3 Review (s)

  1. Svetlana A. Martynov, city of Orel

    These beautiful flowers come in a variety of colors and shapes, so they bear the name of the rainbow goddess, blossom from the end of May for a month and a half. Irises are also attracted by the fact that they remain fresh for a long time after cutting.

    Transplant-every four years
    I propagate irises by dividing rhizomes. I plant them in groups and rows two weeks after the end of flowering on a sunny, not strongly moistened, sheltered place from the wind, to such a depth that the rhizomes are covered with a thin soil trench. After planting the plants must water. You can propagate them and seeds.
    I transplant irises every four years, otherwise they cease to bloom, as the soil is depleted, and the rhizomes grow and intertwine with each other.
    As soon as the soil is thawed, I uncover rhizomes of irises. I shovel the earth, release them for the sun's rays, so that they grow better.
    Fertilizers I use only as needed. A week before planting I apply fertilizer to the soil with a minimum content of nitrogen.
    Periodically I loosen the soil near these plants, remove the weeds, water in the evening and the stages of budding regularly, and the rest of the time-as the soil dries up, while wiping out the wilted flowers.
    In October, I trim the leaves with a cone at a height of 10 cm and sprinkle the rhizome with the ground.

    Diseases and pests
    The most dangerous iris disease is rot. If the plant already has such a disease, then the affected specimen must be destroyed, and the remaining bushes should be watered under the root with a 2% solution of baseazole.
    No less dangerous for irises is another disease - heterosporosis, when brown spots appear on the leaves of plants, and then they completely turn brown. In this case, you need to cut off all the leaves and burn.
    Irises are more resistant to pests than to diseases. The most common enemies are gladiolus thrips. In this case, the leaves turn brown and dry out. In this case, I treat the plants with Imidor (3 ml per 10 liters of water), spending 1 liter per 8 square meters. m.
    If suddenly there are slugs, I spread out the leaves of burdock between the irises as a bait, and then I collect them and destroy them together with the pests.
    The value of iris lies in the fact that it is used not only as a garden ornament, but also in medicine and perfumery. Essential iris oil, obtained from roots, goes to the production of perfume products. Drugs of rhizomes of many types of iris have an expectorant, laxative and vomiting action.
    Iris is a charming flower that pleases not only with its long flowering and its wide application, but also attracts with its unpretentiousness. Exquisite large flowers with a pleasant smell evoke admiration, amaze with the beauty of their petals. Even when they fade, they decorate the garden with their beautiful foliage.

  2. Irina Dmitrievna Zheleznova. Tverskaya

    For a long time there are irises in my flower garden, they have grown and not so abundantly blossom. I wanted to sit down, but I was afraid to hurt. The neighbor suggested how to divide them. The bush is excavated carefully with the help of narrow forks. cut the rhizome with a sharp clean knife. Do not mulch, each such a delenka should be at least one year old link and a fan of leaves. Leaves and roots during planting shorten to 10 cm. After planting the rhizome, be sure to check that it should get out of the ground a little.

  3. Svetlana SAMOILOVA, Moscow

    Plant irises correctly
    For a long time it was not possible to achieve from the irises of the luxuriant flowering.
    The mistake was that I planted them in a flower bed among other flowers, while they needed different conditions. Now they grow on my separate bed and are pleased with the abundant flowering. And for this it is important to have time to prepare the soil and plant the plants in August, before the beginning of September.
    In the flower bed, where the irises will grow, I put in the rotted compost, bucket of sifted ash, 2 glass of double superphosphate and 2 buckets of sand. Then I dig the soil. Before planting, I shorten the leaves to 1 / 3, and cut the cut on the rhizome with ashes. "Delenki" is good for several days to dry in a dry shade. For successful flowering of irises, you need to correctly arrange them. I plant staggered in the 3 series at an interval of 30 cm, while the rhizome must look to the south, so it warms up better.
    For each plant I prepare a hill: I dig a small hole and pour a glass of sand into it to make the flower large. The rhizome itself is located horizontally on the mound, and I gradually lower the roots down from the hill and fall asleep on the ground. On top of the rhizome I press the hairpin with a bent wire for better rooting. If the iris is not pinned, then from the wind it can collapse on its side. I clean the wire at the end of September.
    The rhizome of iris should always be exposed to the sun's rays. For the winter I plant it with earth, but as soon as the snow comes down, I shovel the earth, otherwise the plant will rot. In the first year after planting irises it is desirable not only to hill, but also to cover with nonwoven material.


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