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Re: OT-BIO: Beginner suggestions

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] OT-BIO: Beginner suggestions
  • From: cathycampi@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 23:03:24 EDT

In a message dated 5/2/02 6:45:04 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
soapquiltknit@yahoo.com writes:

> Hi, I'm new here.  I went to Argyle Acres with a friend last weekend 
> and I'm ready to try some iris.
> I guess my first question is how much sun do they HAVE to have?  My 
> yard is pretty shady and pretty full as dh is the resident gardener 
> with hundreds of Japanese maples and azaleas.  But I could make a bed 
> for iris at the farm if needed.
> Second question is what varieties should I start with?  I live in 
> north central Texas, zone 8.  I did some searching in the archives 
> for beginners lists but struck out.  Tell me what to search for and 
> I'll give it another go if it's already out there.  The blues and 
> purples are my favorites.  Suggestions for good doers in my area?
> Jeri

The people at Argyle Acres are probably your best source of information. They 
know what grows best in your area and have plants already acclimitized to 
your area. Maybe some other list members will know of other commercial 
gardens in your area.

Iris grow in shade. 

Stockton Ca.

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