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Re: Re: SP: spuria clump

  • Subject: Re: Re: SP: spuria clump
  • From: "J. Griffin Crump" <jgcrump@cox.net>
  • Date: Mon, 5 May 2008 13:32:15 -0500

The mention of spurias reminds me that I had a nice visit here a few days ago with your fellow Texans Keith and Margaret Ann Smith, who stopped by the gardens after visiting Mount Vernon.  Keith is president of the Spuria Iris Society.  It was particularly enjoyable to have some iris visitors after having had to miss the convention, and my knee had improved to the point where I was able to accompany them around the beds without my cane.
It's one of the anomalies of our avocation/vocation that when we'd like to be looking at our friends' gardens, we need to be home tending our own.  --  Griff
----- Original Message -----
From: rbartontx
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 12:24 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: SP: spuria clump

Hi Donald,

That's probably I. orentalis. A spuria that doesn't go dormant (for me in DFW, anyway) is
'Belise.' Remind me this fall and I'll send you a piece.


--- In iris-photos@yahoogroups.com, "Donald Eaves" <donald@...> wrote:
> I actually did some mowing after the photo was taken. Probably wouldn't
> make much difference since this is weedeating terrain. Spurias here are
> planted in the crevices between rocks on the edge of the hill and left
> alone. High on my wish list for things concerning iris would be that the
> foliage didn't go dormant. I like the reedy look of the spurias when they
> grow well. The foliage here is above 4' and I wish it would hang around
> until fall. I think this is the old common white one. The source was
> questionable and simply sold it as a species. It's always the first to
> bloom, but the others are beginning and nearly all are loaded with buds.
> Donald Eaves
> donald@...
> Texas Zone 7b, USA

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