'Dead' Flowers May Extend The Life Of Your GardenMaybe you don’t want to dead-head or clean up everything in your garden after all. And, conveniently, certain plants are better left alone.
Prune Hydrangeas NowGardeners get into trouble by pruning old-fashioned big leaf hydrangeas when they're dormant in the late fall or early spring and end up chopping off healthy branches.
Deadhead Ever-Blooming Hydrangeas 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.
Don't Prune HydrangeasI know, you see some great gardener's super-flowery hydrangea and you're sure it's something they're doing, but actually, it's what they're not doing - they're not pruning the flowers off!
'Leap' To Do Garden ChoresLeap Day is a good cue to take care of those garden chores that don't need doing every year.
Spring And Fall For PhloxPhlox is a perennial plant which disappears in winter.
Invite Climbing Plants To Climb On InInstead of tying up the vines, why not just let a climbing plant clamber up over something like a shrub?
The Beauty Of A Winter GardenGardeners who don't feel compelled to tidy everything up in Autumn will still have lots to look at come January.