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Irises growing season continues during summer-like weather


This summer-like we've had recently is extending the life of some gardens in our area.

You may have noticed some of your flowers that you typically see bloom in the spring are making a come back.

Rochester resident Carol Holden says she was thrilled when she noticed her irises beginning to bloom a couple weeks ago for second time this year.

Rochester resident Carol Holden says, "Everyday I get so excited because they're so beautiful and unexpected. I mean you don't expect to see irises in October. At least I don't!"

MNLA Certified Professional Wendy Thon says, "I honestly don't know what would be causing the irises to re bloom, whether there are some varieties out there that are just under such favorable conditions with the weather we've been having. Maybe it's because a lot of times, gardeners, we're cutting back our irises in June after the initial bloom. So we might be cutting off potential blooms for the fall."

A few varieties of irises known to bloom in both the spring and fall are Breakers, Immortality, and Summer Olympics.

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