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[PHOTO] Re: Storing rhizomes?

  • Subject: [PHOTO] Re: [iris-photos] Storing rhizomes?
  • From: "Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin" <clc@cherylleigh.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 16:04:58 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Harold Peters" <harold@directcon.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2001 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Storing rhizomes?

> exclusive and could all be part of the explanation. Whatever the reason,
> transferring lots of soil from an old bed to a  new bed may be
> the reason for the poorer performance.

I definitely do not want to take a lot of the old soil to the new bed. My
dad tells me that the soil he dumped into the barrels when we originally
planted the irises wasn't very good; he thinks that's one reason I've not
had many blooms. I think crowding must be another. I want to start over with
good well-prepared soil and the new spot will be sunnier, too. I just don't
think I'll be able to get someone in to do the job right away so I imagine
some of all of my rhizomes might have to be out of the ground for a bit.

I also think I should treat myself to some new ones...<G>

Since this is the iris-photos list here is a post-rain photo of my
???Struttin' High/Spanish Leather iris.

Cheryl Leigh


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