Re: Hardiness Testing
John I Jones wrote:
> While we are here, next year will be the first year that I will be
> making notes on what goes on in my iris garden. So what are the
> important things to note? My first cut.
> When it blooms
> Number of branches
> Number of buds
> Number of increases
> Percentage of increases that bloom
> How long the blooms last
> Quality of the flower
> Quality of the foliage
> Resistance to rot
> Unusual characteristics (like ridges on the leaves, stalks that fall
> I am sure that there are lots of things I forgot,********
Good for you John. I encourage everyone to do this every year. Using a
tape recorder helps or find someone who takes shorthand to follow you
around.....Kathyguest.....are you available..... :-)
You are perfect for growing medians in a test or display garden. That's
all they ask, except for growing a good sampling of medians and showing
your garden to the public.....go for it....
That goes for everyone else......as you can tell, I love to "Push"
medians. I personally think they are the future and salvation of the
bearded iris. TB's are history if trends continue.