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Re: CULT: non-performers

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT: non-performers
  • From: John I Jones <jijones@usjoneses.com>
  • Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 22:39:59 -0800

On Mar 4, 2004, at 9:59 PM, Neil A Mogensen wrote:

> Margie, your speculation that a run-down rhizome growing in exhausted
> ground may never recover when delivered to you, no matter what you do,
> is right in line with my own thinking.
> For one thing, just like with people or dairy cows or any other living
> organism, adequate nutrition, light, air and water are the stuff life
> shapes for further life and vitality.  Short-change an organism on
> these the plant or animal has a weakened constitution, especially
> where the immune systems are concerned. 

On the other hand, how many of us have found a discarded piece of
rhizome that has been sitting someplace for a year and planted it only
to see it grow. It may take an extra year to bloom, but what the hey!

Or how about all those rhizomes that grow on top of the compost pile,
or the little bits that get left in the ground when you dig a clump and
show up two years later?

Talk about survival and recovery...

John                | "There be dragons here"
                          |  Annotation used by ancient cartographers
                          |  to indicate the edge of the known world.

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