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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
> billc@atlantic.net
> Dunnellon, FL    At the end of the Rainbow (River)  USDA Zone 9     Sunset
> Zone 26
> Partly Cloudy, 68 F or 20 C.

Hi Mark--
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.

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