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  • Subject: Re: [iris-talk]OT-BIO/PCN
  • From: Anne Juurma <ajuurma@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 09:58:59 -0700 (PDT)

Hi Alexander.  Welcome to Iris-Talk!

I too love the Pacific Coast Iris and Hybrids and am
amazed at the great blooms on last fall's plantings. 
They are hard to come by, though.  Not many places
sell them.  I have some newly germinated seedlings
from bee pods.  It will be interesting to see what
they look like.

Salem, Oregon
USDA zone 8/Sunset 6

--- Alexander Craghead <abcraghead@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello, everyone, you've acquired a newbie!
> My name is Alexander, and I live in Oregon zone 8,
> the
> northern portion of the (don't tell anyone!)
> beautfiul
> Willamette Valley. We have a half acre suburban lot
> of
> horrendous alluvial clay which is just great for
> weeds
> or low yeild iron ore mining but hell on a garden. 
> With a garden this larget we take a laid back
> approach: little or no soil ammendment or
> fertilizer,
> no spraying of any kind (yet). We HAVE done SOME
> soil
> amenment in what we call the Upper Garden, as area
> about  25ft x 35 ft. But other than a little here
> and
> an occaisional Miracle Grow binge, we leave things
> as
> they are. The only care we lavish is water in those
> short hot dry spells we get in the summer, and
> prunning, which is a constant chore especially in
> spring.
> The largest category or iris we grow are modern
> Beardeded types. However, I have found in the
> neglectful and difficult conditions we make them
> stand
> up to we get inconsistant results from some,  so we
> have only about a 50% success rate with them.
> As a result I have become more and more enamoured
> with
> Heirlooms. We allready had a few of these from my
> grandmother's garden circa 1940, and sicne then we
> bought a selection of herilooms from Schrieners with
> Anas, Wabash, Pallida, Mme Chereau, and Quaker Lady.
> These have perforemd exceptionally and consistantly,
> and are just at the end of their flush right now.
> In the near future I'd like to dip into Siberians
> and
> Japanese; we have a few wet areas draining the house
> that's be perfect for the last bunch.
> MY PERSONAL passion, tho, is for the native Pacific
> Coast Iris. I have grown (tortured) both species and
> hybrids of PCIs, and found the douglassiana and
> Hybrids iron tough and orchid beautiful if planted
> properly in the proper location. These are just
> gorgeous! WE have 7 in bloom right now and each
> plant
> had at least 5 and sometimes 12 blooms! (We only
> planted them last spring) I have a 3 year old plant
> that gave about 14!
> Anyway, that's my story... hope it's enjoyable. Any
> other PCI/PCH or Antique Bearded growers out there?
> Alexander Craghead
> Oregon
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