CULT: misc (for Robin)
- Subject: CULT: misc (for Robin)
- From: Linda Mann <email@example.com>
- Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 10:32:51 -0400
Went to visit Dora & Bobby Gosnell's place in Green County Sunday -
gorgeous hilltop view of the mountains to the east, wonderful nearly
rock free soil, up out of the dew and frost pocket problems here. They
had already had some freezes, but trimmed foliage on the re-set plants
meant I couldn't tell too much about freeze sensitivity on the new
stuff. Need to go back again in spring!
Fairly random walk thru their acre(s) of iris plants, many freshly reset
or new purchases, & we weren't there long enough to really take many
notes, but for what it's worth, these are a few I noticed that seemed to
be relatively healthiest:
SOME ENCHANTED EVENING
HOLD MY HAND (!)
TUSCAN VILLA (this one has died twice for me, so that tells you how
valuable (not!) these notes may be!)
UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN
JUST MY LUCK (was reblooming)
Many, many GBKs, new and old.
Three nights of perfect frost here - stayed above freezing, so a good
screening for mild frost tolerance in irises (blooms & buds). Cold
enough long enough to blacken some foliage on tomatos, but not enough to
kill them to the ground.
So far, buds showing color on seedlings seem to be undamaged.
Encouraging. Open bloom on FEED BACK went down like wet tissue, but
HARVEST OF MEMORIES unharmed.
Linda Mann east Tennessee USA zone 7/8
East Tennessee Iris Society <http://www.DiscoverET.org/etis>
Region 7, Kentucky-Tennessee <http://www.aisregion7.org>
American Iris Society web site <http://www.irises.org>
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