Re: new lurker
In a message dated 96-05-31 09:07:10 EDT, you write:
> I also learned the hard way about Roundup. I now use it on only
>the calmest of days to edge the outside border of my beds separated in
>most cases by 2-3 feet of chip mulch from the closest iris clumps. But I
>no longer use it to control weeds between the rows of iris or around the
>clumps. It seems to take only the slightest bit of drift or splatter,
>especially in the spring when the plant is starting its growth, to affect
>that year's bloom. My experience was that the next year's bloom was
>fine. Live and learn.
Welcome to the list, Lois. And please don't just lurk--that is a terrific
piece of first hand knowledge you just contributed! It will save another
iris lover the "what happened here?!" experience!