|New Iris Order from Schreiner's|
They sent a bonus rhizome - variety "Red Dirt Road". Looks like a beautiful variety. I added it to what will be iris bed #3.
|New Irises, Planted.|
This bed is getting close to capacity. I might change the arrangement of herbs next year, so they don't crowd the irises. The big leafy plant is swiss chard. It will come out soon. Tasty in stir fry.
The white material is crushed eggshell. Pacific NW soils are reported to be calcium deficient, so I save eggshells, dry them, crush in a large mortar and pestle, and sprinkle them liberally over the soil. They will gradually mix into the soil and won't be visible, in a few weeks.
The miniature marigolds grew nicely and are blooming. They have a nice marigold leaf smell. Makes me wonder why buy marigold plants, when they do so well from seeds.