Irises for my mother: 2015 (update) October 12, 2015May 26, 2022Posted in spring, staying humble, staying trueTagged spring Last year, I didn’t have much luck with my irises. They sent up shoots, but there were no flowers. This year … The lone iris in my garden9 September 2015 … Yes that’s right — there was one lone iris in amongst all the green shoots. One is better than none, right? Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
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One is better than none, and it’s a fine specimen. Quality not quantity, eh?
Absolutely! And hopefully there will be more next year … 🙂
It’s all the more beautiful for being the only one. You might try spreading a little bonemeal around or some other organic fertilizer – it might increase the blooms.
Thanks, Eliza! I’ll try that. Should I do that now, while the plant is yellowing and dying back, or during its dormant phase?
You can use organics any time as they won’t burn and take a while to work down to the roots. I’d do right away to get a jump on next season. Mulching might help retain moisture and keep a more even temperature at the root zone, not to mention reducing competition from weeds.
Thanks, Eliza 🙂