While still quite rare for the gardens of the middle belt of the belamkanda Chinese (the Iris family), I got accustomed to it and it's fine to winter under cover.
    Of the 3 seeds sown 5 years ago in a pot with loose soil on the eastern windowsill, one hatched, giving me soon a wonderful fan of green leaves. True, when he grew to a height of 10 cm, he, to the base ... was eaten by a cat. Resigned to the loss, for some reason I continued to water the soil, avoiding drying out, and, to my great surprise, the leaves began to grow again. In the spring, I planted a plant with a pot on a flowerbed, picking up a sunny place with a slight shade at noon. Mulched with mowed grass. Every two weeks it was fed with complex fertilizer (according to the instructions). In June, an arrow appeared, which was decorated with orange flowers with red spots on the petals.
    With the onset of the autumn colds, I was afraid to leave Belamkanda because of its low winter hardiness in the garden, and took it into the house. Several seminal boxes were formed on it. Then the leaves turned yellow, and the plant plunged into hibernation. Moved it to winter in the basement with a temperature of + 10 degrees. In March, returned to a warm room and began to water - from the pot already appeared 3 germ. In May, she divided them and landed them in the open ground in different parts of the garden. The next winter, she took one plant for reinsurance home. The rhizome of the second was sprinkled with a bucket of humus, covered with lapnika and laid the board on top. For the third seedling arranged an air-dry shelter, as for roses (with a frame, spunbond, etc.). The third year showed that all the plants wintered well and released full-fledged peduncles, except that the bush that was stored in the basement blossomed two weeks earlier.


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