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RE: Spring Shipment of Siberians, etc.

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: RE: Spring Shipment of Siberians, etc.
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <Mark.Maureen@fin.gc.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 12:30:45 -0700 (MST)

I potted mine up last fall and put them in the compost heap.  As long as
they get extra protection, they should be fine outside.  I'm looking
forward to planting mine outside in May.

Maureen Mark
Ottawa, Canada -- freezing rain this morning

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Arnold Koekkoek [SMTP:Koekkoek@dordt.edu]
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 18, 1998 2:16 PM
> To:	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject:	Re: Spring Shipment of Siberians, etc.
> 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
> Arnold Koekkoek                         Home Ph. (712) 722-0724
> Assoc. Prof. of History                 Off. Ph. (712) 722-6326
> Dordt College                           e-mail koekkoek@dordt.edu
> Sioux Center, IA 51250

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