Hubby came home with flu. Chicken noodle soup is on my menu. Temp now is 46 and it got to over 60 yesterday. Isn't it grand???
Polly just came in from Looking at my La. Iris in the water. I saw little green tips coming up. Girl, they have made it and Hope they will bloom..
Yippee!!! Yippee!!!!! I love it. Can't tell wih the ones in the ground but I'll look. got a peony coming up too. Can't remember who gave it to me either. Durn.
Kathy - Those are SWEET! What species of Iris are they?
Polly - All 3 Japanese Irises are sprouting new leaf blades! Whoo hoo! I thought I'd lost the Maroon Giant Iris, but I can see small new leaves peeking through the mud. Do you think they might bloom this year for me?
In case Kathy doesn't stop back, those irises are Neomarica, or walking iris.
I don't know, Becky. They might. Or they might not. I'll keep my fingers crossed they do. When the leaves get up about 2 inches you can start fertilizing them. They are heavy feeders. Good job keeping them all alive!!!
Oh! I have daylilies that do that! That makes sense! Thanks for the explanation. They are definitely beautiful blooms!
How's the Louisiana irises doing? Mine were divided last Fall as you know and have just about filled each of their pots again. I haven't even fertilized them. Geez! Those babies do spread out in a hurry!
I would tell you, if they didn't have four feet of snow on them. I think they are nestled all nicely in their beds. they were such great divisions, they can't help but do well. I'll let you know as soon as I see them in late March/ early April.
And then there are the MG seeds just waiting for me.
You might want to fertilize those Louisianas with a fertilizer with bloom booster, so they don't put all their energy into growing big.