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    Decluttering an iris garden

    I am abandoning my 10 year old iris garden in the city, my big one, the one I lease from the City of St. Louis for $1 a year. I am moving iris plants to our acre in Hermann. I still have two iris gardens in the city—one where I live, the other in our community garden’s perennial border.

    Here is the big iris garden in its glory days:

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    Woah.. the City is going to miss you and your irises. But their loss is Hermann's gain.
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    "Glory Days" for sure!

    A few days ago I put in 2 beds of Siberian Iris bulbs in my back yard.

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    That’s really beautiful! They should be paying you)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dado potato View Post
    "Glory Days" for sure!

    A few days ago I put in 2 beds of Siberian Iris bulbs in my back yard.

    Floreat
    I can’t grow Siberians for some reason. I put in a few varieties 4 years ago and only one survived. Well I do grow Caesar’s Brother, but anybody can grow that it’s like a weed.
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    4DB4DD1E-E53A-4B45-A6F7-AB334AF69A4D.jpgHere are more photos

    iris garden looking good a few years ago




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    Iris garden today, most iris gone to live in other gardens

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    Iris now living in a neighbor’s garden correctly planted
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    Is this a building lot that will now be sold by the city or a quirky lot that is not readily sold and will turn to weeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    Is this a building lot that will now be sold by the city or a quirky lot that is not readily sold and will turn to weeds?
    This is a large corner lot that the city owns and is holding for eventual construction. They would not sell it to me because it is a prime building lot.

    Honestly, it is probably good timing because I am moving my plants to Hermann and it is my guess that a builder will be grabbing this land to build on because new houses are going up on the street. It is a very good thing for this neighborhood and is a good thing for our houses that are right next to it.


    We have two tiny old houses that are not habitable next to this big vacant iris garden.

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    Very pretty. I noticed the other day that one of our library branches has a memorial iris garden. So many colors and each dedicated to someone who has passed away.

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    Beautiful flowers

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