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Re: [iris talk] OT-PLANTS=Hostas

  • Subject: Re: [iris talk] OT-PLANTS=Hostas
  • From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 22:17:11 -0500

From: "Michael D. Greenfield" <redear@infinet.com>

Betty In Ky wrote;

> From: StorYlade@aol.com
> Dennis, are you saying that those irises will tolerate the shade under
> trees and still bloom? Or are you saying they bloom after the TB's?  OR
all of
> the above?  (Questions from the species handicapped!) I've only seen a
> grown or exhibited in Region 7.  Doesn't mean they aren't out there. 
> just never seen them.  
> Betty in KY

I have cristata growing around the base of three pine trees. The trees have
no limbs 15' from ground. They are about 2' wide around each tree and doing

Last August  I potted up Three dwarf hosta to donate for door prizes at our
club meeting. I mulched around the top of the pot with alfalfa. By October
the had 15 to 20 new leaves. A lot better than the mothet clump. Might be
worth a try.

Michael D. Greenfield
SW Ohio

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