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Keeping Iris'

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2004
by Bill8349 on May 14, 2004 03:30 PM
I have to dig up my entire Iris bed, but I will be unable to re-plant the bulbs until August.
What is the best way to perserve my bulbs during this 3 month period?
by Bess of the Piedmont on May 14, 2004 08:47 PM
First of all, don't cut the leaves unless you aren't concerned with seeing any flowers next year.

I recently re-dug and rennovated my perennial beds. I stashed my irises in a kiddie pool, which I had cut drainage holes in the bottom of with a pointed shovel. I then put in just a few inches of dirt and compost, then planted the iris in the kiddie pool. They didn't seem to mind being kept like that for the month it took me to dig. When I put them back in the garden, they bloomed pretty much as if nothing had happened.

Does that help?

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