Re: Reblooming iris according to Charlie Brown
Rodney Barton wrote:
> Iris-l's own Charlie Brown spoke last evening to the Fort Worth Iris
> Society on Growing Rebloomers in North Central Texas. As you may
> remember from his posts Charlie grows about 250 rebloomers and a
> total of about 2000 irises near Denison, Texas (close to the Texas
> Oklahoma border).
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> Perhaps the most interesting thing was that he grows all of his iris
> in raised beds using river sand as the medium with a thin layer of
> peat (or was that peat moss?) in the bottom. The beds are
> constructed of 2 x 12, treated lumber and lined with 6 mil.
> construction grade plastic sheeting with two drain holes on the lower
> end. According to Charlie the peat absorbs the water and serves as a
> reservoir for the roots while the sand allows the top the bed to stay
> relatively dry. The sand also makes working the beds easy but
> provides plenty of support for the plants. The plastic helps hold in
> the moisture and the sand in addition to keeping out weeds and tree
Thanks for the great report
Doesn't seen like enough dirt and nourishment? What am I missing?
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Heavy clay base for my raised beds.