Hardiness Zone: 5a
By Gary from Syracuse, NY
I have problems with squirrels in the apartment complex that I live in. They dig the dirt out of my flower pots and eat the roots. I really wish it wasn't against the law to shoot the little critters in town. But a neighbor guy got in trouble a couple years ago for shooting them with a pellet gun.
I don't know about iris blooms but I do know that baby deer used to bite off the blooms of my vegetable plants. They didn't eat them, just bit the blooms off and dropped them. Little rascals!!!
Today I found one of my stems just as you described, had some last year as well. I googled and all I could find that fit was a gopher, but I think it is an insect of some kind. I see no other signs of a gopher. An Iris borer was mentioned in the article I read but that didn't seem to fit either. Does anyone else have this problem, and what did you do about it?
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