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Re: Planting Dutch iris bulbs

jwallen@BLomand.Net wrote:
> I have a question.  Here in Tennessee I have not had good luck with Dutch
> iris.  They try to come up too early and then get frozen.  Against my better
> judgement, I ordered some Dutch iris bulbs, which arrived today.  My
> question is, should I plant them now?  How can I keep them from coming up
> too early?  Would planting them deeper help?  Any advice?  Thanks.
> Julie Allen, Sparta, middle TB, zone 6 where we almost always get a warmup
> followed by a freeeze.According to our local gardening guru's planting the bulbs deeper will 
indeed slow them down.  They also suggest raised beds as this lets the 
soil get and stay colder than in the ground.  At least that is how it was 
explained to me.

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