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Re: Newbie needing help...

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Newbie needing help...
  • From: "Racheal Nekuda" <lilylvr@kansas.net>
  • Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 15:31:42 -0700

Hi Tanya,
Glad to have you here. We have such a good time. Hope your iris do well for you. I'm afraid I'm not a lot of help with your iris being torn up. I would like to see your pictures of your iris.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: tan0301 
  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 7:48 AM
  Subject: [iris-talk] Newbie needing help...

  I just joined the group  glad to have found you all.  Hubby and I got 
  really into Iris last year and joined and Iris Society.  Most of our 
  Iris were planted last year but we were having a nice amount of bloom 
  stalks being put up.  Here's my problem... we flooded this past 
  wednesday,  Iris uprooted all over the place.  We have them planted 
  back.  Most blooms were broken off, the leaves were in terrible 
  shape.  I trimmed the worse off of the leaves.  Here's my question, 
  would a shot of fertilizer help take some of the stress off these 
  plants or would it make it worse???  I fertilized in March.  Hubby 
  was so anxious to see the blooms he made me leave what stalks 
  survived, should they be cut off to keep from stressing the plants?  
  The flood really made a mess of everything.  I have pictures if 
  anyone would like to see...

  I have two words for everyone GARDEN MAPS!  LOL  all my plant markers 
  washed out if it hadn't been for the maps, we would have been in a 
  terrible mess... Make those maps, print them out, save them on your 
  hard drive them save them to disk... can't be too careful.

  Also, hubby is crossing iris this year.  What is the best way to 
  store the seeds.  Everything I read says something different.  The 
  more I read the more confused I get.

  Thanks for your help -- Tanya  zone 5

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