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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 16, 2015 8:46 PM CST
I'm inclined to get moss here too, Greg. Lime solves the problem easily. Thumbs up
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 16, 2015 9:33 PM CST
I have treated my lawn for years with lime thanks to all the clay. It really does wonders to get rid of moss. Especially if you put the lime down before a rainy season. I just have to avoid one big area so the lime doesn't hit my Japanese iris. Overall, a big thumbs up to lime as a cheap and affective way to deal with moss.
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Aug 17, 2015 5:54 AM CST
There is moss in our barrels, especially in the shady places.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 19, 2015 8:41 PM CST
Sprinkle some lime on the barrels and let us know if it dies off. I get moss on part of my roof. Maybe I should put lime up there! Blinking
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Name: Linnea
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Linneaj
Aug 19, 2015 8:49 PM CST
I like moss.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Aug 20, 2015 6:23 PM CST
It takes over down here. And when it takes over a patch of grass, then dries out in the hot summer sun, it leaves a patch of bare ground and yellow bits of moss. It also means the ground has become acidic.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Aug 20, 2015 9:04 PM CST
Constant issue here. I should buy stock in lime..............
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Name: Lynn Golovich
Wyandotte, mi (Zone 6b)
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LynnG
Jun 8, 2016 8:40 PM CST
Lestv said: Welcome! Jen! I just posted my Blyth heavy goodies from the Iris Sisters on the Did You Get A Box thread.

Lynn - (to get back to the original question!!). I have Champagne and Strawberries and will probably have some ready to trade next year. Just got another rhizome of it as a bonus so need to see if it takes off!


Do you have any available this year?
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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Hemlady
Jun 9, 2016 6:29 AM CST
Henhouse said:There was a discussion in our club some time back about using Epsom Salts. One of our "experts" (probably Joe or Riley) said that the minerals can build up in the soil and become toxic. But I was thinking that perhaps it may have to do with our lack of year-round rainfall that doesn't allow the minerals to leach out. Confused


There was an article in our local newspaper a year ago by a master gardener and what you say is true. In the area I live we already have a large quantity of these minerals in our soil and they don't recommend adding Epsom salts.
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 9, 2016 6:57 AM CST
Lynn - I will check, but I think so.
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Name: Lynn Golovich
Wyandotte, mi (Zone 6b)
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LynnG
Jun 10, 2016 6:41 AM CST
Thanks Lestv please let me know!
Name: Lynn Golovich
Wyandotte, mi (Zone 6b)
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LynnG
Jun 28, 2016 11:04 AM CST
Lestv did you get a chance to check on those yet???
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 28, 2016 2:08 PM CST
Nope. Been too busy to get to digging and sorting yet. I have beds to finish and a side of the house to paint when I am not at work. And all this rain is making it difficult!!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lynn Golovich
Wyandotte, mi (Zone 6b)
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LynnG
Jun 29, 2016 6:28 AM CST
Sounds like your pretty busy Leslie! Wish we had rain here in Michigan!
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Lestv
Jun 29, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Lynn - if it could only be packaged!!!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jun 29, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Maybe moss is an indication of acidic soil? The subject of this thread seems to spontaneously mutate...it went from epsom salts to lime, or are they related?

Muddymitts said:I'm inclined to get moss here too, Greg. Lime solves the problem easily. Thumbs up


Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Lestv
Jun 29, 2016 4:58 PM CST
Yes, moss is an indication of acidic soil and lime neutralizes the soil making growing conditions unfavorable for moss. That is why people spread garden lime in bearded iris beds to get rid of moss. Also bearded don't like acidic soil. Japanese iris on the other hand like acidic soil and will die if you put lime on them.
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Lynn Golovich
Wyandotte, mi (Zone 6b)
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LynnG
Jul 2, 2016 7:25 PM CST
LynnG said:Anyone have this one for sale???


Name: Sharon
McGregor IA (Zone 4b)
caitlinsgarden
Jul 3, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Lynn, just google it. That's how I find a lot of the varieties I want.

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