Sunday, April 28, 2013

Irises. Progress Report.

Last summer I rescued these miniature irises from neglected location. I was certain there were blue ones and yellow ones. Turns out they are all identical to "Cherry Garden". I expect to move them to a better location, raised bed, once it's built. The good part - they were scraggly and sick appearing. The TLC last summer, with cleaning them up, replanting, giving dilute balanced fertilizer with each watering through the summer, resulted in full recovery and probably the most flowers they've ever had. That is counter to accepted wisdom for irises. I think that approach also revived the tall beardeds, which will bloom in a few weeks.

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