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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: Ida Smith <ismith@ucla.edu>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 12:18:47 -0600 (MDT)

Thankyou for this info also.  I'm trying to prepare for winter, such as it
is here, and I'm wondering if I should cut the green back.  If so, how close
to the ground should I go?  The tips of the leaves are turning brown, but
they never go completely dormant.  Please advise and thankyou!!
  Looking forward to meeting everyone in October,
At 07:20 PM 9/19/97 -0600, you wrote:
>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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