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Re: CULT: Blyth iris

Linda Mann wrote:
> I want my 'garden' to be full of carefree, wild and weedy,
> everyblooming, rot and freeze resistant plants that will either live or
> die without benefit of Clorox, cygon, soil sterilization, etc, every now
> and then, I want to grow some particular thing in spite of its need for
> (relatively speaking) intensive care here. I see those pictures of
> unusual patterns and wild combinations and slightly different shades of
> colors that the Blyths have come up with and think that I ought to be
> able to come up with some kind of small scale management that would keep
> them alive long enough to bloom at least once.
> Sounds like sterile potting soil, with lots of sand, daily watering,
> double layer of Reemay, several water bottles for temperature
> modulation, and a small fan for air circulation might be good. Hmm, just
> thought of another thing - we have lots of summer inversions with fairly
> high ozone levels that can last for days and weeks - bad enough that
> green bean leaves are always flecked and bronzed, unless its a
> particularly resistant cv.  So maybe I better add a charcoal air
> filtration system...and maybe a dehumidifier..

Hey Linda,

Why don't you just simplify things and just move to California!

Rick Tasco
Superstition Iris Gardens
Central California
Zone 8

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