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Sep 14, 2011 4:40 PM CST
|Now's the time. As we speak they are setting their flowers deep down in the rhizomes for next year. Fertilizing now means more flowers in the spring. |
And contrary to what some people believe, it doesn't hurt the plant a bit to fertilize now. Any new top growth is going to die back anyway, if you're in a cold area.
I use any general balanced fertilizer, 10-10-10, etc.
In the spring I fertilize again with a lower nitrogen feed.
This is for beardless only!
Sep 14, 2011 4:46 PM CST
|Thanks for the heads up Polly. Added this to the To Do Calendar. Do you tend to feed the JI a little heavier than the sibs?|
Sep 14, 2011 4:47 PM CST
|I don't, Evan, but it won't hurt to do so. JIs are heavy feeders, but I just feed them all the same with good results.|
Sep 14, 2011 4:51 PM CST
|Thanks, moved all but two clumps a month ago. They really enjoyed the drenching earlier this month.|
Sep 16, 2011 8:26 PM CST
|Oh heck. I meant to fertilize my Siberians with my Liquid Fish Emulsion Fertilizer today after I read this reminder by Polly. (Thanks, Polly) Instead I got into moving the last my daylilies that needed it for the year and compleately forgot about it. i hope I remember to do it tomorrow|
Sep 17, 2011 4:07 AM CST
|Thanks for the reminder Polly.|
Sep 17, 2011 7:33 AM CST
|You're welcome, Jo. |
My gosh you've been busy, Rita! Do you have any passions other than gardening? I can't imagine you have time to do anything else.
Sep 17, 2011 10:31 AM CST
|Polly, that is about it. Gardening takes up my spring, summer and much of the fall. But you know that I love to be outside in my garden. In the winter I love to read. Well, I always love to read but have no time for it in the summer so come winter I read lots. All sorts of Fiction. I have Netflix too so rent some DVDS too to help pass the time. I rarely go out in the winter as I hate the cold.|
Sep 18, 2011 2:28 AM CST
I watch YV ,not much of a reader. Netflix saves my sanity and Showtime on demand takes care of the rest.
Sep 18, 2011 4:05 AM CST
|The Winter's here are soooo long! I get into trouble buying new plants for Spring. Daylilies, iris & new lilies that I have to cram in somewhere come spring. I blame it on "cabin fever"!|
Sep 18, 2011 4:21 AM CST
|Thats my bad time too. I also impuse buy seeds.|
LongRange winter forecast.This winter wont ba as bad as last in our area.
Annual Weather Summary: November 2011 to October 2012
Winter will be slightly milder than normal, on average, with the coldest periods in late November, mid-December, late January, and early and mid-February. Precipitation will be below normal, with near-normal snowfall. The snowiest periods will be in mid-December, mid- and late January, mid-February, and mid-March.
April and May will be cooler and drier than normal.
Summer temperatures will be below normal, on average, with below-normal rainfall. The hottest periods will be in early to mid-June and early and mid-July.
September and October will be cooler and rainier than normal.
Sep 18, 2011 9:24 AM CST
|I always hope for a mild winter with no or hardly any snow. Don't always happen that way though.|
Sep 18, 2011 9:53 AM CST
|Amazing the difference in places in NY, Rita. I always hope for below 200 inches.|
Sep 18, 2011 12:57 PM CST
|I did it. Got them all fertilized. Really doing the Siberians would not have been such a big thing but I had decided to do the daylilies also. I used Neptunes Liquid Fish Fertilizer and the hose end sprayer and just went around and did everything that needed it. I did my blueberry bushes also. They should grow like crazy next year as my yard stinks of fish fertilizer|
Sep 18, 2011 1:08 PM CST
Sep 18, 2011 1:20 PM CST
|Polly, I know you said Fertilize for the beardless only. But some of them are really near some bearded iris. I tried not to get any fertilizer on the bearded but in some spots some fertilizer splashed on them. But I don't think it would do any harm, right?|
Sep 18, 2011 1:33 PM CST
|I don't think so. I fertilize my bearded too, but I don't recommend that to anyone. If the rhizomes get new quick growth on the bearded they could rot. But since I do all of mine, I sure don't think what you splashed on will hurt.|
Sep 18, 2011 1:46 PM CST
|Thanks. It really wasn't much anyway.|
Sep 19, 2011 9:47 AM CST
|I was happy to go out in the yard and have the smell gone or just about. Nothing to smell if you just stand in the yard but a slight wiff if you mend down and sniff the gaqrdenbeds. Not like yesterday though|
Sep 20, 2011 3:32 AM CST
|It smells like a brewery here.|