Sunday, August 24, 2008

Come and get 'em! It's a Freebie!!

If you are remotely into gardening or like to have pretty plants in the yard, this post if for you. It has nothing to do with scrapbooking, altered arts, metal effect or any of the other craft related projects I love to work on. This post is about my Irises. See, I have a small iris garden in my front yard that had begun to over grow. It looked like this...


But worse. It was really shabby. If you look close you can see a vine running through the phlox. Well I was convinced it was poison ivy but so far, either I was real careful or it wasn't as I'm having no ill effects.

Anyhow, the rest of my yard needs similar work but I've been busy so it's taken a back seat. Well, I thought about it and since my metal fairy class was postponed, I decided I would divide my irises today. Boy, do I have a lot of them! Once I was done digging them up and cleaning up the area, look at the slew of irises I have!


According to the my camera, I took that picture at 4:38PM and then finally finished cleaning up the irises and took this one at 5:53! Whew!



I replanted all of the irises that I need and I still have this many left...


It doesn't even look like I dented it, does it! But I did, I made them slightly further apart than necessary so I wouldn't have to divide again for another 5 years. And I'd like to put some daffodils and tulips in between in a month. See...


OK, so. Here's the freebie! I have a bunch that I'm looking to give away. You must be able to come pick them up. I won't ship and I won't deliver (well, maybe I will but only if you live real close!) So, if you want some bearded irises, post a comment, give me a call, or send me an email. I'll be happy to share! I don't have any idea what colors they are, I have all kinds. Maroon, purple, yellow, red, black and more. So, it's a grab bag! There's also a few siberian irises and verigated irises as well!! Please contact me by Wednesday AM. I don't want them to die so if I have no takers I'll find some place else to plant them.

2 comments:

Bernadette Deleon-Rees said...

Kim, what kind of sun do they need? when do they bloom? are they perennials? My mom may want some (she and my dad will be up from NYC tomorrow) and we can probably pick them up on Tuesday night if you can keep them alive for that long. Let me know...

Just-Kim said...

Good questions. They need sun, the ones I have get mostly sun and little shade but I have some in the backyard that get mostly shade and some sun and they do well too. The bloom in the late Spring, early Summer and can sometimes bloom again in late Summer. They are perennials, if you plant them about 12 inches apart, you will have beautiful plants and bloom without having to divide for 5 years or more. If you don't mind dividing then you can plant closer together. Dividing is recommended every 3 to 5 years. They will be here for you, they will keep for a few days. When you pick them up, if they aren't going to be planting them soon, I would recommend wrapping in damp newspaper for a few hours a day to keep the rhizomes alive. I have plenty so, there's enough for a few more people too!!