Wednesday, October 27, 2010
My bloomin' Iris
I was pretty convinced I'd done something wrong. The websites said you can't plant them too deep, or if they're in the wrong spot, they'll never bloom. I was also reading that I'm supposed to dig them up every winter and replant or they'll just rot in the ground.
Fortunately, I never got around to doing any of these things, because last week, I looked down at the plant and saw buds forming!
I went back to the wonderful people at the GardenWeb forum who told me in California I don't have to dig them up. Just let them sit and divide and get bigger. When they get to the point where they seem crowded, I can pull them up and divide.
How fun! I think the bearded Iris has officially become my most favorite bulb flower. I will definitely have issues just walking past that annual display at Lowes without picking myself up a few more bulbs!