should have sent this earlier. But I hate to say that I did not read the
information sheet before I sent my first emails.
I have always loved iris. My grandma - Maggie Crawford
grew them and my mom says that she had them all (TB I think). She tells me
she would buy all the new ones that would come out. Mom says they cost
about $25 and that was a lot back then. We always had them growing in are
yard when I was growing up. Iris is the flower that I used in my
I bought my first house, I started buying iris from the stores. I even
went back to my parents old house to get some of my grandmas old ones. I
have a garden just for irises and it is not full. This year is the first
year that I am not working outside the house because I am taking care of my 14
month old boy - Andrew William Lee Young (Drew for short). I plan to work
in my garden this year while he plays outside(I hope ). I plan to put in
some of the irises that grandma has and after reading some of the mails from
iris take I would also like to put in some rebloomers(REB). The thought of
seeing them bloom more often is very exciting. Any help that you may have
on REB that grow good in MO(zone 5-I think) would be great.
I am new at all of this and I am just now getting
started. I do not know much. I did learn about the alfalfa mulch
from some mails. If there are other things that I should do please let me
know. How often to split? etc.
I plan to join HIPS. I also looked up local iris info
for MO but I did not know which one is the closest to Independence.
I think I went on long enough. Sorry my mail is so long. I really
enjoy reading everyone's mails.
form I am sending this email on is in Micosoft Outlook 1998. It is their