In a message dated 5/17/2007 1:40:19 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
I have the luxury of building a new bed this summer after getting sick of my
Question # 1 I am looking for an SDB that would make a nice counterpoint
to Mikey Likes It (Aitkens '04)
I fell in love with that variety on the photos list the other day and would
like to use it on the border of the new bed.
Question #2 If you were building a new bed from scratch, and were starting
with a medium clay soil with excellent nutrional levels and pH, what else
would you combine with the soil ?
Because there is a hole from the pond, I am obviously going to be adding
material to build this bed in, so thought I would ask the pros.
Catskills of NY
How about a nice bright orange or yellow or a soft pink? My personal SDB
Absolute Joy-brand new so higher price but just stunning!
Cat's Eye-gorgeous Dark rose with black cherry spot )-growin' fool!
Marksman-bright orange - also a Marky Smith iris as is Mikey Likes It
Utlimate-bright yellow with dark mahogany spot - great grower!
Sedona-pink with orange falls
Pele-orange with violet spot
Fire Eater-bright deep orange with fat red beards
All can be ordered from Aitken's Salmon Creek Garden
_http://www.flowerfantasy.net_ (http://www.flowerfantasy.net/) where it was introduced Mikey Likes
it and you have lots of choices.
As far as soil amendments-I would add well aged compost & some alfalfa
pellets to the clay and add a little sand to improve drainage.
Cedar Hill, MO
AIS Region 18, Zone 5
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