Spring Bulb Misc

Mark Mazer markmazerandfm13@earthlink.net
Mon, 28 Apr 2008 06:56:46 PDT
>>They do take some special care, but the distinctive and
>>  >unique colors and patterns especially in earliest spring are dazzling.
>>Aril-bred 'Desert Fury' with  I. sari at it's feet just finished 
>>blooming.  It doesn't get any better.

>Dear Mark,
>	So how do you grow them in the relatively wet of North Carolina?

They are planted on the surface in a raised (8 inches) sand bed over our native sandy, silty, clayey soil with a rather porous landscape fabric under the sand.  I do have the ability to cover them in the summer, but so far it has not been necessary as the summers have been dry. 'Desert Fury' flourished in the open Connecticut garden for years with no special treatment.

Mark Mazer
Hertford, North Carolina USA
Zone 7b-8

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