feed it specifically what ingredients. I have a similar
situation. Only mine is a cross of two Holden tetraploids OGs and the only one
to bloom this season with all of the rains we have had plus cool days, no sun
thereby no drying out of the soil! Thanks
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 9:23
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] life's cruel
In a message dated 4/6/2005 10:38:28 AM Central
Daylight Time, Autmirislvr@aol.com
Don, try to set a pod on it. Then feed it and water it and
pretend it's still viable? Sometimes you can TRICK them into putting
up new increase.
I think the setting of the
pod not conducive to maximum increase potential.
One method that does work
sometimes is to remove the central fan and stalk from the rhizome at the point
they join. This is best accomplished here by breaking the two components
rather than cutting.
Too, I think it most likely it will increase if
you do nothing. It's not uncommon here for some rhizomes to initiate increase
only after bloom and sometimes not until fall/winter growth
Seems every individual iris has it's own distinct personality.
That makes 'em grand and a lot like people.
This breaking method is not
for the timid. Too, it is best to try it on some of your excess plants so you
are satisfied with the potential for success before doin' something that will
make you cuss me.
Me? I must have stepped on a few hundred accidentally
breakin' off the central fan.
I ain't timid or real brite either. I'm
just too clumsy to plant irises close as I do.
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