Re: New garden
On Fri, 22 Nov 1996, Howard Ashley wrote:
> Dear List:
> I have a new garden apartment on Staten Island that actually has a garden.
> It faces south and of course Iris are going to be the featured performers.
> Right now it is quite overgrown with weeds and bushes, I don't imagine it
> has ever been seriously cultivated. I have two questions:
> 1. Is there anything I can do now to prepare the soil for next spring?
> 2. Is it possible for me to have Iris blooms next spring (this spring)
> without planting rizhomes right now; is it even possible to plant rhizomes
> this late? Temperatures are already down to the mid 40's low 50's, winter is
> nearly here. Thanks in advance for any ideas on the subject. Howard A. Ashley
Dutch iris bulbs can be planted up until the ground freezes and
produce something the next June just after the TB's. You might try
I reticulata bulbs too.
Diana Louis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Zone 4/5 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada
- New garden
- From: email@example.com (Howard Ashley)