A Little Bit of Deadheading

– Posted in: Garden chores, Garden Tweets

Just deadheaded for 15 min. Long overdue & makes me feel better, even though it’s the tip of the iceberg

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.

~Adrian Higgins in The Washington Post, November 6, 2013

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Dragonfly Lady September 14, 2009, 1:54 pm

The results are worth the effort her in FL for another bloom in the fall!
.-= Dragonfly Lady´s last blog ..Duranta – A Purple Flowering Shrub =-.

Greg Draiss August 3, 2009, 8:54 am

Deadheading is a neccessary evil. The results are worth the effort.
But the effort is hard to get up especially this summer with all the rain in upstae NY
.-= Greg Draiss´s last blog ..Pestilence in the Gardens =-.

Sue July 31, 2009, 11:39 pm

It seems like it’s hard to make it out there this time of the season. I have been gardening most mornings, but staying inside in the evenings, even though it’s nice out in the evenings.
.-= Sue´s last blog ..Blooming Friday Collages =-.