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HomeGrown 04/13/08 – The Iris & Purple Martins

Purple martins and rainbow-colored iris form the garden palette on HomeGrown this week. Bob Gutowski discusses the more than 250 different irises he grows in his garden – and which of those will work here. Larry Melcher explains how to attract purple martins to your yard or field, where they are sure to delight with their aerial maneuvers and child-rearing instincts.

Purple martins and rainbow-colored iris form the garden palette on HomeGrown this week. Bob Gutowski of the Morris Arboretum discusses the more than 250 different irises he grows in his garden – and which of those will work here. Louisvillian Larry Melcher has had a decade-long interest in purple martins, and he explains how to attract them to your yard or field where they are sure to delight with their aerial maneuvers and child-rearing instincts.

See Larry Melcher’s purple martin photos!

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