force post-season blooming
I am not a gardener, so please excuse my ignorance if this is a well known fact... I live in zone 7, specifically Tennessee, and I am having my wedding this June. I love Irises and would like to have solely irises in my bouquet. What I really love, is bearded irises, however, and they will be past their natural blooming season by June and unavailable to purchase. so...My question is this: Is there a way to delay the natural blooming cycle (refrigeration, for example) and then force late blooming in a controlled setting? (If I set up sun lamps/gro lights in my kitchen, and plant them in pots, will they override nature?) If so, does anyone have any suggestions on the best way to accomlish this?