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Re: companion plant and beyond

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] companion plant and beyond
  • From: "jgcrump" jgcrump@erols.com
  • Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 23:12:34 -0400

Donald  --  I can see how you'd want them around, even if they are sometimes
a pain.  --  Griff

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 27, 2005 8:26 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] companion plant and beyond

> These little cob cacti are blooming today.  This one has a companion stack
> about a foot away and is in the edge of an abandoned (this year, anyway)
> iris bed carved out between the rocks.  They are scattered in the edges of
> several iris beds and throughout the yard and on the rocky hill.  They
> to bloom all at once for one day.  That was today.  Those in the way of
> mowers don't do great as you'd expect, but I count 14 of the fellows
> blooming among the bluebonnets on the hill.  They look pretty good for
> day they choose to bloom.  Probably they will have all finished blooming
> the weekend and it will be another year to wait for bloom.  They are neat
> little plants even when not in bloom.  This is one you can handle with
> bare hands if you are careful.  There's another that blooms the same but
> puts on little rosettes of thorns that isn't as kind.  I always hate to
> over them, but like the bluebonnets, I just have to set parameters on
> some things are allowed to grow with abandon.  Currently another cactus in
> the yard is blooming called Devil's Pin Cushion.  I'm getting far too many
> of those, but they bloom VANITY pink and then put on a cluster of red, red
> fruit right in the middle.  Some of those in the edge of the iris beds as
> well, but I did move those there.  A complete pain to weed around,
> literally a pain :).
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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