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Sep 10, 2015 11:05 AM CST
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
Help! Some of my new rhizomes are just sitting there...no new roots, no new leaves, nothing. Others that I planted the same time in the same bed are doing great. They were all healthy and have been treated exactly the same...any thoughts why some are "pouting" or how I can get them going?
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Sep 10, 2015 11:38 AM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
Butterflies Vegetable Grower Keeper of Poultry Irises Keeps Horses Dog Lover
Daylilies Cat Lover Region: Wisconsin Celebrating Gardening: 2015
How long have they been planted? Were they dry when you got them? As long as they are firm and not soft they should grow. Has it been really hot there?
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Sep 10, 2015 2:58 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
How do you know that they do not have any new roots djinnevada?
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Sep 10, 2015 4:24 PM CST
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
They weren't dry, just happy regular old rhizomes that have been planted about 3-4 weeks. I did the "tug test" and they came right up with no sign of new growth, opposed to the others that tugged back. Someone suggested it was their "parentage" and that they would get going as it cooled down here (it's been everywhere from mid 90's to mid 80's). Soooooooo not patient!!
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Sep 10, 2015 4:35 PM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
Birds Herbs Irises Ponds Plant and/or Seed Trader
Welcome djinneada. I had a few that looked like they were not going to take off and then they did. I am not sure why, but the only thing I could think of is that they needed some kind of adjustment period to get use to the new area.
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Sep 10, 2015 5:51 PM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
At this stage I would not disturb the roots for a couple of weeks. I only attempt to lift a rhizome when there is no growth at all and the rhizome is looking a bit discolored or shrunken. If the rhizome is firm and just sitting there I watch to see what it does.
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Sep 11, 2015 1:28 AM CST
(Zone 9b)
Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
I heard you can go blind if you tug on it too much.
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Sep 11, 2015 6:11 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
Birds Irises Hummingbirder Hostas Keeps Horses Farmer
Daylilies I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Container Gardener Region: Kentucky Region: United States of America Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Omigod.................... Rolling on the floor laughing
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (www.tut.com)
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Sep 11, 2015 6:54 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
I would expect that from a Pink Tutu and Cowboy boots dude with a flashlight working in the garden! Hilarious!
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Sep 11, 2015 6:58 AM CST
Name: Bonnie Sojourner
Harris Brake Lake, Arkansas (Zone 7a)
Magnolia zone
Region: United States of America Region: Arkansas Master Gardener: Arkansas Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Moon Gardener
Garden Ideas: Master Level Dragonflies Bulbs Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Gardens in Buckets
I would only expect it from someone still in Jr. High School. Alas......
Thro' all the tumult and the strife I hear the music ringing; It finds an echo in my soul— How can I keep from singing?
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Sep 11, 2015 7:16 AM CST
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
Garden Photography Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Region: Japan Region: Pennsylvania
if you read his prose, you would think his mind was still there (maybe he teaches at one)?
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Sep 11, 2015 8:10 AM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Beekeeper Region: Illinois Irises Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I wear glasses, but I'm not blind ! Sticking tongue out
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Sep 11, 2015 1:23 PM CST
Name: Eric Jarrett
Vale, NC (Zone 7b)
Beekeeper Dog Lover Region: North Carolina Keeper of Poultry
UndertheSun said:I heard you can go blind if you tug on it too much.


Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 11, 2015 8:16 PM CST
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
Ha! I thought being married was supposed to alleviate that problem. Shows what I know. Rolling my eyes.
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Sep 11, 2015 8:33 PM CST
Name: Jane H.
Kentucky (Zone 6b)
Birds Region: Kentucky Clematis Daylilies Irises Region: United States of America
You all are toooo funny! Love it! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 11, 2015 9:32 PM CST
Name: Linnea
Southern Maine, border 5b/6a (Zone 5b)
Composter Daylilies Garden Art Irises Organic Gardener Permaculture
Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing
Depends on who one is married to. Glare
Don't make fear based decisions.
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Sep 11, 2015 9:54 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
My husband said to dissolve the little blue pill in water and pour it over the rhizome.
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Sep 12, 2015 9:51 PM CST
Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
Birds Bulbs Region: California Dragonflies Foliage Fan Irises
Keeper of Poultry Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2015
Creative use of modern pharmaceuticals! Rolling on the floor laughing
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Sep 12, 2015 10:55 PM CST
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Dog Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers
It was used on myth busters a few years ago about extending the life of cut Christmas trees...
• “Whoever said, ‘Do something right and you won’t have to do it again’ never weeded a garden.” – Anonymous
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Sep 21, 2015 7:14 PM CST
Name: Cleta
Idaho Falls Idaho (Zone 4a)
Irises Lilies Region: Idaho
What craziness . . . and fun to read on an iris-less day. Too many of those to come, huh.

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