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Divide those siberians

On Fri, 19 Jul 1996 05:56:11 -0600 (MDT)
 Dorothy Fingerhood wrote:
..  My garden fork, which faithfully served me for almost
20 years, gave up the Ghost rather suddenly yesterday, propelling me 
rapidly across the garden into a clump of FRIENDLY WELCOME, when it 
encountered ol' MAGGIE. 

The same thing happened to me when I divided my first clump of 
Japanese iris. I waited too long too.  My husband said it must have 
been dry rot - I said "No way, it was sheer brute strength!"

I was disheartened to learn through this list that Japanese iris 
should not be replanted in the same spot after dividing.  I have some 
that are not doing as well as they should - short mostly - and those 
are the same ones that I divided last year or the year before.  What 
do others do? How do you rotate when most other plants require a 
higher pH?  For instance, I don't think I can put them where the 
daylilies are.  I've added lime to the soil there.  Any thoughts?

I have Exuberent Chantey, Lace Ruff, Ipsus, Imperial Robe & Royal 
Lines still blooming.

Linda Ridlon
No. Berwick, ME


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