Focus on Flowers is a weekly podcast and public radio program about flower gardening hosted by master gardener Moya Andews.
Assessing & Planning
As we look back on the gardening season, we can assess what worked and what didn’t – our successes and challenges in the garden.
In the fall, I leave a few cone flowers and sunflowers for the birds, otherwise I cut spent flowers right to the ground and clean up the debris. I want the beds clear before the spring daffodils and other bulbs bloom.
My garden is very crowded, and so in the fall, I am always wondering where I can plant more spring bulbs without cutting into the existing ones.
It is easy and fun to save seeds from this year’s annuals.
I used to believe that some plants—like peonies, for example—were immune to deer. Not anymore. I have seen deer eat just about every plant...
Not a pretty name for such an attractive plant.