Once They're Growing:
Storage:Storing Iris rhizomes (bulbs) properly during their dormant period is crucial for maintaining their health and ensuring beautiful blooms in the following season. After the foliage has died back, typically in late summer or early autumn, carefully dig up the rhizomes. Clean them by gently brushing off the soil and allow them to dry in a cool, airy space for a few days to cure. Inspect the rhizomes and discard any that are soft, diseased, or damaged. Store the healthy rhizomes in a dry, well-ventilated area, such as a garage or shed, where they will not freeze but remain cool. You can place them in a single layer on a screen or in a shallow tray to ensure good air circulation. Avoid storing them in plastic bags or any container that retains moisture, as this can lead to rot. Check the rhizomes periodically throughout the dormant period for any signs of decay or drying out. This method of storage will keep your Iris rhizomes in good condition, ready to be replanted for another season of vibrant growth and blooms.