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Re: TB: more companions

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB: more companions
  • From: "Margie Valenzuela" IrisLady@comcast.net
  • Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 22:17:12 -0700

This one too Linda!!  I love it - - LOOK!  In the upper right hand corner 
(just above the yellow cosmos)- - that round ball of  - - is it fairy 
dust?!!  It almost feels like I'm walking through there! Love it!!  <smiles>

Margie V.
Oro Valley, AZ.
Zone 8/9

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Linda Mann" <lmann@volfirst.net>
To: "iris photos" <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 6:54 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB: more companions

> Late summer/early fall (September) weedy companion plants - self sowing
> red, yellow, and orange cosmos with SUMMER GREENSHADOWS.  Same gravelly
> rows in the earlier photos.  With all the rain this year, the cosmos
> were very dense and lush, but iris seemed to be ok.  I kept pulling the
> ones that were crowding the irises too much, accidentally thinned them
> with Roundup, trampled the ones blocking paths between rows..
> Rebloomers mixed in with them bloomed well.
> Cosmos were pretty spectacular and are gradually spreading.  They are
> shallow rooted & easy to get rid of when in the wrong place, but help
> keep down other weeds.
> --
> Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
> East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.korrnet.org/etis>
> American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
> talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>
> photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>
> online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>
> Yahoo! Groups Links


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