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Re: Easy ABs

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Easy ABs
  • From: "Tom Greaves" <tomg@iadfw.net>
  • Date: Fri, 9 Apr 2004 12:20:48 -0500

Yes, the ABs do wonderful here.  The most important consideration, I think,
is to plant them on a slope so that they never get standing water.

Tom Greaves
near Dallas, TX
zone 7b
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dana Brown" <DanaBrown@peoplepc.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2004 8:40 AM
Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Easy ABs


> I am not sure if Dallas, TX qualifies as hot and humid for you, (it does
for
> me) but Tom Greaves is in that area.  So everything he is posting could be
> of interest to you.  Flanagan hybridized AB irises in that area as well so
> his things might be interesting as well.
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> Dana Brown
> AIS Region 17 Judges Training Chairperson
> Director TBIS
> AIS, ASI, MIS, RIS, SPIS, TBIS
> Malevil Gardens
> www.malevil-iris.com
> Lubbock, TX
> Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
> DanaBrown@peoplepc.com
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: J. Griffin Crump [mailto:jgcrump@erols.com]
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 1:47 PM
> To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Easy ABs
>
> Thanks for this list, Christy.  I wonder if there's anyone from the
"slough
> of despond" or anywhere else in hot and humid zone 7 who can tell us of
ABs
> and OGBs that do well here?  My only personal experience was with growing
> JEWEL OF OMAR for several years (in especially sandy soil).  It did well,
> but I could never get a pod with seeds from crossing with TBs, so gave it
> away.  --  Griff
>
> zone 7 along the tidal Potomac near Mount Vernon, Virginia
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hensler" <hensler@povn.net>
> To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 2:36 AM
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Easy ABs
>
>
> > >Do you know of other ABs besides Esther that are easy to grow?
> >
> > Laurie,
> >
> > Our growing conditions probably differ a bit but we're also zone 4. I'm
> > currently putting together the lists of what did well over the winter
and
> > what is heading toward the compost pile.
> >
> > I. stolonifera loves our sandy soil but it looks like I. korolkowii will
> > remain a houseplant.
> >
> > The ABs that are really looking fantastic are:
> >
> > Anacrusis
> > Balalaika Music
> > Bedouin Child
> > Big Black Bumblebee
> > Bold Sentry
> > Child Song
> > Code Talker
> > Dardanus
> > Emerald Fantasy
> > Jewel of Omar
> > Moonchild
> > Oyez
> > Point Well Taken
> > Qumran Canary
> > Spirit of Caleb
> > Tadzhiki Eclipse
> >
> > A number of others look good and will probably catch up as soon as they
> > shake off the rest of the winter cold. What really surprises me is that
> > these are doing better than some of the TBs!
> >
> > Christy
> >
> > Skip & Christy Hensler
> > THE ROCK GARDEN
> > Newport, WA
> > http://www.povn.com/rock/
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