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ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 5:06 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

So Charleen and Becky have both agreed to trial JIs for me. This will be fun!
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 5:09 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Thanks for that info, Polly. I had a pile of rhizomes when I potted them up this past Spring. They went into shock of course, but the ones that made it ... wasted no time sending up new blades and spreading. And then I was blessed with a ton of blooms! I stood there every day ooohing and awwwwing! They were so pretty. The blooms are bright yellow. Nice contrast against those deep green blades. Mine are in water too.
Another Day in Paradise!
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 5:10 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Oh cool! Charleen is the other person to trial them for you? Way cool, Charleen! Thumbs up
Another Day in Paradise!
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 5:13 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I am so Blessed..I am looking forward to it. Hurray! Hurray!
Ayrica
Aug 29, 2010 5:20 PM CST
Crying not hardy??? well what if I put them in a fish tank ~ like just overwinter them??? lol I dont have a fishtank, but I'd consider getting one if it'd work !! Whistling
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 5:24 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
go to a yardsale or use a kid's pool in your garage. go to Tractor Supply and get one of those rubber feed troughs. That would work too. I got one I'm thinking of using. It's a nice size.
ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 5:43 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Let me research that Ayrica. I know they are so beautiful, it makes you really want them. And they are quite reasonably priced normally.

You do have to change the water every couple of days though, as those rhizomes can really stink. But if you had running water, hmmmmm.....
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
What about those Bubble rocks they put in aquariums to give ai to fish. Could she get one of those???Aqarium pumps aren't too expensive.
ImageTroubleX2
Aug 29, 2010 6:04 PM CST
Name: TroubleX2
Montgomery, Texas
Iris are getting to me! Daylilies h
How about an electric knife? Rolling on the floor laughing
Working on a TEXAS size Bloom
April (Better known as TroubleX2)
ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 7:03 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

That would probably work, Charleen. Good idea.
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 7:52 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
I think they use that method for Brugs to get them rooted, I haven't tried that. I do better just starting them in water with just a tiny splash of peroxide. On Desert roses they use 1/2 c. peroxide to one gal of water. Call it oxygenated water. It helps I've used it and they are looking pretty good.
lovelyiris
Aug 29, 2010 8:12 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
Hey Charleen,
That's the water lettuce I'm talking about. I'd love to get some from you and it looks like you said, you have tons of it. I'll send you a Cmail and touch base with you.

Polly, I haven't forgotten you, I still need to get you some money in the mail for the crocksomething another and the other iris. LOL I'll do that in the morning if I can find what I did with your address. Can you say too many irons in the fire at the same time. I don't know how some of you keep up with all this junk.

Hope ya'll all had a delightful weekend and prepared to have a wonderful week gardening.
God Bless you and yours!
Marian
Ayrica
Aug 29, 2010 8:13 PM CST
cool !! Smiling
ImageRidesredmule
Aug 29, 2010 8:15 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Ayrica, you need some, you can put it in your fishbowl. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 8:17 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
TX2 - Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Oh my dh would just love that! Carve them babies up with an electric knife! Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Too funny!

I've used Hydrogen Peroxide and it works as long as you use just a tiny bit in the water. Too much and it causes rotting. I use the H2O2 mixed in with my fertilizer when I water my outdoor plants! Seems to perk them right up! Ears perked up!
Another Day in Paradise!
ImagePollyK
Aug 29, 2010 8:24 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I guess a lot of gardeners are using H2O2 for a lot of things now. I'll have to try mixing some in with the fertilizer.
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 8:26 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Thumbs up Thumbs up
Another Day in Paradise!
lovelyiris
Aug 29, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
I'd be more than happy to share the Blue Iris with you Becky as soon as I can figure out where that particular one is planted. LOL I went to one of our Iris Society meetings last year and the Guess Speaker was Hooker. His specialty is La I. and he says you can make a cut length wise on the top of your La.I and cover it lightly with soil to make it produce alot more babies. I haven't tried it myself, but I'm sure it must work or he would not have told us to try it.

Another thing, some of my irises, daylilies, bromeliads and so forth get so rootbound that I take a hatchet and make a nice cut/chop with it. I find that alot easier on me and the plants when I go to divide them. I personally think that daylilies are the hardest thing to divide because their roots become just one big tangled mass of roots. Most of these plants are so hardy they don't mind being roughed up slightly. As a matter of fact most of mine do alot better after they've been wacked on and replanted. Of course you can make amendments to the soil at this time and that probably is a big part of preforming better the next bloom season.

Happy Gardening, Marian
Imagebeckygardener
Aug 29, 2010 8:49 PM CST
Name: Becky
Florida Zone 9b/10a
Marian - I am not picky as I have told Polly. I will enjoy any irises you trade with me. I have yellow ... any other color works for me! :-) Thanks for offering to trade.

When is the best time to chop these irises up for such a trade? In late Fall?
Another Day in Paradise!
lovelyiris
Aug 31, 2010 4:17 PM CST
Name: Marian Ritchie
Winnsboro, Texas
I don't know what the best time would be for your area Becky but I should think it would probably be ok to go ahead and do so now. I bet Polly are Dee could tell you when you could do it safely.

While speaking of Dee, I just got my order of irises from her and I must tell you all how thrilled I am with all the wonderful plants I got. Each and everyone arrived labeled, in great shape, with wonderful healthy, clean, lush root systems, and leaves neatly trimmed. Some I received 2 of and along with my order she sent me several bonus plants. No wonder I order from Snowpeak year after year.
Thanks D, for the wonderful plants. I really got some very nice SURPRISES tucked inside my box and can't wait to see them bloom in the near future.
Love Ya and appreciate all you do for us Iris Addicts/Hoarders!
Best Regards,
Marian

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