Monday, April 8, 2019

Free Irises For The Community Garden

Back in early April I ran across someone in the neighborhood who was changing up their landscaping and had a lot of irises to give away.

I already have a lot of beautiful irises lining my front walk, but the community garden could sure use a pop of color. And "free" works great with the budget! I wound up with a huge bag of rhizomes for the garden! I brought them home, cleaned them up and planted them in planters to keep them safe until we were ready to move them to the garden.

The next day, I got a message to pick up another box with some HUGE clumps of rhizomes! I needed to work a bit to separate them but when I finished I had SIX big planters full of irises!

They don't look like much here, but just underneath the soil there are iris rhizomes packed in there laying back to back. I just needed them to be taken care of for a couple months until I have their spot ready in the garden area.

I plan to use these to line the entire front space along the community garden fence. Maybe space them out with some annuals in between. I'll have to think of some way to thank this generous neighbor!

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