Tuesday, May 10, 2005


My irises are so pretty this year! I can't wait until I have a sunny day to take photos, they are sure to end up in a painting at some point. The trick for larger blooms seems to be allowing the green to die back on it's own (no trimming! no matter how scraggly they look.) and a healthy dose of epsom salts early in the spring. Epsom salts are also good for roses and magnolias...and just sprinkling over the grass.


  1. i've never heard of using epsom salt.. what exactly does that do? I'll have to try it :)

  2. Hey Charlotte -
    I'm not sure exactly why it works, but it does. Another fun thing to do when planting tomatos or roses, burying a banana under the plant.

    Do you garden a lot?


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