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Jul 8, 2017 6:05 AM CST
Sighing! I am new to Iris and this forum and I need some help. A neighbor has given me some bulbs from her garden (a bucket full) and I wanted to know do I have to plant them immediately or can I take a couple of weeks? I live in NW Tennessee and it is hot and muggy and aince I just moved from NM I am really trying to adjust.
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Name: Arlyn
Whiteside County, Illinois (Zone 5a)
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Jul 8, 2017 6:07 AM CST
Keep them in the shade.....and spread out , so the air can circulate, and they will easy wait two weeks !........and Welcome!
Northern CA (Zone 9a)
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Jul 8, 2017 8:15 AM CST
And another Welcome! I think you will enjoy it here, there are lots of knowledgable people on the forum.
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Jul 8, 2017 8:48 AM CST
In shade or sun?
Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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Jul 8, 2017 9:19 AM CST
Dry In sun, then place in a dry shaded area as the others have noted. Smiling
and a big Welcome!
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Name: Celia
West Valley City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Jul 8, 2017 1:35 PM CST
Another Welcome! !!! Hurray!
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
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Jul 8, 2017 1:36 PM CST
Welcome cr Welcome!
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Name: Robin
Melbourne, Australia (Zone 10b)
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Jul 8, 2017 5:20 PM CST
Welcome! crmolson.
Name: Greg Hodgkinson
Hanover PA (Zone 6b)
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Jul 8, 2017 5:32 PM CST
in the sun for a short time (a day or two) to dry any leftover soil around the rhizome. Then to a cool dry space until ready to plant.

If you have significant soil around the rhizomes, then you need to knock it off.
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
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Jul 9, 2017 1:02 AM CST
Name: Richard
Joshua Tree (Zone 9a)
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Jul 9, 2017 5:41 PM CST
Welcome to the forum
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
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Jul 10, 2017 5:36 AM CST
Welcome! and good luck with your new irises! Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
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Jul 11, 2017 8:55 AM CST
Welcome! Welcome!
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Name: Charlotte
Salt Lake City, Utah (Zone 7a)
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Jul 19, 2017 10:31 PM CST
Welcome! to the iris forum
South central PA (Zone 6a)
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Jul 20, 2017 3:06 PM CST
Welcome; great advice so far and always available here!
Central east TN was always muggy also, but not quite as hot. Irises are very forgiving, at least the bearded ones.
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Jul 21, 2017 3:28 PM CST
Welcome! The people here are friendly and helpful!
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