My Bearded Iris were beautiful this spring, but I wasn't happy where I planted the bed last year. I thought the bed needed to be moved to another part of the garden. They were spreading like crazy, so it was a good time to divide, move the bed, and give some away.
Iris are fairly easy to divide because the rhizomes grow at soil level. Just use a pitch fork or shovel and carefully lift them out of the ground. You can divide iris anytime after flowering through August.
I planted my new bed at the side of the veggie garden and the rest will be shared with the neighbors.