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Re: CULT: Growing tall bearded Iris in pots

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] CULT: Growing tall bearded Iris in pots
  • From: Foley Martin <emjfoley@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 15:00:18 -0700 (PDT)

 Messers. Grigg and Sutton, no doubt you folks have more experience growing irises than I. Got into them because it is the hybridizing which separates irises from all the rest of the plant world. Living on the northern frontier, am in tornado alley, as well as Alberta clipper territory. The ability to move the containers from the garden to the garage during the summer has saved more than a few seed pods. Sanding water in the containers? Just tilt the containers, no more standing water. I hear and respect what you both are saying, but think irises are easier to grow in containers. Didn't I read somewhere where Atroviolacea was used at gravesides during the 1800's? Times changes, so do iris gardens. I guess its a sign of the times.
Best regards, Martin
  Mike Sutton <suttons@lightspeed.net> wrote: it's much harder for an iris to survive in a pot anyway.  Just the fact that
they can is a testimony to their hardiness.  BTW not all CA climates are
moderate and costal.
Mike Sutton
Porterville, CA USA
USDA zone 8b
From 15 degrees in the winter to 115 in the summer

----- Original Message -----

> On 26 Jun 01, at 9:54, Glenn Grigg wrote:
> > I am amazed at all the discussions on iris-talk about growing tall
> > iris in pots in lieu of the earth. Do you all realize that you are
> > about plants that 75 years age were used to stabilize erosion on ditch
> > banks. Yes they are much better looking flowers today, but how pretty
> > the flowers be 75 years from now when they will have to be grown in a
> > greenhouse.
> >

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