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Re: CULT:Iris Growing in SFV

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: CULT:Iris Growing in SFV
  • From: Gerry Snyder <gcsnyd@loop.com>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 19:20:43 -0600 (MDT)

Ida Smith wrote:

> The irises were divided last winter when they went dormant.

Perhaps they just didn't have time to get settled in
before bloom time. The start of autumn is a better
time to divide and conquer than winter. Over and
above the issue of the lack of time, a period of
active root growth might be better than one of
dormancy, anyway.

One additional comment. The last two springs have
had the highest percentage of non-bloom in remembered
history for several of us in the San Fernando Valley
(many of whom are better and longer-established
irisarians than I am). It's hard to tell exactly what
the culprit is, but the warm winters and cooler springs
confused many plants in addition to iris.

-Gerry, hoping to finish digging this weekend (when not
working at our sale at the Promenade Mall), and find
a source of alfalfa pellets

gcsnyd@loop.com    AIS Region 15
Warm, winterless Los Angeles
President of San Fernando Valley Iris Society
My work?  Helping generate data for http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/galileo

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