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Re: Question

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Question
  • From: Kitty
  • Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2005 16:00:57 -0800

Thanks, Kitty. We haven't had this problem before; the people who bought the house above us put in "French drains" which seem to bring all the water into our yard. Our drains are going quickly and just can't keep up. Most of my iris are in the higher beds or on hillsides where it runs off; I put these in so I could see them, but may have to move them. I appreciate your feedback.

On Jan 2, 2005, at 2:55 PM, The Lobergs wrote:

As you have guessed, itis not good to have bearded irisesin standing water. If it were24 hours and then it stayed drained I don't think it would hurt them for a one time occurance. But for long periods, you're in for trouble. Is there any way to improve drainaige for your whole back yard? Another long term solution is to get all of your irises up into raised beds. It could be either just raised dirt, or it could be planter boxes. Winter is not a particularly good time for moving, unless you can lift everything including all root and minimize root disterbance. You probably wouldn'thurt them too much in southerncalifornia... I've beenable to move irises any time of the year innorthern Calif, however, when you move in the winter,the root disterbance willlikely result in no bloom the next spring season. So my suggestion is to get them into raised beds instead of pots as soon as possible.
Kitty Loberg

I was wondering how long iris can be in water without rotting. My
backyard had not drained and now it is raining again. Next Millenium
is under an inch and a half. Should I dig them up and pot them? We
never have this much rain; I am bottom man on the hill and get runoff
for two to three days after the rain.

Kitty Johnston
Ojai, CA

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