Help Summer Blooms Linger
One way to coax your flowers into lasting through a hot summer is dead-heading. Simply pinch or shear back the spent flower heads before they set seed. Very often, this will persuade the plants to flower again. Mints and sages, most of which handle heat well, benefit particularly from deadheading.
Viewer Tip: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center website has a wealth of garden advice available that will help you make the most of native plantings. Visit www.wildflower.org/howto/ to learn about container gardening, creating bouquets from wildflowers and more.
This information is provided by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Learn more at www.wildflower.org.