Re: PAYNE WINNERS
In a message dated 96-11-18 18:19:29 EST, Norma wrote:
<< Somewhere I have gotten the idea that the Japanese Iris take a
of water and care. Is this so? It is very dry and very hot here. Also I
need plants that do not take a lot of care as I am disabled and can only do
so much. I would appreciate your sharing your knowledge with me. If I can
grow them, perhaps you could suggest 3 or 4 varieties to start with.
In response to Kathy Guest's earlier message:
>But... whether or not this is so, I would recommend Japanese Irises for
>anyone who likes to expand their iris collection into something infinitely
>exotic.. and tough as nails!
>Kathyguest - who looooooves those Japanese Iris - and who is encouraging
>folks to consider a subscription to the JI Review - 2 issues/year for $3.50
>what a deal!
Now Dorothy butts in:
Not to belittle Japanese iris in the least, but perhaps a better taste of
"something infinitely exotic" would be provided by arilbred irises in
southern Utah. I am sure they would be more at home there than the JIs, and
would require less labor to fertilize and divide. You would definitely have
to provide a good deal of supplemental water for JIs in Utah, Norma. But
almost anything can be done, if a person puts enough effort into it!
Newfield, NY (and very formerly and briefly of SLC, Utah)