> In a message dated 96-05-18 12:28:41 EDT, you write:
> >I am also new to gardening and put in iris last Fall, they came up
> >beautifully but....no blooms. I am in phx, az so we have the VERY mild
> >winters and VERY hot summers. How will this affect my bulbs? Do I need to
> >pull them up for the summer and replant in the fall, just leave them in the
> >ground or what? Phx is an unusual situation for weather - not a lot of
> >comparable areas.
> >All comments and/or advice/help apprec.
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TB iris, spurias, and arils/arilbreds do not need much winter.
That much said, I (in Los Angeles) had several regular bloomers
which did not make it this year. We had a mixture of warm/cool/
warm this winter which was odder than usual.
Leave them in the ground in the summer, and water in windy evenings,
to reduce/eliminate rhizomes baking while wet.
My parents (in Sedona AZ) also had no bloom this year.