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Alaskan Iris

Posted May 28 2009 12:19am

Today I found the seedpods from this plant Iris Setosa, all the way from Eagle River Alaska. I forgot about them. I have a lot of seeds now, the seed pods had gone soft.
I will plant two rows in the herb garden space to see if they grow. The colour looks amazing.
They are a wet loving Iris so we will see if they can stand up to a yorkshire winter!!
They were cultivated in 1972 from the wild and grown in an Alaskan garden. That makes the line of plants older than me (i was born in 1973).
I will track their progress, and send Nancy a nice xmas present. I dont know if she is online yet with her garden blog. Her garden was full of heirloom plants so it will be good when it does come online..
I have sown pansy seeds in plastic boxes, and started some Hollyhock seeds in the containers. Lets see how they grow....
It was rainy again, but the biggest problem was the wind. Its been cleared up, and tidied the garden so not too much rolled around.
The photo I borrowed from a guy with a collection of wet loving Iris plants:
http://home.pacbell.net/kenww/my_iris/water_loving/water_loving.htm
More posts tomorrow. I have some catalogues to peruse now. I have ordered two more last night, and got one today from Ken Muir: http://www.kenmuir.co.uk/
He has some awesome fruit tree's trained up on space saving rootstock, called Minarettes. The fruit all looks soooooooooo tempting....
I emailed about a secondhand greenhouse too as I looked for one last night.An eight foot by six foot one, made with Aluminium frame, and glass...
I read too much about growing vegetables. Everywhere you look is more advice. Swamped by it. Does anybody know any good books that deal with planning, making, and maintaining a health veg garden?
Love to hear from you all.keep on gardening world!
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