My questions basically stem from not understanding plant terminology
enough to do this research on my own, so please bear with me...
We moved into a house with irises of several different colors and (I
was told) orange flowering daylilies; each type or color is separated
into different clumps around the garden area. The lilies have buried
bulbs like I was used to seeing my mother plant years ago, while the
irises have elongated, connected bulbs partially exposed above the
Does this bulb explanation sound correct for the plant types I think
these are? Any assistance here will send me off to google with more
I want to dig up the bulbs and replant them much thinner as they appear
overgrown now. Would a mini-tiller (Stihl Yard Boss) destroy the lily
bulbs or harmlessly uproot them? Or do they need to be carefully dug
out by hand? Should we cut up the above-ground iris bulbs in any way
to separate them into smaller bulb pieces?
Thanks you so much for any and all responses!