Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Barbara Gardener and her Iris

Good gardening friend Barbara Gardener checks in with an Iris Update:

"I planted a lot of these 2 years ago. (pink, blue, yellow and purple) They were supposed to be recurring blooms. This is the first year they actually did it. I think they would have been a lot happier with a little (lot) less rain. They are planted on a steep slope so they drain well which is a help.Those at the bottom of the hill I'm pretty sure have rotted. More planting space for next year--more business for Skillins."

Barbara is absolutely correct in that iris prefer a well drained soil so the iris at the top of her slope are probably happier than those at the bottom. I am sorry that some did not work out for Barbara but we always look forward to seeing her visit us!

Lovely picture by the way!

Mike Skillin
Skillin's Greenhouses
June 30, 2009

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