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Every year I look forward to my Iris blooming. This year they just aren’t blooming like they used to bloom. They are letting me know that it is past time to divide them.
I looked through some old pictures to remind myself of what my Iris should look like when in full bloom. Look at the blooms I had in 2006. My Iris are all pass-along plants from either my mom, my friend at school, or an old neighbor.
This year not many blooms are to be found. The light purple Iris that’s tipped over is one of my favorites. I haven’t mulched yet this year and I just hate that this task hasn’t been at least started. Beds look so much nicer with a fresh mulch topping.
After the Iris finish blooming, I will divide them. To make it easier to remember which color is where, I marked them with scrap lumber from Mr. SP’s workshop. I’ll dig them up, split apart the rhizomes, refresh the soil with some peat and compost, and then replant.
If your Iris aren’t blooming like they used to bloom, then yours probably need dividing, too. If there is interest, I’ll post a tutorial after I divide mine. If you live in my area, let me know if you’d like some of the divisions. I probably won’t get to this task until school is out, but when I do, I’d love to share rather than toss what I don’t use in the compost pile.
Do you have any garden tasks that are way overdue like this one? Please tell me I’m not alone!