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Best time to help Miss Iris thin up ( or out )

Category: Gardening Questions | Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:42 pm

I have a very thick row of Purple Iris that produced well over 125 blooms this Spring. I want to thin them out, share some with a friend and move some to finish framing my water/rock garden. Can anyone tell me when the best time of year to do the thinning would be? I have heard everything from after the flowers are gone to when the leaves start to turn brown to late fall.
I don't want to loose any of them as they were so beautiful this year! Anyone want to help with this one?

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With 5 straight days over 100 degrees

Category: Garden trials and tribulations | Posted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:37 pm

I am surprised I have anything left I can call flowers. 5 days over 100 degrees. Very little rain and hard winds. Wildfires, 10 active statewide at the moment. My flowers, although I am watering them morning and evening are struggling to stay alive. My grass is brown except around the edges and in the shade. I actually have 6 Easter Lillie's that bloomed, in late June, is that normal? My once flourishing flower garden is sickly from heat stroke, and I am worried they won't make it.
My goal? To continue watering, feeding gently, loving and talking to them and hoping for rain and lower temps, but our hottest months are coming up, July, August and September. I suppose I could bring everyone inside for the summer, but I am afraid my husband would not approve of every room in the house being taken over, after all, I have well over 75 potted plants outside alone.
This heat can't last forever... Can it?

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