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Planting tulip bulbs too close to peonies 5 Replies

Started by Kathleen Burkhart ~ Zone 5 ~ MI. Last reply by Milya Jacobson Oct 8, 2012.

Planting bulbs in deep mulch 2 Replies

Started by Michelle Renee Z4/5a. Last reply by Joan *Flower Angel*.. Z-8 Aug 6, 2011.

Daffodils that bloom in May 1 Reply

Started by leeann suso z5b pa. Last reply by Rich Bishop Apr 8, 2010.

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Comment by Elizabeth Tongue zn 5a/ MA on May 25, 2009 at 6:25pm
Iris will grow very close to the ground. Some of my tubers are partly out of the ground. I think the two of the most important factors that help Iris are 1. that they are not crowded with roots of other plants, and 2. that they get enough water in the spring. Here in western Massachusetts we had almost enough rain to sail Noah's ark.this spring. Last year I severely cut back the Lilac that was growing near them and even cut out some lilac roots.I have not fertilized this area with anything this year. My Iris are up and blooming like never before.
Comment by Linda Barton on May 25, 2009 at 5:23pm
Linda from Indiana. I have Iris, but only about 1/3 of them bloomed this year. They are not crowded as I separated them 2 years ago. I haven't fertilized since separating---when should fertilizing be done and what kind. I appreciate any info anyone has to offer.
Comment by Janice Dugan z5/6 PA on May 8, 2009 at 12:30pm
Mark where and what zone you are from...Posted by Janice Dugan z5/6 PA
Might I suggest that everyone edit your name on MY PAGE. I just did mine and I think it would be helpful when looking for a certain zone or state when you are reading other posts. I can never figure out where someone lives unless I check out each one. Some people have flowers that have bloomed and died and mine are just getting started, so this would make it easier to see why.

All I did was beside my name I added: z5/6 PA . With this you can see I am in both zones and live in PA. I think this is the easiest way for all to be identified. So what do you all think???
Comment by a. foshee on April 24, 2009 at 8:09am
I am also interested in tips on growing gladiolas...ann - memphis
Comment by Angela Terwilliger z8-TX on April 23, 2009 at 4:57pm
Amanda - I am in the Houston area too and all of my bulbs are blooming right now. I would love to grow gladiolsas too.
Comment by Amanda L Pierson on April 19, 2009 at 9:04pm
Well I have discovered that I have missed the boat on Bearded Irisis. So I am going to get me some Gladiola bulbs in. My Grandad in England grew prize winning one's.
Comment by a. foshee on April 19, 2009 at 6:03pm
we should all share bulbs
Comment by Lori Bonin on April 19, 2009 at 5:49pm
Hi new to this group--Lori from MI zone 6--I have many Iris and found they don't need to be planted very deep. They will not bloom if planted to deep. Some of mine have pushed up and do great. I also have some that are rebloomers--bloom in spring and then later in the fall. They are from Brecks.
Comment by Amanda L Pierson on April 18, 2009 at 2:42pm
Thanks
Comment by a. foshee on April 18, 2009 at 2:33pm
I live in Memphis and most of mine are in full bloom right now. They are easy to grow and take care of. The best way I have found is to dig the dirt crumbly about a foot deep. Lay the rhizone root looking part of the plant horizontally as deep as the root, about 2", yes almost on top of the ground. Then, cover with good loose dirt and wait until next year for a blossom. I haven't had any to bloom anytime except in the spring, but not all bloom at exactly the same time in the spring. For example, the darker purple ones bloomed and are gone already and the yellow and lighter purple are in bloom right now. About a month or six weeks after the bloom has gone, take the scissors and cut off all the ends of the leaves to about 6 - 8" from the ground. In 2 - 3 years, dig them up, separate the rhizones and plant them again. They multiply fast. If others have better instructions, I'd love to know. I'd also love to share bulbs.
 

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