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Re: Storing rhizomes?

  • Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Storing rhizomes?
  • From: "Harold Peters" <harold@directcon.net>
  • Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 13:39:44 -0700

If you are growing irises in containers, you should replace the soil
frequently. Iris are heavy feeders and they love new soil. You should also
divide the clump every year to minimize crowding.

Harold Peters
Beautiful View Iris Garden
2048 Hickok Road
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
harold@directcon.net  www.beautiful-view-iris.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin" <clc@cherylleigh.com>
To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2001 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Storing rhizomes?

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Harold Peters" <harold@directcon.net>
> To: <iris-photos@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, May 27, 2001 3:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [iris-photos] Storing rhizomes?
> > exclusive and could all be part of the explanation. Whatever the reason,
> > transferring lots of soil from an old bed to a  new bed may be
> transferring
> > the reason for the poorer performance.
> I definitely do not want to take a lot of the old soil to the new bed. My
> dad tells me that the soil he dumped into the barrels when we originally
> planted the irises wasn't very good; he thinks that's one reason I've not
> had many blooms. I think crowding must be another. I want to start over
> good well-prepared soil and the new spot will be sunnier, too. I just
> think I'll be able to get someone in to do the job right away so I imagine
> some of all of my rhizomes might have to be out of the ground for a bit.
> I also think I should treat myself to some new ones...<G>
> Since this is the iris-photos list here is a post-rain photo of my
> ???Struttin' High/Spanish Leather iris.
> Cheryl Leigh
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