Let's introduce ourselves forum: Hello from NY

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Imagecandyd
Jun 16, 2012 4:32 AM CST
Name: Candy
Corinth, NY
Good Morning,
I found your forum and was excited. I (as the rest of you), love my Iris's. My husband has made me a Iris garden to get them all together. I dont know the names of mine, except the one I got for my granddaughter Savannah.
I look forward to meet you all, and get to know more about my favorite bloom.
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Imageirisloverdee
Jun 16, 2012 6:14 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Hi Candy and welcome! We are a friendly bunch of iris lovers

Questions we can answer most.

You will enjoy this group of very knowledgeable people and some of the greatest photographers ever!

When you have time go over and look and drool over our database. Some of the database even have second pages of nothing but pictures, you will not be sorry, only in the way your wishlist will continue to grow and GROW.

Enjoy and welcome

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImageMuddymitts
Jun 16, 2012 7:32 AM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
Welcome Candy!! This is our home-away-from-home. It's the first place I check in the morning when I turn on my computer, and the last place I check at night. Hope you enjoy it here too!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImageMShadow
Jun 16, 2012 8:07 AM CST
Name: Marilyn Campbell
Houghton Lake, MI
Welcome Candy! There are a bunch of enablers here, and you will see so many irises that you will love. It is a little slow now, but I think a lot of people are probably out working in their gardens. Everyone on this forum is very friendly and helpful.
Imagecandyd
Jun 16, 2012 8:28 AM CST
Name: Candy
Corinth, NY
Thank you for the warm welcome. I have noticed how friendly everyone is here from the posts that I have already read. I am looking forward to learning names, and other important things about iris's. As it is now...I just love them, even though I dont know names and such they are all beautiful. Thumbs up
ImagePaul2032
Jun 16, 2012 8:45 AM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
Welcome Candy....it will be good if you can stir us up a little. I remember my enthusiasm as we got into iris in the 70's. Various aspects of growing them are still an adventure. I need to replant some today...
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Imagecandyd
Jun 16, 2012 9:18 AM CST
Name: Candy
Corinth, NY
Hi Paul,
So nice to meet you. Well I guess my first question is, is it ok to transplant Iris's now? I was told to wait until fall.
Thank you for your help :)
ImagePaul2032
Jun 16, 2012 9:27 AM CST
Name: Paul Smith
Pleasant Grove Utah
Grandchildren are my greatest joy.
You will find that opinions vary somewhat on many issues, transplanting, summer watering, fertilizing, etc. I had a good friend here who had over 400 iris and started transplanting right after bloom season. He grew wonderful rhizomes and had a high percentage of bloom the following year. I need to redo some beds to get ready for the things I have ordered for this year so I am doing a few at a time now. Iris are forgiving.
Paul Smith Pleasant Grove, Utah
Imageirisloverdee
Jun 16, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
Snowpeak Iris
Truly as long as the ground is not frozen you can dig and transplant anytime. Commercial growers wait 6 weeks after bloom to start as that is the best for our customers. I start digging after the 4th of July sometime and continue thru the end of fall (beardless) I do the in Sept.

I will start digging the commercial beds to remove them all from the ground, till, divide, trim, compost the field and start the replant in Sept.

D
Denise Stewart
541-259-2343
Snowpeak http://snowpeakiris.com

ImagePollyK
Jun 16, 2012 10:34 AM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

Hello Candy! Welcome, welcome! I just know you're going to love it here.

And yes you will find we are a very friendly group, that you're now part of.

Jump right in and post along with us.
ImageMuddymitts
Jun 16, 2012 12:35 PM CST
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I'm with Paul on this. I've been digging, thinning and transplanting Irises for the past month. Mine finished blooming the end of May, and I got right to work because I have a lot to do this year, and I don't want to be doing it during the heat of July and August (hats off to Dee who begins her work then). And like Paul, I am doing two or three a day. What I can't get done by the end of this month, will likely wait until September or so. I've planted Irises here (in Western Kentucky) as late as November and not only were they just fine, many of them bloomed the following Spring.

So your climate is part of the equation -- how early winter comes. Also -- if you are digging up clumps and moving them intact to a new area, that's different than digging up rhizomes and separating them and replanting bare-root. What the rhizomes need is time enough for the soil to be warm enough to allow new roots to grow. The good news is that you can do everything wrong, and your Irises will still likely be just fine. Like Paul said -- they are very forgiving! Hurray!
Every day is a second chance. Every day is precious time.
ImagePollyK
Jun 16, 2012 12:45 PM CST
Name: Polly Kinsman
Hannibal, NY

I'm a grower, too, but of beardless. I transplant all year. Otherwise I would never have the time.

I grow my bearded irises in rows, and when they bloom I often move them right in bloom to the spot I want in a garden bed.

I would just suggest you move them not too late, or they might not bloom for you next year. But really, in my opinion, it's OK to move them at your convenience.
Imagecandyd
Jun 16, 2012 1:24 PM CST
Name: Candy
Corinth, NY
Thank you all for the info. (I dont know how my hubby is gonna like it LOL!), I wont feel at all nervous about moving them soon. I was thinking that if I did it around now they would have time to adjust to their new home.
Again, thanks again!
Candy

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