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Old 04-12-2015, 12:24 PM
 
Location: Ocean County, New Jersey
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I live in Southern New Jersey, and have just started an Iris bed, as I love Iris, both Bearded German Iris, and Beardless Iris. Hope to touch base with others who enjoy growing Iris. Let's talk.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:15 PM
 
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I have quite a few Iris. Most important when planting in order that the Bearded Iris blooms keep the rhizomes (fleshy part of root) partially exposed.
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Old 04-12-2015, 01:20 PM
 
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I love iris. Unlike many other plants, it seems impervious to my lack of a green thumb. I started with one plant that I received as a gift, and I have planted dozens more. They seem to like this GA clay.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The best thing about iris? The damnable deer don't mess with them. I'm very tight with my gardening budget and usually stick to perennials, bulbs and iris rhizomes.

40 years ago I divided some of my Grandma's iris on her ranch in Oklahoma and planted some in my own very first home as a bride. I moved them to my first Georgia home, again to our second Georgia home and 6 years ago to our N.C. home where I think they will stay.

They make such terrific share-with-a-friend plant and need very little maintenance. A great way to stretch your gardening budget.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:50 PM
 
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We just moved to our new home near Austin TX and deer frequent our backyard.
My budget is tight too so I will plant iris instead of daylilies. The sword shape leaves will give my flower bed a good structure.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Oh NOOOOO Don't plant daylilies if you have deer. they will gobble them to thd ground. google deer resistant plants for your location and you will find good info.
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Old 04-13-2015, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I love them but can't get the darn things to grow. Yea, I know-don't bury the rhizomes, sunny location, etc.

They just don't like me.

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Old 04-14-2015, 09:58 AM
 
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Oh NOOOOO Don't plant daylilies if you have deer. they will gobble them to thd ground. google deer resistant plants for your location and you will find good info.
I divided my daylilies and patiently waited for them to grow and multiply. I am very sad I can't have them at my new home
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Old 04-14-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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People around here have told me to drop chunks of Irish Spring bar soap around plants that deer are attracted to. My day lilies grow wonderfully, until the deer (or maybe rabbits) find them. I bought the soap, wish me luck.
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Old 04-14-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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Good luck Mattie. I hope it works.
I am also cosidering other options. Maybe have them adopted by other loving families.
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