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  • Subject: [PHOTO] [iris-photos] iris neglect
  • From: "Donald Eaves" donald@eastland.net
  • Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 12:02:17 -0500

Planted what I call my 'Schreiner Blues' seedlings in 1999.  Other than 
removing 2-3 clumps the first year or two, they have simply been ignored to 
do whatever they could.  So now I'm digging a mat of rhizomes about 4' x 6' 
foot.  A section of the mat is shown on the top photo.  I can't tell where 
one seedling begins and another begins.  They've been too nice to toss, but 
aren't what I work with so I've just left them alone.  I'm not interested in 
introducing anything, but if I ever could get an acceptable arilbred that 
would bloom and survive in this manner, I'd consider it.  Even if it were 
only specific to my conditions, it would still have merit.  Those conditions 
are pretty harsh most of the time.

Donald Eaves
Texas Zone 7b, USA 

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