A few years ago after we purchased our home, I was eager to start flowerbeds. I'm not a gardening expert so I decided to purchase plants from a local person who was dividing her beautiful irises and lilies. I thought this would be the best option considering they were adapted to this part of the country and our climate.
Every year, we welcome a beautiful assortment of day lilies in all different colors. I've blogged about them before and we absolutely love them, they are stunning when they are in bloom! As for the irises, I haven't had quite as much luck. Irises are in bloom in our area right now and I'm envious of those who have gardens full of beautiful purple and blue beauties. This will be our fourth year with our iris plants so I would assume they are well-established but the problem we are having, is that every year we only get one or two stalks that bloom. By the time they're in their full beauty, the weight of the bloom is so heavy they fall so I stake them. This year they were so heavy they broke at the top of the stake so I cut them and brought them inside for us to enjoy. I'm assuming this is just the type of particular variety (it is gorgeous), I just wish there were more of them. I tossed back-and-forth the idea of dividing them but having never divided them, I worry I would actually kill the plant. So for now, we are enjoying these beauties inside, they really are spectacular!
If any expert gardeners out there want to give me any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. Thanks for your help!