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Tony Willis

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Pacific Coast Irises
« on: May 20, 2009, 06:08:02 PM »
Some irise we saw in N. California/SW Oregon. All the pictures were taken in heavy rain which was not easy as many had collapsed and others turned watery. Each grew in a well defined area and the colours did not mix although  the colonies might only be a mile apart. I know they have all been given different species names but I am leaving that subject well alone.We saw them in groups sometimes of thousands other times just a few.
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Re: Pacific Coast Irises
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 07:25:52 PM »
Very nice indeed Tony. I'm told they need an acid soil, is that what they get in the wild?
David Nicholson
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Re: Pacific Coast Irises
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 07:47:19 PM »
David its one huge volcanic mass covering hundreds of square miles. We saw no hint of limestone anywhere.
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Re: Pacific Coast Irises
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 07:48:48 PM »
So they might do rerasonably in a fairly neutral soil?
David Nicholson
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Re: Pacific Coast Irises
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 11:12:42 PM »
I've only got one, David, but I'm gardening on dry sandy, slightly acid soil and it looks stunning just now.
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Re: Pacific Coast Irises
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 05:32:01 PM »
Lovely Tony thanks for sharing all the different ones.
I bet seeing them in thousands was great! 8)
All the best
Joakim
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