Archive for June, 2010

Remember to cut off seed heads

When a plant produces seed it takes strength away from the roots and growing strength. Spend some time cutting dead flower heads off before they go to seed.   Also seeds left to ripen on the plant will fall to the ground and often create many new plants.  Some plants become invasive in this way.   Cutting back some plants may also  encourage another flush of bloom. Dead heading will make the garden look tidy.

 

Slugs and Hosta

Be ready for slugs as they appear.  Let’s make it a goal to have a slug free hosta garden!!

Weed your hosta bed and coat the top surface with lime as the hostas emerge in the spring. slugs prefer acid conditions and lime is alkaline.  Diatomaceous earth will also keep slugs away. Sprinkle it around the plants. They dislike crawling over rough surfaces.