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Dumping irises!( was Can Someone explain this?)

  • Subject: [iris-photos]Dumping irises!( was Can Someone explain this?)
  • From: Autmirislvr@aol.com
  • Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 07:56:19 EDT

In a message dated 5/4/2006 9:21:37 P.M. Central Standard Time, manzano57@msn.com writes:
<<Maybe somebody was "dumping" one they didn’t want anymore and thought you'd give it a good home (sort of like people who dump there dog on somebody who already has dogs?).>>
Dumping is not so uncommon!  Years ago, an iris friend said he would drive down the road and 'pitch' left over irises into fence rows or any friendly looking environment.  He couldn't bear to compost them! 
Earlier this year, a Master Gardener group asked me how irises sometimes just 'appear!'  I related this story to them and they really enjoyed it! 
If you don't cross them, you can't  plant them! 
Betty W. in South-central KY Zone 6 ---
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