Irises forum: dividing and transplantig bearded iris this month July

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Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Jul 21, 2013 5:02 PM CST
Hi there

just wanted to share my back breaking news

I bought Black Kow compost from Lowes

I have used it before on perennials and it is fabulous!
It is black and crunbly and use has a great feel to it..

I added it to ny part clay soil and raked it in
transplanted iris today ..in the triangle pattern..also put some bulb food near them.

It was so Hot and so humid today and wet..raining on ne
but I got it done!

I made sure if there was any rhizone on the transplant to make sure
it was like an alligator in the river..half of it exosed or at least one third
to the sun in zone 8..

I may have to go out a few tines this month to nake sure the rain does not wash them up..

it looks bare now but in May it was lush and full in the flower bed

The salvias grew so big I had to remove them this year
Black and Blue ..they grow 6 foot by 5 foot here per plant

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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 21, 2013 7:49 PM CST
Where is "here", Sheri?

Your garden looks lovely.
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Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 21, 2013 7:50 PM CST
And your crape myrtle is beautiful!! Lovey dubby
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Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY (Zone 6a)

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PollyK
Jul 21, 2013 8:16 PM CST
It looks so lovely and neat.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 21, 2013 9:02 PM CST
I agree I agree
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Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 21, 2013 9:53 PM CST
digging for our sale on Sat. Verrill Farm in Concord Ma at 11 am.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 22, 2013 7:26 AM CST
I wish our beds looked as tidy as your's do, Sheri !, and I wish I live close enough to attend your sale, Lucy!...A guy can always use a few more iris !...Arlyn
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 22, 2013 1:10 PM CST
But after all the rain & 90+ ° temps, our beds are not tidy.
Name: Sheridragonfly/Sheri
Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Sheridragonfly
Jul 22, 2013 3:31 PM CST
would you believe we got a downpour again today of rain
rain for 3 weeks straight never seen that much rain in decades..
in alabama..

Most of my work yesterday and expense is gone now down the yard..
from torents of rain..

thanks for the comments...and saying hello.

A lady near me is taking all her iris out of the ground drying them out and putting hamster type shavings in a paper box with the dried out iris that she had gotten
and planted 2 weeks ago to perserve the iris rhizones..

and replanting them in the fall due to soggy soil

the nursery told her to do so..this week due to weeks of unusual rain here..they were on higher grounb and still rotting.,,..due to rain.
Sheri
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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crowrita1
Jul 22, 2013 3:42 PM CST
Where abouts in Alabama, Sheri ? We spent most of last winter on Dauphin Island. I have heard of folks in very heavy rain areas, planting in raised beds, 6"-8" tall, and with the top 1"-2" of "pea gravel". The rhizome sits on top of the gravel, and the roots extend down through it, into the soil beneath. With enough "crown" to the top of the bed, so water runs off, this seems to work for them.. Our trouble is usually not enough rain!....Arlyn
Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Jul 22, 2013 9:12 PM CST
I am glad my main iris bed is against my garage - and it has a big overhang. I even have to water them every once in a while - but at least they aren't rotting. Beautiful bed by the way ~Jan

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