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Re: Re: Iris in Idaho

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Re: Iris in Idaho
  • From: "brice rose" iris@syix.com
  • Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 07:26:12 -0800

Thank-you to all of you for your helpful information about Idaho.   Just to
avoid confusion,  I live in California where I can plant in the dead of
winter and get spring bloom!!      Why I was asking is because I was going
to send some to a friend.   She owns the See Fine labels that are advertised
in the AIS Bulletin   I had so many orders to fill that I waited too long to
get them to her.

I am blessed to live in Northern Ca. where I have wonderful farm soil.   Not
only do my iris grow great,  You should see my weed
Have a great day to all of you,  thank-you again!  Keep those pictures
coming...      Bonnie
----- Original Message -----
From: "nmogens" <neilm@charter.net>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 13, 2002 2:40 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Iris in Idaho

> --- In iris-photos@y..., "brice rose" <iris@s...> wrote:
> "Does anyone know if it is too cold to plant iris right now in Idaho?"
> Yes, definitely too late.  My own experience in Idaho is that you are
> about to get frozen ground if it isn't already.  You might be better
> off letting the plants simply dry out as if for shipping, put them in
> paper sacks and then stash in an unheated garage.  If Wal-mart iris
> can survive months in those kinds of conditions, so can yours.
> I've had this happen by accident.  A sack of things dug for a
> customer (when I was still growing commericially in Idaho) was never
> picked up, then forgotten.  I discovered them the next spring,
> totally dead looking.  I pulled off the worst of the dried out
> foliage, planted them, and surprisingly they ALL lived, some even
> bloomed about mid Summer.  One of the group was PRAIRIE SUNSET, so
> that may give you some idea how many years ago this was.
> Your alternative is simply replace them from an outside source next
> year during the shipping season.  That might get you satisfactory
> bloom faster than any other method.
> Good luck!
> Neil Mogensen, now z 6b/7a between Asheville and Hendersonville, NC
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