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Re: Bloom Sequence Project Update


From: "Jeff and Carolyn Walters" <jcwalters@bridgernet.com>

> From: Irisborer@aol.com
 
> A question.....  would it be helpful to include other plants in bloom at
the 
> same time??  

Kathy,

One of the strong points of our favorite genus - Iris - is that there are
forms that grow and bloom in every Zone from 2 to 10 at least. This is not
true for many other plant groups. There are many plnats that are commonly
grown in gardens in California and the Deep South that you or I could not
grow as garden plants and vice versa. There are acid-loving plants that I
expect can be grown in your area that are nearly impossible here and alpine
and semi-desert plants that flourish here that would turn to mush in your
humid climate.

My opinion, for what it is worth, is that in the start-up phase of this
project, at least, we concentrate on irises and do not include other
plants.

Jeff Walters in northern Utah  (USDA Zone 4/5, Sunset Zone 2)
jcwalters@bridgernet.com
Bloom Sequence Project Coordinator
 

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