Bloom season is my favorite time of the year. I love to see the stems shoot up and buds appear.
Last week, I noticed a large amount of irises had iris leaf spot. This is a pretty common fungal infection that usually occurs when the garden has had a lot of rain, but I normally notice it later in the season. You'll know your irises have leaf spot when you see brown spots on your iris leaves. The best thing you can do when you see iris leaf spot is to act quickly by clipping off the area of the leaf that is infected (I clip below the last spot). If not, you'll likely lose the leaf anyway, as the spots work their way down the leaf.
Once clipped, administer a fungicide treatment. The choice is yours, but remember, you want a fungicide, not an insecticide.
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