Gardening in Southwest Washington State. Aiming for good food, sustainability, diversity, ecological balance. Learning from tradition, science, experience, and experimentation. Growing fruits, vegetables, trees, and flowers. Growing from seeds, cuttings, divisions, and grafting. Puttering meditation.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Iris intensive care
Repeating a prior post, here is the remaining rhizome from Iris "Diety", which developed a rot disease and the leaves rotted off, leading me to cut off the growth end, wash, dry, treat with 10% bleach, dry, then replant. Already growing - I'm impressed!
Little baby sprouts. Won't bloom next year, but really is growing.
found this start in dry grass by tree trunk. I recall they are a mini dwarf variety, blue or yellow. Pulled out, cleaned the tiny rhizome, planted in flowerpot. I don't "need" it, but I'm curious to see if it grows.