WHITE FLOWER FARM - PERENNIALS Midsummer finds many perennials aglow in the garden. Among our favorites are Hemerocallis, the Daylilies. This familiar genus is remarkably tough and durable, demanding little in the way of maintenanc
Midsummer finds many perennials aglow in the garden. Among our favorites are Hemerocallis, the Daylilies. This familiar genus is remarkably tough and durable, demanding little in the way of maintenance. That said, plants will look and perform even better with a bit of care. An evening stroll is the perfect time to snap off faded blooms. When all the flowers on a stalk have finished, you can snip off the stem at its base. This is a particularly good idea for reblooming varieties to prevent any seed formation, which might slow down flowering. Rebloomers also appreciate an application of liquid fertilizer now. If foliage starts to look peaked in early August, you can comb out fading leaves with your fingers, or even cut once-blooming plants back hard. They'll reward you with thrifty tufts of fresh green for the rest of the season.
Midsummer is the time to enjoy your garden -- and seek out new treasures to add this fall. We've added dozens of choice new varieties of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, and vines on our Web site. Pour a glass of icy lemonade and browse for perfect new plants for your borders. Enjoy a Royal Fanfare next spring with our newest trio. The fragrant, purple-flamed orange blooms of Tulip 'Prinses Irene' find a color-echo in the coral-red cups of Narcissus 'Cool Flame', as Viola 'Blue Moon' cools the heat. This collection, 12 each of the Tulip and Narcissus bulbs plus three Viola plants, is just one of our new fall features.