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Re: CULT: Easter and Irises Old and New

ahhh...... but Ellen will they bloom....I think not (for the TB's at least).


Ellen Gallagher wrote:

>--- Jeff and Carolyn Walters <jcwalters@bridgernet.com> wrote:
>>>>I left the remnants of dozens of clumps of TBs, BBs, and IBs
>that I dug up and divided last summer (with whatever soil clung
>to the roots when I lifted them) lying on the top of the ground
>over the winter. As far as I can see all of these came through
>the winter in great shape. As I was doing garden cleanup over
>the weekend, I noticed that the division of WABASH I replanted
>last summer were all rather sorry looking, so I hunted up the
>unplanted remnant of the clump I had divided. It looked ten
>times better than the divisions I had replanted, so I dug a hole
>and popped it back in the ground! <<<
>Wow. Sandra and Jeff, are you onto something for cold climate
>gardening? I will try and 'not' plant some divisions in 2003 and
>see what happens. 
>Ellen ( ...why plant, throw on the ground - I like it ;-)
>Ellen Gallagher  <ellengalla@yahoo.com> / Berlin, New Hampshire / USDA Zone 3a
>Siberian-Species Iris Convention 2003, June 12-15 - Hamilton, ON Canada 
>http://w3.one.net/~wilsonjh/ssi.htm  (Siberian iris pages)
>http://www.crosswinds.net/~median/  (Median iris pages)
>http://www.irisregister.com/  (AIS checklist data)
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