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Re: Re: Matching Names to Plants

  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Re: Matching Names to Plants
  • From: "Racheal Nekuda" <lilylvr@kansas.net>
  • Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 20:14:04 -0700

Hi Robert,
We don't have geese anymore and I doubt that we will again. Terry liked them but I didn't care for the blood blisters on my hands or legs. I am happily anticipating matching names with blooms this year. Most will have bloomed for the first time. Today I found Broadway. It is absolutely georgeous. Most things are going to have short stems this year but the flowers seem to be close to normal size. Tomorrow I see at least 3 that will be open and a couple of those will be identified then. Hope yours goes as well for you as mine is doing here.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Robert Pindell 
  To: Iris Talk 
  Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2002 7:06 PM
  Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Matching Names to Plants

  At least I didn't have to deal with geese, just frost and wind.  Did one 
  or more of the culprits end up as Christmas Dinner?  

  I have been making some progress on my Names and Plants problem. 
  Between the Riverview site http://www.riverview-iris-gardens.com/ and 
  Dorothy Willott's  stack of checklist books going back to the Garden of 
  Eden I have some idea of what each of the named iris on my list should 
  look like (I owe them big time, so I can just imagine the beating my 
  check book is going to take  in a couple of months).  At the end of this 
  adventure I expect to have a list of names of a few plants that didn't 
  bloom this year or are dead.  I am marking the plants that don't bloom 
  and will move them together to keep an eye on them so that next year I 
  might be able to put names to them.  I have 93 names on my roster, 50 
  are positively identified either by name tags or descriptions and most 
  of the rest are yet to bloom.  The problem is getting down to manageable 

  Take it from one who has had to deal with the mess.  The moral of the 
  story, which I didn't do well enough,  is mark, mark again underground 
  and map accurately.  

  Then there is the adventure of  the bright orange flowering random bit 
  of what you though you moved, gave away or rototilled out or a seedling 
  of that bee pod you didn't dead head three years ago that is now growing 
  right in the middle of a clump of what you think is  all  "PURPLE 
  WHATEVER." :-)

  The perfect solution to the whole thing is rototill up more of the lawn, 
  buy and plant more irises. ;-)

  How do you know that you have enough irises?  When you discover that you 
  don't have room to plant that last $50 (or free) rhizome you have in 
  your hand!

  >   From: "Racheal Nekuda" <lilylvr@kansas.net>
  >Subject: Re: Matching Names to Plants
  >Don't feel bad Rosalie, I have a bed that i tried to randomize the plantings in, nothing in a straight row. I draw so badly that I am now waiting for them to bloom so I can redraw my map with the help of a photo. At least I know exactly what I put in there and within a couple of plants where. But it is still going to be interesting. One thing in my favor, I had just started to collect iris and they should all be very different looking. VBG These are plants that the geese stole the labels off of almost as fast as I put them out. Geese don't grab and drop either. When they don't like something they frequently take it to the pond to drown it.
  >  ----- Original Message ----- 
  >  From: RYFigge@aol.com 
  >  To: iris-talk@yahoogroups.com 
  >  Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 8:34 PM
  >  Subject: Re: [iris-talk] Matching Names to Plants
  >  This is a BIG problem - and a helpful solution after the horse has been 
  >  stolen is to have a written down  design of the plot with names of irises.  
  >  Sometimes the relationship with a  known iris whose label remained, can 
  >  settle a lot of questions.  An interesting thing is that one of our new 
  >  members whose garden was flooded called attention to how important this was!  
  >  I try to do that myself, and have a fit when something comes up showing that  
  >  there is an iris that was not included! ! 
  >  Now my problem is trying to match up  my slides taken in Memphis with the 
  >  notes I took!  Rosalie nr Baltimore zone  7  ryfigge@aol.com


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