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Spring planting

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Spring planting
  • From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 09:26:13 -0700 (MST)

>> New Englanders (and those in similar climates) will be glad to hear that
>> they are including a spring shipment date.
>Chris writes:
>Yes, this is indeed good news, now we must convince Carol Warner of Draycott
>Gardens and others to do the same thing!
>I have in fact, written her to request that she consider doing this as
>there is
>definitely a substantial increase in the survivability of Springtime Siberian
>transplants verses Autumn planting in our climatic area. (Southern Ontario)

In my forthcoming book I strongly urge spring planting of most beardless
irises for those who live in zones 3-5.  The only possible exceptiion would
be the spurias, whose life cycle more closely resembles in many ways the
bearded irises.

For gardeners

Bill Shear
Department of Biology
Hampden-Sydney College
Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
FAX (804)223-6374

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