What started off recently as a lesson in fall garden chores turned into a beautiful garden bouquet for this little lady…
I like to do as much as I can to clean up my gardens before the snow flies so I won’t have as much to do in the spring. Some plants however like the protection of their leaves, slimy as they may be, over the winter. Perennials that should be cut back to prevent the powdery mildew on their leaves from spreading in your garden are as follows:
- phlox (the tall variety)
- anything else that looks diseased, dead, broken etc.
Fall is also a great time to move things around, so if you (and the plant) were not completely happy with the location of some perennials, get moving.
It is a bit late for deadheading, but I did do so to a few perennials hoping I might get one last flush of bloom in this warm weather.
Gathering Up The Remaining Blooms
My three year old granddaughter loves to pick flowers from my garden anytime. Recently she started off helping me do some fall cleanup. After the work was done the clippers moved to the few flowers still blooming…
This is the bouquet she ended up with:
Of course I cannot refuse any request from this sweet girl. I love the fact that she loves my flower gardens as much as I do!
This is one she missed as it was just a bud at the time: