What do you do about late bloomers in a bed like that. Do you just dig and destroy, or do you mark them and leave them till next year?
Linda in Lascassas
On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 7:31 AM, <Autmirislvr@aol.com
My new seedlings usually have a full bed to themselves. I find it
easier to mark, and then lift, the KEEPERS. Then I dig or destroy the
remainder. Takes a lot less marking materials. In one 4 X 50 foot bed
I will lift 8 clumps and the rest are gone.
I'm finding some good seedlings make their showing on the 2nd year of
bloom. Maiden bloom can be quite deceiving.
<<I used to hate throwing out seedlings.....>>.....
From: Linda Hunt <email@example.com
Sent: Wed, 14 May 2008 6:52 am
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] CULT: Marking Culls
Ribbons are a great idea....bet they will go far with as little as you
have to use to mark each one.
I used to hate throwing out seedlings..........even though I knew they
were useless to me and I should use the space for something worthy or
my favorites introduced by others. I got relieved of the anguish when
my gardening neighbor begged to have my throw aways. I had shared may
flowers from my gardens with her, since she is on a fixed income and
can't afford much buying of such things..............so, what a nice
deal. She gets new flowers....and she loves them all..........and I
get spared having to trash anything...LOL!
Life is just working itself out! :)
Have a great day all
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 9:50 PM, Mike Greenfield
I went to buy those bright colored flags on a wire to mark my rejected
seedlings. The price was high. I bought a 200 foot roll of plastic tape
to tie around stalks. $1.99 I let most of the rejects finish blooming