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Re: HYB: bee pods

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] HYB: bee pods
  • From: "brice rose" <iris@syix.com>
  • Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 21:20:31 -0700

Hi Mike, My son and I were walking up and down the rows of almost bloomed
out iris,  except the late ones, when we came upon an iris that we both like
called Makes Scents and it was covered with seed pods, we counted over 35!!
I remember it having alot last year too.  San Miguel also had one along with
Flights of Fancy.  Sorry you are getting so much rain,  I feel guilty that
we have had such a wonderful bloom time this year, the best in several
years, Good luck,  Bonnie
----- Original Message -----
From: Mike Greenfield <redear@infinet.com>
To: iris-photos <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 1:01 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: bee pods

> In past posts I have seen it recommended to remove the stamens from the
> flower you are pollinating. This is to keep bees from pollinating it. Why
> could not the bee get pollen from another flower. Some say to remove the
> falls or cover the flower. To me that would work better.
> In my garden I get quite a few bee pods from SDB's but rarely from a TB. I
> have been looking for bee pods on iris in my area after bloom time. In the
> last 3 years and thousands of old bloom stalks I have seen 3  pods.
> It would be nice to see some iris blooms that have not been beat down by
> rain.
> Wish I could send rain to some of you that need it bad.
> Mike Greenfield
> Zone 5b SW Ohio
> redear@infinet.com
> http://www.geocities.com/mikeg1310/
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