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RE: CULT: Bearded iris myths
  • Subject: RE: CULT: Bearded iris myths
  • From: CarolKenl COLEMAN <ciop2606@msn.com>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 18:49:21 -0700

We have also had the question about why the iris changed color over and over,
....which is usually when we find out that they did not remove
pods-----actually saying what pod, and when we explain the pod and seeds and
that they can drop they usually understand.  These same people often do not
remove stalk either.  But my most fun question was "I put pollon on the beard,
so why didn't I get pod with seeds?"  I will think about this a little more as
I am sure that some others lurk in my memory.

Carol L. Coleman
C. Iris On Pond

> From: kellydn@frontiernet.net
> To: iris@hort.net
> Subject: [iris] CULT: Bearded iris myths
> Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 16:32:55 -0600
> Hello all,
> Some of you may know that I'm working on a book on bearded irises for
> Press (due out in April 2012). One of the chapters I've always wanted to
> write is the "myths" behind growing bearded irises. We've all heard them or
> been but on the spot with them at a question/answer booth or during a
> presentation. I'm looking to collect a "top 10" of sorts, but despite
> hearing these for years and years, I feel like I'm coming up short with my
> list.
> So here's the question-what do you consider the top myths behind growing
> bearded irises? I posted this same question on our Facebook page too
> (Rainbow Iris Farm: http://www.facebook.com/rainbowirisfarm).
> Thanks for any help and suggestions! Happy 2011!
> --Kelly
> Horticulturally,
> Kelly D. Norris
> Farm Manager, Rainbow Iris Farm
> Editor, Irises: The Bulletin of the American Iris Society
> Bedford & Ames, IA
> Zone 4b/5a
> Read my blog at: <http://www.kellydnorris.com/> http://www.kellydnorris.com
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