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Re: CULT: fall cleanup

  • Subject: Re: CULT: fall cleanup
  • From: "Julia Rankin" <breckenridge@bnis.net>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Feb 1999 04:00:12 -0800

From: "Julia Rankin" <breckenridge@bnis.net>

I have read somewhere that rhizomatious plants do not take food from the
leaves in the way that bulbous plants do. If that is so, then the amount of
foliage on TBs would not be a consideration in whether one was gong to trim
down or not.

I would certainly like to know whether what I read is true...

So. Calif.
SZ 1-3
-----Original Message-----
From: Dana Brown <ddbro@llano.net>
To: iris-talk@onelist.com <iris-talk@onelist.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 6:25 PM
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: CULT: fall cleanup

>From: Dana Brown <ddbro@llano.net>
>> If you are not in a hard freeze area, is it necessary, or desireable
>> at all, to cut back the foliage? Here in temperate Bay area of
>> California, I leave all the leaves that don't brown out on the plant
>> to get what food production out of them that the weather allows.
> We don't trim our foliage back down here unless we are digging.  We do
>clean up our beds in the fall and again in the spring but other than
>that I use the fallen leaves as natural mulch.
>Dana Brown
>Pres. South Plains Iris Society
>Lubbock, Texas  79401
>Zone 7 Usda, Zone 10 Sunset
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