Slugs & Bugs
Hello, out there!
This is my first attempt to send out a message... I've been reading
the messages flying back & forth between you all & am amazed at
how many knowledgeable folks are on this list!
Anyway I do have a real Iris question. My poor iris patch has had a
really tough year, way too much rain, some kind of blight, the usual army
of slugs, etc. but today I noticed the fans on several plants are
notched up the sides, just like some bug decided to make a snack out of
them; also, some awful critter ate through the stalk of my
about-to-bloom "Dusky Challenger", just below the bud. Do slugs do that? I
can't remember seeing that kind of damage in the past. Does
anyone have any idea if something else might have done it?
I just bought my first Japanese iris and was wondering if I understood
correctly that these plants actually like sitting in a pan of water all
summer? How large a pot? Do they need any special treatment
over the winter?
Last summer I put in a Siberian, "Ceaser's Brother", & it is blooming
nicely. I wonder if anyone has special favorites in the Siberians?
Hope to hear all about National from you lucky ones that get to go this
year; it's on my wish list for "someday."
Until next time,
Kay Berg Mount Vernon, Washington firstname.lastname@example.org