Re: SIB and spring planting
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- Subject: Re: SIB and spring planting
- From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Dorothy A. Fingerhood)
- Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 14:28:28 -0700 (MST)
>Having worked a little bit with Carol, and also in a garden in Delaware not
>too far from there, I can well understand why she's reluctant to dig there in
>the spring most years, and for us there, early September usually worked
>just fine. Out here in Ohio, I've had good, although not unfailing, luck
>with both spring and fall so far. I'm working on getting Carol's catalog
>together now, and it'll be thinner this year due to her weather last year.
>She does have a few new things, though.
I would like to add to my previous comment. Carol supplies superior
rhizomes of good size , and I have had excellent results with the beardless
irises purchased from her, fall planting or not. Her pricing is also most
favorable. For fall, I try to get them in as early as possible and keep
them well watered. I still think spring planting is generally better
here--but it all depends! If we have one of our "what happened to
spring--suddenly it's 90 degrees and dry" years, spring planting is NOT
better than fall.
Newfield, NY (more rain--THIS is winter?)