Wait a minute, didn’t I just tell you this spring NOT to prune your old-fashioned pink and blue hydrangeas? Yes, but some hydrangea are better pruned.
The dead of summer is the season of deadheading – that’s the habit of taking off the old flowers from an annual, perennial or shrub as they wither. Why bother?
Even after they’ve bloomed, a bulb’s leaves absorb energy from the sun and turn it into food. That’s why you have to let the leaves lie around until they’ve browned.
Call it the first rule of gardening or Weeding 101: Don’t wait. Start now.
Approaching an overgrown rose bush can be a bit overwhelming, so consider doing it in two stages.
This is a good time to get your dirty old pots ready for spring.
A stretch of wet weather makes all kinds of garden chores a lot easier.