Bearded Iris in pots?
Hi - I have some bearded iris that I need to move (getting swamped by other plants/not enough sun.) However, the bed I want to move them into is not prepared yet. Right now, I can't prepare the bed because of a hand injury and too much else to do. So I was thinking I would dig up the iris and pop them into pots (much less labor and time consuming than preparing a whole bed, and much easier on my hand.) Then, if my hand is better and if I have time to prepare the bed this fall, I'd plant them out then. Otherwise, I would winter them over (by burying the pots in my veggie garden) and then plant them out next spring. Could somebody comment on this, does it sound like a good plan? If so, should I plant the rhizomes on the surface of the pot, just like one would in the ground? I have certainly seen iris blooming in pots in garden centers, which is what makes me think that this plan might be workable. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!