Difference: HybridizerMoonMelva (r4 vs. r3)

Hybridizer Melva Moon

Hybridizer Melva O. Moon (1900-1990)¹

Santa Barbara, California, USA


Tall Bearded: 'Channel City', 'Rainbow Falls', 'San Marcos', 'San Simeon Bay',

FERTILIZER PAYS OFF—Perhaps you will be interested in my experiments with fertilizer. In January, 1948, I divided a bed of 150 Frieda Mohr in halves and each half into thirds. One half I left without fertitzer; the other I fertilized one section each with rabbit, cow and horse manure. In October I put oyster shells on 25, seaweed on 25, and guano on the last 25. You should have seen the bloom on all 75 of them! Newly set plants, and nearly everyone of them bloomed, while only 2 of the unfertilized ones bloomed at all.—Mrs. Melva Moon, Santa Barbara, Calif. [American Iris Society Bulletin 116(January 1950), 75.]

¹ Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012., Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index , 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2014.

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