April 25, 2008
This weekend, it’s time to prune asters and other fall bloomers, and tidy up the iris and first daylilies by removing spent flower scapes. Here are exuberant asters in the front room bed. Left unpruned, in a few months they’ll just splay. I take off about 3″ every month before July.
I’ll also deadhead the roses and fertilize them again. Here’s Iceberg against Gulf penstemon in the den bed.
Here’s Buff Beauty on the cat cove arbor.
New Dawn climbs the other side of the cat cove arbor. I couldn’t decide which fragrant pastel I liked most, so Greg suggested I plant one on each side!