Fall at Presby

The air is crisp, we need a sweatshirt, and the shorts have been put away. The last of the pollinator flowers are fading and our reblooming iris are opening. This fall is not a great year for rebloom due to the drought but the old standbys haven’t gotten the memo.

It’s also time at Presby to cut down our iris leaves. We do this to remove any diseased leaves from the beds. Spent iris leaves are a vector for leaf spot and borer eggs. Good sanitation is important for ensuring healthy plants next spring. We also cut down the leaves so nothing green waves at the hungry deer. They don’t need the encouragement.