1. Ilona

    If you want to decorate your garden with flowers of various colors, comparable in beauty to orchids, very generous in return for the moderate care of them, you need to plant irises. In my garden, irises grow everywhere: along the edges of the flower beds, along the garden paths and. of course. in a flower bed.
    Irises love loose nutrient soil, light loamy. But what they do not tolerate is the stagnation of water in the soil: the rot quickly affects their rhizomes. For planting irises, I fill the elevation 10-15 cm from the land prepared for planting, along the edges of the elevation I make grooves for water drainage. On the hill I place the delicate iris and the slug-
    ka press it into the ground (if you over-deepen the rhizome, iris will surely rot). I spread the roots on the sides of the elevation, sprinkled with soil, tamped it lightly. Delenki should stand in the ground tightly, so that the wind does not destroy the landing. Sometimes I fix the rhizomes with a wire. Irises are very proliferating, so you need to leave room for growth. In my experience, developed iris requires 0,5 m2 of land. For a long time in one place, the iris should not be left: the roots begin to press each other, the plants cease to flow luxuriantly, the flowers grow shallow. With proper care, de-lenka achieves its maximum decorativeness for the third year.
    Rhizome rhizomes often come to the surface of the earth. And whatever I do, it happens year after year. In the autumn, after trimming the leaves so that the roots do not freeze, I sprinkle them with well-dispersed manure or humus (fresh manure does not like irises), I cover with lagnik. After the melting of snow cover the storm, but completely remove it in mid-April.
    In the spring, at the beginning of the growth, irises are fed with nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, during the budding period - full mineral fertilizer (I feed Kemira-lux), two weeks after flowering (when the roots grow actively) - potassium and phosphorus fertilizers.
    Bearded irises successfully fill a pause between the flowering of early spring and summer flowers. Usually they begin to blossom from the second decade of May, when the tulips of late varieties are still adorned, and the flowering ends in the first decade of July, when lilies and roses blossom.
    The beauty of irises can be admired indefinitely.
    Most garden irises belong to the group of bearded irises. So they are named because of the presence on the outer pubescent petals


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