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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!

Dorothy Fingerhood
Newfield, NY

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