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Re: After Irises, what then?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] After Irises, what then?
  • From: "Brian Radford" <brianr@modempool.com>
  • Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 15:05:37 -0500

What about some dwarf conifers and large stones? Perhaps some ornamental grasses? Salvias (most of which I can't grow) would work.  There are also several books on 'xeric' gardening.

Brian Radford
Jackson, MI
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Colleen Modra" <irises@senet.com.au>
Reply-To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 05:26:07 +1030

>Hi I'm surprised your syringa never blooms, mine does fairly well in a zone<BR>
>8/9. However what really does thrive in a hot dry climate is Buddelia. Ours<BR>
>grow huge and really love growing with the irises and also lavender.<BR>
>Colleen modra<BR>
>South Aust<BR>
>----- Original Message -----<BR>
>From: Jim Gibbons <gibbman6@home.com><BR>
>To: <iris-talk@yahoogroups.com><BR>
>Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 10:30 PM<BR>
>Subject: Re: [iris-talk] After Irises, what then?<BR>
>> Dana Brown wrote, in part:<BR>
>> >Like you, we have<BR>
>> > 100+ and drop to 10 degrees in the winter. .....<BR>
>>  >We have crepe myrtles, rose of  sharon, lilacs and desert willow all<BR>
>> shrubs/trees which flower.<BR>
>> Dana,<BR>
>> What lilac are you having sucess with in that warm climate? Mine (syringa<BR>
>> vulgaris) have never chilled enough (Zone 8a) to bloom and really prone to<BR>
>> scale...<BR>
>> Jim Gibbons<BR>
>> NC Coast, Zone 8a and sandy<BR>
>> gibbman6@home.com<BR>
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