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 Post subject: Iris question
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:16 am 
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My irises seem to be done blooming. I need to thin them. Is now the time? Or should I wait until fall? I also have some gladiolas planted close to them that are coming up. I don' want to disturb thoseCan I just cut the irises down now and dig and thin them in the fall when I am digging the gladiolas?

Has anyone ever had luck leaving the gladiola bulbs under ground all winter? I usually dig mine, then store in sand in theasement for winter, then replant in spring. Now that I think about it, I wonder if that's even necessary anymore given the warmer winters we have now.

Advice?

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 Post subject: Re: Iris question
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:31 pm 
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Yes you can thin your Iris now or in the fall. They will still bloom again even if you replant them now.

I never dig Glad balbs, if you plant deep enough they will bloom for several years. In fact the freezing helps force the balb. This is also true of tulips & Crocus.

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 Post subject: Re: Iris question
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:40 pm 
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Thanks enforcer, you mean bloom again next year, right? They won't bloom again this year will they??


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 Post subject: Re: Iris question
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:35 am 
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The typical Iris blooming cycle is April & May. So no more blooms this year.

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