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By Iris Fung
WSU Grant -Adams Master Gardener 

Preparing your garden for winter


Last updated 11/5/2020 at 10:43am

B. Guilland

Cut back bearded and non-bearded Iris in the fall. Leave Chrysanthemums until spring next year.

The leaves all around are turning brilliant hues of oranges, reds and yellows. The air is getting cool and crisp. The amount of daylight is getting shorter. Now that it is fall, it's time to prepare your garden for the colder seasons. Here are some tips for preparing your garden for winter:

To cut back or not?

Once everything starts to die back with the first killing frost, the garden can become unsightly. It is important to pull up annual flower and vegetable plants and do a final weeding. If there are infected plants, diseases or insects can overwinter in the soil and then come back next...

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