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Re: OT: Introduction

Molly, here's a useful site for finding iris and other plant dealers.  You can
search by zip code and plant type (category) and read buyers' comments.  I've
ordered from North Carolina and New Mexico, myself, and don't really care
about how close they are.  You can pay anywhere from a couple dollars to ten
or more for the same iris at different sources, if price matters.  You can
also get mislabeled iris more easily from some than others, and rhizome size
also differs.


You could also post a message asking people for recommendations, maybe with
off-list replies, since there are a number of (good) dealers on the list, and
you hate to leave someone out.

Good luck with your new garden.


Molly Denza <mollyd1953@hotmail.com> said:

> Hi Kent and Anner,
> I live in Cannandaigua, NY in the Fingerlakes Region (wine country). We seem 
> to be zone 4 here. I just moved here last year after living for 20 years in 
> the Catskills (zone3). Compared to that this area seems downright mild!
> Up to now I've just grown irises. I also grow most any kind of plant that's 
> out there for indoors or out including orchids. Because I'm starting a new 
> garden here I decided that I wanted to expand my knowledge on Iris and 
> acquire some named varieties. Not an easy thing to do on a local level as 
> I've found a lot of mis-identified plants in the nurseries. I recently 
> bought one that reminded me of an iris I had (past tense) named Fire King. 
> It's a solid coppery red color. The label said it would be a pink bicolor!
> Anyway figured I'd get an education before I invested more money in them. If 
> anyone knows of a good nursery (for Iris) out my way please let me know. 
> I've been able to find specialist for Daylilies but not Iris.
> One quick question. I found a supplier of mushroom compost at a really good 
> price ($21./yard). Do Iris like stuff this rich or is it too much for them?
> Cheers!
> Molly D.
> >Hi Molly, and welcome.  I join Anner in wanting to know where you are and 
> >what
> >you do with irises that brings you here.  I just grow them myself, and am
> >quite new to named irises.  Hope you'll enjoy the discussions.
> >
> >Kent
> >Sanpete County, Utah, zone 4/5, about 6,000 feet
> >bloom season is winding down, but several are still going and one has yet 
> >to bloom
> http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/
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