 PM

Post #9145582

they are all so pretty! please tell me i dont have to choose... LOL
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

June 8, 2012
3:35 AM

Post #9156661

I am reducing the size of my iris beds. I have many extras to share. I have pictures of everything but have lost some of the tags over the years. Are you interested in this one? I call it Enya's noid after the woman who shared it with me. The next one is Wm. A. Setchell, very prolific and both early bloomers, quite tall, too. I could start a box and add to it as i go through the beds. Pretty sure I'll also have some Blanket of Snow.

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susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 8, 2012
4:22 AM

Post #9156690

yes yes yes!!! any and all- i love them all!!! I feel so lost with none (even tho my have list says i have some, i dont know if those will grow next year cuz they were very dried out by the time i got them)
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

June 10, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9159375

I've added a few more to your pile. Now to find the pictures. A beautiful tall bitone. Yellow standards with peach falls. And the sweet iris that smells like grape soda.
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 10, 2012
9:45 PM

Post #9159994

you are awesome :)
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

June 22, 2012
1:35 PM

Post #9176155

I've added a couple of historics, unfortunately any pictures earlier than 2008 were lost when my computer crashed. Added Bittersweet Joy, Vibration and Jesse's Song today. I've ordered the reduced price zoned boxes from the USPS so that should save on shipping.
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

June 24, 2012
8:36 AM

Post #9178415

sounds perfect!
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

June 24, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9178506

Susan would you please dmail me your address so I can get a label ready. So much is going on here that i sometime find if difficult to remain focused. knowing I have the label ready will help me. thanks.
mittsy
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

June 30, 2012
2:36 AM

Post #9187113

Box is full so will be mailing out today. Will let you know on the postage costs.
Mittsy
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 1, 2012
12:44 AM

Post #9188385

ok great :)
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

July 1, 2012
3:57 AM

Post #9188427

Mail lady delivered new regional rate boxes yesterday so going to repack the box into new bigger box and add a few more. Everyone should look into these Priority Mail Regional rate boxes. They're free and you order them online. They're delivered right to your door, rates are much cheaper.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

July 25, 2012
3:56 AM

Post #9217718

On July 2nd I mailed a box containing Bittersweet Joy, Jesse's Song, Dawn of Change, Vibration, Wm A Setchell, Enya's noid, Blanket of Snow, a bitone yellow and peach, Swerti, Thornbird, Painted Hills, a noid yellow and 10 unnamed modern. Susan let me know she received the box. I let her know that postage was $8.76. When I asked if she had mailed the check, she was waiting for dh to be paid. She hasn't answered my latest dmail asking if she has mailed the check. How long do I wait before leaving negative feedback?
daylilydreams
small town, MN
(Zone 4b)

July 25, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9218293

I would have requested that postage be sent and recieved before sending plants. I think that you have given her more than enough time to repay you for your out of pocket expense not to mention your generousity.

On another site a lady graciously shared with me requesting postage upfront, I thought it was a good way to handle a share. I included extra as a long time gardener I well know the time involved in digging, cleaning, packing and there is also the trip to the post office.

This message was edited Jul 31, 2012 11:17 AM

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 25, 2012
1:17 PM

Post #9218379

I would put a watch up about her. I have been told that there are iris scammers around.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 25, 2012
6:50 PM

Post #9218784

She's not one of the ones we had scamming over on Cubits or ATP though. That ladie's name was Diana from NE.

I'd give her a few more days Mittsy. Things happen. I hope she's well meaning.

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

July 25, 2012
8:59 PM

Post #9218927

Mittsy: She is on another forum as a newbie. I put my 2cents worth for you Mittsy on that forum. She has 132 plants on her tradelist. Claims no landscape with her new house. How strange with 132 plants she is willing to use as trades. Am I missing something? Signed up on May 13, 2012.

She has had plenty of time to answer with a D-mail

Here is the link on her other thread she started in which I wrote. Maybe now she will pay up.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1257994/

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 26, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9219128

good for you, blomma!

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

July 26, 2012
7:43 PM

Post #9219958

irisMA, thanks. It gets me so mad when people take advantage of generous people. She does not belong here.

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 27, 2012
1:43 AM

Post #9220103

Holikrap,I forgot about Diane the scammer.Wasnt she the one whose address had a "sold" sighn on it when someone googl earthed her?
Wasnt she shipping crocus bulbs instead of the iris ordered? Didnt she have a e-bay store.

Trust here is so important, thanks for the exposed "iris trader" blomma.
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2012
12:33 AM

Post #9224459

Wow what a bunch a negativity to come back to after nearly 2 weeks in the hospital... Thanks for reminding me of how things work online, Mittsy's kindness took me aback and I clearly blew it. She is getting her money and I am getting out of the drama filled forums. No need for feedback, negative or otherwise... I am done.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 31, 2012
5:15 AM

Post #9224540

One can't tell if you were in the hospital. All people knew was silence.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2012
8:22 AM

Post #9224698

Please don't go. Yes, there can be drama and the blame is not on the people here but on those few who plant the seeds of distrust by not being honest taking advantage of others trust and generosity. The people above are all good people. I'm sorry you were in the hospital, and more sorry for the unfortunate assumptions made here. But they were honest mistakes. We welcome all gardeners and flower lovers and I guess can be over protective of their generosity -- like any good family.
Ayrica
Castlewood, SD

July 31, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9224781

very well said Oberon46

with as many scammers as there are out there it takes the fun right out of sharing, and makes it more difficult for anyone new to get started so they can get some experience under their belt.
There are wonderful people here to exchange with as well as on the other sites (many of the same) It's great that everyone looks out for each other. I don't think I'd be so quick to leave if it was as you say (hope you are feeling better too)
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2012
10:43 AM

Post #9224876

While I am not 100% yet (probably never will be after this one), I just can't handle the stress that goes with dealing with all of this. I was VERY upset to find what was posted above as well as what was on the "newbie here" post of mine. I am not here to scam anyone, I'm just trying to learn propagation so I can start a nursery. It's something I have always enjoyed and I don't need negativity sapping all the fun out of something I love.

