Francelle -- This is a beauty, and so
is the one posted just before it. Since birds are your problem (and thank
goodness they apparently have enough else to eat here) you might want to
consider small temporary bird-net shields over the seedlings you want most to
protect. If your ground isn't too hard. you could stick metal rods around
the plant and just drape the netting over it, or you could construct a wooden
frame of 1-inch lumber. Mocking birds are tough customers, though.
Some years ago, I had a nice cherry tree. As soon as it bore fruit, the
birds attacked and stripped it. The next year, I covered the entire
tree with netting. Then I watched one day as a mocking bird on the ground
picked at the netting until it could squeeze under it. A bluejay which had
been watching followed; then a robin. At that point, I interrupted their
party. Moral: Pin down the netting. --
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Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 11:44
Subject: [iris-photos] HYB: Another
This is from Barbara My Love X Pink Champagne.
If only it had more buds?
Francelle Edwards Glendale,
AZ Zone 9
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