Summer Gardening Tip #2
Annuals and Perennials
Deadheading, which is removing spent blooms, encourages additional blooming in perennials, and is an easy way to extend the blooming season in your garden. Also, it is important to apply additional fertilizer throughout the season for both perennials and annuals. Annuals can also benefit from “haircuts” from time to time in the summer. Impatiens, petunias, and other annuals that can get leggy will flush out like new after a trim. Remember to cut above a node, which is an area where leaves or branches are emerging from the stem.