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Re: CULT: Bearded iris myths
iris@hort.net

I have done both John planted on arrival and laid them out a week before planting.  I have less heart ache with the second.  Saying that there is also a difference in who is sending them and exactly where they are coming from.

Just my experience.
A
------Original Message------
From: John I Jones
Sender: owner-iris@hort.net
To: iris@hort.net
ReplyTo: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] CULT: Bearded iris myths
Sent: Jan 9, 2011 1:16 AM

Hmmm,  Well how about:

You have to dry out those giant west coast rhizomes before you plant  
them (most often said by eastern growers)

John

On Jan 6, 2011, at 2:32 PM, Kelly D. Norris wrote:

> Hello all,
>
>
>
> Some of you may know that I'm working on a book on bearded irises  
> for Timber
> 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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