Re: Spring Shipment of Siberians, etc.
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- Subject: Re: Spring Shipment of Siberians, etc.
- From: Arnold Koekkoek <Koekkoek@dordt.edu>
- Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:17:44 -0700 (MST)
Kathie Guest suggested planting fall-received Siberians in pots,
winter them over and plant in the garden in spring. Well, I don't
know about others, but I don't have the inside space to do that with
more than 3 or 4 pots, if that. It's just not feasible for me to get
a dozen or new plants and keep them in the house all winter. I have
an idea most people would fall into the same situation. I have
done that with three or four iris in the past, with indifferent
success. Most survived but they didn't thrive, seemed to need a
whole season to adjust to being outside, and none showed any sign of
blooming the first year they were outside. Spring-planted did much
better. Perhaps if one had a greenhouse (I just covet one, don't
have such!) there'd be sufficient space as well as light to make that
procedure a success.
Arnold Koekkoek Home Ph. (712) 722-0724
Assoc. Prof. of History Off. Ph. (712) 722-6326
Dordt College e-mail email@example.com
Sioux Center, IA 51250