Calendar of Care


Jan     Relax, it’s too cold to garden.

Feb     Check iris for winter heaving.

Mar     Review catalogs for purchases.

Apr     Spray for borers  Apply fertilizer lightly. Place Iris orders for

           summer delivery. 

May    Bloom season for most iris. Attend Iris shows and visit gardens.

June   Bloom season for Japanese iris.

July     Dig, Divide and plant bearded iris. Public Iris Sales.

Aug     Not too late to plant new iris.

Sept    Dig, divide and plant most beardless iris.

Oct      Plant bulbous iris.

Nov     Mulch beardless iris for winter. Do not mulch bearded iris.

Dec     Organize the iris photos you took this year.

The Greater Kansas City Iris Society