I recently was working in yard and happened to notice the rhizome of some iris that were already planted when I purchased my house 1 year ago totally showing from the ground. I don't remember these iris blooming this summer but I noticed this weekend that I am seeing foliage pushing through the ground. Is this not late in the season to be doing this? I placed a thin layer of compost and garden soil over the whole section of iris that I could see their rhizomes. Is that okay?
Also while cleaning up this area and digging around gate, my husband found around 20-30 bulbs that were in good condition. I deciede to plant these bulbs in sunny areas of my yard. I planted behind some old tiger lilies. There was a nice size space between lilies and the gate. Do you think this will be okay?
Lastly my friend asked how was I sure the bulbs were iris and not onion bulbs. Does anyone know the difference between the two?