Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Irises



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.

2 comments:

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

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  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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