September has arrived! How’s your garden looking going into fall? Chances are those perennials that delighted you with their color and blooms months earlier are now looking a little ragged or beginning to head that way. You may be tempted to start hacking them back. I would hesitate to start cutting back perennials just yet but that time will be rapidly approaching.
It’s a good idea to leave some perennials standing until next spring. Some perennials, like coneflowers and black-eyed Susans, provide seeds for birds throughout the winter. Other perennials, like Sedum and ornamental grasses, some will say they keep up an attractive look until spring.