Mariposa Autumn

Rescue the perishing

The kitchen looked like a hospital for wounded soldiers of the garden.

Amputated iris rhizomes lie on neat little beds of paper towel squares as they dry off from their hydrogen peroxide disinfectant treatment.

The dreaded crown rot had attacked my favorite plants, due to the warm weather and ample rains last spring. A good half dozen of my iris varieties have succumbed to this often fatal disease.

The cure is drastic. Continue reading “Rescue the perishing”