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Re: new pictures/iris

I was told to divide them every 3-5 years. I lift starts any time including
when they're in bloom. Just get them planted ASAP. Cut the bloom stem on new
transplants. I leave the foliage as long as it's green. Others insist it
must be cut back. There is some good info out there, online & in catalogs
----- Original Message -----
From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, May 21, 2004 9:52 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] new pictures/iris

> Judy: A trade is definitely on when it's time to divide them...I was
> just saying to Marty the other day that I really have to have more of
> these, preferably in...guess what colors? You guessed it...blues and
> purples! How big should these plants get before they are divided? And
> when do you divide them?
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
> --Albert Einstein
>  --- On Fri 05/21, Judy L Browning < judybrowning@lewiston.com > wrote:
> From: Judy L Browning [mailto: judybrowning@lewiston.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 21:39:26 -0700
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] new pictures/iris
> When it gets big enough to divide, we may have to talk a trade here. I
> have<br>Iris &quot;Superstition&quot; in vast quantities and many other
> dark purples &amp; blues.<br>I have a red, but not as intense as this
> appears to be. Have I mentioned I<br>went overboard on iris &amp;
> daylilies a few years ago? We won't go into that<br>again. They are
> lovely right now though. Makes me remember why I have so<br>many. The
> empty lot across the street is going to get a few divisions
> this<br>year.<br>Well I have to work in the morning so, that's all
> folks.<br>Judy B z 6 Idaho,<br>where it's raining, with lightening &amp;
> thunder. Drought is looking better,<br>ground still pretty dry a few
> inches down where it's not irrigated.<br><br>From: &quot;Melody&quot;
> &lt;mhobertm@excite.com&gt;<br><br><br>&gt; Judy: I thought it was
> Purple Palace but wasn't sure. The iris I got<br>&gt; unlabeled at a
> church plant sale last year so I don't have the<br>&gt;
> name...sorry!<br>&gt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>&gt;<br>&gt;
> &quot;The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
> mysterious.&quot;<br>&gt; --Albert Einstein<br>&gt;<br>&gt; --- On Thu
> 05/20, Judy L Browning &lt; judybrowning@lewiston.com &gt;
> wrote:<br>&gt; From: Judy L Browning [mailto:
> judybrowning@lewiston.com]<br><br>&gt;<br>&gt; Your unknown huechera
> looks like one I have - &quot;Palace Purple&quot;.Do you<br>&gt; have
> the name of the red iris? Gorgeous.<br><br>&gt;From: Melody<br>New
> photos from this past<br>&gt; week. Just click on the link below and go
> to the gardenchat<br>&gt; album http://photos.yahoo.com/mhobertm<br>&gt;
> Hope you enjoy themMelody, IA (Z
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