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By MELINDA MYERS
Contributor 

How to use the summer season to care for your perennial gardens

 

Melinda Myers

Removing faded flowers before they can set seed, also known as deadheading, encourages an additional flush of flowers on many perennials including daylilies.

Keep your perennial gardens looking their best throughout the hot summer months with a bit of midsummer grooming and care. Investing time midseason means you'll be enjoying beautiful gardens now through the end of the growing season.

Start by deadheading, removing faded flowers, to improve the plants' overall appearance. It won't extend bloom time on all perennials, but will keep some like bergenia, lamb's ear, peonies, and perennial geraniums looking neat and tidy throughout the summer. Deadbagging will encourage an additional flush of flowers on many perennials including bee balm, coral b...



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