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March 15-2011-a moment in time @ BIT
  • Subject: March 15-2011-a moment in time @ BIT
  • From: Betty Wilkerson <Autmirislvr@aol.com>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2011 08:55:21 -0400 (EDT)


These are the beds built in the fall of 2010.  The last bed built is a bit behind in growth.  (nearest the camera)  If I plant this late again, I'll plant them just a little deeper and let them adjust themselves. This bed was barely finished when the temps dropped.  Rebloomers that had been planted since 2005 were moved to this bed. 
I expect the growth to catch up in a few weeks.  I plan to keep a photo diary of this group.  
Middle bed was planted first and holds a wide variety of TB irises and a few seedlings from around the country.  It contains a lot of my collection from the west coast and AU.  Two clumps each of Wearing Rubies, Jazz Band & Temple of Time,  Also, two clumps of Hello Darkness & Society Page!  With space being a bit limited, it was a bit hard to devote the space, but I just couldn't resist.  Teaghen & I both want to breed with HD.  The cultivars from my garden were planted in clumps.  Some old, many new. 
Back bed contains my seedlings. 
I lost ONE new plant.  (middle bed) Don't think it was the fault of the bed. 
Betty Wilkerson
Bridge In Time Iris Garden
Zone 6 KY.  (Two nights with -3 degrees as the low) 


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