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RE: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: RE: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)
  • From: "Barbara Mann" <IrisMaven@msn.com>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997 12:57:46 -0700 (MST)

Nicki--I know some people here sell blooming iris in pots (particularly the 
manager of the garden shop at Jackalope, a local shop-of-all-trades).  Here 
the danger is of freezing, and of the rhizomes getting freeze-dried.  So 
Michael buries his potted iris to the rims in soil, and enough of them make it 
through the winter to make it worth the gamble.  I think you would probably 
need to make some kind of provision for drainage (maybe on a sand bed over a 
French drain?), but you should be able to do it.   Good luck!

Barb, in Santa Fe, wishing all this cold dismal windiness would just quit (and 
my snow is pretty well sublimed again).    IrisMaven@msn.com

From: 	iris-l@rt66.com on behalf of Nicki Shay
Sent: 	Wednesday, February 26, 1997 9:43 AM
To: 	Multiple recipients of list
Subject: 	Re: Selling flowers (was Transplanting ?)

Thank you Kathy for sharing  information.  It helps to give me an idea of
a fair price to charge for a stem of bearded iris.  Perhaps this is a
silly question to you and the rest on the list, but I am wondering if
bearded iris can be grown in a large pot inside of an unheated green
house.  Will they prosper and bloom?  I had never thought of that before
- but since our weather is something else to deal with - rain, rain and
more rain, and rot that follows, I thought maybe the special ones could
be protected and grown in the covered area.  

Any comments from you all?

Nicki Shay - Washington State

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