Re: Thanks for the Welcome
On Wed, 6 Nov 1996, Dana Brown wrote:
> I can't imagine iris blooming in July. Must have been some year. Did
> you get to see the blooms at all? What do they look like?
I couldn't resist saying something about `iris blooming in July' -
here in Zone 3 in northern New Hampshire, USA, I had irises blooming
in June, July, August and September.
The peak Siberian bloom here was around June 27th. The first Siberian
bloomed June 13th and the last Japanese took its leave on Sept.10th
We did have a space of 'down time' after the Siberians and waiting
for the Japanese. We sure saw some blooms and it was a very good
We consider iris to be a summer bloomer here rather than a spring
flower...in '97, I'll have some some MDBs blooming and maybe some
reticulatas in '98 and maybe we can try for five months of iris
bloom (or more). One more thing about colder climates and bloom.
The flowers last a long time due to the chilly nights, etc.
It is our compensation for not having reblooming TBs. :-)
Ellen Gallagher firstname.lastname@example.org Lancaster, NH,USA