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Re: OT-BIO : Kent Appleberry in Utah


Kent  --  Welcome to the list.  Everything sounds fine except the part about
no fertilizer.  As your iris multiply, they will begin competing with each
other for nutrients.  For example, if you get minimal increase of two
offshoots per year, then, from a planting of one rhizome, at the end of 2
years you will have seven (counting the original rhizome), each as voracious
as the next.  I should think that, for best bloom, you might consider a top
dressing of fertilizer in late winter.  --  Griff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kent Appleberry" <appleb@cut.net>
To: <iris@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, June 04, 2005 6:11 PM
Subject: [iris] OT-BIO : Kent Appleberry in Utah


> I always start my entries to discussion lists by saying that I don't
> expect to post very much.  I think I can keep to that in this case, as
> I'm conveniently ignorant about the topic of iris and iris culture.  I
> got my first 50 named irises last fall from an end of season row run
> sale, which didn't require any choosing on my part.  Now I'm in the
> process of putting together orders for another hundred or two, this time
> of my choice.  I've been reading quite a bit online, including archives
> from this list and the photo list.  All very helpful.
>
> I live in rural central Utah, Sanpete County, at about 6,000 feet, maybe
> zone 5a, or possible 4b at my house, which is out of town.  I'm not
> aware of any irisarians in this area.  I know of a few in-state, but
> haven't met any.  Kasparek, Nebeker, Muhlstein (sp?) and another
> hybridizer or two are names I've come across.  And of course I've seen
> Jeff Walters' name many times in the archives here.
>
> I hope the thought of this won't cause too much discomfort among the
> true gardeners here, but I'm getting into bearded irises partly because
> they're relatively carefree plants well suited to arid summers.  I may
> find that some cultivars won't put up with what I hope will be a good
> degree of neglect once they're established.  My plan is to keep the
> weeds away, and to divide as needed, but not to pamper much in other
> ways.  No fertilizer, I hope, except what will occur naturally from the
> detritus of the weeds and twigs I use for mulch.  (I understand there
> might be concerns about borers from mulch of the wrong kind, or rot from
> too much mulch--but it is very arid here.)  I expect to have smaller
> flowers than many, but I hope to still have some.  Maybe I'm being
> unrealistic.  If so, now's a good time to warn me.
>
> I suppose that's more than enough intro.  I've finally signed up because
> I have a question, which I'll post separately.
>
> Kent
>
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