Deadheading Flowers, Do or Don’t

What is deadheading? As flowers start fading, pinch or cut off the flower stem below the spent flower and just above the first set of full, healthy leaves. Should flowers be deadheaded? That depends on the flower. Generally most annuals and perennials will benefit from deadheading. If a flower blooms continuously, like zinnias, cosmos, and coneflowers, it will help the flower set more blooms. Flowers that bloom only once, such as foxgloves and hollyhocks should not be deadheaded as the spent flowers need to produce seed for next year’s bloom. Please note that it is NOT necessary to deadhead. Many gardeners find it relaxing and fullfilling to deadhead; to other gardeners it is a monotonous chore. If you are unsure if you should deadhead, check the flower out on the internet or call our nursery.

The Place to Shop

This week (June 1st) we unloaded two semi’s full of perennials, shrubs, roses, and etc.   So if you are looking to update your yard or replace those tired, old looking shrubs, stop in and shop at Trees Today Nursery.   The products we just received are high quality and beautiful. We must have over 200 coneflowers in stock.  Our Blue Marvel Salvias are an intense blue and blooming along with the yellow tickseed. What a striking combination the blue and yellow will make. The peach drift/carpet roses that arrived are to die-for.  We carry so much more then the normal run-of-the mill plants.  Our variety of shrubs and perennials is huge.

OMG – Just Beautiful

Oh my gosh, JUST BEAUTIFUL. Two words to describe the roses we have in stock. In our opinion, never have we seen such beautiful roses for growing in Zone 4.  These new varieties, Grace ‘n Grit and Nitty Gritty roses are wowing everyone with their superb performance. They bloom all summer, in fact well into fall; they come back in spring; and they are available in pure, bright colors of red, pink, yellow, and peach. The Grace ‘n Grit roses have long stems so you can pick them and put them in vases. We have over 100 roses on hand. Stop in and let a staff person help you pick the perfect rose for your location.  The following are actual pictures taken from our stock roses.

 

Grace ‘n Grit red rose
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Nitty Gritty yellow rose
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

Niitty Gritty peach rose
Photo by Trees Today Nursery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nitty Gritty Peach rose
Photo by Trees Today

Nitty Gritty yellow rose
Photo by Trees Today