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Old 08-25-2009, 08:12 AM
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Something is eating my iries..4 of my beauties are gone. What to do????
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:13 AM
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Old 08-25-2009, 03:50 PM
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MsG - what do you mean gone? As in all the foilage or the whole plant? Did it happen over night or gradually. Like you noticed that the plant look sick and then it was dead kinda thing.

The reason I ask is that I was thinking of the Iris Borer. They are every where now a days. They can do a lot of damage to your plants. I know that some people use regular household comet sprinkled around the irises in the flower bed as a deterent.

Here is a link scroll down a bit to read up on the Devils.

http://www.gardengatenotes.com/etips/070123.html
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:53 PM
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Just one day the leaves were limp and then a couple of days later the Plants were just gone..no leaves, no nothing..I looked for borers because I had read were they would eat the rhizomes but I never saw any signs of borers...Even now I have 2 more doing the same thing..The leave smell sour.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:15 PM
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Are they in very wet soil. I don't know if you have been getting a lot of rain but sometimes that happens here. We have a long dry spell and then it rains for weeks on end drowning the plants.

If you can't find the problem you might have to relocate to a different spot and see if the problem continues.

A dog hasn't been using them for a potty spot has it? Some plants take it and some just won't.

I wish i could be of more help. This is a mystery. Hmmmmm
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:53 AM
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iris do go dormant somewhat in the warmer zones. mine are starting to lose the leaves, either turning brown and drying off or turning mushy. maybe that's all that it is?
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Old 08-26-2009, 07:55 AM
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Sorry to hear that Raney, what a shame.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:15 PM
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These have not only turned mushy but even the roots are gone...It's like they have been dig up..no sign of them at all...I guess I will move what's left and start over with some new plants...What's so bad some of them were ones I had received in swaps.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:20 PM
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MSG, I'm sure lots of us will share iris with you when you find out what's killing yours. No point in putting new iris in a sick bed. I've never heard of a problem like you've described so I don't know what to recommend in the way of fixing or preventing it.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:28 AM
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