hort.net Seasonal photo, (c) 2006 Christopher P. Lindsey, All Rights Reserved: do not copy
articles | gallery of plants | blog | tech blog | plant profiles | patents | mailing lists | top stories | links | shorturl service | tom clothier's archive0
Gallery of Plants
Tech Blog
Plant Profiles
Mailing Lists
    Search ALL lists
    Search help
    Subscription info
Top Stories
sHORTurl service
Tom Clothier's Archive
 Top Stories
New Trillium species discovered

Disease could hit Britain's trees hard

Ten of the best snowdrop cultivars

Plant protein database helps identify plant gene functions

Dendroclimatologists record history through trees

Potato beetle could be thwarted through gene manipulation

Hawaii expands coffee farm quarantine

Study explains flower petal loss

RSS story archive

Re: CULT: drought stress

From: BobGWilson@aol.com

Welcome back, Bill This idiot avant-garde iris planter believes in the 
philosophy of Barry Blythe: Blythe As soon as the iris is finished blooming, 
if you want to move it or divide it, do it, replant it.  I have done this for 
years - against the advice of almost everyone - except Barry.  Already, the 
increases that would have appeared in the clump left in the ground are 
producing increases.  As in the past, I expect to have 2-4 increases by 
blooming time next spring.  This seems to allow more time for the roots to 
grow, and almost 100% chance of 2-4 bloom stems in the spring.  My batting 
average on normally late bought iris is about a 50% chance of one bloom stem 
the first spring.
   You also mentioned " dry roots."  I try not to let the root dry - to the 
point of keeping early dug rhizomes in buckets of damp peat. It seems to me, 
much like the JI, if the roots are kept moist, the rhizome does not have to 
use energy to produce new roots, and can use this energy to produce increase. 
I have notices that all the dry roots on bought rhizomes only shrivel to 
nothing, serving only a stabilizing function.  What are others'thoughts?  Bob 

--------------------------- ONElist Sponsor ----------------------------

Having difficulty getting "in synch" with list members? 
Try ONElist's Shared Calendar to organize events, meetings and more!


 © 1995-2017 Mallorn Computing, Inc.All Rights Reserved.
Our Privacy Statement
Other Mailing lists | Author Index | Date Index | Subject Index | Thread Index