Week 21:Garden Tip 21

SUMMER GARDEN EDITING

Most varieties of daylilies have finished their summer bloom. The foliage of these plants are yellowing, collapsing and becoming quite unsightly in the garden.

Summer garden editing includes cutting these tired plants to the ground. They respond to this cutting by sending up fresh green mounds of new shoots that are an attractive addition to the late summer garden that last until frost.

There are some varieties of daylilies (Happy Returns, Stella D’oro, etc. ) that are rebloomers. These varieties are not cut back but it is important to remove¬† seed pods and apply liquid fertilizer to promote new flowers.

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