The “garden gals” got together to work in Amy’s yard in late June. Lucky for Amy there were 9 ladies working and so we got a LOT of work done. We weeded and wacked away at some stuff that had grown too tall.
Some of her perennials were in bloom, but flopping over because the flowers were too heavy for the stems. So, a tip to remember on perennials- if you need your perennials to bloom at a shorter height, then prune them before they produce flower buds and you will get a shorter bloomer without the flop!
Also, when your perennials are finished blooming, don't be afraid to cut them down. Many can be cut all the way to the ground or their lowest leaves. This removes the scraggly looking stems and flowers and the plant will produce new leaves and some even will rebloom before fall- like salvias, and catmint.

Here are a few photos of Amy's beautiful yard and some of the garden gals at work.

patio flowers
Beautiful flowers on the patio
garden
The back yard and a gardener off to work!
Pruning in the flower bed
Pruning in the flower bed
Back yard bed
Back yard bed
The tour of the garden, looking down towards the lower level
The tour of the garden, looking down towards the lower level

The lower part of Amy's garden contains her vegetable beds and many fruit trees. What a beautiful and abundant yard! Thanks Amy!

Published by Vicki

I love gardening and when it comes to vegetables, organic gardening is important to me. I am an Advanced Master Gardener with the University of Idaho, and my favorite garden activity is pruning. When I'm not cutting down plants, you can find me shooting photos on my Canon DSLR or out smashing overheads on the tennis courts.

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