You would think that my absence from the entire site would speak volumes for my actions.

This message was edited Jul 31, 2012 12:45 PM
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2012
12:07 PM

Post #9224958

I am sorry to see you go. We do have a lot to share and a lot of our enjoyment on this site is just that - sharing. I have learned more than I can say here since 2004 and made many friends. This was also my first year for a swap and it was interesting and rather exhausting as everyone has plants and seeds they want to share, either as an exchange, for postage, or sometimes simply as gifts. I know that there would be a lot of people here who would be happy to help with your new nursery both with plants, seeds and information. As we say. "The more the merrier." And with so many members it cuts a broad swath across so many topics and interests. I am a dahlia, peony and lily nut. And really a nut on bearded iris, which I pretty much can't grow here. But never say die, I have managed to have blossoms several year. They blooms died off this year, or rather didn't bloom, and I asked around and found that (duh!) you really need to fertilize each year. Really stupid on my part. It is a very weak part of my gardening. I get so confused as to what each plant likes and needs that I sort of default to nothing. Which you really can't do and expect a nice returning garden, especially the heavy feeders.

Please give us another chance.
Mary
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

July 31, 2012
4:00 PM

Post #9225242

Mary

There is a time release 14-14-14 fertilizer called Osmocote that you can buy many places and safely use on all plants. Different mixes have different uses, but the magic point is the numbers. 14-14-14 means that it has 14 each of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to give your plants a good head start on root, bud/blossom/fruit and foliage growth. It is industry standard for nurserymen. If you don't buy Osmacote, just make sure its a 14-14-14 TIME RELEASE product. Good luck, maybe this will help you iris bloom for you.

I'm just not sure on the swap thing tho...

Susan
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2012
4:39 PM

Post #9225290

thanks for the info on Osmocote. I will give it a try. Yeah, I decided that I would take a vacation from swapping for a while. I am still trying to figure out what I got and where to put it. lol
Mary
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

July 31, 2012
6:06 PM

Post #9225411

Osmocote is wonderful, and it comes in formulas that last for your growing season, like 3 month, 4 month and 6 month, even 9 month I think.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

July 31, 2012
6:09 PM

Post #9225415

I never knew that. Sure would be nice to fertilize stuff like the lilies, dahlias, iris just once a year.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

July 31, 2012
9:00 PM

Post #9225579

I am afraid to the nitrogen count on that fertilizer. Irises should be fed low nitrogen or else you get leaves & not flowers.
pollyk
Hannibal, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 1, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9225877

I'm pretty sure they have Osmocote with a lower N, but this releases so slow, I think it's safe, Lucy.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 1, 2012
9:26 AM

Post #9225956

Osmocote it is then!

ge1836

ge1836
Pittsford, NY
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2012
3:11 AM

Post #9229975

me too

Depsi

Depsi
Orofino, ID
(Zone 6a)

August 5, 2012
10:07 AM

Post #9230285

Susan, hope to see you posting today! I went thru something similiar few years back and I'm grateful I didn't let it color my view of all...it's natural to think of the negative when you've not heard anything for weeks, we're just all glad you're back in the swing of things, and we're all so very sorry that we doubted you...Please be patient with us, we'll try to be more patient in the future and not jump to conclusions...Deb
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 5, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9230468

I am still here.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 5b)

August 5, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9230497

Good...

blomma

blomma
Wyoming, WY
(Zone 4a)

August 5, 2012
1:05 PM

Post #9230504

susanl61520 wrote:I am a lifelong lover of iris's. We moved to a new house last year and it has NO landscaping... so i have a half acre to spread my favorite flower on. Buying bulbs in the store is expensive and you never know for SURE what you will get (no matter how the package is labeled), not to mention potential infestations taken home.


Regarding your quote above, can you explain how you can have 112 plants on your HAVE list when you claim there is no landscaping at your new house? Hmmm...am I missing something?

By the way, have you paid Mittsy's for postage yet?



This message was edited Aug 5, 2012 1:07 PM
susanl61520
Canton, IL
(Zone 5a)

August 6, 2012
12:07 AM

Post #9231084

Well, since you seem SO concerned about it, I have been attempting to start a nursery. How everyone else has caught this and you have not, I don't know. The 112 plants (or whatever the number is now) is how I am trying to keep track of my plants I am growing IN POTS. And yes, Mittsy's money is on its way to her (if it hasn't arrived yet) along with a bit extra to help cushion the tardiness of it.

And others were so nice about asking me to not go... that's the straw folks. Was nice seeing everyone... glad I could help and thanks for the bulbs Mittsy.

Ciao

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

August 6, 2012
5:49 AM

Post #9231261

oh my! If you are going to have irises in a nursery, learn the terminology. (That goes for everyone.) Irises are not bulbs (except to the little I. reticulata & Dutch irises). They grow from rhizomes which are a food storage stem. the 'bulb' definition for them is one reason that they are often planted too deeply & then won't bloom because the rhizome needs sun.
mittsy
Cocoa Beach, FL
(Zone 11)

August 9, 2012
10:57 AM

Post #9235672

Thank you Susan I received postage today.

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