August 6 2005 Timely Tips




August 6, 2005

  • Divide spring-flowering perennials, such as Iris, Shasta daisy, Ox-eye, gaillardia, cannas, day lilies, violets, liriope and ajuga.
  • Now is the time to plan for next spring. Consider digging and dividing any crowded spring bulbs. Once the bulbs have matured and the foliage has turned brown, it is time to spade them up and thin out the stand. Crowded bulbs produce fewer and smaller blooms. They usually need thinning every 3 to 4 years.
  • Make your selections and place orders for spring-flowering bulbs now so that they will arrive in time for planting in October and November.
  • It is not too late to set out another planting of many warm-season annuals, such as marigolds, zinnias, and periwinkles. They will require extra attention for the first few weeks, but should provide you with color during late September, October and November.

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