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Nov 2, 2016 9:33 AM CST
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Name: Margy Stinson
Huntington, IN - near Fort Way (Zone 5b)
help moving an established peony
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 ????
Nov 2, 2016 4:52 PM CST
Name: Tom
Southern Wisconsin (Zone 5b)
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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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Nov 2, 2016 5:08 PM CST
Name: Barbara
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Welcome! Margy!
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Nov 2, 2016 5:11 PM CST
Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Welcome! Welcome to the irises forum Margy.
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Nov 2, 2016 5:16 PM CST
Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Nov 2, 2016 5:30 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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what zone do you live? if tou have future questions, folks can be of more help knowing what your weather and soil conditions are.
Nov 2, 2016 6:39 PM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Welcome! Hi Margy! You will have very happy iris thankful that you unburied them!
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Nov 2, 2016 7:46 PM CST
Name: Marilyn
Central California (Zone 9b)
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Hi Margy! Welcome to the Iris Forum! Welcome!
Nov 2, 2016 8:14 PM CST
Name: Niki
Bend, Oregon (Zone 6a)
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Welcome! Margy
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Nov 2, 2016 10:48 PM CST
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Welcome! Margy!
Nov 3, 2016 7:18 AM CST
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Welcome Margy. Send the questions; someone will answer for sure. Enjoy the addiction!
Nov 3, 2016 4:19 PM CST
Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Margy Welcome!
Nov 4, 2016 3:30 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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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
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Nov 6, 2016 2:51 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Western Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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Hi Margy!! Welcome!
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Nov 14, 2016 7:20 AM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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