Re: Floods & iris rot
Sonya!! Two weeks of steady rain??
I would venture to say that unless your iris rhizomes do not get dried out
you'll get rot, but if you have drainage, and the soil isn't too rich, that
they will be ok for awhile there. Are they dormant now? Can you get out there
and muck about and raise them with a little fork so they aren't covered in
mud (er, soil) Put a few twigs under the rhizome??
If you expect another few weeks of rain, maybe taking a piece of each cultivar
and putting it in a flat with sand might save them (properly labeled, of course)
But I'll bet it will stop raining, the sun will come out, and everything will
be all right.
Just a suggestion -- does Mother Nature ever hand us stuff we can't handle??
Carolyn Schaffner, building character in Buffalo, NY and sympathizing with Sonya