Re: CAT: iris addiction
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- Subject: Re: CAT: iris addiction
- From: Linda Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 18:01:27 -0600 (MDT)
Anner Whitehead said:
> I surprise even those who know I have a small space by saying I intend to
> it down to the best and most beautiful three dozen bearded irises, give or
> take, not counting some new stuff which will certainly come and go.
Almost 'me too' - I think many of us are on a quest for some idealized
vision of loveliness involving iris bloom. For some, nothing less than
an acre of TBs in full bloom will satisfy that itch. I once grew almost
a tenth acre of the Endangered Tennessee coneflower on contract for the
Tennessee Department of Conservation. The idea was to produce seed for
re-introduction in restored habitat, but what a wonder to see them all
in bloom at once, and not a weed in sight!
My iris quest is to find about a dozen different TBs that will bloom
almost every single year in profusion with minimal care. But like
looking for a prince, it involves 'kissing a lot of frogs'.
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA