We got rain, rain and more rain out of
that nor'easter. Sunday and yesterday it looked like my irises were drowning.
The sun was out earlier today so I took the opportunity to spray Messenger on my
roses, and while I was at it I figured I'd hit the baby irises and
I usually see my first iris bloom
somewhere around Mother's Day. Nothing looks even remotely close to sending up
bloomstalks, but it doesn't look like all that rain did much damage. I guess it
might be too soon to tell if I have lost anything to soft rot,
I haven't had any snakes in my mulch, but
a few years ago I had a load of free mulch from the next township, and I found
interesting little plastic things in it which someone told me were crack vials.
Zone 6 just northwest of
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Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2007 12:57
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: mulch
& baby copperheads
Ahhhh yes ! Yet another reminder of why I live in the northeast
I may have 6" fresh snow on the ground, but I have not had my bloom
freeze or had bad kinds of snakes ! (Though I do have a 4 ft garter snake
living in my rock garden)
Catskills of NY
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will hold him who causes them to suffer unnecessarily to answer for it. It is
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