After cleaning the iris beds I sprinkle fertilizer to each iris clump. That is what I am doing in the first photo. The second photo I am spreading PREEN throughout the entire bed. Best time to apply is just before it rains, the moisture activates both products. It is so exciting to be outside in the garden.
Workers in the garden digging iris that will be used to fill our customer orders. The bottom photo are the iris in baskets which have taken over our garage. Once the orders have been filled and customers notified we will be re-planting our iris. The fun never ends!
The wait for your irises is almost over. For those of you that have ordered irises we are beginning to dig iris on July 29th. You will be called once your order is ready to be picked up. Plant your iris as soon as possible so they can start growing before winter arrives. Looking forward to you picking up your iris and enjoying their beauty as much as we do.
As you can see most of the iris are done blooming and as a result the viewing garden will be closed starting Monday June 10. You may contact me if you would like to order iris at 208-230-0769.
Many trash cans have been filled with the stalks that have been cut off. As a result just a few of the late blooming iris remain blooming in the garden. It will not be long before the garden is closed to visitors. Even with all the rain we experienced the iris blossoms have been spectacular. It has been a great season!
Many of the early blooming iris are done blooming so I am cutting off the old stalks. This serves as two purposes, one it keeps seed pods from forming plus it beautifies the garden. Many iris continue to bloom so come on out to see these late blooming iris, this will extent your blooming iris season.
This photo was taken this morning of the iris garden. What a beauty! We are open daily from 9:00-6:00 as well as Memorial Day, stop on by.