sending a couple of pictures of the iris bed Marvin and I made at out mountain
cabin a couple of weeks ago. He did
the heavy work breaking up the decomposed granite and spading in fifteen sq.
ft. of planting mix. I incorporated
some iris fertilizer and planted fifty irises in a U shaped bed around about
half of the fenced garden. I was up there this weekend watering them again. Most of it irises are selected seedlings
that I want to see how will do in that climate; some are beauties that don’t
like the heat down here or bloom so late they burn up I was up there this past weekend giving
them more water with the soaker hoses.
A little rain and a very helpful neighbor has
kept them in good condition. Most
were ever starting to grow and multiply already. This picture gives a little part of the
view we have from our lot. The next
will show more of the bed.
Glendale, AZ Zone 9