RE: Culture: Container Iris Gardening
- Subject: RE: [iris-photos] Culture: Container Iris Gardening
- From: "Dana Brown" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 20:28:06 -0500
- Importance: Normal
SDB's in pots sounds like a great idea. How often do
you dig? How do you water? This might work really well for us.
We are in zone 7 and sometimes the SDB's don't get enough chilling here.
Putting them in pots would be the same as growing them in Zone 6. This
just might work and I just happen to have a surplus of 2' diameter plastic
Malevil Iris Gardens
Pres. South Plains Iris Society
17, Judges Training Chairperson
ASI, RIS, TBIS
Lubbock, TX 79403
Zone 7 USDA, Zone 10 Sunset
An iris gardners nightmare was the weather here in southeast Michigan this
morning. Rain and wind with occasional thunder, sometimes the rain appeared to
be coming down almost sideways.
However growing irises in 2' diameter plastic containers, am able to move
the containers into a sheltered garage with the help of a 2 wheeler and sturdy
bungee cords. There does not seem to be any side effects from doing this, as
today Poet Laureate, Passport To Pimlico, Lemon Curd, Brassie ( not ), and El
Torito opened. Also was able to make two crosses 2k2-11 Garden Whispers x Sun
Puppy, and 2k2-12 Passport To Pimlico x Poet Laureate. If the irises had
remained outdoors this day would have been lost..... all Praise and Glory
belong to God. See attached picture 1.
The second attached picture is a container growing Unpretentious, James
Bond, Eiswurfel, and Dot Com. They have not been divided in three years, and
this is the year they will be as there is little room left for them to
Its supposed to become sunny this afternoon and the winds are to increase,
will bring the seedlings in the seedling trays into the garage as well. They
I know, I know, I have this iris addiction bad.
Martin Foley, VP Southeast Michigan Iris Club
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