In addition to labels, I have a map of where and what is planted.
One visit to a grower who was selling off unknowns because of a fierce winter wind blowing all his labels away convinced me. it's not that hard to do. If you have a bazillion irises, you just break the chore up into pieces and do one grid a week or month.
Also, there may be boys, like I was/am, who take sport in rearranging labels ;-)
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, Eleanor Hutchison <eleanore@...> wrote:
> I get that problem here too, even when the labels are more than half buried.
> It does look like Gingerbread Trim to me.
> El, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Z3
> From: Jean Sturtevant
> Sent: Monday, April 18, 2011 6:14 PM
> To: iris email@example.com
> Subject: [iris-photos] Gingerbread Trim?
> This is the first bloom in my new "condo" garden. I've squeezed approx. 60 plants into a 37' x 10" plot. Quite a bit different from my bed of 300 in Nebraska!
> All my markers blew away with our hard winter out here in Kentucky, so I am sure I will be spending a lot of time verifying names again. I'm pretty sure that this is Gingerbread Trim (Black). But it is only 6" tall, not 11" as in the description. I do have a legend and "map" which should help. Any comments will be appreciated.