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Re: Iris s. FOB

Thanks Gene. My garage is attached (2 sides) and depending on the winter
it sounds like it could be too warm. I know the Florida room is
virtually as cold as it is outside except for the wind, but myabe I
could do the insulation method you mentioned out there.It does get
warmer in the FL room during the day but because it's drafty it doesn't
retain that warmth into the night.

I do have about 50 containers of bulbs outside huddled against the house
and insulated with straw. Hopefully that will be adequate for them.


> Flight of Butterflies sibirica is a good one. You will enjoy this small
> sibirica. Storage at 40 would be fine, but much of the 50's and it could
> break dormancy in that garage. Try a place where it will pretty much stay at
> 40 or below. I overwinter quite a bit of stuff in the unheated garage here.
> Stack trays and keep insulation board under and around them. Place bags of
> plastic peanuts on top. Mostly rhizomes and bulbs.
>     Gene E. Bush
> Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> www.munchkinnursery.com
> genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> > I just received a small start of Iris sibirica 'Flight of Butterlies' -
> You
> > can see it at:
> > http://snurl.com/35c3
> >
> > It's a very small start but with a proportionately good amount of roots.
> > I've potted it up in a 4 inch pot, but it's too cold outside here now to
> > even sink the pot - I'm afraid it would heave even if well mulched.  I'm
> > sure it needs some cold treatment, just not necessarily as cold as it's
> > gonna get here.  Would it be ok to just overwinter it in the garage at
> 40-50
> > degrees?
> >
> > Kitty
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