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 ground surface.
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 appropriate terminology!
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!