RE: Planting iris in pots.
As you have already planted them, I wouldn't worry about digging them up
again. That would only stress the plants more. Mulch, mulch and more
mulch. But don't forget to remove the mulch in the Spring.
We have had success in mulching with cedar bark in past years. These
can be brushed away from the rhizomes in the Spring and remain as mulch
to keep down the weeds between rhizomes.
This year we potted our latest acquisitions - we won some TBs at the CIS
AGM at the end of September -- and sunk them in the compost heap.
Ottawa, Canada - snow expected tonight
From: Sing7178@aol.com [SMTP:Sing7178@aol.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 1997 11:02 AM
To: Mark, Maureen; Multiple recipients of list
Subject: Re: Planting iris in pots.
Thanks for the info on planting in pots. I just bought
some rhizomes at a
local mail order nursery and put them in the ground. I
am a little worried
that they may not get a good start outside this late.
But, most have started
rooting and sending up center leaves, so, I am thinking
they are ok. For the
ones that don't thrive too well, I may dig them up and
bring them in. Would
it be better to mulch these new iris in someway to
protect them for the
winter? Does anyone have ideas on this?
( I also bought some day lillies (off topic, sorry) and
have them inside in
pots to get them out of their dormant stage. I will
probably put them out
East Peoria, Il
Getting colder as we speak