Irises forum: iris

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Name: Margy Stinson
Huntington, IN - near Fort Way (Zone 5b)
help moving an established peony
Nov 2, 2016 9:33 AM CST
I had a row of iris that didn't bloom well. Over time they had gotten covered with dirt and we put bark mulch over them. I have now replanted them and the rhizomes are laying nicely on top of the dirt. I'm fearful that if we have a cold winter that they will be too exposed ????
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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Nov 2, 2016 4:52 PM CST
Not to worry, we have 22 degrees below zero here at times some winters and it doesn't bother them. They will be fine! Smiling
Welcome! to the iris forum by the way!
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Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
Region: California Cat Lover Irises Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover
Nov 2, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Welcome! Margy!
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
Region: Australia Irises Garden Photography Cat Lover Seed Starter
Nov 2, 2016 5:11 PM CST
Welcome! Welcome to the irises forum Margy.
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
Irises Beekeeper Region: Illinois Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nov 2, 2016 5:16 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Nov 2, 2016 5:30 PM CST

what zone do you live? if tou have future questions, folks can be of more help knowing what your weather and soil conditions are.
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Region: North Carolina Irises Cat Lover Garden Photography Enjoys or suffers hot summers Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Nov 2, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Welcome! Hi Margy! You will have very happy iris thankful that you unburied them!
My road calls me, lures me west, east, south & north; most roads lead men homewards, my road leads me forth. - John Masefield
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Nov 2, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Hi Margy! Welcome to the Iris Forum! Welcome!
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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Nov 2, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Welcome! Margy
"The Earth laughs in flowers."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Zone 9b)
Region: California
Nov 2, 2016 10:48 PM CST
Welcome! Margy!
South central PA (Zone 6a)
Irises Region: Pennsylvania
Nov 3, 2016 7:18 AM CST
Welcome Margy. Send the questions; someone will answer for sure. Enjoy the addiction!
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
Pour vivre parmi les fleurs
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Nov 3, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Margy Welcome!
Name: Lilli
Copenhagen, Denmark, EU
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Nov 4, 2016 3:30 AM CST
Welcome! to the Iris Forum!

I have cold winters too and never lost an iris to frost, so I don't think you need to worry. What they do not like is sitting in wet soil or having the rhizomes covered and it sounds like you fixed that already! Thumbs up
You don't know if it will grow until you try!
Name: Mary Ann
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Nov 6, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Hi Margy!! Welcome!
Thoughts become things -- choose the good ones. (
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a studio potter.
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Nov 14, 2016 7:20 AM CST
Welcome! Margy!

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