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Re: Bee Pods

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Bee Pods
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Jun 1998 06:03:31 +0000
  • References: <01bd9670$a4491b40$aa7c8acd@MASCHE>

Lora L. Masche wrote:
> Hi Lynn,
> I have three pods being formed on different irises.  Two are on SDB's and 1
> on a TB.
> I can't say it was done by a bee.  It could also have been done by humming
> birds which we have a lot of.
> We had two crosses last year.  I planted them and have about 10 little
> seedlings coming up.  I put the seeds in pots, so now I'm wondering where to
> plant them so that they will be protected.  They are so small, about three
> inches tall.
> Whether the birds made the pods or I did, it is very exciting to see what
> develops in a few years.
> Lora L. Masche
> Forquin Mountain Iris Garden
> 21643 Shake Ridge Road
> Volcano, CA 95689
> (209)296-4436
> http://welcome.to/irisgarden
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John I. Jones <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
> Date: Friday, June 12, 1998 11:09 AM
> Subject: Re: Bee Pods
> >lynn.woosley@juno.com wrote:
> >>
> >> There was a thread earlier this year about bee pods on TB.  Most posters
> >> seemed to think bee pods were very unlikely on TB, with Mark Cook as the
> >> lone poster stating that bee pods were fairly common on TB, in his
> >> experience.  My experience this year agrees  with Mark's.  In one bed of
> >> TB, only about 30 stalks bloomed, because of damage from a late freeze.
> >> That bed has 19 bee pods.  I also have bee pods on Louisianas,
> >> pseudacorus, and Dutch iris, but not nearly as many as on the TB bed.
> >> Has anyone else noticed a lot of bee pods this year?
> >>
> >> Lynn Woosley
> >> Home Delights
> >> Marietta, GA

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