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Re: OT-BIO, Tammy King


Hi Tammy
Have you ever thought about making planter boxes and stair stepping them
down so that you can have more room to plant irises?  You could have the
SDB's on the top, the IB's in the middle and the TB's on the bottom.  I'm
always looking for sun areas on our five acres; we have lots of pine and
cedar trees that hide a lot of the sun.
Lora L. Masche
Forquin Mountain Iris Garden
21643 Shake Ridge Road
Volcano, CA 95689
(209)296-4436
http://welcome.to/irisgarden
-----Original Message-----
From: Tammy King <tlking@ap.net>
To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
Date: Friday, May 15, 1998 2:56 PM
Subject: RE: OT-BIO, Tammy King


>Oh, yes, the ole mortgage...How many do you think they might give me? LOL.
I
>was going through the catalogs last night (til 2am) doing a spreadsheet to
>try to figure out some way to get them all. I mean, I only want 84! How bad
>can that be?? tee hee hee.
>
>Our lot is very small. We're in your typical tract-home subdivision,
>complete with lawn in front and back. I'm trying to convince hubby that we
>don't really need the 25'X 30' front lawn, but he's not buying it! :~)
>
>I have to tell this story here, I think you'll all be amazed at it. When we
>bought our house in '95, it had been abandoned for over a year. Everything
>was basically dead, with the exception of a few rose bushes and shrubs. We
>took a 2nd to totally re-landscape. Well, not being a gardener yet, I
didn't
>want any "bee attractors" "nothing frilly" "nothing I have to take care
>of"...my exact words to the landscaper who was helping us. Got everything
>done and then WHAMMO! I decide I want a few roses. Bought some. Then got
>some of this, that and the other thing. Next thing ya know, I'm gardening
>like mad, have been ever since, and the collection of iris has multiplied
as
>fast as they do! And to think I didn't want anything I had to work at! HA!
>Just goes to show how quickly things can change.
>
>I truly envy those of you who have acres dedicated to iris, and/or other
>flowers and plants. I would LOVE to have the space to do that...
>
>'Well Endowed' is on it's way to blooming...if the sun would just come out
>for a little bit longer, it would happen today, but maybe
>tomorrow::::crossing fingers here:::::
>
>Tammy King
>Zone 9/Ca....where the sun is trying to make it's way through the clouds.
>
>At 11:28 AM 5/14/98 -0600, you wrote:
>>Tammy,
>>Welcome to the group.  Sounds like you have a great start.  This is a
>>very good place to learn lots about one of the most intriguing flowers
>>grown.  I can sympathize about taking out a loan so that you can get
>>
>
>





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