OK, now I understand what you mean, Donald.
I might just try that in one of my smaller nursery beds that should be dug
out anyway. It's about an 8 ft sided triangle, so it wouldn't take much
work to modify it slightly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "d7432da" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 9:40 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Iris Garden Manitoba Style
> What I'm describing is not just covering the rhizomes. The rhizomes
> basically are on top of the existing soil rather than in it and the prox
> 4' of sand is where the rhizomes exist. I'm not really all that careful,
> so some rhizomes probably get in the top 1/2" of soil sometimes and other
> times there is probably sand between the rhizome and the soil. Basically,
> though, the rhizomes are resting in the sand layer rather than in the soil
> layer. My growing conditions are so vastly different from yours I don't
> know if it might work or not. Seems like sand wouldn't heave as much due
> to the good drainage it has.
> Donald Eaves
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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