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Re: TB more pasture iris

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] TB more pasture iris
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" jgcrump@cox.net
  • Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2006 13:36:19 -0400

Donald  --  I hope you've done other things with that seedling besides 
putting it out to pasture.  It's very pretty.  The texture of the petals 
appears to be soft, rather than glossy or neutral.  Thanks for posting these 
photos.  The information is quite interesting.  These appear to be growing 
in semi-shade, and I wonder if they would be as tall if growing in full 
un.  --  Griff

zone 7 in Virginia

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Eaves" <donald@eastland.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:22 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] TB more pasture iris

> This was a seedling that grew vigorously and bloomed freely, so I took 
> some
> rhizomes and planted them inside the bank channels of the Leon river. 
> It's
> usually a dry river, but when it floods it can get about 1/8 mile across
> carrying whole trees and tons of debris.  Water gaps are a pain!  So these
> have been under 10-20 feet of flood waters more than once.  The soil is
> probably river silt held in place by roots.  There is a limestone
> outcropping well above where they are plante and another one at the floor 
> of
> the stream bed, but I doubt there is much leaching where these are 
> growing.
> Their health astounds me.  I plant them and forget them.  These are on 
> such
> a steep slope that I fell once trying to take the photos.  Fortunately, 
> the
> camera was unhurt and I just smashed a finger and skinned my arm.  It's
> curious to me how well they've done.  This is the third year for this
> seedling, the grandmother iris have been in place about seven years now 
> and
> are forming colonies.
> Just for fun.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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