I have adopted an Iris Bed at the University of Kentucky Demonstration and Trial Garden. The original iris bed was planted by Master Gardener, Dennis Dreyer, several years ago. Dennis is no longer active in the Purchase Area Master Gardener Association and the bed had been pretty well neglected.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Today I trimmed the “ugliess” from the strawberry tower, filled in the washed-away areas in the soil with compost, sprinkled slug bait and planted the runners.
Now I must decide, do I cover the tower with straw as usual or do I wrap it in a frost blanket.
The straw works well but is a real mess to remove in the spring. Would the blanket work just as well? I would love your opinion, please comment.