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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 22, 2021 9:18 PM CST
Derylin, do you ever attend the Regional meetings?

I had planned on going to the Regionals for KY and TN but they have been cancelled again Angry this year.
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Name: Teresa Felty Barrow
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Aug 22, 2021 10:15 PM CST
This might be a good place to ask... does anyone ever soak the bottom of the rhizomes if they want to hold off planting a week? Or is that a total no no. Mine arrived pretty crispy. We should have our bed done by the weekend. I have to haul some Western mix to make it raised. I lost a lot this year to the deluge of rain we have had.
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AndreaD
Aug 22, 2021 10:54 PM CST
For one reason or another, my new rhizomes usually sit around for a month in bags before I get around to planting them. At that point, they are pretty crispy, but I have found that soaking them for a while - maybe an hour or so - right before they're planted seems to make them root faster. Keeping your new rhizomes out of the ground for just a week and then soaking them right before you plant them should work fine. Iris are tough!
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Aug 23, 2021 7:28 AM CST
These survived in a suitcase, in the attic, for many months.
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It bloomed the following year:
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Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 23, 2021 8:23 AM CST
That's wonderful since I haven't even opened my box yet.

I'm waiting to find out when we can go onto the property. Crossing Fingers!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Totally_Amazing
Aug 24, 2021 8:38 PM CST
I hope you can go back soon Evelyn Crossing Fingers!
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 24, 2021 10:06 PM CST
Robin ~ Thank you.
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Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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janwax
Aug 26, 2021 11:31 AM CST
I think we're all hoping for your return soon to your home, Ev.
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Name: Shawn S.
Hampton, Virginia (Zone 8b)
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ShawnSteve
Aug 26, 2021 11:40 AM CST
I hope you are allowed to soon return, Evelyn, & that everything will be just as you'd left it.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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evelyninthegarden
Aug 26, 2021 2:00 PM CST
janwax said:I think we're all hoping for your return soon to your home, Ev.


Jan ~ Thank you so much. And thanks to everyone that has sent me messages and comments of encouragement. I appreciate you all. Group hug Group hug Group hug Crossing Fingers! 🙏
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
Name: Derylin
Louisville ,Kentucky (Zone 6b)
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KyDeltaD
Aug 26, 2021 7:42 PM CST
Teresa ,no I haven't.
Next year ,though,I might be interested if they have it.If you have any information next year ,please share it with me when the time comes.

I always soak my Rhizomes for a day or overnight at least when I receive them.
I think it helps the roots perk up a little.
Sometimes they are very crispy.

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