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Re: keeping trash

I love that bloom, and would be happy to grow it in my mixed perennial 


Donald Eaves wrote:

> Don't a lot of us do it? Far longer than is justified all too often? I 
> was
> out this a.m. thinking I really ought to toss the group of siblings from
> LADY FRIEND X SATAN'S MISTRESS. I won't, though. Not this year - again.
> There are justifications for keeping it. Strong growth, reliable bloom
> every year, nice colors. In this case, though, the real reason is that my
> brother the cop liked this group. He's not a plant person at all unless
> it's onion or garlic. He surprised me when he singled out this group. 
> That
> was some years ago. He shocked me when the next year he was looking for
> them, as he does every year when the iris start blooming. Not only 
> looking,
> but remembering where they were planted and looking in the right spot. So
> they just grow in place and bloom every year. More than I can say for too
> many acquisitions growing under the same conditons that barely survive to
> bloom once, if that, and then die. If more of those did better, these 
> would
> surely be gone. Or maybe not. I'd have to think a lot about to discard
> something that got a non-iris person's attention over the many that grow
> here.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@eastland.net <mailto:donald%40eastland.net>
> Texas Zone 7b, USA
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