Re: Re: Newbie needing help...
- Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: Newbie needing help...
- From: "PATSY NORVELL" <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 09:35:12 -0500
This spring I made up several sprinkler cans of 2 gal. of water plus 1/4th cup of liquid
Dial antibacterial soap. I watered each clump enough to wet the leaves, rhizomes, and
soil right around them. Since then I have had no more rot, and we have had warm weather plus some rain. The one that had rot in the rhizome I scraped to firm flesh and painted it with undiluted Dial. It is fine now.
Pat in Dallas
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 2:58 PM
Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Newbie needing help...
I am so sorry for not posting my location and for not putting my
subject right. I got the topic list/welcome to the club e-mail AFTER
I am in southwestern VA zone 5/6. If you are a nascar fan I am about
45 minutes from the Bristol International Raceway.
I am really afraid that they are going to rot. It was nice and hot
yesterday, raining again today... We have had a tremendous amount of
rain this spring. I guess I will just keep my fingers crossed and
hope for the best. They look so terrible, I was just hoping there
was something I could do to help them out.
--- In iris-talk@y..., "FRANCELLE EDWARDS" <fjmjedwards@w...> wrote:
> Welcome, Tanya. It is our pleasure to try to help each other.
That's what we are here for besides the pleasure of just discussing
our favorite flower.
> I would not mulch the iris. Mulch, plus fertilizer, plus rain is
the perfect formula for rhizome rot. Please let us know what part of
the country you are in.
> Francelle Edwards Glendale, AZ Zone 9 where we sure could use
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: tan0301
> To: iris-talk@y...
> Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 8:10 AM
> Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Newbie needing help...
> Thanks for answering... I just want to help them out all I can.
> guess I will just wait patiently.
> One more question... I have always read that you do not mulch
> But the other day I saw a landscaper mulching them in and I asked
> him. He said "yeah, go ahead and mulch them, it won't
> What's everyone's thought on this?
> Tanya - Thank you for your patience with me.. I am just starting
> and full of questions.
> --- In iris-talk@y..., "John Bruce" <jbruce1@c...> wrote:
> > Tanya--
> > I would not fertilize. An already stressed plant probably does
> > not need the added stress of trying to produce growth. Bearded
> > iris are not heavy feeders, and the nutrients probably still
> > remain in the soil from your earlier feeding. They are
> > just let sun and time do their work.
> > jb
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > John Bruce jbruce1@c...
> > Hidden Acres Iris Gardens
> > http://home.cinci.rr.com/hiddenacres
> > SW Ohio,USDA Zone 5b
> > mailto:hidnacre@c...
> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > plants or would it make it worse??? I fertilized in March.
> > was so anxious to see the blooms he made me leave what stalks
> > survived, should they be cut off to keep from stressing the
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