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Re: CULT: fall cleanup

  • Subject: Re: CULT: fall cleanup
  • From: Dana Brown <ddbro@llano.net>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 20:19:20 -0600

From: Dana Brown <ddbro@llano.net>

> If you are not in a hard freeze area, is it necessary, or desireable
> at all, to cut back the foliage? Here in temperate Bay area of 
> California, I leave all the leaves that don't brown out on the plant 
> to get what food production out of them that the weather allows.
	We don't trim our foliage back down here unless we are digging.  We do
clean up our beds in the fall and again in the spring but other than
that I use the fallen leaves as natural mulch.

Dana Brown
Pres. South Plains Iris Society
Lubbock, Texas  79401
Zone 7 Usda, Zone 10 Sunset

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