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by Barbnriga on November 19, 2005 07:19 AM
I live in south eastern Michigan and I dug up all my iris last weekend. I separated them and planed to replant them in a different area. I have about 60 plus bulbs to plant. My question is....can I still plant them or should I wait till spring.They are waiting in my garage outside for the big decision. The night time temp has been below 32 degrees for the last 2 nights. It was in the 50's when I dug them up. Please help.

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Barb

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by neko nomad on November 19, 2005 09:41 AM
Welcome aboard, Barb !

If you can still work the ground, go ahead and plant them, but they'll need heavy mulch** to save them from frost-heave come March or April. But rake away he mulch after it's thawed out. If the ground's already frozen, store them in a basket in the garage.

** Lawn clippings or shredded leaves will do fine.

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