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RE: Doing Everything Wrong

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: RE: Doing Everything Wrong
  • From: "Mark, Maureen" <MARKM@tc.gc.ca>
  • Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 07:43:30 -0600 (MDT)

Hi Kathy,

Don't rules exist to be broken?  The TBs that I brought to the hort
society auction had bloom stalks on them -- they fetch a better price
that way.  I'll let you know if I get any complaints next year.

Maureen Mark

> ----------
> From: 	Irisborer[SMTP:Irisborer@aol.com]
> Reply To: 	iris-l@rt66.com
> Sent: 	Wednesday, May 27, 1998 5:10 AM
> To: 	Multiple recipients of list
> Subject: 	CUL:  Doing Everything Wrong
> As I walk through my iris beds where I've done everything right....
> and there
> are only labels where irises should be.  I ponder those folks who
> don't grow
> their irises correctly - yet have far better luck than I do!!  In
> fact, some
> folks don't even KNOW that you can't dig up irises when they're in
> bloom - and
> so they do it and the earth does NOT stop spinning.
> So..... I proclaim as follows.  In one bed, I intend to do everything
> wrong.
> I will dig the irises when it suits me - rather than at the right time
> (Dana
> Borglum ONLY digs during bloom).
> I will mulch bearded irises
> I will fertilize with a balanced fertilizer
> I will let rot alone
> I will either learn that not every iris rule is written in stone - or
> I will
> have a whole new bed for planting NEW irises   (:
> Kathyguest - E. Aurora, NY - where my clump of SMOOTH SEAS (siberian,
> very
> tall and royal blue) next to a pseudacorus would bring Martha Stewart
> Gertrude Jeykll to their knees

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