Normally I like birds. This time of year I do
not! This is on the clump of Lady Friend X Bubbling Along that was so
interesting last year. This year it has bloomed four stalks and the
birds got the top bud on each one of them. The only way I can see the
first blossoms to open is to cut the stalks at the first sign of color and
bring them in the house, and I don?t like to do that. I spray the
first opened flowers, including this one, with Ro-pel Animal, Rodent and
Bird Repellant. It works better than any of the other things I?ve
tried, but the birds have to eat the first dozen blossoms before they decide
that irises really aren?t very good.
The color wasn?t as pretty on this seedling this
year as last. It was paler, perhaps due to the heat wave we had last
week with five days of temperatures in the upper nineties. It just
missed being 100 degrees already.
Francelle Edwards Glendale,
AZ Zone 9