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Re: CULT: Leaf Spot-Boron Deficiency?

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT: Leaf Spot-Boron Deficiency?
  • From: Irisborer@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 13:56:44 -0700 (MST)

In a message dated 98-02-10 14:37:07 EST, Mike Lowe writes:

 In the apocrypha of iris literature there is a strong belief, (myth?) that
 iris grown in urban areas where coal smoke is at high levels are usually
 completely free of leaf spot. (could they be referencing 'auld reeky'?)

Interesting.  I have noticed that some local gardens deep in a steel city here
are ALSO not only devoid of leaf spot, but also have far less soft rot.  I
have always maintained that some kind of fallout from the coke ovens is
responsible - and I'm only half-kidding.  

Kathy Guest
E. Aurora, NY

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