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Re: HYB:pod:deer story


Sorry to hear the deer ate your Iris seed pod you had crossed with another
Iris.  At least you still have the parent's and can try again next year.

People around here have been telling me horror stories of Deer eating
daylily and Iris buds.  This is a first eating a seed pod.  Makes one wonder
if the Iris you chose were fragrant.  And it smelled good.

Not heard much about them eating veggies around here.

My husband sprayed poison on some seedlings.  Lost every one of them.  So I
know how you feel.  All that time.   And now to have to start over again.

Checked out your site Bridge In Time...Tara's Choice is really lovely.  Will
you list other Iris you have at a later date.  Sandra

----- Original Message -----
From: <Autmirislvr@aol.com>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 7:37 AM
Subject: [iris]HYB:pod:deer story

> While working in my rebloom section yesterday, I realized that one of my
> pods was gone. The stalk was still there (nice and tall) so I searched a
> circle around the stalk, but found no pod.  Closer inspection showed that
> loser quarter inch of the pod remained on the stalk!
> Never have I seen anything like it (20 years)!  My conclusions?  Maybe a
> ate it?  There were a couple of bee pods within 3 feets, but nooooo! It
> from the best.
> The deer had been grazing on my daylilies . . . they leave a very clean
> wound.  Then they attacked my small veggie garden.  (took out half a new
hill of
> cucumbers but left the rest)  I got hair from my local beauty shop and had
> sprinkled it around everything but the irises . . . they hadn't bothered
the irises
> before.  (I did see rather small deer tracks near the site.)
> Anyone else lose pods to strange occurrences?
> It had been a bad spring for takes and I really liked this one!  Darn!
> Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6
> Bridge In Time Iris Garden@website:
>  www.thegardensite.com/irises/bridgeintime/
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