Re: [gardeners] Herb garden

Cheryl & Erich Schaefer (
Tue, 31 Mar 1998 20:31:32 -0500 (EST)

>How about your iris? Our Louisiana beardless, bronze, lavender, purple, and
>yellow are in full bloom. The bearded iris haven't started yet but we have
>purple, white with lavender throat and, now, a pure white one we got from a
>neighbor. The large red African amaryllis are going gangbusters. One plant
>has put up 4 bloom stalks with 4 or 5 buds on each. The first opened two
>days ago and the blooms were 7 inches across.

The iris are all growing but haven't jumped the gun...yet...except for the
reticulatas. They shouldn't bloom until June and I doubt will be more than
two weeks early, although I shouldn't predict anything this season. It was
85F today. A record. It should drop back into the 60's tomorrow.Cheryl

Cheryl Schaefer
Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY