I was wondering if anyone could let me know if I will damage my iris rhizomes if I dig them up this month, dry them out and then transplant them to a different area...here's the full scoop:
I had an issue with the cat next door using the bed where my new iris' (i.e - just bought them in May, planted them and was looking forward to blooms) were planted as his litter box. I went out one morning (this was back in mid-June) to find 2 of my iris' slightly dug up and toppled over. Thus, I moved them to a bed on the other side of the yard where the cat stayed away from on account of the friendly dog on th other side of the fence : )
Now, the leaves are brown and sparse since, in my husband's infinite wisdom, he decided to "trim" the "death" from them. So, I am left with rhizomes with a little bit of foilage still attached to them. I am wondering if I should dig them up, dry them out and then place them back in the ground before the fall comes.
If anyone can provide me with some words of wisdom, I would greatly appreciate it - I am new to gardening so this is my 1st year and I am learning from each new experience!
Thanks : )