Pruning flowers  

sweetalyssum 47F
560 posts
10/12/2005 8:23 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Pruning flowers

Sometimes flowers...

Don't always look lovely.

Sometimes, they look a little frayed and wilted.

Sometimes a flower needs to be dormant. Perenials are flowers that come back every year, but they must be nurtured. Sometimes cut back extremely so that fresh new growth can begin. But care must be taken with the trimming, so that a flowering bush isn't destroyed in the pruning process.

I would hope that with each life experience that feels like a major pruning, I would be able to find renewable growth follow later. In fact that I would blossom more fully.

Sometimes flowers do look lovely and I will outwait this ugly period with that hope.

MrSharkey2000 52M

10/12/2005 10:17 pm

A flower so lovely is lovingly pruned and cared for. It is fed, tended, guided and shaped. When spring comes after the rest of winter has passed, that beautiful flower is admired for it's beauty, fragrence and strength. It is shown to the world so that all may admire the work of the flower and the gardner

gemini0157 59M  
6842 posts
10/13/2005 11:28 am

Why is it some perennials and shrubs alike will only flower from new growth? You know.....Sometimes a flower just flat needs to be pulled up and replaced. It's hard to say goodbye to something you've nurtured...even for a little while but, some just can't take the heat any longer.... some just out stay their welcome..... Some should have never been planted there in the first place. There are those that put on a big show then quickly fade away. Those annual types... are the high maintenence ones. The ones that come back year after year.... Ever notice how much hardier they are the next spring? once they get established.... if they like where they are...... I've been planting too many annuals in pots lately...I miss the perennials.

sweetalyssum 47F

10/14/2005 8:27 pm

Yes, the fuschia color of mexican sage, the morning glory that becomes a perenial here in So. California, the pink jasmine, columbine and coral bells...all come back year after year. Offering a sign to me of what season my garden is in.

Steady perenials with their own quiet beauty that have a time to shine best and lure you to their spot in the garden.

Those who choose perenials...have to be the long term thinkers and avoid the allure of the showy annuals...because in the end annuals like shallow depths and surfacey fertilizer. They can't put down the strength of roots that are needed for the returning stability of perenials.

Hope you find some good perenials this spring, Gem.

sweetalyssum 47F

10/14/2005 8:29 pm

All things great and small thrive in loving conditions, Mr. Sharkey.

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