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May 4, 2018 11:10 AM CST
Name: Tamara
Fresno County, California (Zone 9b)
I picked up a bag labeled purple Dutch Iris at the garden give take day on the 28th. They are small bulbs. Should I go ahead and plant them now or should I wait?
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May 4, 2018 2:49 PM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
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I'd go ahead and plant them now. They tend to diminish over time here, but I think in your zone they should perform well.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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May 6, 2018 10:07 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
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Neal ~ Diminish isn't the best word...disappear is more like it for me. I don't know what I did wrong, or maybe they don't like my climate. I have planted hundreds of them, and I am lucky if I see one or two! Grumbling I probably won't be planting any more. I can't afford to waste my time with such little results!
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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May 6, 2018 10:24 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
I have heard voles and other rodents eat them, totally disappearing makes me suspect something like that.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
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May 9, 2018 12:16 AM CST
Name: Evelyn
Sierra foothills, Northern CA (Zone 8a)
Irises Region: Ukraine Garden Procrastinator Bee Lover Butterflies Plant and/or Seed Trader
Region: California Cat Lover Deer Bulbs Foliage Fan Annuals
I am not sure. Where I planted them, there are no holes in the ground.
"Luck favors the prepared mind." - Thomas Jefferson
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