In a message dated 96-05-18 12:28:41 EDT, you write:
>I am also new to gardening and put in iris last Fall, they came up
>beautifully but....no blooms. I am in phx, az so we have the VERY mild
>winters and VERY hot summers. How will this affect my bulbs? Do I need to
>pull them up for the summer and replant in the fall, just leave them in the
>ground or what? Phx is an unusual situation for weather - not a lot of
>All comments and/or advice/help apprec.
I believe the problem you're having posting messages is in the address you
are using. It should be iris-l. " L " as in "list." The rest looks OK!
I am sending a copy of this to the list, in hopes that folks with climates
more similar to yours may know more about your no-bloom problem.
I do know of 2 iris folks in your area that have a commercial garden, and may
be of considerable help. Are you familiar with Shepard Iris Garden? It's
run by Don and Bobbie Shepard, 3342 W. Orangewood, Phoenix 85051-7453. I'd
suggest paying them a visit, or giving them a call. Good Luck!