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Re: CULT: Helpful Hints for Sure-Fire Bloom

Hi Walter,

Where are those pictures.  I only have your word that the Iris are blooming.  My
Iris are about 6 " tall and no bloom stalks yet, up here in Wisconsin!

Char Region 8

wmoores@watervalley.net wrote:

> >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
> >~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Two blooming discoveries here that were not meant to be:
> I was redoing the arilbred bed last fall and had put some rhizomes in the
> shade of the flowering almond bush.  I missed returning one rhizome to the
> bed.  FOURTEEN FOR RACHEL is blooming under the bush without having been
> planted.
> I toss excess rhizomes over the fence and then get on John Deere and use the
> mower deck to cut them into smithereens.  A piece of BURGANDY BUBBLES fell
> inside the hollow opening of a cinder block.  This rhizome, growing where the
> sun 'don't' shine, has sent up a bloomstalk.  So, if you really want something
> to bloom, throw it away and eliminate all of the fuss of planting, watering,
> fertilizing, etc.
> Walter Moores
> Enid Lake, MS USA 7/8 (Shocked and awed over DUDE, JUMP START, DELIRIUM, and
> Walter Moores
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