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Re: CULT: Divide TBs now?

George, I'm not sure how good it would be in your zone to divide those iris
now, but I'll tell you my experience.  Before I had even heard of The World of
Iris and the expert guidance it gives on every iris issue, I always dug,
divided, and replanted as soon as I could after the iris were done blooming.
Later I read TWOI, which said to wait 6-8 weeks after bloom, as that is a
dormant period for the root systems, so now I follow the experts.  However, I
have never seen a speck of difference in the results between my old way and
the expert way.  On that basis, I'd say you should go ahead and do the
dig/divide/replant right away.  I believe that the longer growing period to
establish a new root system before winter was a good thing here.  In zone 6,
that might not make a difference.  For what it's worth, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Arnold & Carol Koekkoek
38 7th Street, NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250
e-mail  koekkoek@mtcnet.net

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