Re: OT: I'm back.
william b. cook wrote:
> The big move is complete, so today, I have gotten myself back on line.
> I have brought some Irises with me, so I will see if it is possible to
> raise some here. I have brought some Iris pseudacorus (species and
> varieties), Louisiana Irises, Japanese Irises, a couple of Siberians, the
> species Iris tridentata, and a few reblooming TB Irises.
> A neighbor a couple of blocks away has some Louisianas, but I am not
> sure if they are "named." Yesterday, I saw several large clumps of Iris
> pseudacorus growing in Lecanto, which is a good 20 miles south of here.
> Some of the garden centers here are selling Neomerica, but I am still
> not convinced that they are totally hardy here, so for the time being, mine
> will stay in pots. I have seen both the purple/white bicolor and the
> yellow Walking Irises for sale.
> Today, it rained a little over an inch. This rain was much needed
> since things were getting quite dry. This is only the second time it has
> rained since I got here. Well, I didn't have to water anything today.
> Those ten African Iris plants are looking good.
> Mark A. Cook
> Dunnellon, FL At the end of the Rainbow (River) USDA Zone 9 Sunset
> Zone 26
> Partly Cloudy, 68 F or 20 C.
I'm glad you're back. I planted some African irises in my son's garden
in Mebourne last spring. I hope they are doing well--keep forgetting to
ask him. I understand they do very well in FL.