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Re: Re: LA iris photos

  • Subject: Re: Re: LA iris photos
  • From: Betty Ann Gunther <bettyg@cybermesa.com>
  • Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2009 09:49:44 -0600


Thanks for your tips, Betty W. Betty G. in New Mexico

Autmirislvr@aol.com wrote:
> <<I will try to buy some LA irises and see how they grow for me. >>
> Anja, I'll add my bit since I'm living in a 6b location. I think the
> key to growing LA well is location.
> Several years ago, I planted 6 Lousiana, including Rhett. They grew in
> wild abandon, totally taking over their part of the world. They were a
> deligful vision just after TB season. I had one that was a beautiful
> cornflower blue, a color I've never seen in TB's. This spot was flat
> but received drainage from most of my two acres, and received shade in
> both early morning and late afternoon.
> When I moved out here, less than five miles from that earlier garden, I
> planted a different batch of LA. My entire garden is a gently sloping
> hill side facing south, with no shade. I planted the LA in the ditch
> that was created by the plow when the garden was originally created. A
> few are still alive, but none have flourished or bloomed.
> In both cases, the LA irises were pretty much neglected (forgotten)
> once planted. All of my energy went in a different direction.
> I hope this is helpful.
> Betty Wilkerson
> Bridge In Time Iris Garden
> South Central KY Zone 6.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Anja Pansin/Wolfgang Zirkel <zirpan@freenet. de
> <mailto:zirpan%40freenet.de>>
> To: iris-photos@ yahoogroups. com <mailto:iris-photos%40yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Mon, Aug 3, 2009 2:17 pm
> Subject: [iris-photos] Re: LA iris photos
> Thank you all for your information about growing LA irises in my zone
> 6a garden in South West Germany. I will try to buy some LA irises and
> see how they grow for me.
> Thanks again
> Anja
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