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Re: Planting Dutch iris bulbs

In a message dated 96-10-30 21:56:04 EST, you write:

Dana said
> They also suggest raised beds as this lets the 
>soil get and stay colder than in the ground.  At least that is how it was 
>explained to me.

Actually, the opposite is true in our climate.  Maybe if you have cold
howling winds come through, it would chill a raised bed, but generally, in
sun and warm air, the raised beds warm up faster than 'unraised' beds, which
are insulated by the rest of the planet.  But the drainage is better! : )

Linda Mann lmann76543@aol.com east TN USA

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