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Pruning Crapemyrtle: How, When and Why

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Pruning crapemyrtles can confound gardeners because there are plenty of bad examples lining the streets of the South (and beyond, with the introduction of hardier crape myrtle varieties). Here are the best strategies for pruning crapemyrtles to encourage better bloom, …

Pinch Back Coleus for Optimal Growth

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Cutting back coleus will actually produce more of it, making the plant take on a bushier shape quite quickly. The flowers are often pinched from coleus plants so the leaves aren’t downplayed, but doing so also makes this  tender perennial …

How, Why and When to Shear Creeping Phlox

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Creeping phlox, Phlox subulata, is a stunning low-growing perennial that creates a striking carpet full of 5-petaled blooms in radiant hues of reds, purples, blues, pinks and whites in late April and May. Typically reaching a mere height of 6 …

Tidying Up Heuchera Plants by Pruning Them

Heuchera

Heucheras, commonly referred to as coral bells, are stunning, shade-loving foliage plants with an abundance of different varieties in varying vibrant colors. Although beautiful, these charming evergreen perennials often can become ratty after a harsh winter. However there is a …