Posts Tagged "iris"

Iris bulbs and how to divide them

A variety of Iris had been planted on the farm I grew up on. They were tucked in the back of the house in a small garden. Each year they grew and spread. But as with any perennial plant or bulb they needed to be divided to produce the best flowers. Being an heirloom variety of Iris I have not been able to find this plant in the varieties they sell today. Other than needing divided the iris the seemed to require little care. As long as they...

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May – A Time For Iris And Peony

by Keith Markensen May is iris and peony time throughout our section. The real work has already been done on these two and the results indicate just how thorough we were. The main thing now is to provide plenty of water through the flowering season, to produce top quality bloom. Each iris plant should have a feeding of one cupful of balanced fertilizer but it should be kept well away from the plant. It will be wise to note the ones that should...

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