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This year was my first time dealing with this lovely iris garden run by a truly old-fashioned ethical older couple. They treated me like a good friend. They expected me to be honorable. They took my order with humor and goodwill on a horribly hot day in June. When it was time to pick up the plants, they let me know promptly by phone. I showed up to pick up my irises on a day they were closed. That was OK. They welcomed me to go ahead and find my order in their barn. They expected me to be honest enough to find my own stuff and not mess about. They didn't even check up on me. How refreshing. It makes my heart glad to find that good old-fashioned values and ethics still live and thrive in Washington State!