Divide native Douglas irises (Iris douglasiana, Zones 5–9).
Consider planting some container succulents to brighten up the brown, dry season. Succulents get more colorful when under water stress.
Harvest the last of your summer veggies, clear some room, add compost, and begin prepping your beds for the fall and winter growing season.
Rachel Young is the former Director of Horticulture and Garden Operations at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada, California.
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