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RE: stocking lids

  • Subject: RE: [iris-photos] stocking lids
  • From: "Dana Brown" ddbro@llano.net
  • Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 19:58:51 -0500
  • Importance: Normal

I think this same concept might be used for protecting flowers from
late/early freezes....hmm.

Dana Brown
AIS Region 17 Judges Training Chairperson
Director TBIS
AIS, ASI, MIS, RIS, SPIS, TBIS
Malevil Gardens
Lubbock, TX
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
ddbro@llano.net





-----Original Message-----
From: Christopher Darlington [mailto:chris.darlington@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 7:42 PM
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] stocking lids

Donald,

Wow, these are fantastic !  How did you make them ?  I think they look
pretty cool !  I can  see a dog running around with one in his mouth
though ;-)

Chris


Donald Eaves wrote:
>
> Hello Folks,
>
> I've taken some ribbing for these things, but if the dogs will not steal
> them for toys they are an effective barrier against grasshoppers.  This
> group is covering some of my acquisitions via the ASI Plant Sale.  Within
> two hours of planting them I found a grasshopper that had already
destroyed
> the main rhizome.  So I moved some from elsewhere and put fresh stockings
on
> them and now the rhizomes underneath are growing happily and safely.  This
> bed isn't large (yet) and wasn't ready when I received them.  It's carved
> out between the limestone rocks at the edge of the hill.  I'd discovered
> several years ago that some of the harder to grow arilbreds did really
well
> in the soil that is there naturally and I wanted to try some more and pure
> arils to see if it will happen again.  So I potted them with that soil and
> when I got enough done to plant got them in the bed.  It's a tough dig,
> though.  Rocks, greenbriar roots and tough grasses.  I propose to leave
the
> native bluestem and Texas muly grass, but that just makes getting
everything
> else removed harder.
>
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 8, USA
>
>
>
>
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