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RE: TB: Vigorous Summer Growth Question

  • Subject: RE: [iris] TB: Vigorous Summer Growth Question
  • From: "Williams, Michael" Michael.Williams@hgtc.edu
  • Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2006 16:15:59 -0400
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  • Thread-topic: [iris] TB: Vigorous Summer Growth Question

Thanks to all of you for your interesting information.

We've had *very* little rain around here for almost a month. Two or
three times we've had heavy showers that struck quickly and moved
offshore (one's about to hit right now it appears). I have not watered
or fertilized at all in that time. I just found it odd to see vigorous
growth in the hottest stretch of the year thus far. I've never noticed
that before. The two cultivars are Fiery Temper (Keppel) and Designer's
Art (Kerr).

Mike in SC, Zone 8

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-iris@hort.net [mailto:owner-iris@hort.net] On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2006 10:43 PM
To: iris@hort.net
Subject: Re: [iris] TB: Vigorous Summer Growth Question

Hi Mike,
Don't know where all your nearby growers are today.  I am in zones 5/6
so it 
hasn't been as hot here.  Some varieties do send up new growth sooner
others,  If either of those you mentioned are rebloomers, they should
sending up new growth. Some on the list have been mentioning their
rebloom,  but we 
don't have any yet. Also, assuming you fertilized them when you planted

them, they could be reacting to the extra nutrition.  Here, we figure on
new growth starting in mid-August.  We were digging some irises  today
and some 
of them were showing just the beginnings of increases.
Dorothy Willott in Northern Ohio

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