Hardy mums, which are those that can survive a winter, should be cut back in the spring as new growth emerges. Optionally, mums can also be cut back spring through midsummer to encourage fuller blooming and a better shape.
After fall bloom is completed, allow the buds and foliage to die naturally. Some gardeners choose to prune in the fall, but pruning in spring increases the chance of winter survival. Add a layer of mulch on top of dead foliage for the winter and then remove it in early spring.
In the spring, once new growth is seen, cut back dead foliage to 3 to 4 inches above ground. From spring until the beginning of July, mums can be cut back 2 to 3 inches once they reach 6 to 8 inches tall.Learn More
Lavender is sold as a tobacco alternative and is used as an agent in vapor. Lavender flowers are marketed specifically for their natural healing properties and alleviation of ailments such as stress, insomnia, anxiety and depression. Lavender is said to be effective in alleviating pain from headaches, toothaches and nerves.Full Answer >
Feather reed grass, or Calamagrostis x acutiflor, is a low maintenance perennial that is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, which have average minimum temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees Fahrenheit. This cool season ornamental grass blooms in early summer with small flowers that fade to tan by autumn. Plants are typically 3 to 8 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide.Full Answer >
Peonies are in season during the spring months. This is the time of year when they reach their full blooming potential.Full Answer >
Seed plants reproduce by means of seeds. Examples of seed plants are numerous, and include soybeans, oranges, raspberries, broccoli, prunes, corn, peaches, mangoes, celery, conifers, tangerines, kiwifruit, gooseberries, plums, pumpkins, beets, starfruit, all types of beans, carrots, asparagus, apples, crabapples, swiss chard and more. Most flowers also reproduce through seeds.Full Answer >