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Re: deterring deer


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

Dear Bill,

Will sprinkling dry blood work on bearded iris?  I can't quite see where one
gets the blood...?


Julia Rankin
breckenridge@bnis.net

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
To: iris-talk@onelist.com <iris-talk@onelist.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 5:47 AM
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Snapping vrs cutting bloomstalks


>From: Bill Shear <BILLS@hsc.edu>
>
>My reason for recommending snapping, as I did in my book, is that the break
>occurs cleanly between cell layers, leaving a surface less likely to rot.
>If one cuts, some of the cells will be cut as well, leaving an entry for
>rot organisms.  The breaks heal faster than the cuts.  Also, as Chris said,
>it's easier and quicker.
>
>Technique is important--grasp the stalk close to its base and push in one
>direction until it snaps naturally.  If you try to PULL the stalk from
>above, or twist it, you will possibly uproot or damage the rhizome.  Works
>best the morning after a rainy day, when the stalks are full of water and
>nice and crisp.
>
>Not to doubt the experience of others, but personally I have never seen
>increase so close to the bloom stalk as to be in danger of being broken off
>along with it.
>
>Bill Shear
>Department of Biology
>Hampden-Sydney College
>Hampden-Sydney VA 23943
>(804)223-6172
>FAX (804)223-6374
>email<bills@hsc.edu>
>
>
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