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Re: CULT: Easter and Irises Old and New


Mine were on the side on my iris bed basically out in the open......the 
one I had planted was about
a foot away.   The bed is on the west side of my house about 10 feet 
from the house, if this helps.


Sandra

laurief wrote:

>>>I had some old momma rhizomes that I left lying at the side of 
>>>the bed (unplanted)
>>>and they came through the winter fine, while the ones I had replanted 
>>>died... of course, I
>>>had to replant the momma rhizomes now since they were sending up
>>>      
>>>
>>offshoots.
>>
>>I noticed that the divisions of WABASH I
>>replanted last summer were all rather sorry looking, so I hunted up the
>>unplanted remnant of the clump I had divided. It looked ten times better
>>than the divisions I had replanted, so I dug a hole and popped it back in
>>the ground!
>>    
>>
>
>Jeff and Sandra,  I find this fascinating.  Can you, please, tell me 
>where these unplanted old rhizomes overwintered - in full sun, full 
>shade, partial - out in the open or in a sheltered area?
>
>Laurie
>
>
>-----------------
>laurief@paulbunyan.net
>http://www.geocities.com/lfandjg/
>http://www.angelfire.com/mn3/shadowood/irisintro.html
>USDA zone 3b, AHS zone 4 - northern MN
>acidic clay soil
>
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