Re: Doing Everything Wrong
I think a few of the old absolutes should be thrown away anyway like all
IBs are infertile and flats don't have pollen. We have some iris planted
around our lawn. They are set about six inches down in a furrow and are
watered every other day by the lawn's automatic sprinkler system. The iris
bloom well every year and I have never seen a sign of rot, plus they get
fertilized with lawn fertilizer every month.
Break dem rules!!
> > 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
> > AND
> > Gertrude Jeykll to their knees