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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
> Ashley@Ingress.Com

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 <dlouis@dynamicro.on.ca>
Zone 4/5 Newmarket, Ontario, Canada

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      • From: ashley@ingress.com (Howard Ashley)

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