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  • Subject: [iris-photos] gypsum
  • From: "Harold Peters" <harold@directcon.net>
  • Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2004 21:38:35 -0700
  • Importance: Normal

My understanding of gypsum is that it is good for loosening clay soil but of minimal value as a source of calcium because of its very low solubility. I have clay so use gypsum routinely when rototilling beds.
Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Sandra [mailto:bardraj2003@yahoo.ca]
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 10:22 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] RE: IB Agatha Christie (gypsum)

That's what I had added to the soil, too - gypsum, several years ago.  Hmmm, perhaps an experiment is in
----- Original Message -----
From: Chuck B
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] RE: IB Agatha Christie

Sandra, Sharon, et al.,
Agatha looks more like Sandra's version.  In fact, that's exactly the way I remeber it colorwise.  That grew in pretty good soil which may have had some gysum (calcium sulfate) added several years ago, but I can't really say that the soil was calcium rich.  Don't know.
Chuck Bunnell
Lafayette, IN
Region 6 
Zone 5a-5b
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 12:04 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] RE: IB Agatha Christie

Sandra,  et al
Attached is a combo of my Agatha Christie, top left and yours, bottom right.  There really is a difference, probably soil conditions.


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