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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 10, 2015 5:33 AM CST
When is the best time to transplant my Iris? I planted a bunch of them in 3 of my raised beds. This will be their 2nd Spring coming up, and I would like to transplant them to other areas. Is this Spring a good time to do that? Here are a couple picture of them. You can see the 3 beds on the right in the first picture. And on the left in the 2nd picture. Should I dig them before they start to grow?


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Name: Michele Roth
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chelle
Mar 10, 2015 5:50 AM CST
Late summer, early fall works well here. Aim to have them all done with about eight weeks left to grow new roots before the ground freezes.
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Misawa77
Mar 10, 2015 6:29 AM CST
August or September would be the best time to move them as this is their "dormant" time.
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Mar 10, 2015 6:34 AM CST
Hi Jeanne. If you transplant them before they bloom, then they likely won't bloom at all this year -- or at least very poorly. Give them at least a month after bloom-time, then dig them up, trim leaves into a fan shape, and replant. Giving them some time after bloom allows the rhizomes to store up energy after blooming, and for baby rhizomes to form along the mother rhizome. Smiling
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irisarian
Mar 10, 2015 7:05 AM CST
We usually transplant in July to give them time for their roots to take hold before winter. Small just germinated seedlings are planted out before that time.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 10, 2015 7:34 AM CST
Thank You! everyone for your advice. I will go ahead and wait until after they bloom. I think these are mostly re-blooming white Iris. They were given to me so they are NOID. I will dig them up the middle to end of September since we get our first freeze in November usually.
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Mar 10, 2015 11:51 AM CST
What a great bed garden and would you look at that view! Beautiful!
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Muddymitts
Mar 10, 2015 1:01 PM CST
I agree Big Grin
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Name: Jeanne
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gardenglassgems
Mar 10, 2015 6:27 PM CST
Thanks Rob and Mary Ann,
In that view is the Mississippi River which you can't see and Wisconsin hillside on the other side. I really do feel like I am in Heaven up here on the ridge where there is almost always a breeze. I will try to find a few other pictures to post of our view. This spring I want to move the garden shed closer to the raised bed area and then have a pergola built on the other side of it. I want a porch swing in it so that I can sit there and look at the Mississippi River which you will see in the next photo that I post if I can find it.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 10, 2015 6:34 PM CST
This is where I like to sit in the evening and drink a cocktail and watch the sun set.
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Here is the view where we can see the Mississippi River. This is from our deck in back of our house. We very seldom see any boats on this part because it is pretty shallow. The deep part of the river is up against the bank on our side of the river.
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Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Mar 10, 2015 7:00 PM CST
Wow Jeanne. What a view you have!!! Green Grin!
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Name: Jeanne
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gardenglassgems
Mar 10, 2015 7:05 PM CST
Thank You! See why I like it outside so much in the summer, spring, and fall. I am not much of a winter person anymore.
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Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Mar 10, 2015 8:08 PM CST
Wow your property and the view are wonderful! The garden boxes are great too! Thanks for popping in to join us!
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 10, 2015 8:34 PM CST
Thanks Marilyn,
I am so glad that I found this great place to talk to people with similar interests. It is so easy to find answers to whatever question you may have about gardening. I like popping in on threads that interest me. I love posting pictures of my flowers, flower beds, and whatever else I can post.
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DaveinPA
Mar 10, 2015 8:53 PM CST
Some beautiful views along the River. Missed your area in a round trip from Davenport to Dubuque on the Illinois side and return on the Iowa side. Great hills, great views, nice lodge and other places to visit. The gardens just make your area even better. Be sure to post the bloom time pictures!
Name: Mary Ann
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Muddymitts
Mar 10, 2015 9:06 PM CST
I agree Big Grin
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Name: Celia
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Mar 10, 2015 9:53 PM CST
I agree Yes, please!
Name: Marilyn
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Moiris
Mar 10, 2015 10:45 PM CST
Jeanne...you will fit in very well among this crazy group of iris addicts! Thumbs up
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Mar 11, 2015 6:07 AM CST
I know I will fit in. I admit that sometimes I am crazy Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing , and I am for sure an addict for many different flowers. I am just now starting to add different Irises to my yard. I love taking pictures of my flowers and flower beds so I will be posting them to different threads here on ATP.
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Zencat
Mar 11, 2015 6:08 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

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