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Re: OT: Introduction

Hi Molly.  I've heard the same thing about some kinds of plants, that it helps
to get them from a zone as cold as yours.  It doesn't seem to apply to bearded
irises, though.  People in cold zones generally order from warmer zones just
because  that's were most of the irises are.  About half of mine have come
from places a few zones warmer than here, and they've done at least as well as
the ones I've gotten from Utah.

You might want to find out if your local iris club, if there is one, has an
iris sale.  Good place to meet other irisarians and get advice about what does
well in your area.  Prices are usually on the low side.  The closest club to
me is 100 miles away, but I think it's worth the trip.

Have fun!

Sanpete County, Utah, zone4/5, about 6,000 feet
Still a few bearded iris blooming, including Navajo Jewel, Juris Prudence,
Frills and Flounces, Prize Drawing and Brown Lasso, and in part shade: Mary D
and Colette Thurillet

Molly Denza <mollyd1953@hotmail.com> said:

> I want to thank everyone who answered my intro post. I've just spent some 
> time reading the responses and following up on the links provided. They all 
> look very useful especially the davesgarden below! Nice to know what other 
> folks experience when ordering from a particular company.
> I do want to stay with companies that are in my own USDA zone (4) or colder  
> because I feel that plants grown in warmer climates often don't do as well 
> when moved to a colder one. Perhaps I'm wrong in this but it's been my 
> experience with other species of plants.
> Cheers!
> Molly D in Canandaigua, NY
> >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.
> >
> >http://davesgarden.com/gwd/
> >
> >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.
> >
> >Kent
> >
> >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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