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Only the iris reticulata seem to think it's not fall. I know what March means--an entire day turning the garden into a moonscape, which is what a herbaceous garden looks like after the big cut down. It's ugly. And I wonder how many insects are taking refuge in all that litter, so I begin to feel bad. Lazy. I still have winter things to do. I still have autumn things to do. From a few years ago.
When do you cut everything down? And, do you cut everything down that should be, or leave it up as long as possible for wildlife? Here, birds use every plant for cover and perching.