Cutting iris roots can be a big job. The last time I did it I enlisted my grandsons to do the hard work. Here Zak uses a great big knife to split the roots. You can divide your irises and transplant them any time after the frost goes away. Use a sharp spade and dig up a clump of irises. use a sharp knife like Zak is here and divide the rhizomes, which is what the roots are called. The rhizome should be firm. If it is mushy, then dump it. When the rhizomes keep growing and growing and spreading out the old core pieces can start to rot.
When you have then all divided, let them lay out on the ground for a couple of days. This lets the cut parts "heal". Plant them in a place where they can get about 6 hours of sun a day. Don't plant them too deep. The top of the rhizome should be just covered by soil. Spread them out a foot or two apart because they will spread.
The Hardiness Zone
Prince Edward Island ranges from Zone 5b to Zone 6a. That's it near the top right -- the little green island. There is an interactive zone map for the Island.
Image from Pacific Northwest garden supply
This is my new gardening location. definitely a 6a zone.
Ferry Morse Perennial Flower Garden
Ferry-Morse 1141 Shasta Daisy Perennial Flower Seeds, Alaska (250 Milligram Packet)
5 GREEN ROSE Rosa Bush Shrub Perennial Flower Seeds *Comb S/H
5 PURPLE ROSE Rosa Bush Shrub Perennial Flower Seeds *Comb S/H
2,000 Seeds, Wildflower Mixture "All Perennial" (16 Species) Seeds By Seed Needs
Sedum are gorgeous plants. They are a nice plant for background until the fall when they start showing their own colors.
Planning a Flower Garden
Based on My Own Strange Challenge
Meanwhile The new location is in the woods and the amount of light that will be available is a factor. So the whole thing involves planning what to do and where does one start?
I am starting with the sketch of where the new flowers will be planted.
These are the flowers I am planting
These flowers are from Flickr.
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