With pruners in hand, I set out to do a little mid-summer maintenance on my containers. Tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, onions and herbs planted in containers on my deck were growing like crazy. They didn’t need haircuts, but the basil needed their flowers, just beginning to form, pinched. (If plants were allowed to flower, they would… Continue reading Haircuts for Summer Containers
Deadheading – the practice of removing spent blooms – has many benefits. It encourages annuals to keep blooming, it keeps garden bullies in their place by eliminating blossoms before they can set and disperse seed, and removing shriveled flowers just makes plants look better. When annuals grow, they are on a mission to reproduce. All… Continue reading Deadhead those annuals!