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Re: Re: CULT:REB:shade

  • Subject: Re: Re: CULT:REB:shade
  • From: "loic tasquier" <tasquierloic@cs.com>
  • Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:07:53 +0100

well, it definitely gives a uniqueness to your mails, Betty, with all these "
? " everywhere.

it could almost be a style, quite evasive, like nothing is for certain...!

or as it you were on a heavy dose of sedative, or pain killers...which could
be possible !

Think i will start posting pictures of non -rebloomers now, just to make
spring come faster....what about that?

Loi( with only one ., or it goes mad...)c

----- Original Message -----
  From: autmirislvr@aol.com
  To: iris@hort.net
  Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:48 PM
  Subject: Re: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade

  AOL is throwing in all kinds of extra punctuation again, messing up my
posts!? Frustrating.?


  -----Original Message-----
  From: Linda Mann <lmann@lock-net.com>
  To: iris@hort.net
  Sent: Thu, 13 Nov 2008 8:34 am
  Subject: [iris] Re: CULT:REB:shade

  All of the above? ;-(?
  It wouldn't work here, but certainly an idea worth trying other places.?
  Visualize a <big> pile of dirt - cut it in half, leaving a vertical face on
the cut side, scrape the other half of the pile away. Then put my house smack
up against the base of the flat side of the pile, plant trees all around it
and all over the hill. Then put a lightbulb (i.e., the sun)on the side of the
hill <opposite> the house.?
  It really doesn't matter what side of the house I plant things on when the
sun doesn't get here till mid morning or later & the entire yard is in shade
most of the day. Well, used to be before the microburst this spring.....?
  The gravel rows are right in front of the house, parts are shaded till
nearly noon, some parts get sun quite a bit earlier. I've not noticed any
difference in timing of bloom of the cultivars that are planted in several
places; however, my bloom season tends to be one or two weeks <later> than
that of everybody else in the same general area. So bloom is already delayed
by location.?
  Unfortunately, the factors that delay bloom are the same ones that freeze
the snot out of early bloomers. Iris in shade near the house usually don't
bloom much - germanica right next to the house under eaves sometimes is
protected enough to bloom, but it also tolerates being buried in leaves and
heavy rain runoff from the roof.?
  Yes! A big tent would be ideal!! Know where I could get one big enough for
the entire iris patch??
  And a crew of circus people to put it up and take it down between
  Neil Mogensen also suggested buying a gigantic fan to keep the air moving,
but that wouldn't do any good when temperatures are below 25 or so.?
  What <does> work, is covering everything with Reemay for the late freezes,
starting ~6 weeks before expected bloom, but that's getting to be too hard for
me to do. I'm still covering some, but less and less each year.?
  Just discovered the tin roof is leaking (again), so maybe I should look into
a circus tent big enough to include the house....?
  <No, you don't think it's an idea worth trying, or you don't have?a space on
the east and west side of your house or other building to try?? <g>? Just
trying to help here.??
  Maybe?one of those portable tents to place over a section?? This might
work?early spring and then summer for rebloom!???My neighbor moves her
tent?across the garden as she works.??
  I'm getting bloom (rebloom) on the east side of my house, but there is a
gravel driveway on the west side.? The only way to put plants there would be
to set some of the pots on the driveway and against the house.? Not a fair
  <<Bottom line, no, I don't think so <g>?>>?
  Betty >?
  -- Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8?
  East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>?
  Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>?
  American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>?
  talk archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-talk/>?
  photos archives: <http://www.hort.net/lists/iris-photos/>?
  online R&I <http://www.irisregister.com>?
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