Re: Japanese Irises in Pots
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- Subject: Re: Japanese Irises in Pots
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Nicki Shay)
- Date: Fri, 28 Feb 1997 17:20:41 -0700 (MST)
This is to Clarence: Thank you so much for this information. So far, I
have no Japanese Iris - but am wondering if Siberians will take the same
treatment? I bought the Siberians I have in pots - and they were pot
bound, so I replanted last fall. THEN after the season ended, I found
another pot I had forgotten. Today, they are about 3 inches tall and
"full-up" in the pots. I was amazed at their growth. I would like to
re-pot into other pots after they bloom. (I imagine that is the time to
move them here in Washington State - Western half. ) Then - in the
pots, I can move them around where the sun is warmer and/or they will
lend a nice contrast to other flowers in my garden.
Any comments, gang?
On Fri, 28 Feb 1997 12:47:04 -0700 (MST) CEMahan@aol.com writes:
>In a message dated 97-02-28 12:29:47 EST, you write:
><< In his book on Japanese Iris, Currier McEwen explains how in former
> in parts of Japan iris were grown in pots in order that they might be
> brought indoors at bloom time so one could contemplate the beauty of
> flower as it opened, but that as the pace of modern life has
> this is seldom practiced any more.
> Jeff Walters in northern Utah (Zone 4) >>
>I agree that what Currier wrote in THE JAPANESE IRIS could be
>the manner Jeff has done above, and to this extent the book is a bit
>misleading. Actually, and Currier says this in the book also,
>irises are grown in pots far more extensively in Japan than in the
>Currier quotes Hirao as saying "that only about 10 percent were grown
>way" in 1964, he is referring to the "bringing them indoors for
>aspect I believe.
>Actually, Japanese irises are grown in Japan in pots far more than
>grown in the open ground. This is for several reasons. One, the soil
>pots is easily replaced, and Japanese gardens are too small for moving
>irises to new locations every 3 or 4 years. Two, it is easy to put
>irises in pots into a spectacular landscape "picture" when they are in
>and in bloom. Three, more irises can be grown in pots than in the
>ground in very small gardens---then the pots can be stacked on shelves
>not in bloom. Four, it is traditional.
>If any of you have been to Meiji Shrine Gardens in Tokyo when the
>Japanese irises are in bloom, you have seen vast numbers of irises in
>seeming growing out of the water in the "lake"---actually the "lake"
>formed by flooding two small streams at bloom time---it is very
> Then the Japanese irises are placed in the water in large pots. When
>is finished the dams are removed from the streams, the lake goes away,
>the hundreds of pots of Japanese irises are removed to a nursery. But
>several weeks in June it is one of the most gorgeous displays
> Clarence Mahan in VA