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Re: Planting Patterns

jgcrump@erols.com wrote: 

>>> Jean  --  If I had my "druthers"  --  and I don't, because of space limitations  --  I'd plant irises in small beds scattered around the yard/property and separated from each other by at least 3 feet, and I'd plant the clumps in those beds at least 2 feet from each other.  and the irises around the perimeter.  Other beds are of various shapes and sizes, with or without companion plants ..... <<<
I try to do this and also try to plant by contrasting color and spend a lot of time planning what goes where but sometimes I get a late order (for me) and throw it in the ground wherever there is room. 

Ellen Gallagher / ellengalla@yahoo.com / Editor, 'The Siberian Iris' 
Berlin, New Hampshire - USDA Zone 3 
Siberian iris list archives: http://www.hort.net/lists/sibrob/    
(1996 - 1998 messages not archived)
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