Trampled Iris.....almost in tears
As I write this, four large men are installing a garden shed for me in the back yard. They volunteered...I have no control. Three of them have been careful in the close quarters and have kept their horrid great feet off my plants. The self-appointed foreman, however, has trampled my lovely bearded iris into the ground. They had all their leaves up, and others nearby had just started to send up bud stalks...I have two blooms.
Are these iris a write off? I know that Iris are tough, but how can I rescue them from being smashed off at ground level? I know there will be no bloom this summer, but is there anything I can do to have them live to bloom next year?