The Creative Gardener – Tips for Fall Perennial Pruning

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.

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